Questioning the Mind
Gosh, I’m a fan of Maureen’s work! Here’s an excerpt from her latest article which I intend does something good for you as well. (I highlighted my favorite parts.)
Happy April Everyone,
I pray you are well as we continue our climb to magnificence, albeit up a steep, steep incline. This month has been one of golden moments of self-discovery after a bout or two (or five) with uncomfortability. The bouts with uncomfortability appear to be aimed at our core habitual patterns dealing with our 3rd dimensional personality and perceived identity. I remind you that the Universe doesn’t always deal from the top of the deck to accelerate our spiritual growth.
These uncomfortable experiences are welling up right on time, sometimes to throw you a curve ball to interrupt the habitual belief systems as to what’s next for you or to explode core issues so you can be expanded and made ready to emerge open and unattached to anything. Keep in heart that out of chaos comes order.
Be gentle with yourself and remember you are a precious courageous human being of Light turning into a magnificent Divine being of Light and it takes a lot of cellular rearranging, and biological and even relationship warfare before that metamorphosis can be actualized. Due to the task at hand, (planetary and personal transformation) it is vital that we detach from anything and everything that would tether us further to the state of illusion. We are changing seasons, reasons and lifetimes of living beneath ourselves and of being trapped within ourselves, so undoubtedly we will be confronted by uncomfortability to blow up the illusion in our lives.
Here’s a discovery I made while in the midst of a client’s uncomfortability. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me.
While in the midst of a session with a wonderful new client I quickly discovered that she lived her life led by her mind. (Not a foreign concept to me.) I began to challenge the things that she said as a matter of fact. I did so because she would fire off answers to me as if they were already programmed and pat responses. Each time she did I would guide her down into her heart and ask the same questions and get a completely different answer. This went on for about 15 minutes. During that time she referred to her mind often, particularly in the making excuses for it. She acknowledged that she rarely consciously paid attention to what her mind was saying to her and how uncomfortable she felt most of the time. She acknowledged that she never questioned whether her mind was telling her a truth or a lie, or whether it was supporting her or hurting her.
I heard myself say, “your mind is getting away with murder.” There was dead silence. In that silence both of us had an awareness of the truth of that statement. Our minds get away with murder. The moment it seeks an uncomfortable pause in our lives, like a race-car it comes full speed ahead to crash into clarity. “Oh my God” she said, “that is so true, I never thought about it like that before.” (In truth, neither had I.) We continued to follow that thread of wisdom and uncovered a plethora of ways that the mind gets away with murder.
It kills our joy. It makes bold and boisterous statements that have nothing to do with the truth and each time we accept it, without question, and run with it, it clearly gets away with murder. It kills our passion as it burdens us with “what ifs” (always leaning to the side of failure) about whatever we are passionate about creating and manifesting. It kills the present moment with predictions of our future often paralyzing us from moving in faith and it kills our self worth as it gives us its interpretation of where we have failed. It kills our peace. The saddest part of all of that is that we give it permission to get away with murder by not interrupting it or questioning its validity.
Now, in this moment we have got to put an end to this violence and violation perpetrated upon our lives by our minds. A good argument on behalf of that awareness is that every time we have a murderous thought we immediately alter the positive and healthy electrical flow of energy throughout our entire physical system. Additionally we alter the chemical balance of the body and depress ourselves. It was written in “The Way of Mastery,” that “depression can only occur in a mind that had been denying its pathway to joy.”
Here are some actions that will help when you are in a state of uncomfortability and your mind goes in for the kill:
1. Slow down and pay attention to every single sentence your mind feeds you. If you feel any constriction anywhere in your body, stop, take three deep breaths, put your hand over your heart and ask yourself “is that the truth that I just heard?” Stay still long enough, and your heart will tell you your answer.
2. Become aware of what you do once you have a thought. Do you make a fear based choice? Do you set up a situation that you know in your gut is going to betray you because your mind just scared you? Notice just notice because every time your thought feeds you something, you do something with it. You take an action of some sort prompted by the mind, not the heart and we must learn to discern the difference.
3. Don’t just rush past a delivery from the mind. Open the package and see if it contains something truthful and worthwhile or if it’s a package of trash that needs to be tossed out.
4. Don’t let your mind convince you that you need to be right or that you are right. Go for being happy over being right and stop the ability of your mind killing your happiness. You have nothing to prove, your mind just has you believing you do.
6. Consciously refuse to be defined by your mind. If you don’t it will “seemingly” kill off your true identity and have you chasing after all things and all people external to find yourself.
7. Birth the Mind of Christ or the Mind of Buddha or The Mind of Great Spirit and your thoughts will emerge differently and in support of you, always.
Copyright Maureen Moss
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