The Esau Principle ~ Selling Birthright for Earthly Cares!

Esau Principle ~

In Genesis, Esau returned to his brother, Jacob, being famished from the fields. …
Jacob offered to give Esau a bowl of stew in exchange for his birthright (the right to be recognized as firstborn) and Esau agreed.
The birthright (bekorah) has to do with both position and inheritance.
Jacob and Esau – Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org › wiki › Jacob_and_Esau

The ‘bowl of porridge’ could be anything from​ Gluttony of food, flesh, etc.or Gossip (that displaces development of God-given​ talents or relationships)!
or Remaining in the ‘Small Mind’ Mentality are Considered to be ~ Signs of Mental Illness Dr.​ David Burns ~Also known a ‘Distorted thinking’ of the ‘Small Mind’~

Thoughts that remain in the Esau Realm (earthly~not of the Spirit) – Giving away a ‘Birthright ‘that should have been yours! Creating a ‘Life outside the Garden’

The Art of Distorted Thinking & How to Change It ~ © Karen Hamilton

The Art of Distorted Thinking
‘Thoughts & beliefs about an event create your feelings about the event.’
So says Dr. David Burns, in The Feeling Good Handbook.
Think about that statement and know that it is true. Here is a list here the checklist of cognitive distortions that Dr. Burns outlines.
Look them over, print them out and stick them in a wallet or on the refrigerator or next to bed. When you find yourself entering a state of anxiety, head for this list!
The key to stopping Negative thinking patterns & panic in it’s tracks ~
Lies in first identifying the ‘source of your anxiety’.
Once this is done this, a positive record your thoughts regarding the event.
It is quickly learned that ‘MOST ~ (if not all) thoughts during an upsetting event are distortions – & will be able to PAUSE & CALL TO CONSCIOUSNESS ~ the distorted thinking & turn it to POSITIVE ~ before TO SAVE RELATIONSHIP & SELF ESTEEM!
Once identified the distortion by pausing ~ a more POSITIVE thought can be re-encoded into the Prefrontal brain.
Sounds tough? It becomes second nature after a while! (calling NEGATIVE thoughts to consciousness & CHOOSING to re-encode to a Positive Mentality.
A Short ‘two second PAUSE~ The use of Free Will & Rational thinking….
But if this type of thinking is not recognized ~ thought remain in the ‘Small Mind Mode of thinking ~ becomes a barrier to adult communication…

1. All-or-nothing thinking: You look at things in absolute, black and white categories ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~
2. Overgeneralization: You view a negative event as a ‘never-ending’ pattern of defeat ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~
3. Mental filter: You dwell on the negatives and ignore the positives ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~
4. Discounting the positives: You insist that your accomplishments or positive qualities don’t count ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~
5. Jumping to conclusions: (A) Mind reading – you assume that people are reacting negatively to you when there’s no definite evidence of this ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~
(B) Fortune Telling – you arbitrarily predict that things will turn out badly ~ ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~
6. Magnification or minimization: You blow things way up out of proportion or you shrink their importance inappropriately ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~
7. Emotional reasoning: You reason from how you feel: “I feel like an idiot, so I really must be one.” ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~
8. Should statements: You criticize yourself or other people with ‘shoulds’ or ‘shouldn’ts.’ ‘Musts,’, ‘Oughts,’ and ‘have to’s’ are similar offenders or ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~
9. Labeling: You identify with your shortcomings. Instead of saying “I made a mistake,” you tell yourself, “I’m a jerk,” or “a loser.” ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~
10. Personalization and blame: You blame yourself for something you weren’t entirely responsible for, or you blame other people and overlook ways that your own attitudes and behavior might contribute to a problem ~ or you see OTHERS having this behavior~

Cognitive Distortion Chart: Copyright 1980 by David D. Burns, M.D. Adapted from Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy New York: William Morrow & Company, 1980, Signet, 1981
The copyright of the article The Art of Distorted Thinking & How to Change It in Panic 
Read more at Suite101: The Art of Distorted Thinking & How to Change It http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/panic_disorder/24796#ixzz0qbVrM5R0

The Septum brain structure to facilitate
The septum pellucidum is a laminated thin translucent vertical membrane in the midline of the brain separating the anterior horns of the right and left ventricles. …

A Short ‘two second PAUSE~ The use of Free Will & Rational thinking….
But if this type of thinking is not recognized, it becomes a barrier or a hinderance to adult communication…
When Small Minded thoughts are allowed to be fired from the hip..dysfunction prevails…
Communication if frequently misunderstood & distorted….
It takes 2 a hearer (perceiver) + one sending the intention…
Primal defaults to the worst case scenario…positive thinker does not..

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