It seems that today we live in a day of acronyms LOL, ROTFLMAO, TTYL, CYA, etc. Sometimes we become so accustomed to them that we assume everyone knows what they are, until they let us know that they don’t. For example, the other day someone asked me what cya stood for; she thought I was saying cover your ass and thought that was a strange way to end a conversation. I meant I will see you later. So today, I thought I would introduce two of the acronyms I use in my own life. The first is EEHH.
EEHH means empty, empty, happy, happy. I learned a meditation from either the movie or book Eat Pray Love. I am not sure I remember which one. However, I love that as a meditational mantra because it reminds to me empty myself of all of my attachments to people and things. The less my happiness is dependent on my attachments to the external, the happier. It reminds me to empty myself of the idea that I am separate and apart from the world and thus have something that I need to attach to in my life. When I empty myself of that, then I remember that all is within me and I am within everything. As our Reiki instructor, Mary Meissner has taught us to say, “I am Chi and Chi is in me.” It is this understanding that we are all in this universal energy and it is in us, which fills one with happiness, thus empty, empty, happy, happy.
There is a story I read once about EEHH and the Dalai Lama. The story says that one year he was given this beautifully decorated box for his birthday. He slowly and mindfully opened the box. Inside was nothing. His face beamed and with a smile on his face he said, “Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted – nothing.” -- EEHH
DDNN means doubt doubting and negate negativity. I so often think I should create a whole line of t-shirts, coffee cups, mouse pads, etc. that say this DDNN. There is a scripture in the Book of Proverbs Chapter 3, 5-6 which reads “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track” (The Message version). I once heard it suggested that this scripture is the prescription for living a successful life.
How different would our lives be if we trusted our Higher Power from the bottom of our heart? What if we stopped trying to figure things out for ourselves, but instead listened for guidance from the Universe in everything we did and everywhere we went? If we trusted that our Higher Power guided our lives then there would be no doubt about anything in our lives, because we would know that all is what it is supposed to be. When we doubt the guidance and signs, then it is ultimately about us not trusting in our Higher Power.
The lack of trust in our Higher Power also plays out in our relationships. How can we trust our Higher Power, when we cannot trust others or even ourselves? Even when we do not trust ourselves, our Higher Power does.
The negativity is not from our Higher Power either; it comes from within us as we negate who we are and who we were created to be. It comes when we negate the notion that our Higher Power trusts us, inspires us, guides us, and provides signs and symbols for us to guide us along our path. When we DDNN (doubt the doubt and negate the negativity) then we are better able to follow these very simple instructions and trust our Higher Power from the bottom of our hearts and know it is all going to be ok.