Add & Subtract - 3 Pillars of Transformation Part 2Aug 13, 2023
Today we continue looking at the 3 Pillars of Transformation
ADD DEEP PROCESS
We all have unfinished business sitting inside our body-mind. Life experiences which we were not able to fully process-feel-release because we were too young-unsupported-overwhelmed.
This pillar of growth requires us to face and feel any layers of ‘raw material’ that remain stuck. We know these layers of charge by the problematic patterns repeating in our life, and the intensity of our activations (when we are ‘triggered’).
Hypnotherapy is a powerful method for safely bringing our awareness into these pockets of pain, so that our adult consciousness, love and care can shine in and help stuck parts of us to finish dealing with what happened.
From my audio program:
“Inner work is all about accessing the deeper levels of mind. While the language of our normal waking mind is the intellect, the language of our unconscious mind is the imagination. As adults, we have learned to operate on the rational, cognitive level of eyes-open, beta-brainwave thinking. This serves us very well in many situations.
However, do you remember as a child, before the intellect began to develop (around seven years of age), when you naturally thought in a more imaginative way, when thinking was more connected to feelings and the body? We need to relearn how to use our minds in this way, but this time combined with the power of our adult intellect”
Source: The Power of Mind: Healing Through Self-Hypnosis
Most people have many life experiences which remain suppressed, buried deep in the psyche, beneath conscious access. As long as the energies contained in difficult memories stay pushed under the surface, they will run our life into the ditch repeatedly.
While normal and necessary at times to deny things so we can cope and survive, we all need to return and unpack them eventually. Otherwise, our shadow material is the backseat driver undermining our attempts at greater happiness.
“What we resist, persists”: whatever we have not faced and finished will continue to demand our attention, through mental, emotional and physical pain.
It is better we find our courage, seek help and reclaim these prisoners of our past. In truth, the moments of our deepest suffering are the seeds of our greatest growth.
Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke:
“So don't be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don't know what work they are accomplishing within you?”
Source: Letters to a Young Poet
You may be interested to listen to my audio program, which thoroughly explains hypnotherapy and takes you through a series of guided practices, so you emerge confident to continue your inner work.