Part III: WHEN PLEASURES DON'T PLEASURE by Cathy D. Slaght
Zippy still couldn't remember what he'd done that was so evil that the BOSS had turned him into a SLUG.
Regardless, here he was, trying to redeem himself by teaching kindness to fellow slugs in order to transform the Human Race. Somehow this involved going up a bunch of steps- CRAZY-
And, he was discouraged-
A bunch of formerly energized and excited slugs had already disappeared.
How was he going to teach ANYTHING to these creatures?
Then he saw some words written on the second step:
RAISE THE ENERGY OF ALL SUBSTANCE CONSUMED TO THE HIGHEST APPROPRIATE LEVEL TO ACCOMPLISH MY HIGHEST PURPOSE.
As the slugs traveled back and forth across the step they were absorbing the energy of the words.
(Those FACES must have had something to do with this.).
He realized what had to be done if they were going to get to .step 3.
Gathering the slugs into a tight circle, he began:
“By reaching this second step, hopefully, you've seen there's a strength in being KIND- first to yourself, then others.
If you want to keep going UP, you must acknowledge this- and design your life around acts of kindness,
This does NOT mean you're SOFT, like a bunch of doughboys..."
There was a SHRIEK from a Slug named SWEAT “That's SEXIST! KILL HIM!”
SWEAT disappeared (fell back to the first step).
Zippy explained to the others that while sometimes “she or he” was used, slugs were hermaphrodites. It was obviously time for this to be made clear. SWEAT could return any time, s/he had just experienced a DOWN moment due to lack of information.
Then he (s/he) said something that caused a collective gasp.
“You see the circle you're in, with me in the middle...if you continue with the type of food particles and hydrating liquids you're absorbing it will be as if YOU are in the middle of a CIRCULAR FIRING SQUAD.
You are showing your body NO kindness when you gather sugar-loaded food particles and don't hydrate with WATER.
You won't advance, either - sugar changes the way your nerve cells recognize energy.
That being the case, it's time to make another choice.
(each choice will build on the next, making you stronger, he reminded them).
First you chose to stop body-bashing yourself.
Now you can choose to eliminate sugar.
Do this by absorbing food particles and water in lawns and gardens, NOT restaurant parking lots.
Yes, this is a challenge, but the rewards are GREAT-
Here are a couple of thoughts you could choose to repeat to yourself-
Kindness enhances my health and happiness.
All efforts to be kind, big and small, make a difference in my energy and mindset."
And, Zippy reminded them- it was okay to make some mistakes along the way.
Meanwhile, something about this was triggering a memory...
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For today's group work, we're ready for another 3 days of the Issue Solver- plus some stress management related to sugar cravings-
Etheric, not physical
Cathy D. Slaght