When I woke up this morning I was in a horrible mood and was wallowing in self-pity because I had not slept very well. It really got to me and for about 15 minutes I really felt awful, believe me! Then something dawned on me..... am I kidding myself here?? Relief was instant when I realized that I am doing this to myself. Instead of feeling horrible I was laughing about myself.
And we do it all the time! We forget that we are creating a hundred percent of our experience in the same way, be it Halloween or life. Thought comes into our consciousness and appears real. The only difference is the level of understanding we have about how the system works. Life is not more real than Halloween. Both get created in the same way. If I believed my own 'spookily dressed' hand to be real, I would be frightened. If I believe that my bad night's sleep can give me a bad mood, it can. Because of our understanding about Halloween we don't really buy into it (children might, because their level of understanding might not be that high yet; this is why we teach them) But how 'real' was my mood this morning? It's still a fact, that I didn't sleep very well but I am actually in a really good place now ;-) So let's enjoy life as we enjoy Halloween in not taking it too serious!