To Threaten

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Slightly more creative than To Force is the consciousness level that I call To Threaten. Persons operating on this consciousness level live in the future almost exclusively. As a result, their power and resources are consumed in barricading themselves against enemies that may not yet exist and disasters that may never materialize. Consumed by fear and dread, they may project onto innocent bystanders their fears of betrayal and humiliation, thereby creating the ideal conditions for those very experiences, which thrive in conditions of suspicion and panic.

The consciousness level of To Threaten easily collapses into the consciousness level of To Force, as anyone can tell you who has witnessed a panicked crowd erupt into violence. Groups operating on the level of To Threaten are easily controlled by politicians and religious tyrants, so keeping a population afraid is a popular technique employed by Force-level rulers throughout history.

The other side of To Threaten is To Be Threatened. Persons who have suffered from To Be Threatened consciousness for long periods frequently have blocks to their spleen chakras, the energy centers around the mid-abdomen associated with evaluation, trust, and analytical ability.  When I allow my reason and intuition to be clouded by brain chemicals urging me to fight or flee, I cannot attain the objectivity to properly assess my situation. In such cases I am more likely to become a victim.

NEXT: To Blame.

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