It is a topic I keep going back to time and again, and yet I often feel it is not completely clear. I’m talking about self-awareness, or mindfulness, or self-exploration. The term one uses is not so important, as always it is the actual work that counts. It happens with both my Breathwork and PSYCH-K clients – I often get a puzzled look, a sort of question mark – what does it actually mean?
If there’s one thing that comes up with every person I’ve ever worked with, it’s worthiness. Better yet, the feeling of not being worthy. This is something that crosses all ages, gender, social status or any other segmentation you can think of. The shocking reality of our society as it mirrors through my practice is of unworthiness, pure and simple.
The feeling of being stuck might be one that is common to all people at one point in their lives. Whether it is the feeling of being stuck emotionally, i.e. feeling hopeless, uninspired and negative; or on the practical level, i.e. nothing goes our way, we compare ourselves to others who seem to have moved forward while our life seems like the same old routine.
Whether it is my Breathwork or PSYCH-K clients, the message is the same – explore within. It is probably the most basic instinct in all of us to look out, to see what’s not working for us in the outside world. But, if you want to get to the bottom of things, the answer is always within.
When we are talking about PSYCH-K, often there is this wrong notion that changing the beliefs is all we need to do. To a certain extent – this is true. But, if you’re looking for a deep and meaningful change, then there is another crucial and important part – your action plan.
Let’s talk about self-exploring. What does it actually mean and why is it so good for us? It is a process that a lot of people are refraining from going through, for various reasons. Most likely the main reason is that it is extremely hard. Not only that, it’s not something one can do overnight, it takes time. Doesn’t sound too tempting, right? Why would someone embark on this kind of process?
Whenever there is a talk or an explanation about PSYCH-K in specific, and human habits in general, the term ‘limiting beliefs’ seems to be a mystery. It seems like most people think they have a good idea about what it is, but they are not quite sure. So, let’s do it – let’s explain what limiting beliefs are.
Have you ever tried not to think about something painful? Keeping yourself busy so it won’t be in your mind? Surrounding yourself with people so that it’s noisy enough so you can’t hear it?
Have you ever been through times in your life in which you felt nothing is going right? In fact, not only nothing can go right, but also – everything is wrong. It seems like no matter what you do, it goes the wrong way, you are stuck and there is no way to turn to. It is like there is a big black block right in front, closing down on you.
When we come to deal with and talk about emotional baggage, it could almost seem like just the term itself carries with it a heavy weight. Before we start talking about it, we need to define it. So, what is it exactly – emotional baggage? According to Collins Dictionary – ‘the feelings you have about your past and the things that have happened to you, which often have a negative effect on your behaviour and attitudes.’