< Discovery 9 > What's a mood? A mood is an emotion. A mood is a measurement of where you're at. But more than anything, a mood is a thought, is a judgmental thought and saying, “I'm happy. I'm sad. I don't know what I'm doing. I know what I'm doing. I'm up, I'm down,” and it's a mood. And humans live by mood. They really do. They wake up in the morning and they ask themselves in their own way, “Am I in a good mood or a bad mood?” They reflect on what happened the day before, where they left off with the long, sometimes dreary story. And they say, “Oh, I'm in a good mood because ___” fill in the blank. Or, “I'm in a bad mood,” and they will continue on that track. The moods constantly change based on some variables that we'll talk about.
< Discovery 9 > But moods are generally generated from the thoughts and they become the thought's way of having a type of feeling. And, again – going back to this whole concept – the mind, the brain, the thoughts have no true sensual awareness whatsoever. But the brain has been developed in a way that it believes it does. So it creates a mood. A mood, you could say, has been manufactured or created out of thoughts. So it's a bunch of interesting limited thoughts that create a mood. The mood creates then the energy that comes in for the day, for the experience. Most people believe they have no control over their moods or no choice over their moods. So they live by their moods.
< Discovery 9 > Also, just as a little factoid, that 100 percent of decisions a person makes are based on emotions. Even decisions that have to do with, let's say, science or math or something very black and white; even job, things that you're doing at your work every day, a decision, you know, about something at the company – should you have more manufacturing in a certain division or location than another? One would say, “Well, that's not emotional.” Absolutely is. Everything comes out of emotions, which come out of thoughts, which are really not, oh, you would say, true. They're limited.
< Discovery 9 > So imagine what that does in life. It's creating – it's generating all these illusions. Thought turns to mood, which is also the emotions, which is also the way you attract energy into your life, which is also the way you breathe, which is also the way you receive. And suddenly, the energies get pretty stuck. There is something within you, and it's coming to the surface more and more, and it's rather annoying. And this something was what we used to call the veil. The something is this illusion. The veil, of course, is separation. Period. The veil is separation, the belief in separation.
< Discovery 9 > But you're coming closer and closer to this truth, this knowingness that all these thoughts and all these moods and all these emotions are not really you. Maybe, you could say, you could argue they are, to an extent; they're a very limited part of you. But they're not the real you. They're not the inner you. So there's this exasperating irritation that's coming in right now, because you know there's something better. You can't define it. It's difficult to even rely on somebody else's story of their journey, because there's nobody really ahead of you. Not even those guys that sit in monasteries or temples that do their chanting. They're wonderful people, but they're not ahead of you.
< Discovery 9 > So there's nobody that can really tell you about it. But yet there's this knowingness. Now you combine that with the tremendous energies that are here right now, and this birthing, coming forth feeling that, “God dang it! There's something else. I know there's something else.” But then you get into the thought pattern and you start thinking, “But what is it? And where am I going to find it? And what should I be doing? And am I in my correct alignment? Am I wearing the right colors?” And then suddenly you're off track. You're out of balance. Then you get a bad mood, because you've had a lot of thoughts building the mood stage. And then you shut down, because it's not what you had hoped for.
< Discovery 9 > In a way, there are tremendous blessings with all this irritation, with all this frustration and this, kind of, it's a pent up energy that's going to release. And when it releases, it going to release a lot of old things that were really, really stuck within you, so you can finally start experiencing the freedom. That's what the soul is – it's freedom. It's the Free Self, not the higher self. It's the free consciousness, not the limited consciousness, not the low human consciousness. It's just freedom. You actually don't have to work at it or for it. Matter of fact, it actually works against you. I contend, as part of our little exercise – what is your mood – I contend that you are bored. You're bored.
< Discovery 9 > But what happens is that you become a slave of the mood. In other words, “I'm in a bad mood today, so I'm just going to wallow in it. This is my destiny,” or, you know, “it's being inflicted on me” or “somebody hates me” or whatever, or “I have no management of my mood.” I didn't say “control,” I said “management of my mood.” So you put up with it, and what do you do? And again, this is like the weather. You're in a mood and what do you do? You hope it'll change, but the fact is that the moods are very … most moods last about two days, maybe three at the most, the short term little human moods. Moods are created by thoughts. Thoughts are not real. They're limited, and you live from mood to mood.
< Discovery 9 > But what happens here is you start to become conscious. You become very conscious of, “Hey, these are the dynamics that have been going on in my life. Hah! Here's what's been happening. I thought I was nuts.” You're not. You just haven't become quite conscious of it yet. You're not nuts. There is nothing crazy about you. You would only be crazy if you accepted your limitations, and you don't. You don't at all and that's why you're here. You'd only be crazy if you said, “That's the way it is and I'm really happy with it.” I would really question you. I would say you're either on something or you have found an incredible way of being so delusional that you can smile. And it's rarely done.
< Discovery 9 > So, my dear friends, moods, they're all around. And what I'm trying to do is get you to be conscious of these things that affect your understanding of yourself, affect your position. There's no magic in any of this. There is simply becoming aware of how you got here. Through my own personal experience, I learned one very important thing in my – ahem – long incarceration in my own prison. Whatever you get yourself into, you can also get yourself out of. In other words, no other person's going to do it for you. If you stepped into it, you can also clean it off. If you got yourself into a consciousness of limitation, you can also step right out of it.
< Discovery 9 > There's two things that are really challenging for many of you when it comes to moods and thoughts and this whole thing, and those two things are, number one, dark – your dark side; your negative side. You just don't want to face it, so you run from it. You don't want to embody it. And I'm sorry, but you cannot just embody the light. You cannot just embody the light. There's a term that we use on the other side, it's called, oddly enough, it's called anost. It's like gnost, but kind of “a” like a-gnost, and it means that there's a bias towards the light. You're trying to be the light. It's not going to work. And you're trying to be happy and pleasant and the light and the … it's a spiritual pacifier, and it's just not going to work. And every Master has realized that along the way. It's like, “Oh crap. I am the dark also.”