Category Archives: Healing Yourself

Radically Reframing Your Life

If you’ve been around the block when it comes to personal growth and there are still areas of your life that are not living up to your heart’s desire, I assure you that you are not alone.

There is a tribe of Wayshowers, ‘Seasoned Seekers’ I call them, who are fully active in their role of helping others, who have hit an impasse within in themselves. They are flustered that they haven’t been able to breakthrough to the next level of fulfillment, whether that is a fuller expression of themselves in the world, a shift in their relationships, a better financial situation, or the desired improvement to their health. They know what they want to achieve and, in many cases, have spent many years working on it, and yet they haven’t fully succeeded in manifesting their dream.

If this is you, most importantly, I urge you not to compromise on your vision. Your most inspired dreams have efficacy and purpose in leading you to your own success and the better world we all seek. (We Need You!)

Secondly, what you may not realize is that there are key points along the path that require a radical reframing on a very deep level, or things cannot really change. You are likely running an old operating system that doesn’t  match the latest version of your capacity to dream. You get my drift? Things don’t work that way, no matter how great the new vision.

The first step is determining what operating system, or underlying storyline, you are working with. Just like many of us are confused about this detail with regard to our own computers, I venture to say there are more who are unaware of the story that is shaping their perception of reality.

I often ask clients when we begin working together: What do you believe at the most fundamental level, about life, your value, your reason for being? Like most modern humans, it is a story of limitation, fraught with defeating beliefs that run counter to their high-minded vision for their life. No wonder they aren’t succeeding in achieving what they want.

I learned this about myself some years ago, and I still need apply this when I feel stuck. When I know what I want but I don’t experience flow, I know that I need to examine what underlying template might be interfering. I know it is time to upgrade the operating system, a process that happens over time. These are times for us all to question the story we tell ourselves about who we are and why we are here. These are times to rewrite that story in our own consciousness so that it can eventually spill out into the collective consciousness. What template underlies your view of life? This is the first step to achieving your dreams….

 

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Our Inhumanity

bexykijipqe-valentina-aleksandrovnaProbably not news to you, but current research substantiates that human beings are an exceptionally cruel species. Evidence of our shadowy nature is ubiquitous throughout society, with particularly high concentrations reflected to us ad nauseam via our own news media and entertainment channels.

Why do we do this? Why are we obsessed with viewing our dark side? Unique to humans and to human beings in this time period, we mainline these reflections of our inhumanity. The intensity and scope of our exposure are over-the-top and only intensifying. Many of us turn to numbing ourselves because, hell, we cannot change the world. Hmmm…or, can we?

Evolutionary psychology credits our appetite for bad news to the fact that human brain development occurred in the hunter-gatherer phase of our evolution. In those early stages, attention to pending danger meant survival. We are caught in a mammalian brain loop of sorts. I wonder, though, could there be a higher evolutionary purpose to our current addiction to drama?

I see us in the midst of a massive research and development project. I think we are processing our inhumanity in order to understand ourselves at a new level. For us to grow beyond our violent tendencies, we have to own our inhuman (haha, proof that we don’t yet) shadow. Prerequisite to world peace is each of us to attending to the violence that airs in the space between our own two ears.

An adages that got my attention many years ago to this day always gets a giggle out of me is, “You wouldn’t go to dinner with someone who spoke to you the way your own mind does.” Laughably and also eerily true, it has inspired me to cultivate an inner crew that I not only will dine with, but am fully willing to spend the night with. 😉

Eyes up, though chaos and division ensue, I believe we are on a fast track to evolution. Disturbing as it is, we just might be disturbing ourselves for a reason. Chances are, we will continue to get the feedback that numbing ourselves is futile and simply prolongs the suffering. Eventually, we will realize our power to choose and define ourselves according to our greater potential and our inherent purpose. We can do this – Happy Spring!

 

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The One True Voice Creed

I AM ALIVE for the purpose of serving my individual growth, as well as the growth of the whole.
My wholehearted participation and generosity of spirit in sharing my gifts, is the promise my soul made in taking this life.
I give my highest regard to how I feel, honoring my emotions as the messengers from my Source, that they truly are.
I resolve to live in alignment with my True Self.
I pledge to no longer abstain from Self-love.
With my thoughts, I create my world.  I aim to focus my attention on well being, rather than the absence of it.
I consider my highest achievement and my greatest success, to be a state of Joy.
My inner lover knows I am on a holy mission, a grand treasure hunt of finding out through what I love, what I have come to offer.
Each inhale is an invitation from life, a call to union.
Each exhale is my reply, an acceptance of this invitation and an offering of my spirit.
Before opening my eyes each morning, I aspire to open my heart, awakening and inviting the inner lover to steward my life.
I offer my life, my existence, as a sacred meeting ground for Great Love, the blessed and precious union of Spirit and Matter.

©Amy McTear

We Need You

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