July 17, 2020
By: Baxter Castro Coffee
Step Two of the Flash Point Process is to make the commitment to see clearly. A Commitment to See Clearly can be defined as, “A decision to change your perception of reality so you can see yourself, life and relationships as they really are instead of how one thinks they are, or might want them to be.” This decision to see clearly can be a very helpful tool when it comes to identifying what’s missing or not working in one’s life because things and relations are not always what they seem or how they appear.
To see clearly does not mean to see things my way, your way or our way (our family, our group, our peers, our religion, our political party, etc.), but to see things as they really are. We have been so programmed by our authority figures, cultural conditioning and social conventions that we have to make a conscious effort to break free from this programming. The first step toward making this effort to ask yourself, “Am I willing to pay the price in time and effort to become all that God knows I am capable of being?”
A key premise of Primessentialism is that you cannot become all you are capable of being without seeking God’s Will because without his guidance, you might realize all your worldly wants and desires and have a life that is full, but without seeking God’s Will your life will never be complete. When it comes to paying the price, some individuals will have to pay a heavy price because their minds are closed or they are not receptive to change. Consequently, God will provide them with a series of lessons and experiences that will continue to challenge their thoughts, beliefs and actions until these lessons have their full attention. Others will encounter fewer challenges because they have an open mind and are receptive to God’s Will.
In addition, every time someone tells you how you think, believe or act or what you ought to do, have to do or must do, I suggest you challenge this, or at least question this, by going in the opposite direction. To see clearly is to realize that your perception creates your reality, and this reality determines the nature and quality of your life and relationship experience. If you want to change your experience, you will need top change your perception.