It is only when we begin to understand that our inner world creates our outer world that we can truly allow ourselves to take full responsibility for our lives as a whole. Why is this? It is my opinion, as seen through the lens of my current knowledge and understanding, that we are fearful of taking this level of responsibility on a very deep, subconsciously conditioned level because we realize -- consciously or unconsciously -- that we must then face ALL of our dark inner shadows and deeply rooted belief systems that do not originate from our true selves: our souls. This means that we must learn to accept and love ourselves completely, on all levels, and unconditionally, which includes those parts of us that we may label as, "bad," or, "negative." After continuous learning and research into this particular flavor of topics, I have come to understand this idea on a deeper level. Where at first I thought that this meant digging up and rehashing old mistakes, regrets, and difficult experiences to feel the pain again and then try to let go of it, the actual meaning of this is far deeper than that, and I'm certain I will uncover deeper meanings still as this awakening process continues.
We hear, see, and read a lot about mindfulness and inner work these days. But, if you're anything like me, then it might take you a few years to peel back some of the layers of epiphany that seem to be in the way of your personal progress within this lifetime. To anyone who is too anchored in the 3D timespace reality that is our physical world, this will all sound crazy and way too out there. However, once you've begun your journey down into this rabbit hole (i.e. into your own inner landscape), more and more truth and inner knowing (some call this #faith, but it's so much more than that) is revealed as we re-learn (remember) who we truly are at our core: a soul, pure energy. The terminology used here is simply for clarification purposes and accuracy, not necessarily to give the impression that it's exclusive (it isn't; anyone can work on themselves if they so choose) or that it's some mystical, magical thing. It is, truly... but not in the ways that you might think. Let me break it down for you in practical, no bullshit terms... classic Jen style ;). (Click to read more.)
Spiritual insights learned through experience, emotional alchemy, and the path to freedom on all levels through practical application of inner work.