Breaking The Grievance Circuit

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SixSeconds EQ is named for the fact that the initial emotional response to an external trigger only lasts about six seconds.

I have noticed that certain triggers activate a self-perpetuating “grievance circuit” in my mind. This keeps a narrative justifying my resentment circulating in my mind; because I don’t know the appropriate action needed to resolve that trigger — and my psyche considers it too important to ignore!

This is vital information; but also a huge waste of resources. I must confess I don’t yet have a practice for reliably addressing this kind of problem, but here are some questions that might help:

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Dream: Terror Hoops

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Arena

I am in an Arena.
At least in the building.
I’m backstage, on the edge of the Court.

Watching a man go out to be arrested.
A former basketball player.
He was going to blow the place up.
I helped turn him in.

I’m hoping he forgives me.
That he knew what he was going to do was wrong.
And is glad someone stopped him.

But more than that.
I’m hoping he doesn’t feel alone.
That he doesn’t think I hate or despise him.

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Unsolicited Fatherly Advice

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Based on everything I have learned over the last several years, here is my current practice for how to confront someone I love that I am concerned about.

It reflects many painful learnings about what I have found to be counterproductive, but I am sure there is still room for improvement. Let me know your thoughts!

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Redeeming Aphrodite: Girls Knight Out (Part 11)

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Continued from Part 10

Prologue

I stand in the Box of Hades
Holding the hand of Eve.
While the Multitude tears Adam to shreds.
Over and over and over again.

Time seems to stop.
Or perhaps speed up to infinity.
We are frozen somewhere between horror and awe.
By the depths of his sacrifice.

Somehow, thought resumes.
Something snaps me out of my reverie.
Was it a shout from Adam?
Some movement from Eve?

I remember his final command, to save his Bride.
My Mother.
Who suffers no man to rescue her.
From whence no mortal ever returned.

What could a Son of Adam like myself possibly do?
Especially having surrendered the Master Key of Peter!

And then I realize.
I do know one who is neither man nor mortal.
And I’m pretty sure she owes me a favor…

Aphrodite

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Communion of the Betrayed

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1 Corinthians 11:23 — For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread..,

Similar to HeartSync or Sozo, Communion of the Betrayed (COTB) — also known as Soul Shift — is for inner healing of emotional woundings; but as a public co-devotional practice, inspired by DBJ.

COTB is designed specifically for people who feel they have been betrayed by someone close to them (as Jesus was). This is a very deep wound that requires extraordinary grace.

Special thanks to Jamie Winship of Identity Exchange for his input and encouragement.

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