Escapism (s), nature of (Warriors' Experience)

Author: Theun Mares. Link to original: http://www.toltec-legacy.com/public-articles/list.html (English).
Tags: Escapism, nature, Shortcomings, Toltec Teachings, Weaknesses, working with Submitted by Warriorskeep 05.02.2017. Public material.

Translations of this material:

into Russian: Природа эскапизма (Воинский Опыт). Translated in draft, editing and proof-reading required.
Submitted for translation by Warriorskeep 05.02.2017

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Question:

If I learn to handle the emotion fear with skill, will this enable me to transmute my shortcoming, Escapism? I ask this because I know that Escapism comes from the Dark Jewel FEAR. Will this also help me into making fear part of my Warrior's Shield?

Answer:

Yes, it will, for you must remember that EVERYTHING is interrelated and therefore interactive and interdependent. But what you should NOT lose sight of is that the emotion you experience as FEAR is manifesting for YOU primarily in the form of ESCAPISM. Therefore what you SHOULD be working with is learning to spot for yourself in WHAT WAY you tend to manifest escapism in all areas of your life, and how you can begin to turn this around to your advantage.

At the end of the day it is up to us as individuals HOW we transmute out shortcomings, for no two individuals are the same by virtue of DESTINY, let alone FATE! But broadly speaking, escapism transmutes into FLUIDITY. In other words, instead of trying to escape from a challenge, face it by making every effort to embrace that challenge as OPENLY and DEFENSELESSLY as you can, with your intent set on FLOWING WITH the process as it unfolds, rather than running away from it, or merely SUBMITTING to it because of the fear involved.