Stop Being Tricked into Serving Your Dark Side
When we are dominated by any negativity, be it some consuming fear or heatedÂ anger, we may think we are in command of ourselves as we rush to judgment orÂ lash out at the world, but a simple question reveals another reality. Who, in his orÂ her right mind, purposely sets themselves on fire? The answer is obvious. No oneÂ deliberately defeats one’s own best self-interests. This much we all realize as beingÂ true. But what we don’t understand, yet, is how we are getting tricked into servingÂ these dark states.
Dark inner states win the day from us before we even know there has been aÂ contest for control of our lives! How can we hope for self-victory when we have beenÂ tricked into surrendering ourselves before an actual engagement has occurred? AndÂ in case you’re thinking this isn’t true, please consider how we invariably submit toÂ these negative states in one of two ways: First, we either fear their power and try toÂ escape their wrath by hiding from them, or sometimes we just simply deny that theyÂ exist. Or, second, and no less counter-productive in the long run, we embraceÂ the “guidance” these destructive thoughts and feelings offer us as to how we canÂ escape their punishment by following out their rescue plans — an act not tooÂ dissimilar from asking the proverbial fox to guard the chicken coop!
In either case, what should be clear is that dark inner states win their victory over usÂ because we believe in them. More to the point, we believe in the illusions they createÂ within us without seeing that these same mistaken beliefs then shape the structureÂ of our reality.
No one is saying that our various dark inner states aren’t real, and those who claimÂ otherwise deceive themselves and whomever they try to guide. Such darkness is aÂ reality, including the shadowy creatures dwelling within it. But the key to understandÂ here is that this reality called darkness is itself but an effect of a far and awayÂ Greater Reality: the Light.
Here is the missing understanding for which we have been searching all along.Â Darkness, in whatever form we experience it — from a simple black, starless night,Â to a depressed thought or feeling — only exists in the absence of light. And the moreÂ clearly we can see the truth of this principle, regardless of the world in which it’sÂ expressed, the greater our potential to realize its power.
The true solution for bringing an end to unconscious suffering now rests in ourÂ hands. The power needed to release ourselves from our unhappy moments is in theÂ light of our new understanding as to how dark states keep us in the dark. In otherÂ words, to know the truth of them is our triumph over them. Now we must take theseÂ truths into action.
In summary, you’ll find below a short list of seven special lights. Learning to callÂ upon the new understanding they contain and reveal is all the help you need toÂ dismiss any dark inner states:
— No negative state has the right to reside within you, and can only dwell therein ifÂ it tricks you into lending it a dark room in which to stay.
— The Light is all the might you need to successfully turn away any dark inner visitor.
— Your true wish to understand a negative state initiates the entrance of thatÂ specialized Light you need to make this same wish come true.
— We suffer what we do, as we do, only through our unconscious consent, so theÂ first step in freeing ourselves from unseen sorrow is to deliberately bring ourselvesÂ into conscious awareness of its dark presence within us.
— Never accept the presence of any suffering state for the reasons it provides.
— It is possible to understand any negative state out of existence!
— Your created nature is a blend of shadows and the light that creates them, butÂ your True Nature, your original essence, is a Light that has no shadow.