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August 22, 1989

   Man can be described as a creature of habits. He learns to do things reducing them to mental, physical skills. When the skill matures into a habit, he is functional. He becomes efficient in his functioning when the habit sinks into subconscious levels. After this stage, though the habit is efficient, if one wants to change his habit, it is very difficult, almost impossible. The best in the circumstances is to supplant one undesirable habit with a desirable one. The rule of subconscious habit is all-powerful. One manages to change its direction or result.

   The above is a biological mechanism whose strength, force and power is ultimate. This is neutral, not moral. Social life includes moral convictions, religious sentiments, psychological appearances, self-image and several other capsules that make the basket of social appearances. Man has several parts in his functioning as well as behaviour. Conditioned reflex is one of them. Complex is another. Religion teaches about hell. He who feels morally guilty -- imagined or real -- compensates it by another activity totally unrelated to his life. The boy neglected by parents at home, works hard at school to win academic laurels. Had he received affection at home, he would have been a normal pupil.  His accomplishment is artificial. It is true that the boy's mental faculties are more keen if he receives affection copiously. These complexes can become mental habit, nervous habits, reflexes, physical subconscious habits or a combination of these planes, viz mental-nervous; mental-physical; or any possible combination demanded by the issue that irks the mind. A habit becomes compulsive when it reaches the physical level that is the subconscious level. Then, it stays. Psychologically this compulsiveness can be dissolved.

   The principle of dissolution is to generate equal or greater power inwardly, say mentally, than the compulsive act has acquired. Every act has a mental component, nervous energy and a physical expression. If the individual observes himself, he is likely to know many of the  secondary or related information with this habit formation. That is a help, but will not touch it. As the observation matures and hundreds of bits of news about the habit flash across the mind, one can know he is opening up.

   Suppose one has an inclination to psychological studies, he can observe a very simple habit of his like combing his hair. His observation will take him to the very first day he combed his hair. John Lily, who observed himself similarly, could see his birth, falling out of his mother's womb. Psychological observation is a subject by itself and has many departments. The force emerging out of it is psycho-nervous, sometimes yogic force. We shall go back to compulsiveness.

   In observing oneself, his own mind will play hide and seek with him, taking himself into several ambushes. Being sincere to the purpose of dissolving his complex, one avoids that trap. A close observation of the act in expression now, with an eye of scrutiny, will soon reveal many facets of it, often taking him to the past. A persistent will that wants to undo this complex always succeeds. In a few days or weeks, he will open up, know more of the road he has traveled, contributing causes, knots that developed and helped the formation of bigger knots etc. This observation will reduce the strength of the daily repetition. Occasionally one stumbles on a motive or a partial motive. That relieves the mind and the acts will lose half of their force. The opening will be in layers, first the mental ideas, secondly the nervous energy and finally the physical act. As the observation proceeds, the act will lose its force, mind will be somewhat relieved, and life will be less oppressive. Sincere and honest acceptance of what comes to the surface will speed up the dissolution. Hereafter, it is only a question of time and process. The culprit can be caught by the tail and pulled out the system. These things do not require a long time if the DECISION to part with them is total. Time is required only for the decision to shape and gain momentum.

   Observation is the tool. The natural process of undoing is to educate the mind, withdraw its understanding and consent, later withdraw the nervous energy which energises it and finally break the physical habit which demands repetition. One can depart and make a beginning of undoing it at the nervous or physical level.  They are all details. Suppose one has the help of another who knows the process, it would make things easier.

   Decide to get rid of it, observe and proceed methodically and that will accomplish the purpose.


   Invoking Mother's Force from the same depth of the complex will instantaneously remove the devil, lock, stock and  barrel. The experience will be real, total, expansive. When the suffocation is removed, it is unreasonable to expect the person to repeat the same invocation for several days -- say 30 or 100 -- with the same intensity. If done so, the very roots of it will dissolve.

   Otherwise it may rear its head in some fashion sometime later. To observe, to undo the thing is a surer process because it does not chase away but dissolves it strand by strand. To combine invocation and observation is less arduous and will yield more lasting results. Observation is a psychological process which will surely but steadily yield results. Invocation is a spiritual process which will instantaneously yield full results. Either one should be made to yield full, lasting results. For Invocation to yield lasting results, one has to follow it even after the bother disappears. One can use either or both combined.

   In either, what matters is the DECISION to get rid of it.

story | by Dr. Radut