Imagine that each person born is innocent and naïve to the world. As we grow, we learn that the law of cause and effect and our attitude have a great deal to do with how we experience our life: “as a man thinketh in his heart, he becomes,” and as a result, we develop a personality or self-image.
The way I spell image: I Am A God Energized Being. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are made of God’s Light and filled with God’s loving energy. Our body is a sacred temple living in our own Garden of Eden, where we are to be honored and cared for. Our mind and emotions are energy that fill our temple and Garden like a glass that is filled with light or energy. If we lack self-esteem or have negative thoughts and feelings, such as shame, guilt, apathy, grief, fear, lust, or anger in our consciousness, our temple in the Garden of Eden develops an energy leak. I call it “leaky consciousness.” If there are many feelings of unworthiness, then there are more energy leaks.
These energy leaks separate us from the wisdom (Adam/mind) and love (Eve/ heart). We are stuck either in the past, holding onto a past hurt, or in the future, trying to control the outcome of events. Often to cover up or ease the pain of the energy leaks, people will acquire addictions. Addictions of food, alcohol, drugs, sex, work, worry, and fear are all ways to mask our inner pain.
Have you noticed when you first acquire or experience them that you may feel great and satisfied, but then you distance yourself from that thing and go looking for something else to fill the lack or need? Have you ever gone to the grocery store when you were hungry? Did you buy things that you did not really need because your hunger made those things look good? Ever go out to pick up a person when you were lonely or needy inside, or go shopping at the mall with your credit cards when you felt lonely or sad?
There is a difference in taking care of our basic needs and the need we feel from a deep lack of emotional fullness or emptiness.
Whatever the goal in life, keep your eye on the donut and not the hole.
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