Sunday, February 14, 2010


It’s important to learn the vocabulary that will support and enhance your character study for your new role in The Magical Theatre, so I suggest you make an effort to add new definitions to your point of view each week.

Pain: The nudging we receive to let us know that our thoughts are based upon fearful and therefore false beliefs and delightedly not true in this moment or in the eyes of eternity.

Perfection: We can’t live completely and not make mistakes. In fact, the more mistakes we make the more opportunities we have to make better choices. During our socialization, our care providers punished us or made us feel guilty when we made a mistake hoping that the resulting fear of being shamed would somehow help us avoid failing. Our fear of mistakes then became fear of loss of approval and fear of loss of love. When we attempt to be perfect, we are usually trying to avoid these feelings. To cross the hurdle, it is helpful to get over finding it shameful to “screw up.” The truth is we are each born whole and faultless and irrevocably connected to the heart of the sacred.

Perfectionists: Humans propelled by fear, and as a result, believe they are the ones who control and have responsibility for what is occurring around them, leaving the Divine Mystery out of the mix. (Perfectionism’s good friend is control. They go everywhere together; they mistakenly think it’s safer that way.)

Personal Importance: Known in some circles as ego. The degree to which we think the world revolves around us and because of us. The aggrandized point of view we hold and display about ourselves that is directly proportional to our repressed lack of self-worth. Our importance pushes us to cling to our self-image and ensures our everlasting stupidity, so it is important to become prepared to let go. For a while it propels us on our spiritual journey and aggrandizes itself with our initial efforts. (“I’m spiritual, look how cool I am.”) But, this is about our awakening, not how good a seeker we are/can become. As soon as we can begin to embrace self-love, and it is no longer essential to lie to keep going, it is important to leave PI behind.

Personal Opinion: The way we judge the world by interpreting the beliefs we have brought forward from our unique experiences and resultant false beliefs. Our opinions require our continued participation to maintain their hold on our reality.

Personal Power: That which arises when we come to know and accept ourselves. We cannot give our power away. We can choose to not embrace it or not accept it, creating the appearance of having given it away. The immutable power is always within, acknowledged or not, so we cannot lose or gain true power. When someone chooses to not be in relationship with one coming from a powerful place of self-mastery they are really saying they are afraid of the truth the other is living.

Pity: Disrespecting another and ourselves. This manifestation of fear says that one is not good enough, or whole enough to take responsibility for unfolding self-mastery.

Polarity Thinking: Too big/too small or too much/not enough. Not true, just is.

Projection: We can never know what is in another’s mind; any opinion is an assumption with varying degrees of accuracy. The mind works like a movie projector. We project our thoughts about shape, morality and motivation on the screen of other humans and these are all reflected back to us as if what we perceive is the truth of those other humans. The images we project are based on past experiences or information. These are current information only in the memory. All humans justify their projections with their distorted beliefs. (You and I are probably not exempt from “all humans.”) We know what we believe about someone, but only a master knows for sure if his or her beliefs are correct. When we first begin to have awareness about a trait we may have, we transfer it to others and then focus on their issues with it. In fact, until we clean up our we can never be sure as others are also changing all the time.

Refrain: Consciously deciding how to deal with the emotions that are present. The easiest way to stay out of the loop of action/reaction is to maintain clarity and tenaciously hold awareness of the spurious content of the voices playing in the mind. When we lose awareness, we automatically lose control of our choices. The object is to create a break in our habitual routine so we can consciously choose another action as the opportunity occurs. Praying, going for a walk, or soaking in a hot bath are examples that can support creating a new pattern.

Gini Gentry -

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