And what exactly does it entail, "facing" difficult issues?
Conversely, where's the line between deciding to feel good in spite of the issues, and living in denial, only to face bigger demons later?
This was a question asked in another thread http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/53140/why-does-giving-in-to-sadness-seem-like-such-a-relief-wont-sadness-lose-me-the-manifestations-im-waiting-for, in a conversation between @CalonLan and @Stingray.
@Fairy Princess suggested I should post it for everyone to have a go at. (Thank you all!)
The way you've phrased your question doesn't seem to offer much of a pleasant choice...face a difficult issue, or be consumed by a difficult issue? :)
It's like saying, would you like me to slap you on your face, or slap you on the side of your head? :)
My view on this, which originated from Abraham, was reinforced by Bashar and The Pleiadian Collective, and has been tested extensively in my own life experience, is that one should never go deliberately looking for difficult issues to deal with.
To do so invites the Law of Attraction to start bringing more difficult issues to you because you attract in accordance with where your thoughts are dominantly focused.
As I mentioned in the thread your question refers to, that's a game you will never win.
As you face one difficult issue and go looking for more to face, you'll find them...and then as you look for more, you'll find more of them too...and more...and more...and so on...forever.
Eventually your life will be one long stream of difficult issues to face because you will keep dredging up more and more to face thanks to the operations of the impartial, but totally consistent, Law of Attraction.
No thanks. I've spent many years in that dark place in my past and it's not exactly a fun-filled experience ...unless you enjoy being eternally slapped :)
There is a better way, however.
In my view, the correct strategy is always to aim for that vibrational state of joyous alignment that Abraham terms The Vortex.
Your goal is to make Vortex alignment so habitual that it becomes your natural vibrational home. Once you do that, you can now step out of the Vortex without fear - or be kicked out of the Vortex by an "issue" - but still find your way back in with relative ease, cleaning up a little bit on the way. (I use what I call the Advanced Focus Blocks Method for this but you can use whatever works for you)
We are creatures of habit and making Vortex alignment a firm habit will serve you well for the rest of your life. As Abraham say, Vortex first anyway you can, then everything else.
You need not be concerned that always having the goal of Vortex alignment will somehow "not deal" with issues that need to be dealt with (integrated).
When a light shines brighter, the shadows become darker, and it will become more and more obvious what issues need integration because they will be issues that keep kicking you out of the Vortex.
This is a process that happens completely naturally and you cannot avoid it because it's part of the natural ebb and flow of life.
And so, to answer your question, I would suggest only relying on that natural "kicking out of the Vortex" to identify and deal with your difficult issues rather than deliberately going looking for them.
And once you are out of the Vortex, spend the minimum time you need to in order to find enough relief from whatever is bothering you to launch yourself back in again.
You'll never clean up your entire life so just accept that and get on with enjoying the ride :)
answered 20 Jun '12, 17:28
I will use the serenety prayer to find a logical course to take in the face of difficult issues. It goes like this: God grant me the serenety to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdome to know the difference. So you take your issue and ask yourself if there is anything you can do to change or fix the situation. If yes, then conscienciously make a plan to fix it. That could include techniques like Two Hands Touching, praying, or Focus Block to assist allowing a good plan. If no, then do Two Hands Touching or EFT or whatever, to help you release the issue so as not to be consumed by it.
It won't fix your problem if you stew on it, worry about it, dwell in it, fear that it will happen, etc... Holding the negative thoughts and feelings in your mind produces hormones that cause pain, illness, etc... as well as attract more occasions for you to feel that way. So forgive all that you hold in your heart. Not because they deserve it, but because you deserve to move on.
answered 22 Jun '12, 09:22
This is my turning point. I have been very sick for weeks now, I was just getting ready to helplessly cough again because I have just woken up with my throat agitated again.
When I cough I can not breath for a while because my throat gets so clogged up! It is a terrible thing to go through wondering if this will be the time I pass out!
Now I just had a call from a good friend that told me life is a battle what am I doing caving into this? She said how powerful I am and what a great teacher I am both in Karate and spiritually. She said to me, do I think darkness likes me helping people be empowered with confidence? She said you step in that ring and meet this and beat this!
She had an observation this came from depression, lost confidence, then the sickness. I said that is true that has been why I have been feeling like when I get better I'll fight this but for now I feel beat, tired, exhausted, overwhelmed.
I now see that I was hit hard with this attack on many levels. That is why the lack of motivation to beat this, I couldn't figure out why this time nothing was coming to me to beat this. It wasn't just physical is why, I had mostly given up on life!
The Bible tells us we speak into creation, our words have great authority and power, we have great command. Every word we think or say has an effect in creating what we experience.
I was just going to cough again but I chose again and this time I chose to stand up and say to the devil is that all you have! Is that the best you can do? I am a new creation in Jesus Christ, I have perfect ever lasting life! I have perfect health, happiness, confidence, I have full authority over you Satan be gone in Jesus name you take your illusion with you! Sickness does not exist in the mind of God!
I'll tell you this, I feel right now like Rocky when he was nearly beat but he said now it's my turn!
It is our faith that makes the difference, it is taking an active roll in the creation of experience with the confidence knowing that we are choosing again. We are the ones punching not being the ones getting punched.
We are the ones beating life into submission, we will not be beaten into submission by life! That Kingdom of God is ours claim it and battle any illusion that tries to tell you different.
It is taking an active stance and saying it's my turn now Satan you are going down!
I am back on top and I'll have this beat very soon I know it, I feel it, this is the the reality I chose.
Don't take it lying down, you get up face it and say it's my turn now, I call the shots and I am a winner, a victor!
God be with you. :-)
answered 20 Jun '12, 17:02
Dear Grace, You have some wonderful answers and Stingray is superb when it comes to helping people. It is true that if you become owerwhelmed with problems and emotional issues it becomes like a vicious circle and you will keep on geting more of the same. You have to try to feel good in spite of all that is going on for than you will get out of the vicious circle and be able to confront and face when an issue arrises.
With practise it gets easier and you will notice that the next time a problem crops up it will not consume you but you will bounce back much quicker and even suprise yourself. Living in the moment while feeling good (being in the vortex) does wonders.
Also instead of worring give your problem over to a higher power and watch miracles happen.
answered 23 Jun '12, 15:47
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