Definition of Inverse & Affirmative Thinking Systems
Win-Lose is No-Win for everyone: scarcity model – limited resources & inequity in resource allocation
Context: Eurocentric Dualistic – Eurocentric is hierarchy & patriarchy. Dualistic is double-bind#, mutually
exclusive and mutually incongruent message
I. Deficient self-image in Inverse thinking system:
requires remediation process to some ideal end state
Destructive & death-producing choices
Consciousness# –> perception –> reality is relative –> conflict –> fighting for rights –> NO spiritual morality
WAR & religion from
*A reframe process is out of the Inverse thinking system into the Affirmative thinking system*
Win-Win: abundant living – equity in resource allocation
Context: Indigenous holographic holistic in natural order
II. Precious child of the creator in the Affirmative thinking system
Constructive & life-affirming choices
Conscience – Indigenous – reality is exact in natural order – group consensus – spiritual morality
- Bateson, Gregory, STEPS TO AN ECOLOGY OF MIND, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2000, (pp 201).
- Freud’s opinion: “a repository for socially unacceptable ideas, wishes or desires, traumatic memories, and painful emotions put out of mind by the mechanism of psychological repression” – Merriam Webster Dictionary Online.
- That part of the mind which gives rise to a collection of mental phenomena that manifest in a person’s mind but which the person is not aware of at the time of their occurrence coined by the 18th century German romantic philosopher Sir Christopher Riegel.
- Merriam Webster Dictionary Online: “Having an awareness of one’s environment and one’s own existence, sensations, and thoughts.”