Busting the Myth That Looking at Something Gives it Power
This is Really Dangerous
One of the insidious and damaging messages of the new age movement is that if you remove your attention from something you are taking away its power.
Or on the flip side, if you give something negative your attention you are growing that negativity.
It's an attractive way to live, because there's very little work in it.
When something negative comes in your field of awareness, all you have to do is put up your policy statement and look away. How easy is that?
It's also very convenient for perpetrators.
Look at the Real Results
All you have to do is look around at the state of the world.
The real results are:
- Psychopaths get away with murder.
- Children continue to be abused.
- This beautiful planet continues to be massacred.
- Food and water continue to be poisoned.
- The rich get richer, the poor get more devastatingly poor.
I can go on, but you get my point.
Looking Away From Yourself
And if it’s you you are looking away from, the real results are that your own internal experience goes un-managed, un-dealt with and unhealed. Parts of you that are calling out for your attention will go starved of it.
That's how I got so sick with a stage 4 lymphoma, I starved my illness of the attention it desperately needed from me and so it got really big.
It's one of the reasons it took me three years to kick it, is because I was told not to focus on pain, discomfort and especially not my tumours.
It was terrifying actually, because they were calling my attention like elephants in the room.
Let Everything Capture Your Attention So You Can Discriminate
If you have the courage to allow everything to capture your attention, then you get to consciously decide what to do with or about it.
Because if you just turn away, you will never know with confidence what to do, and you will be powerless to do your good in the world.
Thinking and Feeling For Yourself is a Big Job
It requires some effort to think things through, to decide for yourself, to look at the evidence, to compare stories, to look all the way through something to even see if it really exists or is it just a staged event.
And if you think thinking is a big job, feeling seems monumentally more so in this emotionally constipated world we live in. The work it takes to let yourself feel when it's literally a horror show out there is almost too much to ask. But ask of yourself you must.
The alternative to making these efforts is the depravity and slavery humanity in fact already finds itself in.
When to Turn Away
Yes there comes a time, when you have to pull your energy out. How do you know exactly when?
When you can't cope, when you can't release the fear or other paralyzing emotions, and when you feel hypnotically glued to media.
When you want to look away, but you can't, that's when you must.
You have to realize that this is when you are food for this planet's unhealthy, demonic forces to feed on. People are brainwashed to think that being afraid for something or someone is helping it, but actually it couldn't be further from the truth.
When you are drunk on apathy, despair, fear, the desire for change, rage or rejection, just for a few examples, you can't think straight, you can't see clearly or make a proper decision. It's not until you go all the way through your feelings to the other side that you can see and respond to things more as they actually are.
The only way to sort it out is to know they self, master you inner experience, make no policies, and make efforts to decide in every moment how to deal with that which captures your attention.
Check out this video talking with FB community about it this past week.
Related Article: When Your Don't Know Who or What to Trust - on the Child Archetype
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