Friday, 13 October 2017 19:52

Inferiority feeling results from separation from God; healing it entails returning to God

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Spiritual psychology heals because it returns our separated minds to our unified mind; in unified mind all our medical and mental disorders are healed. Inferiority feeling results when the mind is separated from other minds and from our whole mind; inferiority complex is healed when the separated mind is returned to the whole mind, aka God's mind. We feel complete in God and in that completeness have worth. We cannot have worth outside God.

SEPARATION FROM GOD IS THE CAUSE OF INFERIORITY FEELING; RETURN TO GOD IS THE CURE FOR INFERIORITY FEELING; IT IS ONLY GOD THAT GIVES US WORTH

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

Those people who feel inferior, which in degrees is all human beings, often attribute their inferior feeling to their problematic bodies and social experiences. As they examine their bodies they see legitimate issues that handicapped them from participating effectively in sports and social life; they see social rejections that made them feel socially inadequate; on the whole, it would seem like it is their problematic bodies and negative social experiences that made them feel inferior and disposed them to compensate with superiority, ala Alfred Adler.  But is this true?

SCIENCE'S MATTER/BODY CAUSED MIND PARADIGM

We live in the age of science; science's paradigm is that matter caused mind; therefore science reduces mental processes to body causation; psychology, a science want to be field sees mind as the product of body and society.

This is just a paradigm; there is no evidence that it is true!  So what really causes inferiority feeling?

YOU CANNOT OBTAIN WORTH BY SEEKING IT FROM OTHER EGOS

Once you posit an ideal self, a false self, that self must be defended to seem real in your mind; it must be perpetually defended, not just one time only defense but forever defense.  It is false and does not exist therefore you must get other people to acknowledge its existence otherwise it feels like it does not exist. Thus you are caught in a vicious cycle of always seeking other people's attention and admiration.

Your worth is now dependent on other people, other dream figures, other fantasy selves telling your fantasy self that it is real. Of course no amount of approval by other fantasy figures would make your fantasy figure feel real, so you must now do so all your life and never get what it is you are seeking.

The ego seeks and must not get what it seeks, worth; this is because the ego is not real and the unreal does not have worth nor can other unreal persons give ones unreal self-worth.

You can only obtain worth in the real, in God; you obtain worth by not seeking it from other egos but by returning your mind to God's mind.

THE UNIVERSE IS ONE CONSCIOUSNESS; ONE MIND WITH EACH PERSON A UNIT IN THAT MIND

The entire physical universe is in our mind, in our consciousness. Each of us is a unit of mind, a unit of consciousness; a unit with porous membrane for each unit flows into other units; all people think with one mind for they share one mind, God's mind, aka universal consciousness.

The galaxies, stars, planets, plants, animals, people, everything we see in our world are in the mind. It is like what happens when we sleep and dream. In our dreams we see stars, planets, people, cars, everything in our world. In our dreams are erupting volcanoes, raging floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, death and dying and burial of dead people but when we wake up in the morning we realize that none of those things existed or happened.

Our physical universe seems to be real but in fact it is not real; it is a fantasy in our minds, in consciousness.

Does this mean that we should not study science and try to understand the universe on its own terms?  Of course we must study science and devise technologies to adapt to our seeming external world.

However, the next phase of civilization is to realize that the entire universe is in our minds and that we can use our minds to adapt to the so-called physical world. This is not going to happen soon; we are still in the age of science where what is in the mind, matter, space and time are externalized and made to seem to exist outside mind. We have to exhaust sciences possibilities before we return to using only mind to do whatever we want to do.

We use only mind to do what we want to do in the world of light forms.

IN GOD WE FEEL COMPLETE; OUTSIDE GOD WE FEEL INCOMPLETE

Inferiority feeling is caused when a child separates from God and God's son, separates from his real self and uses his mind to create a false self that identifies with body.

The ego is the false self that identifies with body. Inferiority feeling is caused by separation from God and compensation with an ego invented ideal self; both the ego and ego ideal are false and no matter how big we make them they cannot make us feel adequate and complete.

What heals inferiority feeling is return to God; one must stop separating from God and accept the self that God created one as, a spiritual self, a self-unified with God and all his creation.

In God one feels complete but in ego one feels incomplete and inferior and seek solution to it by seeking ego based big self in body and society and that does not solve it.

Body is neutral; we use it to do whatever we want to do. Body is not the cause of inferiority feeling.

MIND, MEMORY AND CONSCIOUSNESS ARE NOT INSIDE BODY

Mind is not in body; consciousness is not in body; memory is not in body; you can look at the human brain all you want and you cannot see where consciousness is located in it. I believe that I know as much neuroscience as any person alive; I have studied the brain exhaustively and know that you cannot locate consciousness in it.

However, consciousness, memory is made to seem in the brain hence we say that our bodies cause our memory loss.  Alzheimer and other dementia related diseases are our ego tricks to make it seem that consciousness and memory is in body; memory is not in body.

IN SLEEP WE SEE BODIES AND PERSONALITY MADE BY MIND

When we sleep and dream we see persons in bodies; each of them behaves according to his personality that seem determined by body yet they are in the sleeping person's mind.

It is mind, consciousness that separates from its source, its creator, God that makes one feel inferior and one seeks solution in the ego world by trying to seem superior to other persons when the solution lies in mind reconnecting to God's mind.

In God one feels complete, important and no longer feels inferior; in God one feels one with all people and does not feel like an outsider in the world created by God.

AN EXAMPLE FROM MY EXPERIENCE

I hate to personalize this discourse but since abstract ideas are often best made by citing human examples let me cite the example of my life. I inherited a mitochondria disorder called Cytochrome C Oxidase Deficiency, Spondylolysis and Mitral Valve Prolapse of the heart. If you want to know what these means read them up. For our present purpose, they made my body unable to play and participate in sports without feeling inordinately pained. In childhood I was almost always in pain. Since I could not do what the other kids did rather easily, play, I felt inadequate. Other kids laughed at me for been weak; they did not select me to play in their soccer teams, for I was not going to help them win.  According to Alfred Adler's individual psychology, my inherited organ inferiorities and social rejection made me feel inferior.  I compensated by seeking superiority. I wanted to be superior to the other kids. How do I obtain superiority? I sought it in mental matters. I studied hard. I had inordinate ambition and waltzed through elementary school, secondary school, undergraduate and graduate school and became a professor at a very young age.  In my mid-thirties, I realized that no amount of ego accomplishments would eradicate my sense of inferiority. Thus, I began asking for solutions to it. I asked: what really makes people feel inferior, is it their weak bodies and social experience or something else. Well, I sought the answer everywhere and eventually found it in God. My body remains the same but I do not feel inferior to any human being.  It is now self-evident to me that my inferiority feeling was rooted in been born on earth and the separation from God that meant; my problematic body was a trick of my mind to make it seem like my body made me feel inferior. Social rejections were not the cause of my inferiority feeling for I was easily the smartest boy in my world so why would I feel inferior to the boys that I used to call dummies? My reflection led me to realize that been born on earth means cutting ourselves off from God and in that separation we feel incomplete hence inferior and seek completion on ego terms, superiority. In maturity we realize that completeness lies in returning to our whole self, God. In God we feel worth but outside him we do not have worth. I hope that my example helps you find worth in God, not ego narcissistic and delusional worth. The current American president, Donald Trump models for us what narcissistic and deluded worth is; the man feels totally worthless but thinks that he has worth in his buffoonery, his acting tough.  Worth lies in God, not our false egos.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

October 13, 2017

www.centerformindscience.org

 

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: ozodiosuji@gmail.com (907) 310-8176