Authority tends to be a false god, an idol. It is also a way to avoid personal responsibility or avoid choices. An authority is what a person uses to avoid making choices they must make based upon particular circumstances, avoiding choices they don’t like to or want to make.
So when there is a choice in the physical world or even your inner world that needs to be done and you don’t like making it, don’t want to make it, or are afraid to make it, you put yourself in a position where there is someone, something that puts you in the position of having to do it.
And then this is perceived of as an authority that has made you do the thing that you must do or the thing that you don’t like to do or the thing that you are afraid to do. And so it is a way a human being in most cases, not all, but in most cases, unconsciously or in a roundabout way puts themselves in the position of making a choice through an outside force, rather than making a choice from within. And it still puts them in a position of doing what they must do, but now it’s with a whole lot of friction and an antagonism, because they can’t just admit that they had to do it or it was a choice they just wouldn’t make. And so when they set it up for something outside of them to tell them or put them in a position to do it, then they can blame that and still not say I made the choice I’m in control of my life.
So I get to be a victim to it, I get to avoid my responsibility, all different perspectives, but the same idea is to avoid being conscious and making your own choices. And those things could be the weather, God, source, another person, a boss, a child . . . it doesn’t make any difference. It could be a person place or thing you put yourself in a position for that situation to occur on some level you put yourself in that position
And even though you’re not conscious of it, and especially if you’re not conscious of it, it really works, because then you can truly look at those things as outside forces forcing you to do something, rather than, “I put myself in this position because I was too chicken to make the choice to do it.” And so there gets to be blame, no responsibility, avoidance of feeling, avoidance of choices, victimhood and the story goes on.