Through the years working with others and in my own healing I have found there is a huge resistance to touch and feel our deeper feelings, especially the darker and more unsavory ones. The missing piece for me was understanding the difference between touching my feelings and running like hell or being fully present to my feelings and learn how to not judge them, walk into them and allowing them to transform within moments. My personal history has required me to develop a nimbleness in coming face to face with the darker side of humanity, my humanity, and I have made every mistake imaginable and then some.
I found my patterns would not let go because of a lack of trust between my mind and heart, and I have found most everyone deals with a break here in one form or another. My healing journey has taken me to deeper and more intense moments in my history, and welcoming all feelings is becoming easier and easier, with less and less judgment. That equals very rapid transformation.
Understanding the 3 selves and their job descriptions are crucial to emotional fitness.
“If you want to learn anything, learn trust. Nothing else is needed. If you are miserable nothing else will help – learn trust. If you don’t feel any meaning in life and you feel meaninglessness, nothing will help – learn trust. Trust gives meaning because trust makes you capable of allowing the whole to descend upon you.” OSHO
A Call to Action
If we look at our world as being an out-picturing of our inner worlds, it is screaming for change.
“The culture and civilization of consciousness has celebrated huge triumphs, but it also creates huge problems. Trust that we dare to take our own experience seriously is the way to daring to experience what is, even if it is unpleasant. The question is whether there must be a change in the way we live; in the values we set for what it means to be human and to live a good life; a reassessment of the role of consciousness in our existence
We must have the courage to say naïve things; do naïve things, persistently and amicably over the decades, simply because we believe they are right and feel they are right and are conscious that they are right. We can do no more than that. We must take our own lives seriously, and thereby everybody else’s. We must have the courage to believe that life is greater than we know. Doing what one feels is right, right there on the spot-and of changing if necessary. It is an acceptance that the most important thing one can do is to do something; to act and change in a way that is good as far as one can tell, even if it seems naïve. Change is an acceptance of naïveté, not an acceptance of passiveness.” User Illusion by Thor Norreanders (a highly recommended book)