Week 18 – “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change”
One of the most thought-provoking weeks for me has been this week. I never realized that some of the tools I used in my “Comfort Zone” was actually a defensive way of dealing with negative situations in my life and rationalizing the outcomes.
I just turned 67 years old, and it’s hard to believe. I feel like I’m 40, think like I’m 25, but my looks have grayed and I am a little worn in the face. I don’t notice this until I read the “Guy in the Glass’ every night and it hits me like a hammer. But I need to persevere.
The tools of my “Comfort Zone”: Fear, Guilt, Unworthiness, Hurt Feelings, Anger which I have used to explain away any failures or adverse events in my life must be redirected and used for my advantage if I truly want to change the subconscious and have it work for my benefit.
Of these attributes FEAR, is the most difficult and most powerful emotion that affects everything I do in life. If Fear is the ‘brick’ and the others are the ‘mortar’, than i must be able to turn this negative feeling into a positive affirmation.
As I have aged, I need to burn down this wall of fear and utilize it to refocus my efforts wherever fear reigns. It is true for me when I fear a situation it causes me to extremely concentrate and focus on the situation, but not on the solution, and more on the problem itself. So many situations occur from childhood to adult life that builds the Fear concept, allowing the accompanying comfort zone tools come to join in the situation in a negative way and outcome. Years of these negative events build up and affect my psyche.
I have encountered a new situation in life that exemplifies these concepts. I have been involved in an organization that is combating the heroin problem in my community. We are opening a coffee shop in our downtown to raise our own money and become self-sufficient without relying on donations and grants to stay in business. Plus, I have started a new clinic that uses electroceuticals to combat chronic conditions. It is wonderful and after years of dispensing drugs as a pharmacist, I can now make a greater difference in the healing process, which gives me great satisfaction.
However, the fear of not having enough capital to open the shop, or my clinic, is rearing up old thoughts of how my old blueprint dealt with these situations.
Immediately, the fear of losing the shop,, (and quit possibly the organization), my clinic, and all the other tools began rearing their ugly heads and ruining my week. The tools of my “Comfort Zone”: Fear, Guilt, Unworthiness, Hurt Feelings, Anger were starting to come to the forefront, with fear leading the way.
But now, through the Law of Substitution, I am now focusing on the positive outcome of what I want, and how I am going to be successful doing it, and the old outcomes will befin to change. So I’m releasing myself of how the my old blueprint is treating me and concentrating on the goal and the final outcome. So I will put blinders on and move steadfastly towards the accomplishment of these projects, and any I partake of in the future.
As the great Psalmist says;
Psalm 46 unlocks the treasure within
- Be still and know that I am God
- Be still and know
- Be still