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Kindness: The Protector of the Persecuted

Criticizing yourself because you are sick or overweight or because you are not taking better care of yourself is self-persecution.  

Once again for the millionth time, I find myself judging myself.  This time because I caught myself using my mind to create anxiety.  For many years I have interpreted anxiety as a misuse of my mind.  I am aware that anxiety breeds more anxiety and that I can choose to better direct my thinking to create the good and beauty I desire.  However, once again I discover that I am using coercion as my strategy for caring for myself.  I am mean to myself to get myself to do what I think I should.  

This is condemning the anxious; the afflicted, poor, sick, imprisoned, the PERSECUTED.  

prostrateI have done this—lived my life criticizing myself for not living up to my own standards. Demeaning and rejecting myself, I am deliberately rude, threatening and abusive to myself.  I treat myself as if I really could be doing better but I don’t because I am simply too lazy or too afraid or too stupid.

It had not occurred to me that I might be innocent.  Perhaps I do not do better because I am not able.  

A cripple cannot dance.  An asthmatic cannot run.  Inspiration is beyond the means of the depressed.  

I, me, Charley Cropley, I am and have been injured, ill, afflicted.  In my own ways I am weak, poor, impoverished, incapable.  I suffer and I don’t know how to Heal myself.  What I have learned in my own experience; what Buddha and Christ have taught me, what Naturopathic Medicine is founded upon is the Healing power of Kindness.  

Kindness, my own kindness says:

I forgive you, Charley. You may remain anxious, sad, angry. I forgive you. I am not the judge of anxiety, but the Forgiver of anxiety.  I love you. I am you.  You have not known how pure, powerful and good you are.

There is no one else here, uttering these words, only me. I get to be kind to Charley while simultaneously being Charley. I create Charley in my image and likeness.  My kindness enables me to express this kindness in the ways I most want to express it.  For me personally, I express kindness as Health and Healing.

It is not by criticizing our self that we Heal, but by Kindness.

Anxiety is affliction.  Self-judgment is more affliction. Condemning the persecuted is just that— Punishing the sick for being sick; the weak for being weak. Cruelty, all too familiar.

Kindness is not something we earn, like a reward for being good.

Kindness is our True Nature.  

We all long for kindness.  But, to date, we have held kindness at a distance; a reward for good behavior. 

Kindness is good behavior.

It is is the power to do those really difficult to do actions, like eating less, moving gracefully, becoming less anxious or angry.  Kindness is the power to actually do what is truly beneficial; to believe in yourself, reduce the sweets, do the workout, silence the critic. 

selfcompassion2You long to do what is good for you.  You know that if you do not do what is truly good you will never experience the beneficial results you long for.  

Know with certainty that the Healthy body and mind you long for will definitely come to you if you do the required actions.  The Universal Law of Causation assures this.   Our challenge is how do we get ourselves to actually perform beneficial action?

This is where the rubber meets the road.  

Radical Self Healing is 100% about “How do you get yourself to do the actions that you know with certainty will Heal you?”

How do you be TRULY KIND to yourself?

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You may doubt or not believe that you can do the good you want to do.  Your belief is supported by evidence.  You have tried repeatedly to bring about good action and failed. The catch is you have tried to get yourself to do good by criticizing yourself.  You judge, criticize and condemn yourself for eating poorly, not exercising, being lazy, and to top it all off you criticize yourself for criticizing yourself.  This is cruelty. It is condemning the afflicted, the sick, the persecuted, i.e. yourself.

Being unkind is the Mother of Sickness.

I will teach you how to Heal this—to rediscover your lost love for yourself and to express that love in powerful action that will transform your body and mind. You are not different from other people, I have worked with many thousands of people just like you.

Do not allow yourself to think, “This cannot happen to me.”

That thought is poison.  You are not different than anyone else.  We all long for Health and happiness.  Almost nobody knows how to achieve it.  

I will teach you how to make powerful changes in your behavior; how to do the good for yourself that you long to do.   

Right now, commit to stop beating up on yourself for being overweight, tired, anxious and sick.  Claim your power to Heal yourself of whatever you want to Heal.  

Give yourself this gift.  

If you want to do my course, Radical Self-Healing I will teach you to become a Protector of the Persecuted.  I will teach you to awaken your own Self-Healer and to bring real Healing to your life.

Register for Radical Self-Healing, right now.

I love you.  I believe in you.

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About Charley Cropley, N.D.

Charley Cropley, N.D. is a Naturopathic Doctor based in Boulder, Colorado. He teaches his clients to heal their health problems by strengthening their Self-Mastery and Self-Love.