When referring to enemies we often think they are the people who work against us, in social or employment situations perhaps. Enemies can be dangerous beings, creating problems for us in our communities, or work; and even family situations. We don’t need or want enemies in our circles because to allow enemy-folk to linger around we can soon begin to experience self-doubt, confusion, loss of energy, until finally there is loss of reputation in some cases.
But who is your real enemy?
Dare to think of your enemies differently. I suggest all of your enemies live within yourself. Yep. I said that. People seem to be completely unaware of how much stress weighs on our minds and bodies. Stress comes from the enemy, and I’ll get to just what that is in a minute. When we allow the enemy to reside inside of ourselves for any length of time without doing anything about it, even allowing it to grow…like a bad weed, we experience the exact same torturous sensations as if someone else had done damage to us.
The enemy are: Worry, Fear, Anger, Resentment, Shame, Guilt, Jealousy, Envy, Self-loathing, Rage.
Never under-estimate these enemies possibly residing in you! The dark black energies can be absolutely powerful, torturing your mind with racing thoughts, self-delusions, constant tension. Sometimes the extremes of these emotions lead people into serious depression and anxiety, requiring medication to try to dull some of the pain; sometimes worse, they choose suicide. Sometimes the EMOTIONAL enemies can turn into an actual physical pain throughout the body, due to all of that stress being carried around. Some lash out at others, all the way to murder.
People’s emotions create a lot of drama and trauma in this world so I beg to say they are important to deal with.
Whether you tend to beat on yourself, or lash out at others, the result is exactly the same. Weakness, low self-esteem, extremely sensitive, unfocused thoughts, foggy brain and I could go on with the symptoms of ‘not dealing with feelings.’ If we don’t understand and deal with our own alarming feelings then we tend to push them away…down…down onto our precious subconscious mind who wants us healthy, happy, and free!
Sometimes the feelings get pushed down so much drugs (legal and street) or alcohol is needed to relieve the emotional pain. And yet the pain persists, eventually.
All the while our unconscious power-mind keeps attempting to get through to your conscious, critical mind. The conscious mind is not who you are. It is what you have learned. This is what any other situation would call brain-washing. We are conceived with the unconscious mind…providing us instinct and all we need at that birthing time…and would follow us to our death and crossing over. This part of our new us feel our mothers first in the womb.
Then our conscious mind was born…learning how to be…Was your mom anxious? Depressed? Did she fly off in a rage every now and then? What enemy was your mother struggling with? Chances are you have invited the same bugger to live inside of you! Perhaps you invited the stranger in after a serious life trauma, a loss, a death. Were you raised to think you were a little more entitled than anyone else? You may suffer with the enemy of jealousy, envy, and rage. Maybe your family was poor, and stressed, and had no coping skills themselves, so allowed the enemies of all kinds to rage on in the circle.
What would happen if you agreed the enemy prevents you from THRIVING? Would you be more willing to unload it? Fix it? Accept it?
The really interesting thing about these enemies is that we do not need them to survive! Worried about your mortgage? How about your children doing poorly in school? Is your job at risk? Think about this for a moment…you do not need the worry in these (or any) situation! The worry is going to change nothing. You can listen and respect the worry for what it is, but you don’t need to pack your bags and live in the worry to exist! Let the worry go and get to work at what has to be tended to instead!
Sometimes the best looking families, the ones with all of the houses and cars and boats and vacations and 2.5 children and a little designer dog hold the darkest secrets of them all. They learn how to put that shiny smile on for all of the world to see and envy, only to find inside is a hideous secret no one dares talk about. You can bet mom is pill popping to deal and dad is indulging in a little too much whiskey in such a mess. The children are acting out by indulging in risky behaviors…you know the families. Sometimes the most beautiful looking family has the ugliest secrets.
I’ve said before and I’ll probably say it a lot, we have at least two notable minds, our conscious mind, and our unconscious mind. Our unconscious mind is the holder of our first seed, the holder of all of our truths, whether we want to face them or not, and the part of ourselves that will allow you to soar…if you pay attention. The unconscious mind keeps us safe while we are driving in a daydream (trance). She or he will knock loudly on your conscious door if there is danger ahead…but we have to pay attention to it or risk regretting doing something.
Our unconscious mind does not like being stuffed upon, or drugged. She loves to be listened to, and strengthens us every time we practice doing this and acting on what it is we must do, in spite of how hard it is. It’s our conscious mind, the one we think with right now that gets us in trouble every time. The one that is first critical and judgmental, ask questions later. This is the mind that has been trained since our birth on how to think and feel…by our guardians. Unless you have had a very strong, independent unconscious mind keeping your conscious mind in good moral and healthy check, we are at risk for mental illness when we let the enemy control our conscious mind.
Sometimes the energies of fear or anger or shame get so overwhelming, we don’t know where to begin to actually deal with something.
Listen to your enemies No enemy can do as much damage to your mental well-being more than your own emotions out of check.
To find your advanced, beautiful, strong, and powerful self, I suggest you start by paying attention to your feelings. As soon as an emotion comes over you, ask yourself what this is…what is it about? Get real with it. If your normal response is to push down unpleasant things, you are at extreme risk of mental illness problems down the road. Of course some things can be let go, and we never feel it or let it disturb us again. I’m not talking about those feelings, I’m talking about the chronic ones. The one’s that keep you down and away from peace of mind and happiness.
I’ve said before, we need to feel it, to heal it. Once you find that warrior courage to look inside and find what it is holding you back, and honestly take care of the matter once and for all, the breathtaking emotion of freedom will literally knock you off your feet. I promise.