The Master of Self-Acceptance
Perhaps it is time to call the brave warrior of your inner kingdom to come out from where he has been hiding and waiting. The rebel in you has been holding the spark of truth and resisting the ultimate triumph of your domesticators. Together they can challenge the false king (the parasite) to a battle to restore truth, integrity, and peace to your inner kingdom.
The spiritual warrior is separate from the parasite in your mind. Remember that fear controls the perceptions, reactions, and feeding habits of the parasite. Your spiritual warrior is not part of that fear. He is a new resource in the inner world. The warrior brings unconditional love and acceptance to the fear-based knowledge, strategies, masks, doubts, and limitations in the inner kingdom of your mind.
The judge is the master of self-rejection. He makes the victim child within wrong about what she thinks, says, feels, does, cares about, and wants. The judge carries on the work of punishment and reward that began during childhood. The warrior is the master of self-acceptance. When the warrior goes to war against the parasite, they are in a battle for control of the attention of the victim child. Will the child's attention be hooked in fear or in love, in rejection or acceptance?
A Path of Action
To return to the state of self-love and acceptance that is the birthright of every human, the warrior must awaken and take action. He must absolutely know that the judge is lying whenever he makes the victim child wrong. The warrior needs to stop the voice of the judge in the mind, and support the child in love.
When the judge of the inner world demands of the frightened victim child, “What is the matter? You should have known better!” the warrior steps in and tells the child, “Kid, the judge is a liar! Don't listen to him!” He then tells the judge, “Shut up and leave this kid alone. She is perfect just the way she is.” He turns to the child and reminds her, “Don't believe the judge. He is always lying.”
The warrior knows that to restore self-acceptance to the child, he must take a path of action. He must actively and consistently remind the victim child to accept herself totally the way she is. He must cultivate active self-acceptance for the child, until she awakens from the lie of fear and becomes the master of her own truth and love.
Denying the Dream of “Not Enough”
The warrior is in a battle with the parasite in the mind, and also the big parasite in the dream of the planet. He knows that he must protect the victim child from the judgments that insist she is not enough, no matter where they come from. When she is standing in the supermarket looking at the magazine covers that demand she believe she is not enough the way she is, the warrior is present to deny the lies. It is a war of many battles, large and small.
When the golfer is on the course with his friends, and misses an important putt, the warrior is there to remind him that the barbed joking of his companions has nothing to do with him. He is not wrong, stupid, or not good enough because he missed the shot. When the young woman arrives at the door of the wine tasting with a six-pack of beer in her hands, the warrior is there with her child self to remind her that she is not defective or not smart enough. She misunderstood, and she is doing her best. That is good enough for the warrior, and if the judge tries to make her wrong, the warrior will not tolerate it.