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Peel back the onion that is you!
Have you ever thought of yourself as a
bunch of layers? Probably not. But in reality, that is what we are.
There are parts of us that are so deep that we are not consciously
in touch with them. We spend most of our time with the surface layer
of ourselves - the layer that likes to watch a certain sitcom each
week, or who loves to eat pizza. Yet, it is the deep layers that
brings so much revelation, joy, healing and growth into our lives.
I never knew I had the capacity to facilitate the healing of
others, until I ventured into myself at a very deep level. It wasn’t
always pleasant, it wasn’t always fun, but it was always profound.
Soon the buried parts of me – deeper layers - started becoming
healed and integrated into my everyday life. Then voila, I am still
me, just not the me I was before - and the journey continues.
Try peeling back the onion that is you – layer by layer. With
each layer examined, healed and integrated, a door opens for the
next layer to surface. I will warn you there are those who get
frustrated because they cannot accomplish what they want by
addressing only 1 or 2 issues that surface from their inner layers.
Let’s face it, we are a “quick fix” society that wants immediate
results – which in the long run, may not last. The process of
uncovering and uniting with the layers that are you, brings lasting
results. I suggest that we don’t become frustrated when after a
couple of efforts, you didn’t know and heal yourself. After all
healing in the dictionary means to “become whole.” I like to think
of this process as a transformational journey with yourself. Try to
look at this as a new way of being. Here are a few examples:
Paula who has lived for over 60 years, was disappointed that she
could not achieve in 1-2 sessions the healing that she so
desperately wanted. I encouraged her to stay the path, explaining
that it can often be difficult to address 60+ years in a few hours.
She decided to continue to focus for a few more work sessions, and
now she is in control of her health and her life! When something
smacks her sideways, she has learned to quiet herself and go within
for guidance and assistance, or to seek the help of others.
This example highlights another important component. It is key to
adjust or modify our routine a little bit to do the things that keep
us in balance with our newly evolved state. Let’s look at a few more
John went through a period of very deep work. Lots
of layers were identified, worked with and incorporated. His sense
of well being was incredibly enhanced. He started a practice of
meditation, being intention focused and using visualization. After a
while he stopped all of this. He soon noticed that he would get spun
up, letting the outside world control how he felt. He has learned
that devoting 30+ minutes a day to listening to a CD tailored for
his personal meditation, continuing guided imagery work and Tai Chi
keeps him in touch with his whole self and his connection to all
Kathy couldn’t live with her husband without fear,
until she started her journey of peeling back the onion, reuniting
with buried parts of herself and healing them. Now she is living
with the same man, and the behaviors that she used to find fearful,
she now finds humorous. What changed in this scenario was Kathy.
However, when she stopped being on her path of ‘self knowing self’,
her old behaviors began to return. She now knows that she needs to
incorporate time to do what is popularly known as “inner work”. She
supports this with a weekly routine that includes yoga and guided
meditation. Kathy maintains her more whole self in her daily life
because of this routine – and finds time to explore her layers
deeper on a monthly basis.
The idea is not to do inner work
a couple of times, and then revert to the way you were. Rather, it
is an ongoing evolutionary journey. I recently found a layer within
me that was critical, and I have done a lot of work on myself.
Instead of being frustrated that there was yet another issue to
address, I thought – “Wow, now I know why this has kept coming up in
my life despite other work! Thank you!”
Accept the fact that
you are a complex being. Accept the fact that there are many facets
of you. Then, just enjoy the journey of ‘self knowing and healing
self”….layer by layer by layer…. Bringing you more peace, more
joy, more confidence, and more contentment.
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