After researching the mind and consciousness under hypnosis, with Dr Lawrence Follas the author of ”Hypnosis and the Higher Self,” I developed the ability to have awareness and knowledge that did not come from any previous study or academic achievement. Therefore, I am able to address the subject I write about without having personal beliefs interfering with the content of what I write.
After completing my research with Dr Lawrence Follas in the 1980’s he wrote another book with the title of ”Conversations with the Soul.” In this book I can be identified by my middle name, Lee. What I write is original, as I am able to transcend to a higher level of consciousness, whilst remaining consciously aware. In transcending, I become aware, with clarity, of the details pertaining to understanding the human condition.
The ability to determine a deeper understanding of the exact nature of the inner dynamics of the mind has proved to be difficult. The human physiology determines the human condition, but the individual’s existence is predominantly motivated by the paradigms and beliefs within their culture, the conditions of their environment and their personal experience. The existing paradigms and beliefs make an impression on the mind of the individual, and set the precedence in the development of personal beliefs.
When there is more freedom of choice, the individual can develop their own choice of beliefs. But even though this appears to be freedom of choice, personal beliefs are unconsciously subjected to the power of an extremely intrusive force. This intrusive force is the conjugation of the existing paradigms, and the beliefs that exist within the conscious awareness of their culture.
The beliefs of the individual living within any culture are affected by the beliefs and the nature of that culture. The cultural beliefs determine the natural development of the individual’s awareness, and the actions and behavior of the individuals living within the culture. The effect of this is it continues to keep re-establishing the energy and dynamics of the culture.
Every culture is unique, and the uniqueness is defined by the religions, customs, laws and organisations that exist. Belief systems within the culture are an inherent force, and this force is extremely powerful in dominating the population. The consequence of this is it restricts personal awareness, and in limiting the development of personal awareness the ability to develop rational beliefs is limited. Beliefs have the power to direct the individual’s thought process, and this subdues their personal intelligence, logical reasoning and creative thinking. As the beliefs motivate their awareness, the individual’s thoughts, and subsequent actions, are focused on the directive of the beliefs. Rationality is subdued, as the individual is subjected to the pressure of the beliefs, and the rules within the belief systems. This is the power of belief, because what the individual believes in will dominate their perception of reality.
Objective authority dictates the beliefs, and the believer’s ability to reason eventually ceases to be realistic. The consequence is the energy of the beliefs gains strength and becomes more powerful. Beliefs have an immense power to influence and eventually control the thoughts and actions of the individual. For those who steadfastly hold onto conceptual beliefs with unquestioned faith, any beliefs that pertain to a different view of reality are instantly dismissed.
The requirement of belonging to certain belief systems is obedience to authority, and this overpowering force limits logical reasoning. It alleviates the responsibility of the individual to develop their own beliefs and understanding of reality. This definitely interferes with beneficial self-development, and the ability to activate personal intelligent awareness. Attachment to any belief system gives the individual a feeling of belonging, and the satisfaction of having faith in the concept of the beliefs gives a sense of certainty.
Belonging to any belief system gives the sense of feeling safe, and this unification has a definite bonding effect. An objective power creates the belief system, and in belonging to a system the believers get a notional link to the power. The sense of feeling protected comes from the energy of group involvement, as it gives an individual the courage to cope with the future, and subdues feelings of uncertainty. The individual can become a captive of the belief system, and this impedes their ability to develop rational awareness. The belief system to which the individual belongs becomes the factor that controls their understanding of reality, and this restricts their personal intelligence.
Demands are made on those belonging to any belief system, and the demands direct what is expected. Whatever the hierarchy determines to be unacceptable behavior must be given up, and doing this is often accompanied by feelings of personal sacrifice. Self-denial often develops feelings of self-sacrifice, and eventually this can activate a sense of righteousness. To exist under the directive of a belief system and adhere to the beliefs, gives the individual the satisfaction that comes from conforming to the beliefs. To maintain their inner balance the individual has to experience satisfaction, as it gratifies a deep inner need.
The need for satisfaction is often fulfilled as the result of being able to feel our beliefs give meaning and purpose to life. Having strong beliefs and a defined awareness of reality has an effect on the individual, as it gives the satisfaction of feeling complete. The unconscious motive for having predetermined beliefs is the effect of so doing activates strong feelings of self-satisfaction. The reason belief systems hold power over the adherent, is the beliefs give greater definition and meaning to their existence. Strong belief activates the individual’s potential to become acquiescent, as they have relinquished their ability to develop and evolve their own perception of reality.
When there is freedom of choice the individual’s beliefs often change and evolve. Discovering a different belief system that stirs their interest often provokes an affinity to the new beliefs. This interest may be brief, or a deeper attachment develops, but either way it will create an impression in the mind of the individual. Without having predetermined beliefs personal existence can lack a sense of order and purpose, and this often results in the disordered thinking of purposelessness.
The unpredictability in the nature of physical existence is becoming more obvious and this realisation has the potential to become overwhelming. This reaction is completely natural, because in having an awareness of the unpredictability in the nature of physical existence, the fragility of human existence is exposed. An unconscious reason for having beliefs is it gives personal existence a greater sense of purpose, regardless of whether the purpose is rational or irrational. Existing without a sense of purpose can be a self-disruptive force, as without the balancing effect of purpose life can become aimless.
The essential essence of their thought process originates from the individual’s core beliefs; the consequence of having strong beliefs is the individual’s thought process interrelates with their beliefs. As thought motivates action, the inherent power of belief is it activates both the thought and the potential for action. The defined beliefs of a belief system limit the personal logic and reasoning of an adherent. Personal perception is held in abeyance, as the beliefs dictated by the belief system have the power to direct the individual’s perception of reality.
Personal perception determines the logic and reasoning, but of greater relevance is balanced reasoning creates stability. The powerful effect of the stability of self-belief is it has the potential to create self-esteem. Self-esteem is definitely beneficial as it activates the ability to exist with the positive power of self-confidence. Predominately, the courage to go into action comes from the power of self-confidence. Having a positive attitude is essential, as it is fundamental in sustaining inner balance and stability; a lack of self-esteem is one of the factors restricting the ability to maintain a positive attitude.
Without self-esteem and self-belief, the individual is vulnerable to having a lack of self-confidence and this can often develop into having disruptive thoughts. The potential for disruptive thoughts to accumulate is without doubt, the primary cause of self-disruptive behavior. Within the mind the dynamics are the interactive forces that stimulate and activate the inner process. What must be understood is the power of self-belief subdues the disruptive forces active within the dynamics of the mind. The disruptive forces within the mind cause the inner conflict that renders the individual’s thought process to become confused. Any inner confusion the individual experiences holds the potential to create dysfunctional mind activity; this is the ongoing dynamics of cause and effect.