Listening to the audio book and reading the gratitude effect by Dr. John Demartini, the current section is around injury and accidents and how we bring them on ourself. Before I go on, I’d like to emphasize the importance of having these conversations that are uncomfortable. Whether you have them with yourself or you have them with other people. The chances are, if someone has an injury, and you’re bringing it up and saying, basically, they’ve created it, the most likely thing is they feel hostile towards you defensive. To be the person to bring this up as a topic, also means you’re putting yourself in a place where you’re likely to be unliked by people. So, with that, start, I encourage you to at least have a look in your own life and look at the lives of those around you and see, sometimes we can’t see our own creations. As someone said, if you’re inside the jam jar, you can’t read the label. So it may be a case of you observing other people’s life, to look at familiar patterns without judgment. Just curious observation. I like the term “jury from within”. When Dr. John Demartini mentioned injury, he said it’s in jury, the jury inside us, the jury is someone who does gather the data, observe, and make judgments. And an outcome is brought forth. So in this case, what is it in somebody what subconscious pattern or program is there that sets up a situation for an injury to happen, an accident or illness.

And we’ve looked at chemical addiction to emotion. So if a person has had, what they consider a trying life. And as we’ve seen, there are various levels of trying indeed, Dr. Joe Demartini, used to live on the streets, hide in places so he wasn’t beaten up, sleep on air conditioning events to have one. So here we’re not saying a particular external environment is more of a suffering place than another. But the responses to it. And as we know, this whole book is based on the gratitude effect. And when you can find something to be grateful for, not only in the things that were enjoyable or in alignment with your purpose and passion. Like grateful for the things that were part of your lessons, part of helping you grow, part of pushing you out of comfort. That level of gratitude and a mindset of thinking, helps set you up that you’re not in a place to create illness and injury. Now, any one of us on any day, can have an ungrateful day, a down day and angry day, or maybe half a day, maybe a few hours, we’re human and we have a range of emotions. And this is not to say that any of those emotions are bad or good or should be this or that. It’s real. How quickly do you then move to an emotion that you choose to be? Most people if you say to them, would you like to be grumpy? Or would you like to be joyful? Would you like to be angry? Or would you like to be happy? Most people choose joyful and happy rather than grumpy and angry. Would you like to be healthy or would you like to be sick? Most people choose healthy obviously. When we have a subconscious program running and we don’t look for what to be grateful for, we reinforce the suffering component.

An example could be someone at work, who has had a history of suffering and being a victim. Victim, meaning it’s all happening to them, people are doing bad to them. Rather than taking responsibility, that is their ability to respond. And they misinterpret some communications. And then from that they decide that the people in the office don’t like them. This is continually self reinforced as they look for and find whatever they need to, to show them that their vision of being not wanted, not needed is true. Then add to that, that you have an external party, so another person who comes in and calls themselves the support person. Yet what this person is, is someone who fans the flames, someone who listens to their twisted story without obtaining proper data themselves, without helping the person iron out what may not even be an issue, but instead rallies them up and says, “yes, yes, you are a victim, yes, you are a victim, they’re against you, we must get them” this person rather than being a helpe or a support is an absolute hindrance to that person’s development. And sadly, not only do they continue to reinforce the chemical addiction that that person’s had from multiple times being in a victim mentality. They also make it very hard for them now to move out of it, because it’s being witnessed. And when you have a witness, it makes the conviction or the thoughts and the emotions even stronger. So whether you’re working on yourself, or you think you’re helping others, check in to find out what help really is. Whether you believe or not that people attract injury and illness. There are quite undisputed facts around levels of stress around a person being focused on a particular type of emotion, like anger, poor me, that brings about illness. They can be a lovely person but this underlying belief system is like the opposite of rose colored glasses. And they look out into the world and look for continual confirmation that the world is against them and then they look for allies to confirm that the world is against them. And unfortunately, there are plenty of those. The solution for this would be the gratitude effect for both people in that case, to find what they can be grateful for. This could assist them taking off the glasses, that fog and mist the reality so they do not see what is.

Look at into the world and see your relationships, that you’re feeling brave enough to be supportive to a person while helping them be the best version of themselves, helping them find data that allows them to move to happiness and joy rather than victim. One that allows them to see that they have the ability to change their thoughts, emotions and actions, and that’s their life.

Be uncomfortable being a good friend, be uncomfortable being a good person, you know? Career or job guidance place, or as a parent, or an uncle, or an aunt, or a doctor. Someone listening to something in the lineup at a supermarket asking the question can help a person move from being ungrateful to grateful.

Dr. Joe Demartini has created this into a program where people can find gratefulness in any aspect of their life. Irrespective of how hard it may have said. And yes, controversial as that is, the reality is the people who apply this move from the states of emotion they don’t want to be in to the states of emotion they do want to, and generally increase in happiness. Join us on Quantum Leap book club as we bring forth information to apply in your day.