JOURNEY TO JOY
The mind is an excellent servant, but a terrible master
As a young woman, I suffered for years with a hard, critical mind. My mind beat me up several times every day. I was paranoid, plagued with feelings of self-doubt, and suffering from a terror of going or being insane. It was impossible to love anyone – not myself and not anyone else either. I was severely unhappy and had no idea what to do about it.
Then, one long weekend, I took a retreat that changed my life forever. The retreat was specifically focused on Enlightenment also known as a permanent shift of consciousness. The healing I was to experience was a happy accident, a by-product, of the deep work. It was not the main goal, but still, my life changed and I am grateful.
One of the things the leader of the retreat said was, “The mind is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.” I contemplated that. I remember, I noticed, “I am not my mind. I have a mind and it is not me.” At that moment I began to see how my mind was running the show and I was miserable as a result. It was the start of a journey of tremendous healing.
That was over 30 years ago. My healing journey was tremendously successful. I’m happy now, I no longer suffer from paranoia, and I don’t worry about insanity. My mind is my friend now, instead of my enemy. I did find love and have a family. My son grew up and is on his own now. I’ve loved deeply and it’s been satisfying and very fulfilling.
If you suffer from anxiety, stress, or trauma, or you have a mind that just won’t let you be, the methods that helped me are truly effective. I’ve helped thousands of people all over North America in the last 30 years with their own journeys of Enlightenment and healing the over-control of the mind.