By Susan Stone
Poison arrows, we all send them. Poison arrows are the negative thoughts, words and actions that we put out into the world. We may not do it intentionally, but we send them none the less.
The concept of poison arrows was presented to me for the first time just after the bombing at the Boston Marathon when I was visiting my dear teacher, Marian. She spoke about the effect of our thoughts and words like the ripple effect of a stone thrown into a pond. Marian described the event like this: My angry thoughts connect to your angry thoughts and join the angry thoughts of others until it builds to the point where it manifests. Then the weakest link in the human chain will act it out — and BOOM, a bomb goes off! Or a war breaks out. Or someone gets beat up after school. But the opposite is also true. When my loving thoughts connect to your loving thoughts and those thoughts join the loving thoughts of the world — somebody gets the loan they desperately need or the job that will save a family’s home or a miraculous healing.
Wow … think about that for a moment. That means we’re all connected. That means there is no “they”. That means, we are they.
I was doing a healing session this week with a woman who was desperately worried about her animal’s health, her husband’s health and other serious issues. Sometimes when I do sessions, people will get a message. This time it was not just for her, but for me as well.
The message was that when we worry about a person or situation, we are actually doing the opposite of what we intend. We want the situation to improve, but what we are sending is negative. Worry is not a positive emotion. You can feel it in your body. It doesn’t feel good. Love and worry are diametrically opposed to one another. Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “We cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”
When you are concerned for someone, instead of worry, invoke an emotion that is more helpful. Very simply, hold them in your mind’s eye then draw a happy face on the palm of your hand and send it out. Whoosh! You’ve just sent them a blessing instead of a curse. When you see a homeless person on the street or hear your neighbors arguing, draw the happy face and send it. Bless them, it is the kindest thing you can do for them.
Let’s get back to “they”. How many times have you heard about global warming and climate change and thought, they should do something about that! We are “they.” Or maybe you learn that Congress has given themselves another raise and wonder, how can they get away with that? We are still “they.”
Only “we” can change our world, since “we” created the world as it is today. Now, now, now, before you get angry and put this article in the bottom of the bird’s cage, think for just a moment. Do you drive a car? Do you consume the products that are made in pollution factories? Yes, of course, we all do. Do you vote? Do you write letters to your congressman or woman?
We ARE creating the world in which we live. “We” the people are electing those who put their own interests before the greater good. Can we change that? Of course we can! But first we have to stop blaming “them” and take responsibility for our choices. If we don’t like the choices we have made in the past, then we can choose again.
There is no point in being angry with yourself or others for the choices that have already been made. “We” can draw a happy face on the palm of our hand and bless them — then we kick them out of office (smile).
You can find Susan Stone at Beaufort Chiropractic. She is an Intuitive healer, Reiki Master, Minister and Counselor. Author of We Heard You, available on Amazon.com You may contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.