We form patterns in our early environments that become our automatic reactions and repeated responses to situations and events throughout our lives. We all have beliefs about the key areas of life: safety, survival, relationships, money, self-image, power, entitlement, love, self-expression and spirituality. If we are to be truly free to create lives that are the unique manifestation of our individual BEING, then it is essential to identify our real values and release what interferes with openly embracing our own strong, passionately alive consciousness.
Information regarding our internal state is always coming to us in many ways. Our physical, emotional and mental faculties are always giving clues about our energy and inner being as well as about people, places and things in our environment. Our energy system offers a great deal of useful data that is helpful if we only take the time to learn how to understand it.
What we think of as various levels of mind also communicate helpful information that can be blended with energetic awareness. (It is all energy but it has become commonplace to speak about the different levels of mind in ways that depict their nature). The conscious mind is aware of concepts and ideas; the subconscious speaks through feelings or lack of them. The body clearly tells us what is happening in our subconscious mind if we know how to listen. Higher awareness tends to speak through imagery, subtle sensing, or an unmistakable kind of knowing when you sincerely request to know the truth of a matter.
The human energy and chakra system are the vehicles through which we develop and encode our life experience into our cellular memory, so they provide us with a very useful, simple and organized way to look at the various layers and levels of ourselves, our values and beliefs. They also provide a means to understand how beliefs affect the organization of our energies and tools
What are some of the dominant themes of that repeat in your life? This information can point to some core beliefs that are affecting the organization and patterns of what is showing up in your life.
Through erasing or collapsing a belief and its attendant mental and emotional features, you can be free from the inside out, and have more energy to create what you do want in your life.
Excerpted from Ch. 4 of 12 Keys for Life and Self-Mastery