The underlying cause of all of problems is always the same...you become caught in a wrong minded attitude in a dis-empowering emotional state directed by imbalances thinking to then choose poor strategies. This is the inception of many problems. Yet the need to be right is so strong you will often deny how you are responding is wrong and dig the ditch you are already in to be deeper. When you are in a state of fear, anger, grief or pain every thought ,word or action will be embedded with this feelings to extend and multiply it! You get even more of what you really didn’t want!
This is why learning how to de-escalate and re-ground yourself is such an important part of the 7 Keys. When you are in a disempowered state you act out, make unreasonable decisions and create the disorder you experience. This is why the 7 Keys practice of always pausing to take a slow deep breath while embodying an empowered state in so vital. When you are constricting your breath or in a disempowered posture the ego takes over. The ego always seeks to be right blaming someone something else for your difficulty. Now having chosen your ego to guide you , you seek an external solution for your internal problem. You will refuse to look within and you’re your wrong minded thinking which created the difficulty in the first place. This helps perpetuate the distress and disorder causing a natural state of confusion and poor focus. You become trapped in your web of ignorance and causes yourself and those around you great misery and drama.
A fundamental strategy used in The 7 Keys is the correction of fear and wrong mindedness; this is your responsibility. When you are fearful you have chosen wrongly. You set yourself up to demand your expectations be met, your desires satisfied and wishes realized. You no longer abide in the present in a state of acceptance. You forget to abide in the present moment looking for the good and using alchemy to turn the lead you perceive into gold. You begin to attack the fearful shadows that swirl around you to build mental and emotional defenses to keep your enemies out. Reaching this state of mind always entail a desire to be separate. The key to emotional wellness is taking responsibility that only your mind can produce fear and when it does it is in a state of forgetfulness. Whenever your mind is conflicted in what it wants, it produces inevitable strain because wanting and doing are discordant. This is why making the first three keys a habit is so important, it keeps you in a heightened emotional state that doesn’t let fear ever take hold!
Fear comes from your decision to feel special and separate to look upon yourself and your life with a sense of scarcity and incompleteness instead of faith and wholeness. You dwell on what’s wrong and trap yourself in weak positions built on sand. Fear will ALWAYS be there as long as you feel you deserve better and demand others to give you what you believe you need to be happy. This is the ultimate emotional hijacking that leads to the belief in separation and ego dominance. Soon the victim archetype takes over and you sabotage any good to ensure your belief in separation is maintained. You rather be right than happy and you show how much “they” let them you down, caused you harm or didn’t satisfy your “needs”.
The shift the 7 Keys teaches us to reach for is only possible when you take responsibility for the fearful, angry, unloving state you are in. Only you can change your mind. The shift can happen in an instant to reverse your defensive or offensive stance and instead become willing to join in peace in your mind with whomever you have previously condemned or pushed away. As the Course shares in its seventh Principle of Miracles “Miracles are everyone’s right, but purification is necessary first.” Purification is a willingness to be joined together in peace.
Purification is when you can set aside your impure thoughts and feelings, accepting a unified goal and asking God/Holy Spirit/Jesus/Higher Power/Loves Presence/Truth/Higher Self ( pick one name or more)….”is my choice in accord with yours?” As the Voice of this Higher Self is one of love and forgiveness, a new opening occurs that restores communication and reason for joining together in mutual interests that finds a place of peace and friendship.
Like our spiritual journey it is important we develop a courage to forge ahead and not get caught in the minds stories of what may go wrong. Our spiritual path is in fact facing our greatest fears and embracing them to learn it is only in our memories where we formed our beliefs, desires and rules that cause us to forget we ARE pure, free and forever an immortal, blissful being of Light and Spirit
By learning to use the tools of Key 5 you stop giving power to your fearful emotions and step back and deny them their power. You empower them as you seek to always get them validated instead of corrected! ScreamEnough…No More !……and refuse to succumb to its dictates to “get space” and honor your fear…..Honor your truth….stop denying God ..which is the Love you ARE …Let go and find another way as your fear has created this atmosphere is breathing and soaking up….Come on ….You are powerful and incredible and don’t need this old strategy to get attention or sympathy to control others to get what you want!! ENOUGH!!!!!! Stop poisoning others with your fear and choose another way!! And Know I am always there as your friend to support you in right-mindedness. Always!
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