Sunday, May 1, 2011

20. Internal and external locus of control: Truth, responsibility and fairness.

Psychologist say that a person has internal locus of control, if it attributes the causes of his state of life mainly to inner causes in him. This increases the sense of responsibility and control of ones life thus positive emotions. But this works very well when the state of life is considered positive and is successful. When a person is found in an undesired state of life (failure, tragedy etc) there is the tendency to attribute the causes to external factors, and do not take responsibility (thus innocence). This is called external locus of control. Very successful people are absolute in asserting that only the internal locus of control, is the true , real and powerful. But are they fair?
Are there not situations the the external locus of control is not only the real but also the fair?
I will admit though the next: By stretching causes, all of the present state of life can attributed both 100% to internal locus of control as well as 100% external locus of control. Most people have a mixture I assume. The internal locus of control must be sought not so as to charge causes in say a social fair way, but to search what one can do to avoid or succeed in some goals in spite difficulties. E.g. let us say that you cross a road, and some criminals are aggressively provoking you with words or gestures or even blocking your way, so as to find an excuse to attach and hit you. So you start thinking in your mind what you did in similar situations, and in those cases that you failed to stop the attach, if there was something more you could do to avoid the attach. Obviously here you are searching in the internal locus of control (what depends on you) which it is totally different from a fair social assessment that would obviously put the blame to the criminals that are external locus of control.

Of course peace of mind , planetary prosperity  and happiness comes also when we feel that we accomplish gradually our true goals. And there minor and major goals in life. We might say that our existence has no other goal than to exist. Or that we may have many different goals, according to the scale of relevance in our existence. But one of the most beautiful and meaning goals in life is to develop more of our soul consciousness. So all other minor goals like social success, money, fame, knowledge , creativity etc are to serve this major goal of developing more of our soul consciousness


You are consciousness. Your body is in your consciousness, not the other way around--you are not consciousness inside of a body. consciousness has formed the body necessary for your needs and lessons while on earth. When you realize this you will find that you are no longer quite so subject to world beliefs that say you are at the mercy of your body.

Your whole world is also within your consciousness--the weather, friends near or far, family, beliefs. Everything exists in consciousness and nothing exists outside of consciousness. Each must ask; "What do I entertain in my consciousness? What beliefs, what concepts, what ideas, etc do I hold?"
Thoughts that pop into your head are impersonal until you claim them as yours. This is why there is no reason to believe you are a spiritual failure if some negative or even violent thought comes floating into your mind when you least expect it. The clearing process of the bodies within the consciousness often brings outgrown beliefs and thoughts to the surface. No need to react with shock or resistance, simply acknowledge them for what they are, giving them no power, and moving on.
Thoughts have only the reality and power they are given. The human mind can only draw on what is already a part of consensus consciousness--that which is already known. New ideas-- inventions, art, science, technology, and deep spiritual insights etc, must bubble up from deeper levels of creativity within where they are then brought into manifestation by the receiver and become part of consensus consciousness and available to all. This is how evolution takes place and how your every insight is adding to the resonance of an ascending world consciousness.
Many yet remain unaware of who and what they really are or that the energy they radiate effects those around them as well as adding to the universal energy of the planet as a whole. This is why it is important to be aware of your thoughts and beliefs or of thinking that your thoughts are hurting no one if you don't say them out loud.
You carry your state of consciousness wherever you go because consciousness is what you are. Your resonance can lift and open another who is receptive to it without your awareness or can cause someone to dislike you. Because energy seeks to align with like energy (oneness) it is important to keep yourself in compassion and not sympathy when helping those who may be drawn to your energy seeking help.
You are creators but have not known this. The consciousness of a sleeping mankind has for eons been forming the world in which you now find yourselves--consciousness manifesting as form and building upon itself to where the world is now. Through centuries of struggle and evolving awareness, mankind is now ready to move beyond the illusion.