When seen, felt, and understood - their secret reign can come to an end. There are ways you can connect with and integrate your shadows that I’ve found to be VERY impactful and have you not getting lost in a labyrinth of endless contemplation and figuring it out.
So how can we change our inner world when we seem stuck in an old one? I found that there were three tangible things that accelerated my own inner change and that I see accelerating people’s growth again and again when used well.
I started mapping what I was doing and how when I had the experience of myself as consciousness and I realized something huge: We can methodically fine tune the instrument of our perception to become aware of ourself as consciousness.
Change your brainwave state and your thoughts and emotions will change. Learn how to move between brainwave states and you won’t feel like a prisoner in your stressful and anxious thoughts.
Through a good meditation practice you will start realizing through direct experience that you are separate from your mind. And I don’t mean as an idea, a concept.
Building a new house while you take apart the old one is VERY helpful. Having something to move towards - what you want to feel and believe and experience - can be very grounding and calming for your nervous system as you’re uprooting your old house and making major changes to your inner world.
When we hear the term “survival state” it’s easy to associate it with life-threatening situations and trauma. But we’re in this state a lot more than we’re aware of...
We’ve all heard our mind say things like “I feel like shit” or “I’m completely overwhelmed”. What often happens next is that we react to this statement like it’s true and a terrible thing that either needs to be fixed asap or something to feel hopeless and defeated about.