Great debate going on the last post about being infected with mind viruses. People still disagree with me, suggesting that God speaks to us. Annie mentioned something M. Scott Peck wrote, that our subconscious is where God speaks to us.
I also believe the subconscious is where God speaks to us. And I also believe a lot of people don’t listen! Or put more accurately, people hear the message through the filters they have.
Because here’s the important thing about mental issues: they always protect and reinvent themselves. I quit drugs and went to whiskey, and told myself, that was better. I quit drinking and went to sex addiction and convinced myself that was better. Later I went back to drugs and convinced myself that I could do them in moderation. I went from being unable to accept love to enabling dependency. One negative relationship to another, one personal issue to another, but it was all just my insanity trying to convince me it was sane. (And that’s what that kind of behavior is; it’s a minor form of insanity.)
The human capacity for self-delusion is a powerful force. And when you are infected by mind viruses that mold your foundational beliefs, this capacity is particularly dangerous.
So if you are infected with self-sabotage memes, of course you think you aren’t! That’s the point I’m making, and why I’m spending three different posts on the same subject. There are literally hundreds of millions of people infected with negative mind viruses and they have no idea they are. Some are merely limiting their success; others are actually causing them to act out in self-destructive behavior. So that takes us back to the million-dollar question:
How do you know if you’ve been infected with negative programming to the degree that your compass is off and you’re actually self-sabotaging yourself?
Mrs. Health & Prosperity wrote, “Let me guess: I can tell I've been self-sabotaging if my life isn't as serene and happy and fulfilling as I'd like it to be. Someone's been sabotaging me; I has met the enemy and she is me.”
Bingo! We have a winner. And I’m not saying that to be condescending or cute. That really is the first clue you look for in self-sabotage: the results you are getting. And just to drive home the point more, if your subconscious mind is rebelling right now, and you’re already mentally composing your comment for below on how that doesn't apply to you…
This is also why it’s so important to have people in your life that you can check things out with. People who love you and want the highest good for you, and will tell you the truth.
The other important clue to help you is emotion. If someone is suggesting self-sabotage to you and you find yourself getting very shrill or emotional, that’s a sure sign that the issue is real for you.
When someone suggests something to you and you can say, “Interesting, I’ve never considered that. Let me think about it,” that’s a good sign. If you feel emotional and attack the messenger – that’s a sure sign you’re programmed and your craziness is trying to defend itself. Once you recognize that you have limiting beliefs about money, success and your worthiness, it’s an exciting new journey your life takes. Awareness may be about 80 percent of the problem. And that’s the most important step!