Within our mind is a complex ecosystem of beings, each formed by a unique amalgamation of our thoughts, emotions, and desires. They can be visualized as objects, creatures, or people.
Bring to mind an issue, emotion, desire, or thought. Give the intention for the subconscious to represent it as something visible. Observe the object, noting the characteristics you are drawn to and feel. Proceed to explore the emotions and memories associated with the object.
Once you have understood the object’s nature, you can do releasing work on it. The size and solidity of the object signify its strength. As the releasing progresses, the object will become soft and melt away or shrink and disappear as its influence on our subconscious decreases. Continue the releasing process until the object disappears completely.
Desires come from Choosing; they move us. Desires can be divided into the following categories:
Unity-Separation: Are we the ocean or drops of water within the ocean? How do we respond to stress? Do we see ourselves struggling alone or directed by a Higher Power?
Expansion-Contraction: Do we open ourselves up to explore the world, or close ourselves and hide from the world? How do we nourish ourselves? Do we keep growing, or do we hold firmly onto our past?
Acceptance-Rejection: Do I seek to be accepted or rejected by others? Where do we stand? Do we accept, or do we resist, the world?
Control-Surrender: Do we seek to control or be controlled by others? How do we approach Life? Do we impose order onto the world or let the world impose its order onto us?
Meaning-Hollowness: Are our lives significant or worthless? Where do we focus our energy? Do we participate in the transformation of the world, or do we retreat from it?
[Note: ‘Others’ can also be situations, environments, objects, concepts, and other beings.]
Emotions come from Feeling; they guide us. Emotions can be divided into the following categories:
Apathy: We are too tired to care
Grief: We have lost something important
Shame/Guilt: We have done something wrong
Fear/Embarrassment: We hide from danger/ourselves
Greed/Envy: This belongs to us
Hunger/Lust: We consume
Anger: We fight to end injustice
Pride: We know that we are better than others
Courage: We can do it
Love: We accept/treasure All
Peace: All is well with our lives
Completeness: We are with All / We are full
Thoughts come from Thinking; they give us a past and a future. Distorted thinking can be divided into the following categories:
Blindside: We only see one side of a situation or argument and ignore everything else.
Change Optimism: We assume that people will change to suit us.
Doomsday: We assume the worst, with no possibility to change the situation.
Egocentricity: We assume that the world revolves only around ourselves.
Feeling Belief: We assume that what we feel is true.
Helplessness: We assume that we can’t do anything to change the situation.
Keeping Score: We expect to be rewarded or punished based on how hard we work and how much we have sacrificed.
Obligation: We assume that we owe other people something.
Over-generalization: We conclude using only a few incidents or pieces of evidence.
Oversimplification: We make up stories to explain what is happening and believe these stories.
Polarization: We perceive only the extremes and nothing else in between.
Projection: We assume that people feel, react, and decide like we do. We often go beyond that to insist that anyone different is somewhat defective.
In the beginning was the Thought.
I think, therefore, I exist.
Distinctly shining in the matrix of possibilities.
An endless sky of Eternal Infinity.
The tendril of thought spread like vines.
Absorbing everything that it likes.
Following a hunger that it can never satisfy.
Trying to know everything it can know.
The Thought was then gifted with a Soul.
Knowledge takes on the colors of meaning.
Entering into time and space.
Flying with dreams and imagination.
The Potential was then gifted with Life.
Meaning becomes personalized.
Entering into the ocean of emotions.
Now, it is a being soon to be born.
The being was gifted with form.
Life becomes the Living.
Entering into a mortal body.
Fully experiencing Human Being.