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Inner Child Healing

We can trace the patterns in our adult lives back to the patterns of care we received during childhood. The circumstances we are born into are forever engrained into our psyche and thus form the standard of our comfort and build the foundation of our emotional bodies. The earlier the infant, the more engrained the atmosphere is on the infant’s psyche. Infants and children are extremely sensitive to any experiences, like emotional sponges, to both positive and negative experiences. Our relational and security issues are rooted in our childhood experiences. The type of love we received, the anxiety and fear we felt during these years is what creates our most profound wounds, that if not resolved properly will continue to replay themselves in our lives until they are healed. This is the cause of depressions, anxieties, and other disharmonious personality disorders. To heal from these wounds or unmet needs, you will essentially have to re-parent yourself or find a way to have the needs of your innerchild met whether its with your parents, friends, lovers, or yourself.

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If you feel that your father didn’t love you or support you as a baby, you may feel an emptiness, or lack of secure masculine love. If you feel your mother didn’t respond to your cries or securely love you, you may have attachment issues for fear of abandonment. If you grew up in a household where many adult guardian figures came and went, you may feel uncomfortable with commitment, consistency and intimacy. If you were the oldest child and were missing a parent, you might have taken on the responsibilities of that parent, not having your child emotional needs met. If your father didn’t support your mother, you may have taken on that feeling of insecurity for your mother or vice versa. Very commonly, you may inherit your family or parent’s unresolved traumas. These traumas may manifest themselves as your current relationship or career issues. If you didn’t feel financially secure and safe, you will subconsciously replay that lack until you acknowledge, resolve, and release that feeling that is not yours. If you were a victim that was never acknowledged, you may re-experience yourself as the victim until you are heard and understood. If your family suffered an injustice, you may hold the anger and bitterness from justice that was never served. If you were insecurely attached to a parent, you will keep experiencing that insecurity until you acknowledge and feel that you are loved by God, your parents (divine feminine and masculine), and most importantly yourself. You can pinpoint your particular traumas by examining your infancy and childhood and relating that to what causes you tremendous fear, pain, anger, or anxiety right now.

We are here to experience these wounds and traumas for in the darkness, spiritual growth and progress is possible. All wounds originate from the original wound of separation from source or God, replayed as separation from the womb, from parents, from partners, etc. We feel unloved, abandoned, guilty, unworthy, or some manifestation of fear from the experience. You shouldn’t feel less than for your wounds, find comfort in the fact that everyone is facing their wounds, we all experience some form of fear, some sensation of not feeling loved. The beauty of the human experience is in feeling both the pain and the love, to make the love and gratitude that much sweeter.

Our Self

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There are many layers to the self, most of which are not visible. We have an electromagnetic system of energy circulating within us, which includes our emotional, mental, spiritual, and astral bodies. All of these bodies make up a field of energy around each person, known as the aura. We are mostly trained to look only at the physical body for indications of health, but in reality our body is a piece of matter that is affected by our mind, emotions, and soul. Our body is easily affected by these frequencies because it is a lighter density, our bodies are composed mostly of water.

The soul is the observer, the consciousness which sees no boundaries, therefore is pure source energy of the ocean that is. The soul is our nonjudgmental state of being. It is not positively or negatively charged.

The mental body (mind) holds our thoughts, personality, ego. Conscious and subconscious mind. The mind is the do-er. The mind holds our expectations, boundaries, organization, and judgment. It is the mind who believes forms limitations. Mental actions can be positively or negatively charged in our universe of duality. It is the mind that thinks and processes. It can choose to look on the bright side or not.

The emotional body holds our emotional responses, namely of love, hatred, jealousy, envy, forgiveness, loneliness, sadness etc. Whenever we encounter something in our physical reality i.e., the physical layer, the conscious mind quickly analyzes the situation on the second layer of the aura based on our memories, beliefs, and experiences and triggers a response corresponding to the situation which is accessed from our emotional layer. For example: A person shouts at you, now in your past if you had a memory of your dad shouting at you and you being the cry baby, sobbing and complaining about it rather than to change or clarify the situation. As soon as you encounter this situation your conscious mind quickly accesses the memories stored in your mental body and triggers a emotional response to that situation that is either crying & complaining or Clarifying the situation.

Although every memory and the associated emotion over time is shifted from the conscious memory to the subconscious memory, it’s the conscious mind which is analyzing the situation and triggering the emotional responses in our everyday reality. – See more at: http://www.biofieldglobal.org/what-is-human-aura.html#sthash.8K3ZjMb0.dpuf

Different emotions give off different vibrational patterns. Fear is a lower vibration and love is the highest.

All of our subtle bodies are interconnected, therefore affect one another. There is no such thing as an isolated experience. When something is wrong with the physical body, you will find a corresponding imbalance within the other bodies. Now that we know that all physical matter is affected by thought and consciousness, we can take control of our realities by learning to care for all of our bodies, not just the physical. All physical symptoms are reflective of the particular disharmonies within our energy bodies.

Although you can treat any imbalance from the physical body, the most effective is through the energy bodies in combination with the physical, because those are the origins of the physical manifestations. This type of mentality empowers us to take control of our own health, by becoming aware of our thoughts, emotions, actions, and environment, we can take steps towards harmonizing our “self” so our soul can be free to express itself in its purest form, unrestricted by fear and clutter created by the mind. The mind and body are tools of the soul for the purpose of creating and experiencing. The emotions are the soul’s way of communicating with the mind and body.

The illusion of our reality is that we believe that we are just our minds, our bodies, and our emotions. We are not. Our core self is connected to everything that is. The game is to integrate our core with our bodies and external realities.

The game is to find our core self buried under societal conditionings, belief systems, and experiences that trick us into lower frequency states, and integrate that with our bodies and expression. Our default state of being is a state of love, light, and creativity. The game of life is to bring our bodies to that original frequency. It is not something we do, it is what we are. The process of realizing what we truly are. We do that by purging our bodies of outdated junk, shedding the layers of our minds that are not consistent with our core self, soul.

In our modern day, we have so many distractions and influences swaying our perspective and attitude it is very difficult to distinguish between what is really our “self” and from socially constructed illusions of the self with their own illusions of happiness and satisfaction. The illusion of the self is another name for our ego, our mind. Most of the time we let our egos take the reins and we forget who we really are. Years of the ego creating boundaries for the self, its impossible not to forget. But there are moments when we remember and all of our bodies are in complete harmony, usually during a therapeutic activity such as art, music, dance, meditation (being in the zone). (Or during moments of rebellion and compassion ). These are moments when the soul can be seen in its purity through the body, when our core self is creating reality, heaven is here.

We perceive the ego, our mind, as the creator of our reality, and it is, but it is mostly out of touch with the soul (core, God, etc), therefore it creates an illusion of the self that is mostly governed and shaped by our physical environment. That is not to say that if you are influenced by your surroundings then that cannot be your true self anymore, because your core self is undeniably interacting with this reality. It is what is observing your mind and body and communicating with it via emotions and the heart. The soul is becoming more conscious of itself as it observes the experience of your self remembering and realizing its core state of being, love. It is necessary for the self to see distortion so it could see itself. Light needs dark. Your core self needs the ego to distort it so it can be aware of itself.

We are supposed to stray from core connection, we are supposed to think we are our egos (our egos have a sense of beginning and end, therefore experience fear, the core does not), because that is the only way for us to be what we truly are, exist as light. The ego is meant to cover us up. It is ok. We just have to experience it, and trust that day will come.

At this point in time, in our day to day lives, we aren’t completely shut off from our core. We are beginning to become more aware, more in touch with our core selves. It is what also provides us with our sense of intuition, what gives us excitement, curiosity, and inspiration. It is often ignored because we have learned to acknowledge only what is concrete, such as the body or mind. Our core self is always present, guiding us towards growth, excitement, acceptance, love, and happiness. They key is to become aware of our minds and dissolve the limitations that are no longer nourishing to the soul. With every time, becoming more and more pure consciousness.

The mind is supposed to create order, boundary, and limitation in order for us to effectively function in this world, so we shouldn’t bash our minds. It is the boundaries that we allow to remain present that might have once served a purpose, but no longer do, that cloud our connection and harmony to our core.

Harmonize your mind with your core, and your emotions will reflect that. Your body will reflect that, your reality with reflect that. Now you have harmony of all bodies of the self.

We are light, we are energy, we are infinite potential

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We often forget about the invisible world, only invisible because of our limited sight. Science is starting to catch up to the realm of the invisible, the realm in which our thoughts, emotions, and imaginations live. It is now widely agreed in the scientific community that everything is made of the same energy. Going deeper, quantum physics recognizes that when broken down to its smallest components, everything is vibration.

“All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. We are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is a dream, and we’re the imagination of ourselves.”
~ Bill Hicks

A few things you should know:

  • Our physical world, what we perceive as matter, is a slower expression of frequency. All that we can’t see, such as our mental, emotional, astral, aural bodies exists at higher frequencies.
  • Matter is created from thought, our reality is created by thought. You think it before its created.
  • We, as beings of capable of free thought, can and are influencing our external world. Every thought, observation, action we do, is influencing the entire realm of energy around us. Our thoughts and emotions alter the vibrational behavior of every particle. Denser objects take longer to influence than higher frequency objects such as water, thoughts, emotions. Likewise we are no exception, our thoughts, emotions, and bodies are affected by higher frequencies such as planetary patterns.
  • There is no separation of the different vibrations, all are interconnected. An ocean of conscious vibration. What happens to one vibrating particle affects the entire ocean of energy.
  • Every particle at every level is a reflection of the whole. Everything is a unique perspective and experience of the whole.
  • Law of Attraction: energy attracts what it emits. We attract a different creative expression of the same energy towards ourselves.
  • At the smallest level, reality behaves in accordance to the expectation of the observer.
  • All energy has infinite potential (infinite number of expectations). Every potential reality already exists.

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.”
~ Niels Bohr

Your attitude is everything. How you feel and perceive something is how your reality reflects back to you. Our reality is an interaction between observer (consciousness) and matter in perfect synchronicity with every unique observer-matter relationship. The perception created is based on the way humans can sense, therefore experience. If our perception is limited to our senses, there is an infinite realm which we cannot even perceive.

Once the concept of energy and inter-connectivity has settled within you, you can begin to explore the anatomy of visible and invisible forces within and without yourself.

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What Is Healing?

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Are healing and curing the same? Are illness and sickness the same? Is healing an individual or collective experience? There has not been an agreed upon definition of health and healing because we realize that healing is a very personal and subjective experience.

There are two main perspectives: the biomedical perspective and the holistic perspective. Biomedicine views health as the absence of disease and physical symptoms. It regards the disease as a mechanical process where the body breaks down and needs a new part or a tune up.

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The holistic or integrative perspective regards healing as a multilevel, multilayer harmony, where all layers and levels agree and are able to act at their highest potential. The layers include a person’s social, emotional, sexual, mental, and spiritual bodies and the levels at which healing takes place are at the individual, family, communal, economic, political, biosperical levels. More and more the definitions of health and healing are evolving to a more integrative meaning that fuses both of these perspectives. For example in 2005 the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) released a report with an updated meaning of healing: “a personal experience of transcending suffering.” The World Health organization (WHO) has also had a more integrative definition for quite some time, “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (1948). More and more medical healing centers are taking this integrative perspective and updating their approaches to healing. A couple dozen years ago, for example, you wouldn’t find a nutrition section in western medicine, nor a personal fulfillment(happiness) section. Now more than ever people are becoming conscious of the importance of what they eat, keeping active, becoming accomplished, preserving the environment, social, political, economic justice, and finding their passions. In this process people become increasingly conscious of how interconnected and interdependent everything is and how the dynamics of the outer levels are merely a reflection of the inner levels. We are coming to see how important it is to find ourselves as we heal ourselves and use an inside-out approach towards stabilizing our global situation. With this healing model, we also come to see how everyone’s adventure of healing is personal and unique, for every individual experience is different, a unique perception of the same thing- fear or lack of love.

Healing is highly contingent on your personal schemas of how life works, which is mostly determined by your culture and social environment. For example, you can visit 7 different cultures around the world that will give you a different explanation for your nausea or flu. Yet in all of these cases, within their belief systems, healing involves the harmonization of different layers and levels of the self. If we can learn to interpret the language of our unique self and the multiple levels involved, then we can learn to know and heal ourselves, and have the highest impact on the wellness of planet by living our truest desires. In order to do this we must develop a meta cognition, so we can analyze and unmask our own belief systems, thought patterns, emotions, actions, contexts etc. If not a meta cognition, then a tool to allow people to believe what they need, to get what they want, in order to achieve what they want, within their schema. It’s all about convincing yourself or unmasking the belief system, which all happens within yourself.

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One of the biggest deceits in western society is that happiness, satisfaction, and healing are absolutely outside of ourselves. So much so that we have become entangled and dependent on a system of consumption where we constantly need things outside of ourselves to form a short term illusion of satisfaction (aka materialism).  We have created a society that relies on tools. While not to discount the benefits of external aids such as herbs, oils, medicines, counseling, exercise, physical therapies, etc, we shouldn’t underestimate the power we have within ourselves to heal ourselves and the world from the inside out. We became so disconnected from our inner layers, and dependent on external stimulation that we even have a concept of being “bored.” If we don’t have something new and stimulating around us, we are “bored.” Likewise with many religions, encouraging the notion that God, or love is outside of ourselves, at a church, or temple (a huge misinterpretation of precious teachings). We believe more effectiveness and influence in external devices than internal ones.

Though this has been the dominant mentality, we are making progress towards empowering ourselves as healers and creators as we become more aware of how our inner layers dictate our outer levels and therefore have more control over ourselves and our realities. The purpose of this blog/website is to provide you with guidance and resources to help you uncover your own schema of your inner and outer worlds so you can harmonize your layers with your core self and act to your highest creative potential.