The Cameron Method - Newsletter Archive
15 September, 1999 - Fighting Change
Inner Mind Update is currently a free newsletter, published bimonthly by Sharon & Clark Cameron to support your benefiting from the Releasing Strategy which is part of The Cameron Method. We focus on key developments and challenges of the mind, current affairs and life itself. The Cameron Method is available in software, cassette tapes, a book and personal counseling. For more information, see http://www.CompuMind.com .
"For there was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that said that either one must change or pay more for remaining the same."
From The Deer Park by Norman Mailer
Have you had any changes in your life that you have resisted or felt that you shouldn't have to go through? The Cameron method is all about handling these changes.
We recently moved from Northern California to Georgia. The trip was fascinating but the changes we have been through have felt immense.
Since we are in the business of helping people to release limiting feelings and beliefs, I (Sharon) especially have been put up against myself as I have not wanted to let go of so much of what was a very happy place even for the benefits of another wonderful one.
I found myself hanging on not only to family mementos, but simply to "stuff" that has collected through the years that I have attached meaning to. It was not the things themselves that were so compelling, but the associations and memories that were clinging to them.
I did physically let go of many things, and felt better when I could find some other person or charity who could benefit from them. They could still be useful to someone else.
But there remained the things I just wanted to keep against all better judgment. I would hang on thinking that somehow I might just need them. Then they ended up being like an albatross hanging on to me.
When you see your "stuff" become a problem and not a solution, of course, it helps you loosen your tight hold. Well, a little anyway.
George Carlin wrote a very funny monologue on his "Stuff." It detailed how we start accumulating things practically from birth. We can be assured that we are not alone in this habit.
You can hang onto what triggers for you the feelings of home, or success, or good times or friends or situations you know you will never see again. This constantly grows larger if unchecked to as much accumulation as you can find a place to store.
Then there are all the things that you "might need someday." And when you can't find what you need because you may have too much stuff to go through, you go out and buy another.
One of Murphy's laws says that "Work expands to fill the time available." So too does "stuff" expand to fill the space available.
You might want to let go of this program!
Let's use the Releasing Strategy described in the book Designing Your Heart's Desire here too. Repeat each statement until you can say it easily.
Our best to you,
Sharon and Clark Cameron
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