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Since I was a girl
Seemed the way to God
Whenever I feel a slight bit of discomfort, whether mental, physical, emotional, or energetic, I always ask myself, “Is this real?” or “Is it true?” It’s a kind of reality snap that leads me to pay close attention to what is unfolding in the moment. These two questions are an extension of my endless childhood querying of “Why?” There’s nothing like questioning every thought and every belief that arises in your reality. It drove my mother nuts, but drove me to the truth of my core.
We are programmed by our past to think and believe that each of us literally “thinks” the thoughts that pass through our minds. Then the programming further directs us to actually believe what we “think” we thought!
This erroneous ego-based loop is at the root of all suffering in the world.
We are not “thinking” these thoughts that we “choose” to believe. Nor are we attached to them. We can choose to release any thought that no longer serves us in our quest for love and truth.
Thoughts are things. They have a vibration and an energy signature that is measurable and unique. As energetic beings on this physical plane of Earth’s landscape, we are constantly surrounded and bombarded by a wide array of energies and frequencies. With nearly seven billion people inhabiting the planet, imagine the astronomical number of thoughts whirling around each one of us—and most of us believe we’re actually generating them.
What’s actually created is a thought-collective of every human being worldwide. Over many, many millennia it has evolved into our collective programming which affects all of us in some form, shape, or fashion every day as our generations live on. The thoughts we focus on, believe, and attach to emotionally are the thoughts that respectively create each of our worlds and realities, today.
Science asserts that humans use less than 5% of our intellectual capability, which means that the remaining 95% of our brain potential recycles the same known, useless, disempowering thoughts over and over and over, never creating new thoughts deliberately. This “autopilot thinking” is different than applied thinking or deliberately offering thoughts on purpose.
So if we’re all thinking the same recycled thoughts and attaching questions about our self-worth to them, is it any wonder that we’re running so many of the same competitive, comparing, acerbic inner dialogues? “Am I good enough? Am I smart enough? Am I better than them? Am I prettier and thinner than her? Am I doing it right? Oh no, I am bad. My family hates me. I am such an idiot. I am so stupid. I am so fat. I am ugly and unlovable. I am so pathetic. I am worthless, no one wants me. The world is filled with evil people. Men are after only one thing. Women are victims.” The list goes on and on and on and we all buy into it because…well, it’s just what we “know” to do.
Most of these incessantly negative thoughts regurgitated by humanity go unquestioned. The lives of boys and girls who later become adult men and women are founded on such thoughts, and lifetimes are lived by them. These precepts for living become right or wrong depending on which side of the track you are on.
Tribal and societal systems create customs, mandates, religions, and traditions: then races, nations, and countries encode these beliefs into laws. A collective consciousness is created for every group adhering to a particular belief system when enough members are present to generate energy. We not only sleepwalk through relationships because of unquestioned collective thoughts and beliefs, but we also go to war because of them. Over time, the unquestioned collective manifests in belief systems about ourselves, other individuals, and communal groups with regard to race, religion, gender, politics, economy, and culture.
We can begin aligning with the Divine to question and transform collective thoughts and beliefs by paying attention to our emotions. When we make a conscious emotional connection with thoughts and beliefs that don’t feel right or good in our bodies, we become aware that we are buying into the collective, and therefore out of alignment with the Divine. Stay out of your head and get beyond thought. That doesn’t mean escape from “thinking” by numbing your brain with alcohol, pharmaceuticals, or other drugs designed to disengage you from the discomfort of your truth. Alcohol and drugs suck the juiciness right out of life by getting you to go below thought.
The following is a list of excellent resources with the highest integrity of content and purpose to assist you in learning more about how to detach from unquestioned collective thinking,, dissolve past conditioning, heal trauma, and move into deeper self-awareness as love.
- Absolute Balanced Mastery, www.AbsoluteBalancedMastery.com
- Marja West, www.WakingGodAndGoddesses.com and www.HeartBasedNewHumanity.com
- Byron Katie, www.thework.org
- Krishnananda Trobe, M.D. and Amana Trobe, www.LearningLoveInstitute.com
- Rebirthing-Breathwork, www.Rebirthing-Breathwork.com
- Scott Catamas, Compassionate Communication Coach, www.LoveCoachScott.com
- Totality Therapy, www.TotalityTherapy.org
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