Short and Sweet #103 – Down the Rabbit Hole

Does your life feel like you have fallen down the rabbit hole like Alice? Well you have, but do not worry this is not a problem if you know that you have fallen down the rabbit hole. The real problem is not knowing it and thinking that who you have become is who you really are. By this I mean, we can allow the events of life and social conditioning to dictate who we become or we can uncover who we really are underneath this conditioning. Some call this shadow work; I often speak about it as energetic patterns or programs. These are developed over time by the events that happen in our lives, social conditioning, genes and other factors. This can all be changed through awareness, self-inquiry and using other modalities made available to us for this purpose.

Our lives are not what we think they are and when we awaken to this, a natural byproduct becomes the need to let go to further our desire to connect with the Divine. I believe that we all fall down the rabbit hole to varying degrees, which means that we live our lives from beliefs and perceptions that we do not question and do not know how or why they were formed. In addition, we have subconscious programs that play out like a recorded message on your voicemail. Something triggers the playback and we act it out from an unconscious state. This lack of awareness does not allow us to let go of the recorded message so it keeps playing repeatedly over the years unbeknownst to us. Once we accept that this is just who we are and we cannot change it, we are stuck. This becomes our fate!

“The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate.  That is to say, when the individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner opposite, the world must perforce act out the conflict and be torn into opposing halves.” C, G. Jung, in Aion, CW 9ii

With awareness, we can release whatever we want and follow our internal desire for something deeper, more meaningful in life. Do not mistake seeking something outside yourself for this fulfillment because it will not last. The only true way is through our internal investigation and inquiry to uncover our True-Self and ultimately letting go of that part that put us in the rabbit hole, the False-Self.

 

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Short and Sweet #63 – Subconscious Programming

I mentioned in post 16 about the energetic patterns that are stored in the body. These subconscious programs keep us stuck in life and off course. They execute in the background just like the software on your computer and can influence your choices and reactions in life. Have you ever reacted to someone’s actions or words, only later realizing that your behavior was out of the ordinary? Their words or actions initiated the old program and your behavior played out based on that programming rather than you responding appropriately in the moment. It is like a message on your voicemail that plays the same message repeatedly. Maybe you stormed off in anger leaving the other person wondering what just happened. With programming, we often do not notice our behavior until after the fact and sometimes it requires someone else to point it out because we cannot see it. Once awareness of the behavior is present, the door of opportunity opens. We must be aware of what we want to let go before we can, otherwise the behavior will continue to keep replaying when triggered. We may think that we have to figure these patterns out on an emotional or logical level to let them go. However, remember that everything is energy in the universe so transformation can take place without knowing. If we have to figure it out then we have to hold onto it until we do.

Awareness is the key to start transformation and intention is one of the energy tools to begin the letting go process. You may add other tools that you have found useful in the past or new ones like those I mentioned in post 19 to supercharge the process. This is so simple that your mind and logic will tell you that it cannot work; that it has to be more complicated, but really all that has to happen in a shift in energy. This can happen instantly or need continued practice because sometimes other programs have to be addressed before we can release the primary program. Therefore, be patient stay aware and notice what else is happening. As you go through this process, notice what is different instead of always focusing on what is wrong. Other programs may start bringing up thoughts, emotions or pain to get you to stop. We must stay aware and attentive to our original intention to complete the process. You cannot fail, unless you let your programming take control.