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Chuck’s Place: Beyond Belief

Shine a light on what’s bugging you…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

If a desired change is not happening, we must search for hidden influences. Often, the thoughts of others greatly limit what we allow ourselves to become. The Shamans of Ancient Mexico lived lives of virtual anonymity to avoid the expectations of others from limiting their freedom.

The socializing effect of our family of origin, as well as how we were seen and treated by peers, becomes encoded in our young psyches. These internalized definitions can unconsciously become hardwired beliefs that contradict our conscious intent.

Perhaps a sibling was assigned the role of the smart one. By default and comparison we become the not smart one. This can extend to creativity, athletic prowess, or physical designations such as the pretty, handsome, or overweight one. Again, these internalized beliefs become subconscious rules of how we manifest physically, cognitively, and emotionally.

Outside influences actually extend to our genetic coding, which exacts its own impact upon our personhood from the accumulated experiences of our ancient family line. How often do we feel powerless over the dictates of our genes?

It is not helpful to blame anyone for anything because in doing so we surrender our power and become victims. Thus, to blame our genes, our families, or our peers for our limitations is to agree to be limited. Far better to employ our energy in discovering how we limit ourselves by upholding an imposed belief about ourselves.

Anything is indeed possible, but only if we can locate and dismantle the limiting beliefs we have accumulated throughout our lifetime. One method to achieve this is in recapitulation. We might select a vignette from our history when someone judged us negatively.

As we perform the sweeping breath, moving the head from side to side while reliving the vignette, we breathe in our own energy and exhale the energy of the other person, freeing ourselves of the negative internalized judgment that has ruled us.

Another approach to override internalized beliefs is through the power of suggestion. Only this time the suggestion comes from the conscious self, not the influence of others. For suggestion to take root, we must first achieve a deep state of relaxation. Pranayama breathing and whole body relaxation foster this.

Just the fact that we can tell our bodies to relax, and then  experience it begin to happen, underscores the control we exact over manifesting our intent. Once deeply relaxed, we state clearly and succinctly our intention. Suggestions might be: body lose weight; body restore health; brain improve memory.

Trust that the body is fully capable of knowing how to accomplish the suggestion; it simply requires the command to do so. Do not attach to the outcome. Consistently repeat the relaxation and suggestion process.

Watch for synchronicities or life events that will bring to the surface encounters with limiting beliefs. Use recapitulation to untie the knot of your attachment to an old idea, as your energy is freed for the furthering of your intent. This might even take us into our remote ancestry where we disengage from a family myth that has haunted our intended fulfillment.

Beyond belief all things are possible. Free the self from the beliefs that bind you, as you discover your unlimited potential.

Beyond belief,

Chuck

Chuck’s Place: Time for Self-Regulation

Oppose the dominant energy of now… get heart centered and calm…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Unchecked impulse is the dominant energy of now. There are no signs of it letting up. None are immune from the impact of this energetic wave. Now is the time to turn inward and self-regulate.

It all boils down to intent. Intent manifests the word. Intent is the spirit of Yang (masculine energy) that attracts the Yin (feminine energy) of matter. When we tell the body to relax, it listens and releases according to instruction. But there are challenges.

Blocking beliefs are habitual instructions well-established in the body. If the entrenched belief is that “I am nervous,” the body will favor this established command and remain tense. This is understandable. A hardwired command may assert itself even in the face of a new order, “the body relaxes.” We must be patient and persevering when establishing new rules.

Perhaps the most challenging blocking belief is that “I don’t have the power to consciously alter things in my body.” Let this be the null hypothesis, that is, “my mind cannot change my body.” Let the hypothesis be: “anything is possible.” Next, set up the experiment.

Two times each day, calm the body with some form of progressive relaxation that focuses attention on all parts of the body, simultaneously giving the verbal message to relax. For example, notice the state of tension in your forehead, or shoulders and neck, and instruct the body to release the tension. Cover all sections of the body, head to toe.

Next, in a state of deeper calm, post-relaxation, tell the body, several times, the issue you expect it to address. A child who struggles with enuresis (bedwetting) might simply state: “body, wake me up when it’s time to pee.”  An adult with digestion issues might instruct the body to “comfortably digest the food you receive.” The conscious mind merely states its intent, the body will know what to do.

Remain persevering in this regimen for a month. Attach no expectations to the outcome. Keep the mind passive. Expectations have been proven, at the subatomic level, to bias matter. Better to remain scientific and simply see what happens. Do, however, calmly follow the daily protocol and note whatever you notice each day. The key here is patience and calm perseverance.

All issues in our lives register in our bodies as stress, which means an activation of our autonomic nervous system to fight, freeze, or flee to protect us. This hardwired reaction can be overridden with direct communication to the body that assures it that it is safe and okay to return to calm. Prove it with your personal experiment.

Too often, we insist that we must get to the root of the problem before we can get calm. The problem is, if we are activated, we will be unable to perform the mental operations needed to think clearly. The body funds survival over mental processing. The thinking brain is largely dormant, hence, ineffectual when we are triggered.

Once we become calm, we gain the clarity and brain power to understand the root of the trigger. As we process the trigger, we can continually return to calm by reminding the body to release its stress.

Outer stress resulting  from nature’s changes or political gamesmanship are surely on the rise. The opportunity here is to turn inward and access one’s personal intent to master outer challenge. All power lies within. Take up the challenge to hone your personal link to intent. Do the experiment. Let the outcome be your own proof.

Self-regulating,

Chuck

A Message for Humanity from Jeanne: Shedding Your Limiting Beliefs

Don’t forget those moments of insight when you realize everything has changed…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

In today’s audio channeling we are all advised to work on shedding our belief systems and being open to those moments of awakening, when what we experience changes us. Remember to stay awake! That’s the key.

Have a wonderful week!

Chuck’s Place: Will & Intent

The Shamans of Ancient Mexico make an important distinction between will and intent. Will is automatic, intent requires consciousness. Will issues from the land of participation mystique, where individuals or whole nations unconsciously follow the leader. With intent, consciousness taps into that same underlying energy as will, but assumes control of its manifestation.

Intend with the consciousness of a yogi…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

A concrete example of the distinction between will and intent is a Yogi who is capable of assuming conscious control of the autonomic or involuntary nervous system. Thus, bodily functions such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestion—generally controlled by the ‘will’ of the body—can be co-opted to function according to the conscious ‘intent’ of the yogi.

The Shamans of Ancient Mexico discovered that the underlying energy and power of manifestation of both will and intent come from the same source, the greater energy of intent in the universe that manifests all things. The only difference between them is simply who is in charge: nature’s archetypes or consciousness? Like the yogi, the shaman cultivates the power of intent at a fully conscious level, assuming control of what ordinarily happens when we function at the level of participation mystique.

The greatest obstacle to mastering intent, according to don Juan Matus, is limiting beliefs. We simply do not believe that we can manifest simply through intending a change. Abraham, as channeled through Esther Hicks, taught the law of attraction. Simply put, what we think is what we manifest. Thus, if we intend a change but constantly doubt our ability to manifest it the energy of our intent receives an ambiguous message: “change but don’t change, because I can’t change!” This compromised intent manifests a stalemate, no change.

The simplicity of simply stating an intent, of holding an intent as an agent of change, just seems too darned simple to our modern rational sensibility. We either argue about its impossibility, defeat it in doubt, or too meekly state it for it to be heard by the greater intent of the universe, which we personally tap into when we intend.

To not assume conscious responsibility for intent is to largely leave the direction of our lives in the default position of will, where we mystically participate in the rule of the archetypes. These archetypes are then projected upon the outer world where they organize perceptions and mental judgements, in essence manifesting the world we live in.

The incessant voice of ongoing commentary within the mind, what the shamans call the internal dialogue, essentially reinforces the will of the archetypes, which becomes how we experience life. Thus, when the world leader presents his view of the world in a state of the union address, world citizens are unconsciously drawn to project the archetype of the king upon him and assimilate his words as their personal intent or worldview.

The phenomenon of hypnotism illustrates the power of a message to manifest an outside intent. Suggestions from outside of us, like the suggestions we give ourselves, unawarely through our internal dialogue, become the commands we automatically manifest in our beliefs and actions.

Intent itself is impervious to morality. Intent is a pool of energy awaiting a command, a direction to manifest. Thus, for instance, there are ‘good’ shamans and ‘bad’ shamans, as Star Wars so eloquently demonstrates. If the force is equated with intent, the crucial question is, who will command the force, the light or the dark side? Intent can manifest either way, for purposes of good or evil.

It rests with the individual to decide the fate of intent, in fact, the fate of the world. Consciousness itself is the first rupture with the automatic adherence of the individual to the will of the archetypes. The Pope recently pointed to the apple in Eden as the first example of fake news. From this perspective he acknowledges that the intent of consciousness ‘sins’ against the will of the archetypes, or perhaps what he would call the will of God, as the individual is freed to engage in the  ‘fake news’  of consciousness and offered the opportunity to act with intent. His concern is duly noted given the current state of affairs in the world.

With freedom comes responsibility, what the world is faced with assuming right now. It begins within the individual. How will I use my personal power of intent? Many entities have a powerful interest in commandeering my intent for their own ambitions. As malevolent as this might sound and be, simply watch nature; watch the birds. All life feeds upon life. The dark side is part of life.

Nonetheless, with consciousness we are freed to intend balance within ourselves and balance within our world. Balance, like the Tao, finds a place to incorporate all that is, light and dark. Of course, consciousness can equally choose to align itself solely with the dark side, thereby delivering to the light side a great challenge for growth. Here we see the value and necessity of the dark side.

Intent is the message you choose to deliver to the greater pool of energetic intent to manifest in your life and your world. Keep it simple, repeat it often. Grapple with your ambivalence, face the shadow of your intent, incorporate its truth into your intent. When doubt seeks to sell you its wares acknowledge it then shift to stating your intent, incessantly. Don’t attach to outcome, free intent to set the course of the journey, wherever it takes you. Suspend judgement of the current state of manifestation of your intent. Remain persevering. Hold your intent with the lightness of a feather as you gently send it off on the wings of intent.

Peace,

Chuck

A Message for Humanity from Jeanne: How To Know The Self

 

Shed a little light on some of those beliefs you have about yourself…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Good Morning! Our audio channeled message this week advises us all to get to the bottom of who we really are, as opposed to who we think we are. There is a difference that only we can find out and know for ourselves. Take the opportunity this week to free the self from some old limiting beliefs that are probably not even true! Know the self!