Now we have described all the moving parts…let’s look one more time at the set up and then finally, on to the Way Out!
Being in bondage (and therefore, getting free) is an interplay between your circumstances, your soul (Mind, Will, Emotions), and the spiritual realm. Let’s watch.
Stuff Happens: A painful situation, an embarrassing moment, something happens where our knowledge of evil tells us that something is wrong. Separate from God’s indwelling, loving, and discerning Spirit, our definition of what is wrong will be incomplete. We will only be aware that we wish it were NOT SO.
Our Soul: Our mind tells us a definition of the circumstance, and tells us what it means about us.
We are unlovable, we are dirty. We deserve to be hurt. The number of possible lies are infinite. Our emotions are intensely activated. We are hurt, we are afraid, we are ashamed. Now our will kicks in. We must do something about our definition of the problem. We must stop the way we feel. Our knowledge of evil, stimulates our disconnected knowledge of good. The pain must stop, and we must protect ourselves. We build whatever walls feel safe.
The Spiritual Realm: As we act separate of God we act in disagreement with our One Chance. We are our own source of truth, and our own protection. Worse, in many cases, we do agree with something else. Our fear draws a spirit of fear. Our self-protection draws a spirit of bondage. We have successfully (?) made an agreement with the kingdom of darkness. Spiritual forces are empowered in the human arena by human agreement.
I might mention that much of this can happen just outside your conscious mind.
Now we live in this new state. Self protected, unaware that we have made an agreement with darkness, for awhile this new state “works”. It works in the sense that we establish a new balance where we at least “feel” safer, and less hurt.
The dilemma is, this is not simply a new state, it is a new direction. As we live this way, we re-create painful circumstances, escalating our need to protect, and we up the intensity of the whole thing. And tomorrow it repeats again. Ten years later it is the new normal, and we have no idea that we have cooperated in the construction of this new way.
It is in the throes of this new direction that we come to believe the Big Lie.
It’s always been this way, this is just who I am and it will NEVER change.
What if it will change?
We are now ready to address how we reverse this trap. Tune in next time…
While you’re waiting, ask yourself, if you have come to accept some things that you DO NOT have to live with.