Day 232/366 days Towards Self-Mastery.
There is so much information about the subconscious mind yet do we really understand it at all?
Is our subconscious mind really removed from our ability to access it? Are our implicit memories so deep and veiled that we cannot hear them?
My experience tells me otherwise, and in my work I have discovered that there are ways and means of interpreting the codes of the subconscious mind that are available to us all.
Those codes are our body's language. Its responses and reactions and aches and pains all tell a story of a dream unfulfilled.
If you're dreaming of what you want to achieve, create, be in the world, but never seem to be able to get there, to find the inspiration, to take the next step with ease and grace, then you're missing your body's codes.
Yesterday I wrote about the alchemy of the soul. Your soul's wisdom is readily accessible to you when you have achieved that alchemy. Until then it takes a little more work.
My own remedy is to go to bed at night with a request, a question that I want answered, and ask for inspiration in the morning when I awake. That's the perfect time for inspiration for lots of reasons.
It's lung meridian peak time between 3 - 5 am so inspiration is the lung thing right? That's the Chinese medicine explanation.
Your mind and body are more rested at this time. It also gives time for the disparate parts of your personality to come to some sort of solution either amongst themselves, or more likely, for the part that is most able to support you at that time, to step forward.
However while those parts are not alchemised your success will be limited. When a team is not working well together you don't make a lot of progress. You might be able to do a good enough job and still you'll feel dissatisfied, knowing that you are capable of more.
You want your inner team to be working in sync.
The power of the subconscious mind is in your ability to integrate the parts that hold the keys to your unique gifts. The steady rudder, the dreams, the unique quality of your energy, the know-how are all there and waiting for you to discover them.
Invite them to dance as one.
366 days Towards Self-Mastery
When I considered my New Year's intentions for 2020 I had just one: To allow my heart to love what it loved...and let it lead me. (If not now, then when?)
I've spent months working on integrating my life. To live life more fully with my home life, my interests, my work, my responsibilities, all coming together, all connected. I want to give each the attention that they desire and need, and still have time and energy for the others. That means living and working from the heart.
As I was clearing out my bookshelf over the Christmas break I discovered Simple Abundance. I set it aside to explore it on New Year's Day as I lazed through another delicious day of nothingness. Sarah, the author, says this book is about living in grace. Living in grace I realised, is about Self-Mastery.
My thirst for understanding the human condition has driven me all my life, and hand-in-hand with self-mastery it has been a life-long goal. And seeing as I love to write, that living in grace is about self-mastery, and I love a bit of a challenge, then if I am truly going to let my heart lead, I really don't have any other choice. So scary as it feels, I'm starting out on a daily mission of leaning into the suggestions of this daybook and making a daily post to keep me accountable. If not now, then when?
I'm Josie. You can find out a little more about me here.
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy: by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
This book is written for the Australian and NZ market because it refers to seasonal changes. It's available on Amazon here if you'd like to follow along.