We have no control over our thoughts. We're programmed to think as we do.
But we choose whether to empower thoughts by taking them as truth, or disempower thoughts by recognizing them as programming.
Every time we recognize thoughts as Programming, we are re-programmed toward neutral thoughts - which neutralizes the drama in our lives and for our collective world.
To recognize thoughts as Programming, we simply turn our attention to the underlying feeling and breathe with conscious awareness.
When we are able to unconditionally forgive our attackers, there will be no more attacks.
For every attacker comes from within. The external attack is only a reflection of lack of forgiveness aka fear.
This isn't about trying to control what's going to happen - that only leads to more suffering.
We all hold memories of being attacked in different forms, whether physically, verbally, financially, etc. With those memories we automatically attach judgment that something went wrong, fear that it will happen again, and a need to keep it from happening again.
This way of being projects an energetic charge from aura that powerfully attracts more of what we are not wanting for ourselves and for the world - no matter what measures we take in the physical. Thus, the key to creating a more loving environment is in diffusing the energetic charge within our own field of awareness - ie: forgiveness.
How to forgive? Feel into the energetic charge that arises in our bodies when we think about the attacker, focus on breathing without pausing, and let the corresponding thoughts rise and fall on their own.
There's nothing wrong with Anger - Anger is just a distorted form of Love - energy in motion that arises out of mental confusion. Acting while feeling angry - even so called 'righteous anger' - serves to perpetuate the energy of anger in our own vibration, in our personal manifestations and for the collective world.
Notwithstanding the consequences, there's nothing wrong with acting out of Anger either. Whatever expresses is what's required, and for those who have been repressing Anger, expressing it is an advancement toward liberation.
Anger is a message that we are perceiving a circumstance that reflects a false belief which was impressed upon us in our infancy. The present circumstance is only relevant to our Anger in that it provides a storyline we can use to justify feeling Angry, and thus give more Life Force Energy to its vibration.
Without our belief that any circumstance or person is responsible for our Angry feeling, energy that was being directed to support and sustain Anger becomes available for inspired service to pure Love. To facilitate this transmutation through our individual awareness requires feeling into Anger's vibration when it arises, without acting on it, or otherwise feeding it with further belief in our mental projections about it.
In this way, Anger can play itself out, until all that's left is detached energy - which is automatically repurposed in service to unbounded Love.
Don't get discouraged if you can't stay focused right away, or if you don't perceive immediate results . Humanity has been conditioned for millennia to serve anger over inspiration, and the mind naturally grips to and protects what's known - so you may experience feeling worse before you feel better.
Your consistent intent and attention in this regard is an investment that pays off forever. Just do your best and keep it up - eventually the results will speak for themselves.
Vengeful thoughts are born out of the core belief that Love is something that must be earned. Such thoughts arise on fearful emotional patterns that began in infancy - when we first took this false idea as truth.
The idea that we are not unconditionally loved made us feel afraid that we may not be found good or worthy enough to deserve love. To avoid that fearful feeling we innocently escaped into the corridors of mind to help us to become loveable.
When we were rewarded for our efforts, we felt worthy of the love that we craved; and when we were punished, we felt unworthy and thus vengeful. Vengeful thoughts are the way the mind protects us from feeling unworthy, by making others out to be more deserving of punishment than we are.
These thoughts powerfully command our attention, and make us numb to the underlying feeling sensation, which attracts them. NoBody is immune from vengeful thoughts - which are the building blocks for the myriad ways in which we have been harming ourselves and others over thousands of years.
We are all complicit and innocent simultaneously - we are only doing the best we can based on what we believe to be true. Before we were given physical bodies, we all knew the truth, but in our innocence we took on the world's lack of love as absolute truth, and from that core belief we have added more beliefs, which serve to further deny the Love that we are.
As adults, the idea that love must be earned continues to run our lives and the collective world, but only until we experientially remember the truth.
How do we experience what's true? When we observe thoughts that seek to punish anyone, we direct our mental attention toward quietly experiencing whatever feelings are arising.
We intend to observe what’s being felt instead of indulging in thought streams that ask 'why me', make anyone out to be wrong, fantasize about harm coming to people, or try to figure out how to change anyone.
We remember our intent to quietly observe the vibrational resonance in our bodies as we keep re-directing our attention on the felt sensation - even when presented with thoughts about how our feelings or thoughts need to be changed, healed, transformed, etc.
We also recognize that the most intensely uncomfortable emotions present thoughts that seem very important in the moment, and we keep breathing and redirecting our attention as we do our best to feel beneath those thoughts.
Vengeful thoughts are not our fault, but they have become our responsibility. For we are the living heirs of these thoughts, and the violence in our world is a reflection of them.
Keep breathing consciously and do your best. Through your presence, you have the power to command miracles of grace in your life and for your world.
The mind is so good at illusion that it can lead you to believe that you have transcended an emotionally unpleasant state.
Such is the illusion that follows mental suppression of emotional dis-ease...and whatever has been suppressed gains energy, only to manifest more powerfully at another point in time, and often in another form.
The only way out of any pattern of discomfort is to go through it. So you're invited to go deep into whatever feelings arise - instead of looking to some magical way to transcend them.
It's in this way that the seed emotional discord can finally be realized and transmuted by the power of Awareness - the material consequences of which is truly Magical.
Your body is your temple. Spirit speaks through the resonance that you can feel in your being.
However, when you buy into thoughts that people and things in the outside world caused what's being felt, you allow your temple to be desecrated.
While you always remain innocent, following these trains of thought gives egoic mind authority over your life, which is only capable of creating conflict in your experience and in your world.
Through mindful breathing and trusting that all you *need* is to go through what's being felt, authority over your life is returned to the Source of mind - the One who can deliver you from all perceived limitation.
The delusional mind seeks to keep you comfortable within the idea that you are a separate self because it cannot understand that you are eternal essence and really One with the world that appears to be around you.
But the mind makes for a very poor master of your life experience. While mental cunningness can create a temporary illusion of enhanced comfort, it inevitably leads to increased conflict, suffering and disease.
To reclaim your rightful place as Master of your life experience, and live from the level of Comfort from which you have never really been moved, requires a Willingness to detach from mental movements that seek to create and maintain a false sense of comfort.
Simply allowing thoughts to fall onto silence while feeling (without following the comments about) the felt resonance of discomfort in your body/mind is the way Home.
While you are thinking about the drama that triggered an uncomfortable feeling, you cannot also meet your inner child's needs for attention, love and compassion. These kinds of thoughts are the mind's feeble efforts to make you feel better by focusing your attention on figuring out how to control the situation and people involved.
Said efforts can only result in surface changes while reinforcing hidden agendas to gain attention, love and compassion from others by casting shadows that make you out be treated wrongly over and over again.
When you're ready to step into your own power, start feeling the pain of your emotions with the intent to give your inner child whatever Comfort is needed to return to Wholeness. To stay focused on your intent, keep recognizing the thoughts that resonate with your pain as a Diversion, and let them subside on their own.
Your perceived inadequacies are reflected in your experience of other people - especially those in closest relation to you.
Watch how you feel when your children, partners, siblings, parents, etc. fail to live your ideas of what's good for them. Giving unsolicited advice or otherwise trying to fix them is a reactionary effort to suppress these uncomfortable feelings.
This is the mind's attempt to make you feel better. It's the kind of 'selfishness' that yields diminishing returns because it causes your feelings of inadequacy to project more powerfully into your world.
When you're ready to opt out of this silly game of self abuse, simply stop interfering in your loved ones experiences, and feel your own emotions around the perceived inadequacies that are being reflected back to you.
When you finally give your feelings the attention they deserve, the denied aspects of your self can return to the Wholeness that you are - and the others in your life will evolve to reflect that integration.