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Published on 28 Jun, 2024
The ‘Devil’ (negative energy) is a sneaky mofo
 
He works in subtle ways to distract you from your purpose and lead you down the path of ‘drifting’.
 
A ‘drifter’ is someone who doesn’t think for themselves. 
 
They are controlled by external influences. 
 
And once you become a ‘drifter’ like 98% of the population – the Devil has you exactly where he wants you.
 
The Devil has many vices he uses to lead his unknowing victims down this treacherous path. 
 
All man-made vices, but the Devil’s influence is all over them. 
 
  • Porn
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Gambling
  • Junk food
  • Cigarettes
  • Consumerism
 
These are just a few of his weapons of mass influence and control. 
 
What starts out as a simple pleasure or an escape from your current reality often leads to complete destruction in years to come.
 
“The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” ~ Warren Buffett 
 
The ‘Devil’ (negative energy) is a sneaky mofo 
 
The vices he’s created with the help of men who are under his spell give you a short-term reward. 
 
He seduces you with immediate pleasure, knowing very well that immediate pleasure will get you ‘hooked’ and lead you down a slippery slope with a long-term cost (that must be paid).
 
A cost that is hard to recognise in the moment when your system is overflowing with dopamine from the rush your vice gives you.  
 
You don’t notice, 
 
  • The lung cancer growing with each puff of a cigarette you take
  • The broken marriage you are creating with each swig of the bottle
  • The financial ruin you will experience with each gold coin you slide into the pokie machine
 
The ‘Devil’ (negative energy) is a sneaky mofo
 
What vices has he used to seduce you?
 
He’s clever at making you believe a ‘convenient lie’ about your vice.
 
He makes you think,
 
“It’s not really that bad, everyone does it.”
 
“When I have kids, then I’ll finally stop acting out.”
 
“If no one knows then I’m not really hurting anyone.”
 
And you start to believe these convenient lies he whispers in your ear.
 
But each time you fall for his tricks and act out – you break self-trust with yourself. Your character and integrity gets damaged. And this impacts every aspect of your life! 
 
  • Your relationships suffer
  • Your finances suffer
  • Your health suffer
 
Your vices often hide an uncomfortable truth you don’t want to face.
 
And that’s how the Devil likes it.
 
He wants you to keep your problems hidden in the shadows.
 
Because that’s where shame can fester. 
 
“If you put shame in a petri dish, it needs three ingredients to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence, and judgement. If you put the same amount of shame in the petri dish and douse it with empathy, it can’t survive.”  ~ Brene Brown
 
The ‘Devil’ (negative energy) is a sneaky mofo
 
What will your future look like if you continue to give in to the Devil’s temptations?  
 
What’s the worst case scenario look like? 
 
It’s painful to go there.
 
But if you don’t go there now in your imagination, you WILL BE LIVING THERE in your future. 
 
This is an uncomfortable truth to face. 
 
But on the other side of your fear is FREEDOM.
 
It’s time to stop letting the Devil manipulate you with his tricks.
 
You know you are capable of so much more. 

Outwitting the Devil

 
Today I’ve revealed some of the Devil’s tricks to you.  
 
Know that the only way you can defeat the Devil is to THINK for yourself and move TOWARDS your pain instead of running away from it. 
 
Take some time this weekend to reflect on these following points. 
 
  1. What’s the short-term reward you get for indulging in your vice?
  2. What’s the long-term consequence for indulging in your vice?
  3. Write out a story about what your future will look like if you continue to go down this path (take it to the extreme)
 
This won’t be an easy task to undertake. 
 
The Devil will tell you convenient lies to distract you from this mission.
 
But don’t give in.
 
Understand that pain is not something to run away from.
 
Pain is something to be faced
 
Your pain will become a powerful motivator which you can use as fuel for your purpose.
 
Don’t let the Devil defeat you.

Don’t believe his lies.

 
Big Love,
Marshy

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