One of the most difficult concepts for me to accept was that my emotions had an effect on the reality that was showing up in my life. When I looked at others who were doing the same things I was doing and being successful at it, I thought they were just lucky…or had the right support…or more talent. My mind would create a myriad of different reasons that others were successful in whatever endeavor they had and I wasn’t hitting those targets.
What I didn’t realize is how important the inner dialogue I talked about in my last post was and what the underlying emotion behind those thoughts was. For if the underlying emotion was one of discouragement and this emotion was the same pattern which had been reflected back to me my entire life, how would I know any different?
Now one thing I want to get out of the way early is that I am not blaming my parents and caretakers for what they reflected back to me in my early childhood. In the course of my research as part of my own journey, I ran across several books which helped me change the perception of how I experience life from the perspective of my soul.
One book I found was “Your Soul’s Plan” by Robert Schwarz. He introduced
d a new concept to me that essentially said that I’d picked out in advance who all the important people were going to be in my life. That means I picked my parents and set the stage for the emotional patterns they would pass down to me for the purpose of experiencing life from this perspective and then overcoming that.
It was a game-changing concept for me and it took me out of the “blame, shame, victim game” that I had been caught up in with respect to my parents and caretakers. Because if I had selected those souls to work with in this lifetime because the challenges they faced fit exactly with what I most needed to learn, then there really was no reason to have negative emotions attached to them from anything that happened in my childhood. It set the stage to clear out any emotions I’d attached to them through Emotional Forgiveness. We will talk more about this in a later post.
I recognize that considering this concept in your own life may be a huge paradigm shift. By the time I found “Your Soul’s Plan,” I had been on my spiritual journey for almost 20 years.
What I mean when I refer to my “spiritual journey” is defined by the point in time when I started exploring concepts outside my comfort zone.
As I wrote about more extensively in my book, “A Path to Peace: A Reluctant Spiritual Journey,” my body had developed a life-threatening condition and mainstream medicine could neither tell me why I had it nor how to heal it. About all they could do was stabilize it and prevent it from killing me. Don’t get me wrong, that was a blessing and I’m grateful for it, but the burning question I had in my mind was why it happened in the first place and how to heal it permanently.
Looking back now, I know that the condition that put me on this path in the first place was the single greatest blessing in my life because it gave me the motivation to learn and grow that I would not have had otherwise. In fact, I am certain that my soul planned this before I incarnated to give me an inescapable reason to grow spiritually.
If you have had a health condition show up and you spend time being angry, hurt, frustrated, disappointed or fearful about it, you are perpetuating the kind of energy which created it in the first place. When you accept the premise that your unconscious thoughts (and especially the emotional patterns tied to them) are what create your reality; you have the opportunity to view your life from the perspective of it all being your creation…even if much of it is happening without your conscious awareness.
Because once you own this premise, you have the opportunity to observe your reality instead of being enmeshed in it.
When you observe your life from the perspective of your current and past realities being your reflection, then you are EMPOWERED to change what is reflected to you.
What we experienced in childhood set the stage and everyone who participated in it was simply an actor playing their part.
Of course, to own this perspective requires that you accept a scientific principle known as the 1st Law of Thermodynamics:
Energy cannot be created or destroyed – only converted from one form of energy to another.
If you also then accept that you ARE energy, then who and what you are transcends physical death. You simply convert from one form of energy to another.
Owning these concepts then gives you the ability to understand that if you release the old, stuck emotional energies stored in your subconscious; just the act of releasing those automatically raises the vibration of your collective emotional makeup.
As we continue this journey together, we will explore emotions in much more depth and how to transform them in order to transform you.
Open your journal and answer these questions:
1. What did you learn about the perspective of the soul?
2. What lessons do you feel you chose in this lifetime and who were the players who helped set the stage for you?
3. How much do you know about them and the challenges they had in their lives…and did they ever become conscious of the pain they carried or did they simply unconsciously pass it down to you?
4. What emotional patterns do you see in your life and what recurring experiences are being reflected back to you?
5. What catalyst types of experiences have caused you to question what you were taught about life and what have you learned either here (or elsewhere) which support thoughts or concepts that you may not even have said out loud yet?
6. Can you envision a version of your future life where you can simply observe what is happening in your life and change the vibration/program to create something more desirable?
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Jeff Scholl is a Certified Spiritual Life Coach through Holistic Learning Centers and a Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
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