Originally Posted by SonoranBob
Besides, memories which are attached to strong feelings are very persistent. That is why people remember things like their first kiss so clearly. And things not so pleasant.
Someone just posted a Bashar extract in another part of these forums. Quite interesting: "Pick right now an idea, any idea whatsoever, of something you know that you have already done. It would be a good suggestion, shall we say, to pick something that you found enjoyable, so that you will be excited about it instead of lamenting it and bringing up the idea of guilt. We would suggest you find something in your past that represents a very enjoyable experience; remember it now, in the way that you simply, typically remember anything. Take a moment to do so.
As you are remembering this scenario, roll it around in your mind. You find yourself probably very easily identifying with it emotionally. It is a very simple thing to plug your emotions into it because, as you say in your physical linear reality, "Well yes, of course, I already experienced it that way; so all I'm actually doing is remembering the experience as fully as I can; "No big trick," as you say.
But remember, remember, remember, we have discussed with you many times the idea that memory is actually being created right now in the present. You don't actually remember the past, per se; you create an idea, you create a perception in the present, that you call a memory of the past. It is a memory, so to speak; it is a recognition; it is a cognition in the present, so to speak, of another probable you, another aspect of the total being that you are."
if a past event is causing you to suffer,
then a memory is causing you to suffer,
and as a memory is a movement of electrical impulses in your brain
a movement of electrical impulses in your brain is causing you to suffer,
and you are able to alter your suffering state
by altering the movement of electrical impulses in your brain
that is to say, by changing your thoughts.
So there we go ..... Your suffering is the movement of a couple of little electrical impulses in your brain!