The Struggle to Awaken The Unconscious Mind


The Struggle to Awaken The Unconscious Mind

For a long time, I didn’t realize the role the body played in awakening the unconscious mind.

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Far too often with the challenges of the day, we do anything but travel into the unconscious mind.  There is so much noise out there that we have little energy, desire, or time to look deeper.

Yes, we say we are enlightened and all-knowing.  Yes, we think we see and understand much more than we do.  Unfortunately, we are often fooling ourselves.

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Sometimes I see those platitudes and happy memes, and I’m saddened beyond explanation.  It isn’t that they’re not beautiful thoughts, but they come from a repetitious behavior of not dealing with life.  They help us run from life.

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I have seen so many healing modalities and belief systems in this world that really don’t do as much as the participants believe they do.  It doesn’t stop anyone. 

Going into the unconscious mind to truly see all aspects is not even an afterthought. 

When we don’t allow ourselves to connect to the unconscious mind, we fail to train and expand our neural pathways.  They lie dormant, rather than creating new networks that help us see future experiences and events differently.

Awaken The Unconscious Mind

When we allow ourselves to travel into the unconscious mind, it is then that we give ourselves the ability to awaken.  The more we do this, the more we see.  When we go deeper, the more we become aware of and understand.

Challenges present to us a moment of choosing what we will do.  Will we unlock the unconscious mind and awaken, or will we go into a deeper sleep?

The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with life’s challenges when they come. Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious person more intensely conscious. You can use a challenge to awaken you, or you can allow it to pull you into an even deeper sleep.

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When I first started into my healing journey many years ago, I had no way to know where it would lead me.  I didn’t realize that awakening the unconscious mind was something I would even consider.  It was not in my sights, and I was not aware of it.

Body’s Role In The Unconscious Mind

For a long time, I didn’t realize the role the body played in awakening the unconscious mind.  It was not something taught in our society or healing practices. 

Then I met Dr. Paul Canali, and through therapy sessions, I came front and center with so much more than I realized was part of life.  It wasn’t a thought-based approached where I discovered this in my mind.  It was a body-based approach that helped me connect with the neural pathways of my mind.

In the foreword of “Overcoming A Mysterious Condition
Dr. Canali describes it as biohacking the brain-body connection.  By connecting with our felt sense, we become more acquainted with all that we are.  When we do this, so much becomes available for us to see. We have the option of awakening the unconscious mind.

As we do this, we become the person that becomes more intensely conscious, as Eckhart Tolle says.

For more on the unconscious mind, check out Chapter 11 in my book, Overcoming A Mysterious Condition.

Overcoming A Mysterious Condition by Don Shetterly

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