Day 150: Does the Weather have the power to change my Mood?
"These bizarre glasses, developed by three Danish engineers, claim to be able to offer a dose of 'bright, white daylight' in just 30 minutes for those suffering in the seasonal gloom."
"The makers say wearing the glasses for up to 30 minutes a day will mean 'you'll have much more energy during those long, dark winter months'."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2233532/The-glasses-bring-sun-inside-darkest-days-long-dont-mind-odd-strange-glance-colleagues.html#ixzz2DLTU6L4C
The purpose of these 'sun glasses' is to improve the mood of those who tend to become depressed in dark, winter weather.
But let's investigate Moods a bit. So we have these 'bad moods' and 'good moods', where certain chemical processess take place, which produce certain experiences in our physical bodies. And the article about the 'sun glasses' indicates the idea that external factors like 'bright lights' and 'winter weather' have the power to change these chemical processes.
Now what's really fascinating, is that this is seen as something that is 'natural' and 'normal' -- having your experience of yourself changed by the particular environment you are in -- Sunny or Dark.
But if we look at the example of a deeply religious person, who experiences that they are 'communing with Christ' by 'drinking his blood' as represented by wine at mass, and who experiences intense fear if a priest were to tell them 'you're going to hell!' -- what in essence is happening is that the person is having an experience that has been conditioned / programmed through the acceptance of certain ideas and beliefs in relation to specific symbols, where - the symbol will then trigger a certain experience based on the specific value / belief the person has connected to the symbol. Because obviously at birth the religious experience did not exist -- it was programmed by the parents and priests through repetition until the child accepted the religious ideas and values and became defined by them. It's Brainwashing. It's Mind Control.
But, this religious experience of emotions and feelings is no different from the non-religious experience of emotions and feelings, in that it's still a physical chemical process that takes place within the body that produces the experience. And, though within the religious experience, it's more generally recognized that experiences of 'communion' and 'fear of hell' are caused by the person's specific beliefs they've been conditioned with - for some reason we believe that 'non religious' experiences of sadness / depression, and happiness / good moods, are not related to our beliefs, but are just 'natural human experiences'. But, the fact that bright lights shining into your eyes will 'change your mood', indicates the same kind of brainwashing taking place within religion, where your experience is Controlled through Symbols that have been connected with specific values / beliefs - wherein this case, the symbol is light / bright weather, or darkness / dark weather.
Wouldn't an Intelligent Being with Free Will have the ability to decide what experiences will or will not exist within and as Self? How can we say we have free will when something like bright lights or darkness Decides for us what we will experience?
I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that sunshine / darkness are just part of the physical reality / nature, and do not have the power to cause me to have feeling and emotional experiences -- but that I have given sunshine / darkness the power to trigger experiences within me automatically through making sunshine / darkness MORE than what they actually are -- I've made them into Symbols that I've given the power to control me / trigger certain experiences through connecting sunshine / darkness with positive / negative judgments based on the Belief that sunshine / darkness cause me to feel good / feel bad
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to, within my mind connect a negative value judgment to dark / winter weather, within the Belief that dark, winter weather 'lowers my energy' and causes me to experience 'sadness'
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to, within my mind connect a positive value judgment to bright / sunny / summer weather, within the belief that bright, sunny, summer weather 'raises my energy' and causes me to experience 'happiness'
I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that dark, winter weather does not contain an energetic charge, nor does bright, summer weather contain an energetic charge -- but that I am the source of the energetic charge created through my own accepted and allowed positive and negative judgments
I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that when I am just here with and as my physical body, breathing - I am stable, I am the same physically as I am in sunny / summer weather - where, the only difference caused by the weather is the Physical effects like cold, or heat, or sweat -- and that my feeling / emotional experience does not happen until I access Positive or Negative Judgments about the weather, within my mind - based on the Belief that the weather changes my experience of myself
I see and realize that, I actually participate in specific thoughts and ideas when I'm experiencing depression / sadness -- and thus I commit myself to stop suppressing / distracting myself from these thoughts and ideas through seeking a 'positive experience' in for example, bright, shiny lights, and to walk a process of standing one and equal with my experience through investigating / defining my sadness / experience clearly in writing, so that I can identify all the 'reasons' 'why' I'm sad and depressed, to no more just accept sadness and depression within the belief that it's 'just a natural chemical process that's part of being human', but to establish actual Self Awareness of what I'm experiencing, so that I can give my experience Direction Practically with Self Forgiveness
I commit myself to, when and as I'm in dark, winter weather, and I find myself going into a sadness / depression, I stop, breathe, and remind myself that I am Here - the dark weather has not 'done something' to me or 'taken me' somewhere, but that I have accessed my own thoughts, ideas, judgments within my own mind in relation to the weather, through which I've accepted and allowed my experience of myself to be Controlled by the weather. Thus I commit myself to stop seeing dark, winter weather as 'negative', and to take responsibility for my 'negative experience' in investigating what thought processess / judgments / ideas / beliefs I've been participating in within my mind
I commit myself to, when and as I'm in bright, sunny weather, and find myself going into a happy / good mood - I stop, breathe, and remind myself that I am Here - the bright, sunny weather has not 'done something' to me or 'caused me' to go into a good mood, but that I have accessed my own thoughts, ideas, judgments within my own mind in relation to the weather, through which I've accepted and allowed my experience of myself to be Controlled by the weather. Thus I commit myself to stop seeing bright, sunny weather as 'positive', and to take responsibility for my 'positive experience' in investigating what thought processess / judgments / ideas / beliefs I've been participating in within my mind
I commit myself to assist and support myself to be free of the enslavement to positive and negative 'moods' as energy experiences, through walking a process of standing one and equal with my Mind / my experiences through investigating and facing all my ideas, beliefs, definitions that are the basis of my thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and realigning myself from Energy as Instability, to the Physical as Stability -- to be Here, breathing, stable in every moment, aware of what is going on inside me, Standing as the Directive Principle of myself
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