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We often allow the external world to define who we are as people based on who we’re with and our external environment. Based on the thoughts that we experience and often believe other people perceive us as. We also avoid the knowing thyself through distraction which can take on many forms.
There is an authentic you – a unique expression of consciousness – in each of us. This podcast joins Trey Jackson in his journey of self-discovery exploring ideas and topics about the true self, and interviewing others on their journeys to remember and live as who they truly are inside.
Episode 0 is simply a podcast preview – Join Trey Jackson as he introduces the show and what we’ll be discovering on this journey together !”
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Nothing but LOVE,
I’m starting to realize not everyone is as ‘lucky’ as I was to have a traumatic injury in life. I say that because, having something cataclysmic happen in your life can slow you down, and when you slow down, you can actually stop and look at yourself and where your life is…
You need to be alone with yourself, and in the present moment. No running narrative over the movie that is your life. No constant distractions, and completely avoiding the present moment. If we’re always busy and always doing something, giving our minds something to have a narration about, then when we sit down with ourselves we freak out. The constant narrative shifts to our unconscious programs that are always running, usually stemming from buried emotions, and they’re tough things to look at.
When you slow down and you look at what you’ve been running from, you might find the thing you’ve been fearing all these years is just you, yourself, maybe your inner-child. Mine was just a scared kid needing the assurance he would always be unconditionally loved, and then one day I decided to tell that kid in me I would ALWAYS love him, no matter what horrible thing he thought he’d done or horrible past he thought he’d lived. He would always be loved by me in the here and now, always and forever.
Slow down and LISTEN. No judgments here. Only listening and understanding. Your buried emotions are TEACHERS. Learn from them, and only once we learn, can we truly let these heavy weights we carry around go. Slow down and listen.
Recently I’ve been thinking about this spiritual awakening I’ve had, but yet the awakening happened because I’ve been in my body. The point is to be here in the 3D body, knowing and having faith in your higher self to keep you safe. Knowing you are safe, ALLOWS for the experience to happen without borders, without limitations.
We are not Human Doings – We are Human Beings. Stop trying to always be ‘doing’ and always have something needing to happen… Start allowing your experience and simply BE in it. The point is to surrender and allow, not to think you can control it. Allow, allow, allow, surrender, surrender, surrender, trust, trust, trust. This is the way.
You are limitless if you allow yourself to be – enjoy the video 🙂
In my most recent posts I’ve been talking about how we need to accept all parts of ourselves. I’ve mostly been focusing on my inner child who was stricken with grief and desperate for love… And providing that inner child with self love.
While love and service to others is ultimately most of our end goals – we also have to take care of ourselves first. There is a part of us that gets angry when people screw us over, and sometimes we don’t allow ourselves to be angry when that happens. I’m telling you you’re allowed to get angry if a person screws you over in any way where the outcome works better for them and leaves you in the dust. IT’S NORMAL to feel that way.
You don’t have to project that anger onto whoever it is that did this ‘to you’, and I don’t advise you should do that. Find a healthy outlet for your anger. Whether its screaming into a pillow, yelling at the top of your lungs when someone cuts you off in traffic, throwing socks as hard as you can at something, etc… I joined a kickboxing class as a release mechanism for any of this anger I have, and I have enjoyed it immensely. It is part of you and you need to allow it to exist. It feels good to embrace it and allow it to be.
Additionally – we all have an inner douche-bag within us. This is the extreme, and this can be in existent even if people aren’t fucking you over. This inner douche-bag can be extremely arrogant and condescending of others, and think that you are better than most people. It differs for most, but this is part of our shadow. It is some part of us that makes us feel icky and repulsed by its existence because, “I would never act like that”. When you get repulsed by someone doing something atrocious, sometimes your repulsed because that part of you ACTUALLY exists. And it’s 100% okay because we are freaking human.
If we are going to be of service to the world as a whole, we need to embrace this douchey side of us. I made a blog video to show you an example of how to let your douchey self out. Take your douche on a date, maybe write out every thought that this douche in you (phrasing) has. GO WITH IT. FEEL IT FULLY IT. You will feel really great after… I promise 🙂
More Info:Tucker Max is an extreme example of someone who lives his inner douche-bag – and honestly he does it pretty well. If you want an extreme example of the douche-bag within he may be a good place to start. If he repulses you, then look at what parts of him repulse you.
Often in life we are always searching for something to ‘complete’ us… We feel an emptiness within us and we seek to make it full with money, fame, distraction, or dopamine dot com… And just when we think we have it figured out and we’ve fixed the void, the empty feeling is still there staring at us in the face.
Often when this happens (and I used to always indulge this method) we run from the truth. I was so scared to find out why I had this emptiness within me, but I never dared to look at it and understand why it existed. Why does the emptiness exist?
We all have things about ourselves we don’t like, and we typically reject those things. I like to call these aspects of ourselves the shadow. In this day and age a lot of people are saying everything is love and light, and if you love (forcing love down people’s throats / our own throats) then this void can be fixed… Unfortunately it is not this simple.
In order to be whole we must not love these shadow parts of ourselves (at least not initially), but rather we must ask, “why do you exist?”… Not as a means to judge this part of us as good and bad, for nothing is truly good or bad. Good and Bad are just labels we put on things we like and don’t like, but they are generally one in the same. Opposite polarities. At one pole you have good, and the other is bad. We act as if these are completely separate, and yet they are simply polar opposites of the same thing.
Why do I bring up this good and bad? Because the parts of us we like to runaway from we call ‘bad’. We don’t like that they’re there and we want them to go away. Sometimes we try to make them go away by running or other times we force love upon them, but neither really works.
In order to become whole we must know and understand these parts of ourselves and why they exist. These parts of our being must be understand and accepted for what they currently exist as, and they must know its okay to be that way. This is how we become whole, and this is how we realize there has never actually been a void. There had just been the rejection of a part of us we labeled as ‘bad’ and told it that it couldn’t be… That it wasn’t okay to be that way.
Know this part of you, and get dirty with it. Dig deep to find the root, and sit with it for a long time. Literally meditate with it and understand how it feels inside of you. You fill the void by accepting that part of yourself as it is, and then you can finally love it. Then you love it and tell it that its okay, that its always been okay, and take whatever the learning opportunity/experience is that exists within that ‘formerly bad’ part of you. You’ve always been whole, accept yourself where you are right now and know that you are enough – right now. Not in the future, but right now.