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I just got back from the weekend retreat I mentioned last week. WOW! What a weekend that turned out to be. It was awesome! I was able to do some really deep work. I finally figured out what the hell was causing most of the anger I was carrying around all these years. Who would have thought? You’ll have to wait for the movie to find out. LOL.
That’s right you guessed it, no matter how long you are clean and sober or how much inner work you have done, there is always more work to do. The Work-In never ends. This is a good thing. The more work I do, the more fascinating things I learn about myself. I love it!
Keep up your Work-In and you will feel what I mean.
Here’s your Work-In exercise for this week. You’ll love the results.
Heal the past
From: The Inner Journey
"What you bring forth out of yourself from the inside will save you. What you do not bring forth out of yourself from the inside will destroy you." -- Gospel of Thomas
We can transform painful memories by re-imagining them from the soul’s perspective of love and meaning.
Andrew Schneider says that all experiences have the purpose of serving the soul. An experience in the past blocked us because our fear at the time distorted our perception of what happened. To transform this limiting experience, we must bring what was then unconscious into the soul’s realm through consciousness.
We can do this by following these steps:
1. RECALL the past experience that might inhibit us.
2. OWN the experience (no judgment, blame, etc.).
3. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for it and the consequences (i.e., the experience was determined by my subjective perception of what occurred, dictated by my lack of wholeness -- specifically my fears).
4. GIVE IT MEANING (the soul was attempting to gain some kind of mastery or skill, but we didn’t know that at the time).
5. RE-IMAGINE it from the perspective of soul consciousness (showing its higher purpose).
"Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do. It is also the most fruitful. To heal means to meet ourselves in a new way -- in the newness of each moment where all is possible and nothing is limited to the old." -- Stephen Levine
The Soul Journey – an in-depth, practical guide to healing the personality and developing soul consciousness. Journey through the traps of ego into a life of meaning, purpose, joy and service. A six e-book program by Andrew Schneider. Your personal path to soul consciousness.
If you are not sure or need some guidance please feel free to post a comment or email me directly at email@example.com, I will respond as soon as I can.
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(Usual disclaimer applies: The suggestions on this blog are just that “SUGGESTIONS.” My words cannot heal your pain and or addictions. Nor can I change your life. Only you can.)
“Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness." -- Shakti Gawain