Week 7 – Not my fault?
This is the first time, and, no doubt, the only time, I can say without guilt, ‘It’s not my fault!’
This Mental Diet is quite the exercise. What has really affected me is the diet includes our thoughts. That is a huge challenge and takes practice. So, while doing this diet, I am incorporating the 7 Laws of the Mind, especially, the Law of Substitution, and the Law of Practice.
What is great about this exercise is that I am needing to draw on other exercises that have been introduced in previous weeks. My initial thought is that this is subtly manipulative. However, it really is far from that. Without the foundation of the exercises up to this point, this Mental Diet would be a source of negative, thus, more cement, reinforcing all the lies I believed about myself, until joining this course.
Do you know how wonderful it is to proclaim, ‘It’s not my fault’? I was raised to take responsibility for my decisions/actions. My situation is the result of my decisions, thus, choose wisely. But NEVER was it acceptable to say, It’s not my fault. Ahhhhhh, it is, at this moment, at this point in the MKE journey that I am so grateful to express that phrase!
This reprieve is only for the negativity bias but I will take it!
In the recovery ministry I am involved in, there is always a question regarding why any one of us can write pages about our faults but hardly 3 lines about our merits. So many individuals are so steeped in their garbage and guilt, they can not see past the end of their arms.
I love how Og, Haanel, Emerson, the cards, the shapes, and the exercises are all part of a sweet symphony playing mental music in perfect harmony. Staying true to the exercises is all part of the Law of Substitution, replacing the old with the new. It is all so very exciting.
So here is to 7 straight days of positive thought. Until that happens, there is no guilt, no self criticism, or disappointment, because….It’s not my fault!!!!