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.