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  • Transforming Chief Features - Greed

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    [Excerpt from: TeamTLE: Transforming Chief Features (updated)]

     

    The Expression Chief Features

     

    Greed

     

    The 7 Angles of Behavior for transforming GREED might be:

     

    1. GIVE MORE

     

    This may seem like a dramatic and even anti-intuitive position to take when dealing with Greed, but it is important to remember that Greed is not about what you truly lack. It is about what you FEAR to lack. In most cases of Greed, the emphasis of that Greed is on something that one already has, but one wants more. To help transform Greed, one of the first things you can do is to give more of what you wish to receive. The reason this works is because you then put into tangible action the very thing you feel you are missing and when you see others receive this from you, it reminds you of what you have.

     

    2. CREATE/MAKE MORE

     

    Again, this may feel counter to the fear of lack, but there is almost always a way to create/make more of what you feel you lack when in Greed.

     

    3. DO LESS

     

    Greed can prompt and trigger a person to take from others and even destroy that which they lack if it is seen to be in abundance for others. It can be helpful to remember not to take action, to strike out, or do anything that jeopardize the existence of that which you lack, or those who hold it.

     

    It is not always necessary to act on your compulsions to secure that which you feel you lack.

     

    4. NO ONE CARES ABOUT WHAT YOU OWN

     

    It may seem that others care about what you own or have, but they do not. Even those who express envy or jealousy or admiration are not doing so because you own something they want. They are envious, jealous, or admiring because they may have their own value of presence tied into objects like you do.

     

    Having more does not make you more.

     

    5. ENCOURAGE ABUNDANCE

     

    Specifically, encourage abundance for others, even as you struggle with your own. One of the most effective ways to help shift away from Greed is to celebrate triumphs, successes, and benefit that others are receiving because this helps clear the path to your own abundance.

     

    6. LET YOURSELF HAVE WHAT YOU HAVE

     

    It is often the case that those in Greed tend to completely miss what they have in terms of abundance and well-being and material security and affection and love, etc., when all they can focus on is a compulsion to take more. Let yourself have what you have and this helps more of that to generate in your life. 

     

    7. USE WHAT YOU HAVE, WISELY

     

    It is often the case that one's Greed might be triggered by legitimate threats to a resource in the life. Greed is never truly about lacking what you lack, but about wanting more of what you already have. If you find that you have very little of something that you want more of, it can help for you to use what you have, wisely. Love more wisely. Spend more wisely. Care for others more wisely. This helps you to extract the depth  in what you already have, rather than to render what you have as diminished or shallowed or hollowed.

     

    [Link to the other Expressive Chief Feature: Transforming Chief Features - Self-Destruction]


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