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,
Are you stressed right now? Want to feel better in the next five minutes or faster? Listen below. The Sedona Method helps dissolve stress, anxiety, fear, depression, and many more emotions through four basic easy-to-learn techniques. Get a free taste of one of the ways below: Diving In. It’s easy, quick, and something you can use the rest of your life. Enjoy! (Listen to the full five minutes for full benefit) Are your speakers on?
See the Calendar link above and read about the next Sedona Method course, September 25-26. Register and finally move beyond the feelings that have hindered your happiness. For you graduates of this Method, the advanced "Acceleration" Course is July 17-18. Accelerate your ability to feel free!
See you there!
With wishes for your freedom,
Read on for how timeless truths can improve your daily life starting
right now as you read this.
I just finished Journey into Healing here in Phoenix, AZ, at the Biltmore Hotel, beautifully designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The live program was given by The Chopra Center for Well-Being. Studying with Dr. Deepak Chopra and his co-founder, Dr. David Simon, confirmed for me that the timeless truth of our unlimited nature that Lester Levenson, the creator of The Sedona Method, pointed us toward has been known for thousands of years.
In this program we learned of how it was eloquently and poetically spoken of in the ancient Indian Vedic scriptures (eastern scriptures exploring how the human soul is an individual expression of the Infinite – and how to awaken to that inner truth).
As dear Lester counseled us, there is no separation between us and the cosmos or God, only an appearance of it. We are all expressions of what can be called in quantum physics – an infinite field of possibilities, as are the waves of the ocean. The waves remain an expression of the one ocean with an appearance of individuality. Lester was so clear in helping us let go of this egoic sense of separation. I believe this technique of The Sedona Method – used for letting go of the ego and all its suffering - is unparalleled in its simplicity.
Studying mime with a Kaballah Master (the mystic tradition of Judaism) at age seventeen, I was introduced to the idea that in space, both inner and outer, there exists an invisible and infinite potential of possibilities. We know in physics that there is no final ending or beginning to anything in existence. Life is better explained as an unending river of events appearing in time and space, yet originating from that which is timeless and infinite. In fact, let’s apply this to your emotional well being. If you want to feel free of your emotional turmoil easily and quickly, let’s try something …
Decide on a feeling that has hindered your happiness. Right now, I recommend you think of it now. Next, do me a favor and see if you can find where the absolute boundaries of the feeling are. Usually we can say its in the gut, or chest or neck, but really – check. Can you find the actual boundaries or does it seem that its energy bleeds into the area around it? Is it possible that your mind or memory is keeping it in place or appearing real by perceiving a fixed location? Let’s experiment. Quiet your mind for a nanosecond and open yourself to the possiblity that without the boundaries the feeling has the freedom to disappate or transform. What happens? Take your time. Try it….Open to this possibility. Go slow. Pause and breathe. Is there a shift, disappearance, or at least a bit of hope?
The Sedona Method brilliantly helps guide your attention to see that all feelings and thoughts are simply energy that can be allowed to dissolve, leaving inner peace, courage, and the deepest love. If you have ANY place in your life that is not as joyful or loving as you wish, whether in your relationships, at work, regarding the body, or money, you can dissolve your anxiety and other feelings and reveal the inherent stillness and wisdom which is your essential nature underlying all feelings. Stillness and wisdom are attributes of your boundless nature, the infinite you.
I can’t stress enough how essential a skill like this can be in daily life, especially in these times. With my heart, I highly suggest you check your calendar and move whatever you have to, to be able to attend the upcoming Sedona Method course here in NYC, April 10-11. If you are overseas, go to the Calendar link above and look at the upcoming dates in Scotland, England, and Holland in April and May. As a graduate, I recommend you rearrange your calendar to be sure to get to the advanced course, Effortless Relationships, to transform all your relationships and the one most importantly to yourself. Could you love yourself more? If so, do all you can to be at this course in New York on March 6-7 or in Holland, May 7-9.
So, my friends around this spinning planet, I send you my greatest care and good wishes. I very much hope to have the opportunity to support you in finding how a magnificent life is yours for the having.
For your freedom,
One of my heart’s desires happened Thursday morning; To guide world leaders to move beyond leading from emotions and instead, lead from the innate wisdom of the heart. And to use my skills of humor and inspiration to support this transformation. Long story short, the leader of a UN leadership training saw me present principles of the mind’s limitations at a prior event on Wednesday evening. Afterwards, she asked me to present at a leadership conference for the UN Development Programme the next morning. The conference participants carry out the United Nations Programs around the world. Needless to say, their responsibility and stress is high, whether they deal with irradicating poverty, war, AIDS, or more. We explored how to be free of limiting past beliefs in order to bring about change of personal, organisational, national, and global significance. But more importantly for you, watch this video for how this relates to your life. (3:30 minute video)
To learn how to let go of long held beliefs that inhibit you from living a powerful life, see the Calendar link above for the schedule of life-changing events.
With my greatest wish for your happiness,
I am a lucky man. As an entrepeneur and small business owner I make my own work schedule. Great, huh? Yes and …
You see, the little kid in me says "summer forever!". So because I don’t have a timeclock to check in my work hours, I can put off getting back to work for days. And do, sometimes. But not this time. Too much I am excited about – including sharing with you a few tips to support you in returning to work or starting this Fall season on a good note.
1. Know that seasons come and go. Summer will come again. Change offers a chance to remember that who you truly are is more than any season.
2. The feelings that rise in you regarding work or the workplace also come and go depending on who and what you are dealing with. Again, this points to the transiency of feelings and the permanence of your Presence that witnesses the coming and going. Remember that you are that which observes, but never changes.
3. Notice the stress that rises is actually occuring inside yourself. It is not outside you. Noone is putting it inside you. It is self created. Granted, circumstances trigger it, but it is still "your" response that is the discomfort. Let go of choosing that response and see how your life changes.
4. Easier said than done, you say? For the "how to" of letting go, see "Live Seminars" in the link bar above for when and where you can easily learn to shift your experience of life from anxiety to inner calm and fulfillment in any situation.
The next course in New York City is September 27-28 and FREE Introductory evenings are Sept 11 and 18. Read more on this site by seeing the links above.
Now go out there, let go when needed, and choose a magnificent life!
For your freedom,