The False Self
As we develop into adults and set out on our path it's not uncommon to suddenly find ourselves somewhere that we don't want to be. We thought we knew what we wanted and needed but in the blink of an eye there we are down a fast moving river with no sign of an exit or a rescue and paddling for dear life.
And while it may feel this way and feel very real in our bodies and thoughts, the reason that we are there is an issue of perception. We have perceived ourselves as less than we are and not in an "awe c'mon you're really good at lots of things" kind of way but seeing ourselves as less than our true powerful spiritual and whole nature.
This false self, also known as the ego self or personality self has a limited perception. This is the identity that both your conscious mind and subconscious mind have adopted in this world of limited and separated thinking. And being in that world of perceived separateness, you are then forced to play the games of fitting in, competing, assuming scarcity and accepting less than the fullness that you deserve to experience.
And so, you take the job instead of pursuing the passion, you do that thing your parents thought you were good at or you exert mountains of energy jockeying for that raise or promotion. And there you are feeling empty or lost or stuck.
Yet all it will take to paddle ashore and step up to a higher vantage point and see things differently is to breathe, let go and check in with that greater part of you that knows who you are, what you are and how you can serve. From here you can be, do or have anything you want in life.
Letting Go And Rising Above
There are several ways to get yourself to that higher vantage point. Meditation is one way and over time with practice you can begin to set that ego mind aside and deeply listen within yourself. In this space you can see things in your life more clearly, you can be quiet and recognize the noise going on down below for what it is. Intention is key with meditation and I would recommend first making it your intention to quiet your mind and create some distance between your awareness and your body and thoughts. This is the beginning of letting go of that false self. Once you feel that, at least in the meditative state, you are able to let go of that ego self, then you can begin to shift your focus towards your purpose or dharma.
For some getting out of those raging rapids and into a meditative state is an enormous challenge. Therefore, having some help can make a big difference. If you aren't an experienced meditator or if you feel too caught up in the world of things around you then you may benefit from someone facilitating this transcendent state. In hypnosis you are able to sharpen your focus and set that critical ego mind aside and relatively quickly gain a higher vantage point. For some there may be a lot of heaviness that is holding you down that has come about due to beliefs, emotions, trauma and past programming. Hypnotherapy can help you to untether yourself from those heavy burdens and misperceptions allowing you, over a series of sessions, to feel lighter and lighter. This makes it much easier then to tap into your higher wisdom
Finding Your Bliss
Whichever path you choose to tap into that higher wisdom, once you are there you can go into that state with questions about your path in life and how you are meant to serve. Here are some questions that you can bring into meditation or into your hypnotherapy session to connect to the energy of your perfect career or dharma. These are questions you will ask of your highest self:
In meditation you will sit and wait for a response which can come as a flash of an image, a quick idea or word or it may even show up later in your day or week. In Hypnotherapy I will guide you with your questioning and you will be in a state that will allow those answers to come fairly quickly in the session. This may turn into a dialogue even with this higher version of yourself to gain even further insights and details. You'll find that once you have resolved past trauma and healed your beliefs that the truth comes to you much more quickly. As the fog clears the sun shines brightly.
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