Have you ever said something, done something and/or acted in a way that perplexed you? Ever wanted something but acted in a self sabotaging way, contrary to what you actually desired?
For example: You were excited about a new relationship opportunity, but found yourself becoming increasingly needy or began to feel less excited. You might have even found yourself making an excuse for why that person does not suit you. Perhaps you also heard a voice in your head saying “I am not ready for a relationship” or “I’m not interested”.
The sad thing is most individuals follow these internal voices, thinking these are actually the source of their guidance and their internal guidance system helping them make positive life choices. Whether that it’s your critical voice or fear, these warning signals ultimately act to control your decisions and feelings towards others.
These behaviours are driven by the fear of rejection, intimacy, and abandonment. It can become very easy for people to fall into self sabotaging behaviours such as manipulation, avoidance, overeating, jealousy, drug and alcohol usage, and affairs, in order to try and “protect” themselves from being rejected and from experiencing an old unconscious pain.
With all of these things running in the unconscious mind, it’s little wonder that you feel you’re not fully in control of the choices you make.
These self sabotaging tendencies are:
- Automatic and outside of the individual’s conscious control,
- Driven by deeply buried subconscious programs rooted in early negative memories of rejection, abuse, abandonment, humiliation, and so on.
- Like a self fulfilling prophecy which only leads to what the person most fears i.e. rejection
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An individual in a relationship or an individual seeking/desiring a life partner, may not understand why they do the things they do, or act the way they act. Someone experiencing these issues might seek help from a relationship councillor, or read a self-help book to try and learn what they can do differently to change their reality.
The thing that is limiting about this is that, all relationship conflicts are driven by these unconscious programs. No amount of knowledge alone is going to stop the unconscious motivations and the negative effects they have on individuals.
An individual’s behaviour, level of attractiveness and charisma are blocked as a result of them being there, leading individuals to feel desperate, unattractive and more vulnerable to ineffective tricks, such as “get your ex back in 30 days programs” and “techniques to win a person’s affections”.
Individuals who have experienced early life abuse, neglect, abandonment, humiliation, rejection, and so on have stored negative memories of those experiences as well as the emotional pain of those events. If you feel undesirable, unattractive and lack charisma, this pain exists expresses itself as feelings of sadness, rejection, worthlessness, failure, inadequacy, insecurity, feeling unwanted and unlovable, self-hatred and neediness.
This negativity will block all sources of natural charismatic, authentic self-expression and ultimately lead you to run to relationships to compensate for what these voids and pain in your self-esteem lacks.
These feelings behave like, what I have termed “emotional landmines” that “go off” releasing all of the old emotional pain whenever a person experiences, perceives or anticipates some form of rejection or a slight resemblance to old negative emotional experiences from their past.
At these moments, as a way of attempting to protect themselves from experiencing new slights as well as being overwhelmed by the re-emergence of the old emotional pain, they often get triggered into employing unhealthy and self sabotaging tendencies such as:
– Trying to control their partner
– Having affairs as a way to get the needed “love” and validation from someone else, as a way of feeling safe, secure, loved, wanted
Reclaiming your life from self sabotaging behaviours
Now I think you can see such mental programs are only destructive to the person and their relationship.
Unfortunately for many people these negative tendencies get automatically triggered leaving the person feeling like a passive victim of the self sabotaging damage they do.
What many don’t realise is that these negative self sabotaging programs are also driven by the negative memories of old experiences stored within the subconscious mind. Much like a “computer program”, however, they can now be permanently deleted or erased thereby leaving the person feeling consciously in control of themselves and able to make healthy self-respecting choices.
So what can one do to reclaim full ownership of these behaviours programs and actions?
A decade ago, it was discovered that a person can systematically clear all self-sabotage from their life. To discover how this can work for you – claim your complimentary phone/Skype consultation today.
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Felicity Muscat, former psychologist is now an international self-esteem, self-empowerment, and self-mastery life coach. Felicity is also a relationship and success coach, author of three best-selling books and Level 3 mind resonance coach.