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The Invisible Threat of Self-Sabotage

The Invisible Threat of Self-Sabotage

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Published by: aumakua on Dec 15, 2012
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The Invisible Threat of Self-Sabotage

You would never do this to yourself consciously. You, like everyone else, do not like to suffer. And yet, you, like everybody else, are sometimes subjected to the hidden force of self-sabotage. Committing yourself to a practice to awaken to your higher potential and to end the pain in your life is a sure way to activate this unconscious process. If you don’t want to fall prey to it, it is necessary to take a close look at the forces that will fight to maintain the status quo, that want to make sure your old level of pain is maintained. These are two-fold, the fear of change and the pain body. Fear of Change The unknown scares us, even when what is unknown is happiness or peace. Imagine living permanently in true freedom and joy. It would be like living in a different world, wouldn’t it? And stepping out of the zone of our habitual way of life can be very scary. When that fear arises we are likely to do something to prevent us from changing. The Pain Body The pain body is our unconscious tendency to cling to that part of our identity that is used to pain. “Who would I be without my pain?” is a difficult question for many to answer. We’re just so used to our difficulties. Who hasn’t had the thought during very happy times, “This is too good to last!” who hasn’t noticed repetitive patterns of self-inflicted suffering? This is how we unconsciously call back our discomfort and do something that brings us pain. (You can read more about it here: http://skillsforawakening.com/teachings/the-pain-body/) We create our own reality through our thinking and our emotional patterns. Unless we change them, the same problems are likely to happen again and again, including our tendency to self-sabotage. This is how we can stay stuck for a long time. When you make the decision to take your life onto a higher level of functioning, the unconscious force of self-sabotage rears its head. It can come in many forms, all of them appearing completely convincing: You have no money, no time for it, the effort is too much trouble, or you get yourself distracted. Although these may be untrue pain body manifestations, they appear completely compelling to you. Even more difficult to see are self-sabotage events that appear to come from outside: external interferences, family objections, accidents, illness, a sudden increase in problems or outright chaos and more can all be the outcome of your unconscious desire to reject your impulse to improve your life.

Most people would not ever suspect that such events can be brought on by their own subconscious – until such events repeat themselves at similar junctions in life. . How does that happen? This inner maturing can be accomplished by two forces: by suffering and by a decision to do what is necessary to reach this freedom. This alone is true freedom. When we are thus no longer fully subjected to our pain body and the fear of change. and opens us to the astounding presence of the Higher Self. or that no action on your part is necessary.Some interesting self-sabotage events are completely unforeseeable events that interfere with your life. This happens when our yearning to experience the true freedom of liberation from suffering has become stronger than the old habits of interference. we can avoid the necessity for suffering to give us this motivation. the contraction of the fear-based aspects of ego. Yes.’ the conviction that grace will take care of you. There are also what I call ‘metaphysical delusions. The resolution to this challenge comes when our fear of change and self-delusion gives way to the will and courage to change. This gives us the ability to listen to our internal wisdom and to follow the Heart. It empties us of the small self. our inborn ability for self-love. that all is really fine. aided by a deep yearning or desire for it. The truth of course is that grace comes to us in exact proportion to self-effort. we have a choice here: if we are able to make the decision to free ourselves proactively from the inner obstructions. we arrive at a true commitment to our freedom.

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