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Resistance: Food for the Victim Ego

 photo credit: Dalliano0925????? We all have a part of us that focuses on the negative and generates resistance to life in the form of negativity. I call that part of us, the “victim ego.” The victim ego is the part of us that is in constant resistance to the world, with thoughts like, “I didn’t deserve that, it’s not fair” and “Look what they did

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Our Negative Reactions Reflect Our Own Thinking

photo credit: Ajda Gregor?i? Every negative reaction we have comes from our thoughts – no matter how tempting it is to think that our negative response is caused by something outside us. When we think, “They’re making me …” or “they’re ruining my life,” we’re operating out of a victim state of consciousness. When we react to something out there we can rest assured that

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There’s No Way I’m Voting For That Political Candidate!

Just because you find that you are in a total state of negative reaction towards a candidate does not mean that what you see about them might not be true. A projection can turn out to be true. Maybe what you tell yourself about that political candidate happens to be true. But here’s the thing … you would not be having such a negative reaction

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Resistance and shame reinforce addiction ….

Resistance is a form of negative attention. “Anything we resist persists” … as the saying goes. As mentioned previously, attention is a fertilizer. Resistance is the negative form of attention we give to something that we don’t like. We start fighting against it – through protest perhaps, or by verbal attack … we “should” it or lambast it or feel “bad” about it … etc.

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Should or Shouldn’t … The Voice of Ego

Ego has it’s own particular devices for stealing us away from the present moment and carrying us off into places that don’t actually exist. One such place is the imaginary land of “Shouldville”. Shouldville is the resistant state of consciousness we find ourselves in when we find ourselves thinking in terms of “should” or “shouldn’t”. Whenever we’re thinking life shouldn’t be the way it is,

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