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Posted on 04-18-2018

Dr. Steven Covey is the best-selling author of the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  This has become one of the most popular and, dare I say, one of the most valuable books ever written.  Recently I was listening to a recorded interview with Steven.  In it he said -

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging!

This seems like an obvious statement, and yet most of the world is actually in a hole as far as their health goes.  The problem is that many of these people do not even know they are in a hole because their lack of health has not yet manifested to a point where they notice it.  These people are like the frog in a pot of warm water that stays in the pot as it is slowly heated until it is totally cooked!

Even those who DO know they have a health problem usually don’t recognize this as a hole.  In other words, they believe something from the outside has invaded their world and is stealing their health.  The truth is that when you can fully express your LIFE FORCE you automatically have health…AND SO MUCH MORE!  When we are not fully demonstrating this Power, it is in fact as if we have dug ourselves into a hole – and what we have been removing as we have been digging is the active expression of our constructive and intelligent Innate Life Force.

In this same interview, Dr. Covey also made the statement – The biggest trouble-maker you will ever have to deal with watches you shave his face in the mirror every day!  He is saying that we are definitely responsible for a very large part of whatever we are experiencing in our lives as far as health, or anything else for that matter.

So, how do we stop digging?  Well, the answer is to stop thinking you are helpless as far as the answer to your problems.  You must believe that you have the power to lift yourself back out of the hole, or at least progressively work your way out.  But, in order to begin the process of lifting yourself back into the world, you must first look up!  What would you rather be experiencing?  Once you can see what is up there, all you need do is keep looking up and act with faith that you will eventually get to where you should be – even if the world keeps throwing more dirt into your hole!

It is like the mule that fell into the well.  The farmer couldn’t get him out so he decided to burry it in the well so that it would not suffer.  But, each time he threw a shovel of dirt into the well, the mule would shake it off and step up.  Of course it took awhile for the farmer to notice this.  He didn’t actually see any evidence that the mule was rising up until he had been filling in the hole for a long time.  Nonetheless, the process was happening!  Soon, the mule just stepped back out into the light.

How do you fill in the hole you have dug for yourself?  By living a lifestyle, that actively creates health – including getting checked by your chiropractor every week or two to make sure the neurological CONNECTION between your brain and body is clear!  Each thing you do is like a shovel full of light that begins to fill in the darkness.  This will take time, but act with faith!  This universe has been set up in such a way that whosoever believes can receive!

There’s just one more thing.  Many people who have seen the possibility for creating change never quite make it out of their hole because of the input they get from the world around them.  Some of the people in our lives actually try to keep us in our holes.  Others give advice they believe is helpful that in the long run only serves to confuse us and slows our process of reaching the light.  Do you have some of these people in your life?  Of course you do.  Bless them, for they have allowed you to know what you do not want.  Steven Covey said one more thing I would like to share with you –

Always drink upstream from the herd!

Begin surrounding yourself with people who regularly drink from the mouth of the river, not so far downstream that they are ingesting all of the garbage the water has picked up along the way.  These people are all around you, many of them right in front of your face.  They have been there waiting for you to look up and join with them in creating a better world but you have been so busy looking down into your hole you haven’t noticed them.  But look up!  Believe!  Step up!  And pretty soon, you’ll see that every day is filled with light!

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