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The Developmental Process

This article was written by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke on November 30, -0001
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From even before birth, we grow into our Psyche just as we also grow into our Psychic Potentials.

Our childhood experiences are the foundation of the Personality, but we live most our lives as adults and not as children. As the Bible says, we have to put aside childish things (and even many perceptions of our young adulthood) and learn to see and think as an adult. 

But, to put our “childish ways behind” sometimes requires our conscious remembering and recognition of those childhood perceptions in order to see them freshly as an adult.

After all, you don’t want to spend your adult life as a Big Baby! Yet, when you see news of bar-room fights, child molestation, rape, road rage, mass shootings and suicides, sports violence and violent demonstrations, and more—not to even get into the matter of mass terrorism, piracy on the high seas, dictators who are responsible for mass murder and genocide, and demand for nuclear weapons—you realize the terrible consequences that can be associated with the adult child. Don’t blame the Sub-Conscious Mind for any of these bad things. It just does its job of remembering everything. It’s up to the adult Conscious Mind to do its job and change childish conditioning into adult strength and wisdom. And, as a knowledgeable adult, it is your responsibility to do so. 


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