I have been guided for weeks to write about this topic and I am finally sitting down to do so.
We all have this thing we call the subconscious mind. Every human being has it and we teach some specific things about it in the Empower Thyself training.
As we move through our daily experiences, we build up a subconscious mind. We thereby begin to have addictions. These often come to awareness during our teenage years.
Addictions are plain and simple on a metaphysical level, and yet they are one of the hardest things to deal with emotionally.
Addictions come about because of a backlog of un-felt, un-processed emotions. Emotions come from the soul and while they can be filtered by the negative ego, they are always attempting to communicate the truth to us.
Emotions can be painful. Painful emotions show us where, through our will alone, we are creating disconnection from our God-self, our Source.
When we indulge the negative ego filter instead of the emotion itself, we create addictions. The ego filters the emotions based on memories of past experiences and their accompanying projections of the future.
These memories and projections are generally distortions of truth. We are usually way better off than our ego tells us we are.
Even if we are in real danger, the ego still filters the emotions and can influence our perception to take a damaging course of action for ourselves and others if we do not have the discernment to see what is really going on.
Listening to the filter of the negative ego leads us to believe we are separate from Source, and with this belief, we turn somewhere other than Source to meet our perceived needs. This means alcohol, cigarettes, sex, drugs, being "better" or "worse" than others, "knowing" more than others, isolation, over-social behavior to ignore our inner life, and much subtler addictions to power and control dynamics.
The truth is right there for us if we are willing to face our emotions. Emotions have been telling the truth the whole time! They never stopped talking, we just stopped listening.
At a root level, we stopped listening to our real emotions because we felt fear.
Fear of our own power, fear of pain, fear of goodness, or fear of negativity...any number of infinite faces and masks of fear.
At first we might not get down to fear. First it might first look like any negative emotion -- anger, sadness, jealousy, anxiety, etc. Eventually we will face the fear directly.
Keep doing this five-step emotional process (see below) and ask for help if you need it along the way.
Following are 5 emotional keys to PREVENT your emotions from taking you off your path, stealing your light, and feeding your addictions. If you DON'T deal with your emotions, they WILL feed your addictions. The worst is when you're not aware this is even happening.
Much love and support,