What controls your behavior?
God? Money? Religion? Drugs? Psychotropic medications?
Get to know yourself and the truth that religion and psychology are controlling institutions which are no different than government and big finance. Whatever controls us becomes our god.
When I consider religion, I come to understand that the word religion implies a binding back concept. All religions are governed by an acceptance of rules, regulations, rituals and beliefs.
Personally I do not like to use the word psychology to imply that what is to follow should be considered as being scientifically accurate, complete or in truth. So when it comes to discussing the concept of religion and psychology I also have that same awkward feeling as if I am speaking in a scientifically authoritative manner.
All religions are wrong
Because I believe there is no basis to believe that any religion is right or better than another, I discuss both religion and psychology as being inherently flawed with doubts, deceptions and lies. And if you have not yet realized, every lie we believe controls our behavior.
Whether you believe in the one three person Godhead or in a deity concept of a pluralistic god, every person has their own religion of sorts. Very often the god in a person’s life is their very own subconscious mind’s belief as to what should be considered to be of ultimate value. This can include secularism, libertarianism and humanism and any other kind of ‘ism’ we can find.
In the end we need to understand that all religions are an attempt at controlling what others believe which is no different than what psychiatry seeks to accomplish in controlling behavior not acceptable to society or to one’s self.
All beliefs are value driven
Take for example a person who believes that achieving success in meeting their goal is what their value needs to be. Every thing they do in life becomes goal and success driven. The reality is that such a person will eventually experience a failure.
Although a religious person may claim to be a believer in a creator God, they do not actually believe in Him but rather and more accurately, it needs to be stated, that they have a belief in such a “God”.
All of our life’s experiences are developed into memories containing fragmented elements of factual truth, feelings and emotions. These life experiences are then formed and stored into varying degrees of beliefs.
They will all eventually find a place within our subconscious mind where they will be stored for future use. The many unconscious memories about various things in our life are stored within our subconscious mind and categorized and tagged just as it is in the virtual domain of the internet.
it is accurate to say that such a person’s guiding light then comes from personally formed beliefs. They live by their belief system and thus not from what is in truth but about what they believe to be true even when it is a lie. Belief systems are stale. Faith on the other hand is active present tense listening and doing what we believe is spoken to us in truth and in love by God Himself.
The beliefs we hang onto and which we hold as being of the ultimate value will also be what we will stand up for even if our very life depends on it. If you believe that God is not faithful, you will seek to distance yourself from Him. You can’t help it. What we believe is what we live.
All religions are rooted in negativity
Truth is a present tense essence and not a past tense belief. It is possible to believe that a lie is the truth because it contains elements of truthfulness. Truthfulness however is not in the essence of what is in truth. Truthfulness always removes that which completes truth and when we believe in what we believe to be truthful we actually believe a lie. When we believe a lie we will become a slave to that lie.
When truth is negated it becomes a lie.
It is therefore also possible that when a person says they believe in God that such is not based on present tense trust in God but on past tense suspicion about God and His perfect Character.
To believe in an active present tense God, requires that all memories of past experiences be set aside and that an intentful and mindful focus take place on the character of the God whom we say we believe in. And this must be engaged in at the present tense level as we go through a difficult situation.
Present tense believing in God, I call this active faithing, discards all past tense values we have assigned to our understanding of God as we experienced Him back in the time.
If we have a doubt about the perfect character of God, then we really do not believe in the faithful supply of sufficiency for all of our needs. Our core belief about God is rooted in doubt against God. Such a person is not an active present tense believer but a past tense controlled individual who has bought into the philosophy that ‘God helps those who help themselves’.
If for example you have had a church going kind of belief instilled into your thoughts, then you will also have experienced that there were times when you or your parents did not get what you or they thought God should have granted.
Negativity spawns fear and mistrust
.And what takes place when that occurs – when God did not come through for us? Do we become moody and possibly depressed?
Negativity against Gods’ faithful supply of sufficiency leads to mistrust, anger expressed in self-resourcefulness thinking, or in moodiness and depression and ultimately to our engaging in self-serving ans self-indulging activity.
Is belief in God supposed to help us?
Way too many of us want God to help us for our sake and for our pleasurable experiences the way we think our life should be. We may pray to God and ask Him for help in getting to were we want to go, but talk is cheap. We simply do not demonstrate that we are living by present tense faithing in what He wants for our life.
And because we do not want to be controlled by the rightness of God in the direction He wants us to walk in, we proceed to take the initiative and trust in the confidence we have in our own abilities.
Many people pray and pray for God to help them find a suitable opposite sex marriage partner. Yet when they do not see their prayers being answered, they do not realize that they have a subconscious belief that God had disappointed them on a past occasion. They do not know that all of their praying is rooted in doubt of God’s character, and anyone who doubts God is not a person of active present tense faith but a person of past tense beliefs.
The subconscious belief that God is not to be fully trusted as being faithful ends up ruling the day. With such a belief deep within our subconscious mind we need to understand that we really never had active faithing engaged, but rather had historically recorded memories guide us on how we believed we should find a suitable partner.
Christianity is not a religion
Christianity is not a religion no matter what anyone says. Pure Christian living is the life of a servant. A Christian seeks – not must- but sincerely seeks to provide pleasure to others in helping meet their needs.
If there is an attempt to control others, let it be known, that Christ has not yet been surrendered to in a willed acceptance of what the law of love requires, namely to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”