It is Time to Heal Our Culture's Love Affair With Spiritual and Healing Bypass
The way into healing is to deeply love, honor and respect all your feelings and experiences.
Open up to what your feelings and experiences are trying to help you hear, see and know about yourself and your life. This is the guidance into the places where you need healing... these feelings and experiences are pointing you toward your life lessons, wisdom and transformation. They are your road map.
It is time to realize we do not need to rise above our own feelings. When used as a way of coping, rising above things becomes avoidance. The emotions and issues remain... nothing is resolved or healed. There are occasions where discerning things to be insignificant in the whole of our lives is where rising above would be an aligned and healthy choice. Here is where this action serves.
We are now looking at a time in our history where too many have risen above real issues and they have not gone away or gotten better. As our social collective reality shows, these real issues have gotten bigger and have become worse. We must now deal with our stuff… All of it!
Processing is going all the way through what is in your life… the reality of life. In processing, our willingness to see what is Real heals us.
We teach and encourage that to be whole we must love, honor and respect ALL feelings, experiences and elements of our life. This does not mean they are all right and correct but in order to integrate our lessons, knowledge and wisdom, we must embrace all the aspects that they hold.
We are encouraging the Love of what all these emotions, feelings and experiences teach us. As part of our work we are holding healing for our World by people living an aligned life… alignment with ourselves, our feelings, experiences and our emotions.
A few of the aspects we are introducing that you are not commonly told to love, are anger and hatred. Let’s be clear that this doesn’t mean to go act on hatred or manufacture it and make it bigger. We are teaching people to embrace and be Real about human emotions and also be willing to open up to why they are here.
A way to open up can be simply asking... Why are you here... Anger? What are you trying to show me and make me aware of? Is there a boundary that needs to be set or that is being breached? Am I not having my own back?
This sounds simplistic and perhaps silly, but the truth is few people actually follow through with seeing what their feelings and emotions are trying to tell them.
Be willing to stop and acknowledge how this emotion might be here to serve you. The way we heal our anger and hatred is by opening up to the reality that it is here.
Next if we will honor and respect our feelings of anger and hatred with great openness, these feelings will start to dissipate naturally. It is your avoidance and suppression of your anger and hatred that create a backlog which then disconnects you from yourself.
Honoring our undesirable parts are already here
is a way we can start healing...
In our disconnection we are at risk of losing control over our emotions. We are not able to use our full faculties and discernment when we respond, so we end up reacting. Most people fear this and are afraid they will be out of control.
The truth is… when we are open to seeing all of ourselves and our emotions… with love, honor and respect we become friends with ourselves again, which gives us more control over our choices and our actions.
Our willingness to feel our feelings does not mean that they lead us. We have the ability to make decisions and choose our way through life. We are responsible and accountable for our life choices and decisions. When we own our life we grow in personal power and integrity… it is time to remember this is our responsibility and our duty.
Our life, our lessons, what we learn from and then integrate becomes our wisdom… all is Sacred. It is time to know that this is one of the great purposes of your life!
Another emotion that can be misunderstood is sadness. In our work we teach that allowing yourself to deeply feel your sadness... see it as Sacred purification, and then to process it all the way through, cleanses your Soul.
The same foundational methodology applies here. If you stuff and suppress your feelings, this creates a backlog and disconnects you from yourself… suppressing sadness will eventually lead to depression. If on the other hand, you go the other route trying to rise above your sadness you do not resolve or heal anything. This method of emotional avoidance has been termed spiritual bypass by John Welwood.
It is time to Love All.
To follow what is aligned with your Soul knowing… follow and bring in what is healthy for your life, your Sacred space and your Higher Self.
It is time to Wake Up!
It is time to be Real...
Embracing the beauty in all that is Real is what burns up your fragile ego and its vulnerability...
Enabling your Higher Self to step forward in your own knowing...
And the power of your knowing creates your own current of trust and faith...
This will be salve for your Soul…
The salve that you've tried to find perhaps through games, drama, self medicating, distractions and dysfunction… the void within...