When one is devoid of the first two complexes, they may attempt the third aspect of cleansing the mind – learning to overcome their own negativity and breathe-in only positivity. Based on our personality types – each of us have positive and negative energies accumulated or acquired within us through experience and actions. These often can manifest as thoughts that turn into incidents affecting our reality. Often we have been in experiences where even the impossible became possible simply because we thought of it…The more intense the thought, the higher the probability of the manifestation. While many of these incidents were pleasant surprises, not so often have we also had life-churning events causing the un-attained to be heart-broken. We then start to fear our own knowing and unknowingly worry the possibility of manifestation of expectation.
Occasionally these visions, expectations and anticipations manifest within us as deep rooted fears – ones with no apparent reason or with subtle reasons beyond comprehension. They can cause a fear beyond the fear of Uncertainty. One which can be contrasted as a “Fear of Knowing/Fearing Anticipated Certainty”. These are not because of a prejudice or a pre-disposition and hence are not from beliefs and “identification biases”. These are occasionally due to acquired “Karma: The law of what goes around, comes around!”, sometimes due to a “Siddhi: Attainments of Extra Sensory Perceptions/access to transcendental knowledge” or due to “Kala Gyana: Knowledge of Time-Effect relationships without necessarily knowing causes”.
Often these eventual manifestation of anticipations, to the average person might seem unreasonable. Events associated with these complexes and their observations are seen as coincidences by the rational mind, clairvoyance by the believers, irrational by the simple and spooky by the conniving.
Take time to revisit the article on the 4 complexes that disturb us internally and herein explore their root causes. This week as we identify with our Real Self, we will also know, that which we ought to know, that which we might foresee and that to which ignorant we will be. Having the wisdom to see the difference and the patience to observe them carefully, while staying aloof from its implications on the events of our life is necessary to clear the mental clutter.
How does one check one’s internal fears from growing?
To cleanse yourself of Realization complex, first admit and accept that in all of us – a superior intelligence resides. Let’s connect within and allow it to speak to us. And when that voice speaks, we better listen. No matter what it tells us, whether in our perspective it seems unfair, if it feels right – why resist it? Treat your conscience as messages from a higher being. When we realize the Absoluteness of our “Real self”, we know our thoughts can manifest in to reality. Manifestation of anticipation must not scare us, but rather strengthen us to lead, guide and heed. To fight the “Realization complex” is foolishness – and to ignore it is self-deception. Why then the fear of non-eventual certainty?
This week as we overcome our fear of anticipation and manifestation of our fears, we start observing our thoughts about people and things. What causes us to think negative or bad things will happen? Why do we think we know and forecast omens? What is the root cause of our ESPs? To do so, we have to contemplate/observe our thoughts, words and deeds that cause inclination to fear a vision or an imaginary reality…perhaps even a clairvoyance. Do we make illusory conclusions based on the vision? Which of these are immature impressions or wishful musings? It might cause one to believe upon certain manifestations that all their anticipations will turn into reality. The “Law of Attraction” states we create reality by thinking of it too much. We need to keep a check on what we think…and whatever we do – stay positive.
Day 1: Understand your true fears. Reinforce your true eternal identity. Knowing you are not the limited person, accept the Divine presence within you. Now allow the divine to speak to you. Try to connect to it…when your thoughts run wild, it clouds your intellect. Observe and try to know the difference. Seek to contemplate on when is something wishful thinking Vs. when is that inner voice something your intellect is telling you.
Read and understand what is the conscience. Also read of Extra-sensory perceptions. Recall on the ill-effects negative-expectations and anticipatory stress you have incurred in the past. What caused the fears to manifest? If you have an experience of a manifestation of anticipations – how certain were you of the incidents before and after the events? How did you feel about the episode? Did it make you feel frustrated, helpless or hopeless? Chart out your thoughts, reactions, caution and action – post the contemplation.
Day 2: What is the basis of this manifestation of expectation – if you experienced it? Did you observe on Day 1 and contemplate what causes this feeling of knowing, esp. of future harm or events? How did it affect you and others? Are you now shy and scared of connecting with the inner voice? Has your inner voice been subdued with year of deafness meted out to it? Some of us may not even understand and not experience this manifestation of expectations, do not worry, then you do not have this cause of concern.
For those who do, this feeling is caused by the mind Vs. intellect conflict – It is the Ego (Aham) mis-representing or contriving what the intellect tell us, according to what It (the egoistic mind) wants to hear/happen. As indicated above it can have 3 distinct causes:
- Often the state of individuality consciousness due to past actions(pra-rabdha) has enough information to foretell future effect.
- Sometimes divine talents given to certain individuals causes them to have incidental visions that manifest into reality. Again the Aham there may think it is the minds(self’s) doing.
- Sometimes a perceptive mind, receives some transcendental or taboo knowledge that causes them to intercept time and effect events out of sequence (ESP).
These causes notwithstanding, the individual who receives these messages has the choice to stay silent, react or respond to the situation – without exercising the ego. Since people are different in their evolution, within the mature mind these message are dormant/silent power and in the case of the immature mind (is ego distorted) becomes “Realization complex”. It then causes a position (perspective) that we take to look at these anticipations from our pivot. Now when we try to avoid or deter the outcome of the “Realization” if it is against us or encourage the event/happening if it seems favourable to us, we give in to our ego, therein allowing the “control” mindset, which causes pain and suffering.
Day 3 to 5: We already saw in the earlier weeks how Aham – the ego and its preferences – can cause mental-insufficiency and negativity. So once we overcome the need for being in control, once we see everything as it is, once we learn to distinguish the mind’s chatter from the intellect’s wisdom…we in principle learn to live in sufficiency, of being and staying balanced – for nothing is favourable or unfavourable – they just are as they should be. Coming to this state helps overcome the “Realization complex” and the fears associated with the manifestation of anticipations.
Categorize people, events, situations, things, etc. that cause anticipation within you. Look at them objectively – what about them do you want to control or influence? Why do these things trigger a feeling of insecurity, hopelessness or fear in you? Why do you feel the need to change or avoid a situation? Are your making anticipations that are just probable or may even be impossible? When do you start experiencing it? What triggers it? Can you avoid the triggers? What can you do to just stay collected, calm and unperturbed while you stay connected within and attentive to the voice and its wisdom.
To cleanse yourself of a Superiority/Inferiority complex, first admit and accept that all of us – No matter who/what we are, from deep within have the same origins. Treat all as equals. Comparison stops when equanimity begins. When we know the absoluteness of our “Real self”, we see ourselves manifested in everyone else and understand the insignificance of ourselves as limited individuals. The one weapon against Aham(ego) is – Submission & Equality!
Just admit your ego to a Guru or life-coach if you feel you have the power of vision and clairvoyance. Confession – will not cause you to loose it or make others think you have lost it. It is about ensuring you are guided, how to use the connect and the power of “Realization” to become realistic. Practicality will then set in. We will be cautious on how we let our minds underpinnings not disturb the course of events in nature.
During the days 3 to 5, vigilance and observation is key. What causes your mind to overpower your intellect and cloud your judgement? Do you stay balanced in various situations in life? Are you not trying to interfere with others and events? Be watchful. Be respectful and loving to all things…observe all actions, thoughts and words – that cause “Certainty fears” and “Anticipation Manifestation influenced by your personal Preferences”. Note them, with your opinions, actions and consequences.
Day 6: Look back at the week past. What all triggered “Expectation”, “Anticipation” and “Fear of Manifestation”? How many of your fears, visions and anticipations manifested into events, incidents, judgments and reality? How often did you try to manipulate and/or influence situations to your choices/liking? Realize the law of Karma – is the only law of the material universe. Allow cause-effect relationships to take their stance, for no point fighting the Truth of the material world.
Finally, review your observations and contemplation of the week with a mentor, friend or a Guru. Create a journal – write them down, helps in reinforcement later – of the things that caused “Realization complexes”. What triggered negativity? Document your reactions, plans, conspiracies, words, actions, thoughts and minds workings in response to situations that caused “anticipation” and “manifestation”.
Prepare a brief plan covering:
- What you will do to respect and receive these messages and understand these situations
- What will you do to respond and not react
- What will you do to handle the situation so as to be more calm and collected without “fear and fallacy”
- What visions do you have? Who/What is related to it? How intense are they?
- For every preference, opinion, bias, etc. that tends to drive or change the message – what steps do you take to stay connected to the truth and not distort it with your minds wants/wishes?
- What was your response plan?
- For Unknown causes of a complex – deeply introspect your personality. Find hidden talents or given knowledge. Document them.
- Have practical steps on what you can do to appreciate the “Realization complex” and not fight it. Overcome the behavioural effects it might have on your personality by knowing what to accept and what to take control of and what to just let go in your life.
- Have alternate plans if primary plan fails. Remember the body and the mind shall go to dust. The soul lives on.
- Prepare your own approach to address fear of anticipation and manifestation and review with a friend/mentor/Guru.
The subsequent 6 days – introspect on the above and see how you improve.
Find the link to ‘Mind-Cleanse program’.