Attitudes of Mastery:
4. REVERENT - RESPECT— Acknowledging and giving to the
Responsibilities of Mastery: 4.
SELF-DISCIPLINE: Accepting responsibility for directing
personal energies toward, rather than in opposition to, the
outcomes you desire to experience. The physical, mental and
emotional bodies have long been directed by the subconscious
forces of the hidden "shadow," creating within us urges,
reactions, thoughts, impulses, perceptions and feelings that
often work counter to the life creations we desire to
manifest. Part of spiritual mastery entails teaching
ourselves to be consciously diligent in observing our own
minds, emotions and physical body-talk, so that we may
employ conscious redirection of subconscious shadow energies
that run on "auto-pilot." If we learn to "catch ourselves"
when "negative" thought patterns or emotions run through us,
we can use that moment of recognition to reclaim this errant
energy and consciously use the power of affirmative
attitude, remedial word choice and direct energy
re-direction to direct opposing energies of the Self into
fulfillment of desired constructive, spiritually mature
creations. It takes self discipline to become the "Lion
Tamer" of the often roaring subconscious mind, but we do
have the intrinsic power to help our subconscious shadow to
evolve through loving but firm redirection, into a "cuddly
lap cat" that will gladly join us in our constructive
co-creations. Self-discipline emerges when we consistently
remind ourselves to employ the "Spiritually Correct"
thought, action or attitude, even if we don't "feel like it"
when the shadow sneaks up from "down under." The shadow
parts of Self surface so that we may see these parts
of Self come to the conscious mind for healing. Through this
process, the conscious mind itself can learn greater
attributes of mastery.