Building Your Emotional Immune System...
Emotion is a system. It's complex and and vast, beautiful and ugly, light and dark, freedom or bondage. As humans we get to experience this amazing spectrum of feeling, sensing, loving, being, and we have the opportunity to choose how we respond emotionally.
Easier said than done right?
Emotions are a muscle. More often than not, our feelings are a choice triggered by subconscious
conditioning, sometimes so deeply buried from view, it seems impossible to control the 'joy' stick.
Why is this?
How do we take charge of the 'joy' stick? How do we build our Emotional Immune System so that it's robust, powerful and working for us instead of against us?
First is to acknowledge the beauty and gift in the sheer array of emotional and sensory responses we as humans do get to experience.
That in itself is a miracle. Next is to realize emotions are information. They give us clues that something is right or not right. If it's not right it doesn't mean it's wrong. Got that? You're not wrong! There is nothing wrong with you.
Emotions are working 'for' us not against us. Just like life (circumstances) are happening 'for' you not 'to' you. This one little nugget-if fully digested- will change your life.
It may not happen over night. It's a process of integration.
Second is to understand that emotions are information. We have a super intelligent subconscious mind with a brilliant mechanism for implementing the strategy placed in it. The executed strategy produces circumstances.
Circumstances cause emotions. Emotions also cause circumstances. Being fully aware of what causes certain emotions, and why this 'what' causes them, will allow you to step into observer and observe as information.
The information revealed helps you understand your subconscious mind's strategy which was likely developed when you were very young. This strategy was a coping mechanism and may be the furthest thing from logical today. It probably doesn't serve you anymore and the good news is
you can change it.
A cognitive discussion about how you're 'feeling' may not always avail you of the blueprint in your subconscious mind.
As we commit to our journey of personal growth and stretch outside our comfort zones, we come up against our edges- those uncomfortable places challenging us to forge ahead or stop in our tracks.
If we stop in our tracks, emotional information may be revealed. With this information we can make intentional choices that allow us to bust out of old paradigms and belief systems that no longer serve us. These are the 'take a big swig of f#%k it and jump' moments. If we stop in our tracks and numb ourselves- we miss the opportunity to grow.
Some people have a strong emotional immune system and take those leaps over and over. Sometimes they fall, sometimes they thrive. It's the act of jumping and realizing (evidence) they didn't die- that reprograms the subconscious strategy.
It's never too late to build your emotional immune system. It starts by making a decison. Life will change when you make this decision. It's part of the intentional journey. If we do this sort of thing alone, we don't always find the causal seed that set the blueprint (strategy) in motion way back when.
Why would we create a strategy that doesn't serve our highest expression and most powerful potential?
Remember, this strategy was perfect at the time it was planted, seeded, or caused. It's not always obvious and not always uncovered through a cognitive conversation. I recommend working with an objective (skilled) person who can hit those blind spots because your subconscious mind is programmed to keep you blind from them ON PURPOSE!!!
Is this making sense?
Your subconscious mind has a job- protect you, keep you safe and feeling loved. When the strategy was planted way back when, it may have done the job in that moment. The thing is... the same default may still be playing and causing quite the opposite.
This strategy served you at one point. It may no longer serve you now. You get to decide and break into the operating system to change the strategy. It begins with intention then a decision to start and soon you will build a robust emotional immune system while honing your powers of self awareness.
The law of causation is: but for this then that. Understanding how the law of cause and effect impacts you, your thoughts, your emotions and your life, empowers you to create change.
In other words, the circumstances (and your emotional responses) in your life right now would not be the case but for the subconscious strategy / blueprint placed in your mind long ago.
Now, I'm not talking to everyone here. Many people have super strong emotional immune systems and have transcended the old program through their lives. Many others are still wearing the old imprints and unaware. Some have only a few remnants.
Everyone can use an upgrade.
We're not even scratching the surface of our potential. By understanding the law of causation and how it effects the circumstances in your life- and your emotional responses, you're actually unleashing a new level of potential.
This concept may take a bit of getting used to before you really integrate and embody the full understanding of how it's playing out in your life. Go EASY here! This is deep. Honor your emotional immune system as you enter these halls.
More power and influence reside on the other side. I'm here for you. Word of advice, don't walk this path alone.
Synopsis: We are living under the law of causation, meaning we are truly responsible for everything in our lives. We get to change our outcomes when we take responsibility-fully.
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