You find yourself in a beautiful relaxing clearing in nature. It is the perfect temperature outside and you are dressed perfectly and comfortably for the weather. There is a slight pleasant breeze that gently softly caresses your skin, you are enjoying listening to the birds fly above. In the clearing there is a large beautiful pottery bowl. In the bowl is tobacco burning. You walk up to the tobacco and thank it for the help it has given you. You thank it for helping you relax, to help you digest your food, have regular bowel movements, you thank it for helping you socialize with friends. You thank it for being a friend.
Now it is time to say goodbye to the tobacco. Tell the tobacco that it is time to go because it is clogging your lungs and that you can not breathe as easily as you would like. Tell the tobacco that it is time to go because it makes your hands, breathe, and clothes smell and that what once helped you attract friends is repelling friends from you. Tell the tobacco that it is expensive and you need to spend your money elsewhere. On gas, food, rent, retirement, bills, and things like that. There is a response from the tobacco. Lets listen to what it has to say. Your friend, the tobacco understands and will be able to find new friends. Imagine cutting a cord with the tobacco perhaps with scissors or a sword.
Now you meet your new friend, sunflower seed. Whenever you feel stressed you can crack the shell of the sunflower seed. Whenever you need to put something in your mouth you can with the sunflower seed. Whenever you need to do something with your hand you can hold and even run your thumb back and forth on the sunflower seed.
With your new friend, sunflower seed, you will breathe with ease and smell fresh and clean, New friends will be attracted to you because of your fresh clean smell and your new friends and you will be able to do things like hike which were hard before. You are also saving money in a jar. Money that you other wise would have spent on tobacco that you are now using for a vacation with your new friends.
Embrace your new friend, the sunflower seed and promise your new friends that you will be a faithful and true friend. Thank your new friends, sunflower seed for this new free life.