How to do Your Own Therapy  
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By Jack Bogasky Save Money. Get Relief. Attain Peace of Mind
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Vague Controlling Beliefs

When we operate from one of our major upsetting belief systems, we are unconscious. Yet when we are not operating from a major upset, why are we still not conscious? The explanation is that we also have vague controlling belief systems. Both our major upsetting and vague controlling belief systems combine, and, except for brief flashes of intuition, they continually work to keep us unconscious.

Imagine an ocean where the water represents your vague controlling belief systems. The ocean has "major upset islands" called anger, grief, guilt, rejection, anxiety. You are a ship, and the only time that you are conscious is when you are out of the water and not on an island. That is, you are conscious only when you are up in the air. That is not going to happen very often, and it's not going to last very long. Vague controlling belief systems block us from gaining conscious control of our lives. They are formed by a combination of repeated random observations that we experience and survive. The dark genius of the ego is to combine random events to form a group of belief systems that keep us unconscious of our behaviors until we encounter a major upset.