When It feels as if Satan Has You in Stitches: What do You Do?


c11620eab249346478e7a77272f23833I recently heard the above phrase from Bishop TD Jakes, in one of his sermons about overcoming the works of darkness. And I thought the phrase perfectly describes some of my experiences, and I believe some of yours.

The first question is how would it practically feel if you had stitches created by Satan? To answer, I will use my own experiences.

At one point in my life I felt as if Satan had strategically positioned me where he saw my every move, altered all my plans, numbed my joy, chased away all my friends, created conflict in all areas of my life and delivered millions of tons of emotional pain in my heart: pain that I felt in places I never thought I had. Satan had me in emotional stitches.

I had it so bad that I visionalized him as a deliberately ugly guy with whiskers made of sharp bones, irregular sharp teeth of different sizes that had holes in them, red eyes, a tongue longer than 20 feet, a mouth filled, and dripping of brown super-smelly foam, hair with strands of red eyed snakes, and a body filled with bumps of many sizes and shapes. This fool was beyond ugly.

I also envisioned him whistling and celebrating every time I hurt.

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At one point, I sat down to figure out how I could find him and then stop him from harassing my life, and….I found nothing. I realized that it was all in my mind…as a big thought that I had personally created. Then it struck me that although I couldn’t negate my struggles, my definitions of these hardships were my creations—thoughts I had believed and expanded on. And I knew that since these thoughts were in me, I had the power to just observe them without defining or creating more of them. I could actually just witness them without giving them more of my attention. And that was the beginning of my breakthrough.

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Meanwhile, hang in there. Remember that no weapon formed against you shall prosper—if you just believe.

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Feeling Weighed Down? How to Rise Up:


donkeyEmotions have a way of reminding us that we are all under the same universal influence….the psychological mind. Apparently, whether you own a bank or your money seems to be playing hide and seek in some unknown place, we all do this thing calling thinking. And the thoughts we dwell on determine how we feel. As soon as you believe a thought, it finds its way into your consciousness and anchors itself in. And it will do its work to manifest itself fully if you give it the attention it needs.

Let’s imagine that you are thinking about an unpleasant experience that happened a day before. If you dwell on these thoughts long enough, you will run all the conversations plus all the details of the event in your mind. And sooner than later, you will experience the same emotions you experienced, if not worse. The more you think about what went wrong, the more you feel weighed down. So, you conclude that you are actually weighed down. But are you really weighed down in the actual realm of things? Yes, you might feel heavy or uncomfortable, but let’s examine this conclusion further.

To begin, what does it really mean to be weighed down? It means that you are carrying something heavier than you are. Okay, let’s further examine these negative thoughts that we conclude weigh us down.

Questions: While these thoughts dwell in our minds, do they really have quantitative weight? Can you put them on a scale to determine their weight?

No, you can not. They are just thoughts whose life and then weight are generated from the attention you give them. The more attention you give them, the more life they have. Yet, both your attention and these thoughts are in you. You are neither. You are the observer of them both. So, do you still believe you are really weighed down? What’s really important in your life if it is not feeling okay no matter what is going on in your world?

You wanna know more? In my book, The Sanity Warrior: Becoming the Authority of Your Experiences, you will not only read real life stories that will inspire you to move forward no matter what, but you will also learn proven psychological tools, among others, to transcend negative thinking and negative feeling.

Remember, effortless progress is achieved when we learn how to raise above the ego and its negative manifestations in our lives.

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