February 1998

Greetings from Phyllis

Greetings to all of you and I hope that 1998 will be a most fulfilling year for each one of you.

Since the last newsletter, a whole new insight has emerged that will continue the process of freeing us all from old patterns.

We all grew up in a family in which there were well-established habits and beliefs. These were either handed down as idiosyncrasies in that particular family or were inherited from the national group or country into which each of the parents was born.

It is as if we were raised in a specific climate or atmosphere. We assimilated it primarily on an unconscious level unless we rebelled against it. This climate was created around many different topics, such as money, sex, food, clothes, physical appearance, health, politics and education, to name but a few. Some of this absorbed material is valuable and useful, whereas other parts are now outdated and limiting. Most of us have rarely taken the time to examine this mass of information in order to determine whether any of it is true or of use to us today. We blindly and automatically follow its dictates until something happens to force us to become aware of its control over us.

First, I will concentrate on the family pattern around money, since it is such a universal subject that affects everyone.

We need to look back at our childhood and seek to discover the attitude of each of our parents toward money. Some typical questions we should pursue: Was money a security symbol in my family? Was money worshiped or revered as a kind of god that was expected to supply all the needs and satisfy all the desires? Did our parents consider the acquisition of money to be either unworthy of their concern or unspiritual? Did they believe that they did not deserve to have money or (as reverse snobbery), unlike the wealthy, they did not need it? Were they sought after primarily because they had a lot of money and were therefore rated highly in other people's estimation?

Each of us as children has been programmed according to our parents' approach to money. If the parents came from dissimilar backgrounds, their conflicting beliefs would inevitably cause clashes between them that would, in turn, result in confusion in the minds of their children.

Concepts involving money are abstract, so a symbol to represent the attitudes to which each of us was exposed has to be found. The simplest way to find such a symbol is to use either the drawing or modeling method as outlined in the Workbook. The symbol obtained in this way is then placed in the opposite circle of the Figure 8, followed by the usual two-week practice. At the end of that time, the two circles are separated and the Hi C is asked to indicate a method to destroy the symbol. The actual drawing or clay model also has to be destroyed by using whatever method is given by the Hi C.

All of these concepts are thought forms. The form is the pattern or belief system into which we put our energy by perpetuating it with our practice day by day. We need to destroy the limiting form and release the energy imprisoned in it for more appropriate ways to approach money.

I will be including this exercise and others pertaining to various habits or beliefs from childhood programming in the book I am currently writing. I would therefore appreciate any examples from your own childhood so that I can include actual examples to stimulate readers to detect those with which they were imprinted during childhood.

This exercise with money is just a beginning. We have many other thought forms to remove in order to free us from their control and reveal our true Self beneath all these assumed family patterns.

- Phyllis Krystal

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