I stepped back after performing in the streets of Hong Kong and applause broke out – also in the USSR (photo: Red Square with a famous Russian clown – when I had hair!), in India, and in many other countries. People love to laugh and be entertained. Why is this true?
First let me bring you up to speed. Before I became a global instructor of The Sedona Method, I was a mime and actor for 30 years on 5 continents for thousands of people on stage, television, and in film. I had the honor of meeting great souls, including noted author Norman Cousins, best known for healing himself from a degenerative spinal disease through laughter and massive doses of vitamin C. He generously endorsed me by saying, "David Ellzey is an accomplished court jester to humanity". Cool? I agree. An honor. But …
What does any of this have to do with you? Well, do you like to laugh or be entertained? The human soul relinquishes some of its suffering briefly when laughing. The mind quiets, pleasure chemicals are released in the body and brain and voila, our love of laughter. My discovery around this spinning earth is that all souls love to laugh, love to relax, love to forget their suffering and issues of life, love to live fully in the now. But there’s a small problem.
If we laughed all the time, we would look VERY funny and never get anything done. Hmmm On second thought, not a bad idea! But not very practical. The sad part is that other emotions like anxiety, fear, anger, all release chemicals too, but much less pleasing. In fact, they are harmful to our health if too many of these chemicals course through our veins and bodies for too long.
What’s the solution? Can you choose to stop reading this if you wish, or turn your head left or right? You have the ability to choose even when things seem more difficult. The option still exists, always, for certain things. I realize that you can’t choose different weather in your home town, for instance, but inwardly, with time, you learn you can actually choose what to do with your emotions. Anxiety, fear, and anger need not run your life. You have a choice. You can suppress them, pour them out into the world through expresssion or let the feelings go, dissolve them in this moment, and perhaps for the rest of your life. Intriqued? Would you like to speak, act, and love with calmness, strength and clarity, rather than from emotional reactivity and fear or anger?
In 1952 he was told he had two weeks to live. Lester Levenson chose instead to look inside at all his stored emotions and in letting them go, discovered the power of his own healing. He lived for forty two more happy years. He created the Sedona Method for you and I to use in our daily lives to feel the happiness and freedom that he found. Would you like to be free of the grip some emotions have on you and your life?
Click on the Calendar link above to see when and where in London, Holland, New York , and North Carolina you can learn this easy skill. As a bonus some of these upcoming courses have the extra treasure of being focused on dissolving non-love feelings you have for yourself and the world. These courses are for both new students and graduates. Could you love yourself more? It will change your life. Get out your calendar and mark the dates in September and October. Come shake my hand and say hello. Let’s laugh and enjoy life together. You up for it?
All my very best wishes for your freedom and happiness,