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Logic 5

Logic 5

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the process
church of the final judgement
1965
revised may 1969
logic five
subject: resistance
1.
1

resistance is the conscious or unconscious act of preventing
yourself from enacting something, whether it be in the form of
doing, being, having, thinking, feeling, seeing, hearing, knowing,
or being the effect of something.

2
conscious resistance is a manifestation in support of the
'intention' side of an unconscious conflict. consequently it is fair
to assume
that whatever we resist consciously we are almost certain to enact it
eventually
in one form or another or we are already enacting it without being
conscious ofthe fact.
3
example:
a person has destructive urges towards his friend. he feels like
insulting him
or laughing at him or even hitting him. quite consciously he resists
the urges.
this means that on a level of purely conscious motivation the
manifestations of
his need not to be destructive outweigh the manifestations of his need
to
destroy.
therefore, unconsciously, the need to destroy is the stronger. either
the man
is already being destructive towards his friend in ways far more subtle
and
devious than those which he is conscious of resisting, or his
destruction will
finally emerge in one form or another, either openly and apparently
beyond his
control, or covertly and unrecognizably.
4
the first possibility is the more likely of the two, because the
unconscious mind never plays a waiting game (unless it is specifically

and
compulsively doing just that) if it can find a way of getting immediate
satisfaction; and it generally can. so it is probable that while the

person is
making an outward show of resisting his destructive urges, he is at the
same
time dropping poison around his friend in the guise of help and
goodwill, making
his friend feel inferior by flaunting his superior qualities around
him, making
him feel rejected by treating him in an offhand manner, invalidating
him by
being disdainful of his most personal problems or any other of the
numerous ways
that people use to drag one another down without appearing - even to
themselves
- to do so.
5
so one important thing about conscious resistance is that basically
it does not work! it is only there because of the superior strength of
the
counter-intention against which it is directed.
6
unconscious resistance, which has no conscious manifestation in the
form of a desire to resist or a feeling of the rightness of resistance,
is a far
more real and powerful element. it is the counter-intention.
7
in this case we have a conscious wish not to resist; to accept, to
feel, to act, to commit ourselves, to become involved in the direction
which we
are unconsciously resisting.
8
so here the intention is to accept, while the strong counter-
intention is to resist, and the more we try consciously to break our
own
resistance, to allow our true feelings to manifest, to act according to
our
instincts, the more solid and effective that resistance becomes.
9
example:
a man finds he is apparently unable to feel any love for his
children.
let us suppose that the feeling is there, but he is resisting being
aware of it
for fear of the emotional consequences of allowing himself to feel and
therefore
express it. he has an unconscious agreement that feeling and
expressing love
for his children makes him vulnerable, particularly to their possible
rejection
of him and his love.
now consciously he would like to feel such love, and at the same time
he thinks
he ought to feel it. so he tries to create it. he decides to spend
more time
with them, yet more interested in their personal problems. he tries to
make his
relationship with them less formal and stilted. he allows them more
freedom.
no love manifests. (solutions of this kind have no effect whatever on
unconscious resistance). if anything the resistance becomes stronger;
because
of the threat of the greater physical proximity with his children which
the man
is forcing upon himself.
10
resistance is the last step in the process of non-acceptance
11
if we're unable simply to:
1.
not accept the existence, presence and reality of a situation; if
it is
unavoidably there, and involving us; then we at once attempt to deny
our own

personal:
2. responsibility in and for the situation.
if however we cannot escape from our sense of responsibility, then

we shut down:
3. our awareness of the situation, its nature and its implications;
we become blind to it.
if we cannot fail to see the situation and our part in it, we find

something or someone to:
4. blame for it.
if we cannot establish the blame to our own and everyone else's

satisfaction,
and the responsibility returns to us, then we are reduced to:
5. defending some part of ourselves and our agreements against the
implicationsand consequences of the situation.
if this proves to be impossible we:
6. justify ourselves and our part in the situation. we attempt to
make it
'right' where it feels 'wrong'.
if this also fails, we dig our toes in solidly and:
7. resist.
this we do by creating barriers and allowing no part of the
situation to penetrate them.
we resist receiving any effects the situation might create on us, and
we resist
creating any effects on the situation.
we deny ourselves any knowledge, awareness, true emotion, meaningful
action, or
even relevant thought in relation to the situation. in fact distorted
emotion,
meaningless activity and irrelevant thought are frequently compulsively
used for
the purpose of resisting; the last being the most effective, the most
available
and therefore the most commonly used for all.

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