The answer is: Fear. Right now people are living in a state of fear because of the economy making a change downward. For decades this situation has been going on, but did not make news until it started hitting the average person’s pocketbook.
The first fear started with the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. People lived in fear that another attack was going to occur right away. Nine years later we have not had another attack and our fear level has gone down. The second was started with oil prices going up. The third was mortgage interest rates escalating to the point that people have lost their homes. Now we see banks closing and there is the belief that we may not have money for tomorrow. The job layoffs are daily and it will continue for some time. The economy is not going to recover quickly. This is where you must not let fear overwhelm you. You can survive on less, as consumers we’re not use to not having the latest clothes, electronics, cars, and homes. It’s time to learn how people have lived through tough economic times before. They did not purchase everything they desired. They learned to make do with what they had.
What makes this economic situation different than the crash of 1929 is the fact that people did not live on credit. Our economy today is based on credit. So this is really a credit crash, as evidenced by people unable to pay the loans on their mortgages. My father came through the depression and he always said, “If I can’t afford something I don’t need it.” He never owned a credit card and would always pay cash for what ever he needed.
It’s so easy to spend money with a credit card or a debit card. If you start using cash more you will find that you don’t spend as much. This is one way to stop the panic. Think carefully about what you really need before you buy it. You would be amazed at what you can live without.
With the economic crisis Chicken Little is running around screaming, “The Dow is falling, The Dow is falling.” Fear is causing people to panic and the media feeds the panic. Fear keeps people in line and following the actions of those in charge. We must not give in to the fear. Remember that this too shall pass. Realize that you have a hand in controlling your destiny and that you will always have enough to survive.
The biggest disguised fear, the one that is at the root of almost all of those fears that block us is Self.
It comes in the forms of Selfishness, Self Centeredness and Self Seeking, mainly and branches out from those, then flows out into all corners and crevices of our daily lives in too many different kinds of fears to mention them all here. As you know we can only find temporary relief by finding a False Key that works.
At this point in our Spiritual journey it is very important to define these three types of self and how they are really fear in disguise. These definitions, as I said above, will be very simple here. You for your own purposes can ponder in more depth how these manifest themselves in your own life and in the lives of those close to you and those who interact with you in your life.
To define Selfishness in its simplest form is: The constant fear that I am not going to have what I want when I want or need it. We can all ponder up many scenarios here.
The simplest definition of Self Centeredness is: Everything is all about me, my plans, and designs. If only everyone and all the things in my corner of the world would be and act the way I wish them to, at least this part of the world would be a much better place.
Self Seeking is probably the most misunderstood of the three. Also it is the most cleverly disguised and therefore causes more things that block the 6th sensor The Spirit than the other two combined. But again to keep it real simple here I will just give a short definition and description of how it manifests itself in all facets of our daily lives.
Self Seeking is; I know beyond any doubt, that if I do for you or act the way you want me to I can get you to do for me and to act the way I want you to.
But as we all know, most of the time that doesn’t hold true, as happens with all forms of fears disguised as forms of self. We are driven by so much self propulsion that we most of the time have no real hope of those things working out right. Also through our own actions we end up putting ourselves in a position to hurt or be hurt. Which of course causes us to become even more Spiritually blocked.
What I do is deliver truth about situations – because truth relieves one of all fears. As its states in the Bible, “The truth shall set you free.”