Beyond Victim Consciousness by Lynne Forrest
Lynne Forrest published this book in 2011, and I have yet to post my book review. Here it is 2014 and I am just now getting to it as this book has helped me in so many ways. This book is based on personal experience and subjective evidence. Lynne does not wish to diagnose or cure illness or disease of any kind. Your situation may not be exactly suited to the examples found in this book.
The reason I am doing such a long review is that it has helped me become more conscious of the victim mentality and how to let go and let God. If you are a victim of codependency, this book will help you as well. They say that to overcome anything you need to become aware and admit to yourself that you have a problem in order to get to the root cause in order to solve it once and for all, this I do believe. If you don’t know you have a victim mentality and don’t know how to recognize them, how can you get any better mentally?
Preface: “On the morning of 12/16/2006 I “got” the message. I finally understood that I could no longer coast along, hoping it would work out, praying that I was not getting really sick, but I had to face reality. I was, in fact, increasingly, alarmingly ill.” Lynne was diagnosed with a serious illness in 10/2001. After finding out that traditional doctors could not diagnose and help heal her, Lynne went on a hunt to cure herself with holistic medicine. I have to admit that I have “been there and done that.” In the 21st Century with Obama Care, I think more individuals are seeking natural ways to heal as their method to cure their aliments more than using traditional doctors. The key is to rebuild your immune system which will take time because if it took some time to get into an illness it takes great strength and effort to get out of it.
Lynne wishes to share her transformational story with all of you and how she was restored to complete health and wellness. She gained her physical health, stabilized her emotions, cleared her thinking and energized her connection with the world around her as she placed the higher power or God at the focus of her healing.
In this book you will learn, like her how to take your excess weight off, shed layers of unhappy beliefs, of destructive habits, and of defensive reactions that held her captive which led to the term “victim consciousness.”
The most important lesson to learn from Lynne is the Drama Triangle which is a diagram which outlines the three primary roles of victim consciousness which is the rescuer, persecutor, and victim. The Drama triangle was developed by Dr. Stephen Karpman.
This is a book about victim consciousness, it is defined, and it is illustrated and tells how it affects each of our lives. More important, this book provides a way of reframing the way we think about ourselves, our lives and those around us. We are given tools to actually follow through with transformation of our own lives.
If you have had a dysfunctional or painful childhood this book will help you along your path to become conscious of how that has affected you throughout your life and how to overcome it. If you need healing and peace in your life you will learn that being happy is a choice and does not depend on your outside circumstances. Just change your focus. The real reason for unhappiness is always what we are thinking about an event, never the event itself. The law of attraction is a great resource to help you get out of a negative and toxic mindset. If you want to change your unhealthy life you need to begin to shift the way you perceive yourself and your life in general. Just examine each of your thoughts and beliefs about the things that are bothering you and in doing this you will lift out of a very unhappy world you live in based by your own thoughts.
On page three Lynne gives us all the “guiding principles” that will help you along your journey. Here they are summed up-
The thoughts we believe determine the quality of our life experiences.
Our thoughts determine our vibrational frequency. Low frequency thoughts are fear, depression, isolation, resentment, jealousy and such. High frequency thoughts are when we believe we are protected, loved and have faith in a higher power to give us all that is good.
The world acts as a mirror that reflects our own state of consciousness. We project our beliefs onto the world where they are reflected back to us. We than react in ways that prove to us that what we believe is true. We tend to think our beliefs come from our life experiences but it is the opposite our experiences often come from what we believe and our beliefs create our personal reality.
Our beliefs become the personal reality we see and experience in physical form. In other words, we manifest our beliefs. If we have beliefs that breed feelings of peace and harmony we will see that all around us. If our beliefs are full of strife and conflict, then strife and conflict will be our personal reality.
Life has cycles, like a roller coaster going up and down. We can either perceive ourselves as victims or feel at the mercy of life’s ups and downs or we can move into “observer consciousness” and witness life as a reflection of our own mind.
What we focus on expands. The more we resist something the harder it gets.
What we judge as unacceptable in others is something we have not admitted or accepted in ourselves.
Everything happens for a reason and for has a purpose.
This book is packed with information that you will be able to use and transform your life as it has slowly done to mine. If you enjoy this review hit Like or please comment below.
© 2014 Jackie Paulson