One of the more persistent assumptions of the mind is that to be truly happy and joyful, all other patterns have to go. This assumption is…false. Once you uncover the spring of happiness and joy underneath the layers of beliefs, you can be happy AND meet old patterns and newly discovered pockets of them from this state. What has shifted? That you’re no longer identified with your mind and that you’re relating to it differently.
In this episode of the Uncover YOU podcast I talk to Audrey who’s had a transformational year, to say the least. In early 2020 she joined the Self Mastery Course – with a lot of skepticism and resistance – to address the feelings of anxiety and depression she’d experienced her whole adult life. In our conversation she shares what made change possible for her as she kept showing up for the different practices and group settings in the community.
All her unconscious patterns haven’t gone away in a year, but she’s meeting them from a whole new place of love for herself and others. With a direct experience of her core self underneath the belief systems, she keeps welcoming new layers of her mind with humor and presence.
“A year ago I felt like life was my enemy. Every day I had this feeling like something awful was going to happen and that life was going to defeat me. Now, for the first time in my life, I feel really alive. I’m having a lot of fun actually.”
Listen to episode 20, where Audrey shares about her shifts from anxiety into a love that surprised her:
A summary of what we talk about in this episode:
- How Audrey felt a year ago and how she’s feeling now.
- What the journey looked like – important insights and experiences that shifted her awareness
- When looking back – what she sees are the big milestones or linchpins that made change possible
- Now what? Wishes, desires, or things Audrey wants to focus on next.
In the episode, we mention a way that Audrey uses to make inventories of her characters. This is an example of her cartoons that she makes to bring awareness, separation and humor to her inner characters: