Psychological Reversal: The Root of Self-Sabotage

Why do we refuse to change or heal some areas of our lives?

When we want of improve our lives we set an intention of what we would like and then we look for results. We may have visualized the result and taken some actions. Why do our intentions fall short of our desired results? Maybe it’s a little thing called “counter intention.”

Counter Intention resides as a belief we hold in direct opposition to our conscious intention buried in our subconscious mind. We may for example have intent to weigh less. On a subconscious we may have a belief if we look good and attract more partners than we will have to be more intimate. We fear intimacy.

So which intent will win? Our subconscious or counter intention always wins because it has the greater power.

The conflict sets up an energy block within us and since our subconscious has the greater power we end up getting the opposite of our conscious intent. The energy system within our body changes polarity - a Psychological Reversal. All self-sabotage results from Psychological Reversal.

We can compare Psychological Reversal to positive and negative batteries in a flashlight. They need to be properly installed for the flashlight to work. Polarity change means the positive and negative energy systems in our body have been switched and we get the opposite of our conscious choices.

Psychological Reversal occurs when our subconscious mind believes it is better for us to keep our chronic pain, extra weight, or bad habit rather than change.

The following explains in brief detail how our inner child, Shadow, and victim consciousness may sabotage our success.

Cathryn Taylor a counselor and author of The Inner Child Workbook explains how our inner child can sabotage us. "Our inner child sabotages our efforts to succeed in an attempt to protect us from failure . . . it fears our success! It fears our being too powerful. It is frightened we will get hurt."

Our Shadow sabotages us when we deny it and push feelings and behaviors we dislike down into our subconscious. As Carl Jung said, "The negative side of the personality, the sum of all those unpleasant qualities we like to hide, together with the insufficiently developed functions." For example, intense reactions to others may indicate the same qualities within ourselves we refuse to face.

According to John O’Neill, The Paradox of Success, our Shadow can sabotage success by an imbalanced focus on acquiring power, inappropriate sexual relations, overly pursuing money, or addictive behavior. Do any famous people come to mind?

Finally, our victim mentality sabotages us through subconscious thoughts of being unworthy and powerless. Victims fail to recognize themselves as victims to their own critical thoughts and beliefs.

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