Self-mastery Through Changing Perceptions

Meditation is a great self-healing tool. We have already explored the use of Ho’oponopono, the Huna forgiveness ritual for healing relationships and making peace. Recently, on the Self-Mastery Advanced Meditation Course, we used this same powerful forgiveness meditation in more advanced ways – to change perceptions, clear the slate and recreate your world; your holographic universe afresh.

Possibly one of the most magical healing meditations, Ho’oponopono wipes the slate clean. If you’ve had a challenging experience in any of your relationships, Ho’oponopono facilitates forgiveness and allows you to change existing perceptions. Whatever your perception of another person may be, it’s just a perception. Equally, how others perceive you, is only a perception. Perceptions aren’t truths, they are simply made up. If you have done something to offend others (something that happens to all of us – mostly unintentionally), then the Ho’oponopono forgiveness process is the way to clear the air and put things right. 

Healing Perceptions of Money, Business or your Home

Our relationships go beyond people. You can use Ho’oponopono to recreate your relationship e.g. with money, your business and your house. If your experience of money is limited rather than abundant, investigate your beliefs around money; whether you believe you deserve abundance. What’s your relationship with your business, job or career? How would it be different if you could change your perception of it; if you believed in it; if you were grateful for it? How do you feel about your home? Even if you desire a change, it will come your way easier from a basis of love and appreciation. Equally, if you’re trying to sell your house and you are too attached to it, potential buyers won’t get a feel for it. Sometimes we are attached to places where we have lived or visited and we still have one foot in that place. As a result, we could feel scattered or ‘all over the place’. This stops us from moving on, feeling rooted and being truly present. Letting go energetically allows you to feel whole again; brings movement and new opportunities into your life.

Self-forgiveness 

Do you have past experiences that continue to bring up feelings of guilt or embarrassment? If so, these events are still unresolved in the mind and are keeping you attached to the past. No one is perfect or free from so called ‘mistakes’ (better labelled as growth experiences). Is it time to clear the self-criticism, free yourself and bring love and compassion to your life? 

Everything happens for a reason, always. Every experience in your life was designed to shape you and reform you – Aristotle 

The Psychology of Perceptions and Projections

Carl Jung, the Psychologist, said that we project our deep-seated unconscious issues out onto people around us. We then think they are the problem, because we couldn’t see it in ourselves. What you see in others is who you are yourself (what you like and don’t like). In the holographic model of the universe, there is no one outside of you, that isn’t you. Taking responsibility for our own perceptions takes self-empowerment and personal transformation to a whole new level of mastery. When we take charge of our perceptions we can change it anytime, e.g. from ‘People will think I’m crazy’ to ‘People will find this inspiring’. When we change our perceptions (the slide in the hologram), everything and everyone around us change, and quite magically, we project out new characters and experiences in our universe.

 Perceptions are Projected 

  • We grow and evolve through relationships
  • Our views of others is only a perception
  • We tend to project our perceptions onto others
  • What you see in others is who you are yourself 
  • We are always looking in a mirror
  • You are in charge of your perceptions and can challenge and change them
  • We can only change ourselves – we cannot change others
  • When you change your perceptions, people change, and your experiences too
  • Everyone around you is your teacher – helping you to learn something about yourself – especially those testing ones. That’s how you grow and evolve. 

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is essential for your health. Research has shown how anger, resentment and hostility physically impacts on the heart as it can cause hardening arteries and heart attacks (Gill Edwards 2010).

True healing often involves deep forgiveness or a shift in consciousness; changing your perceptions of those testing people in your life, and those who caused you hurt. This is based on a recognition that, from a higher perspective, everything happens for learning and growth. Hypnotherapist Robert Schwartz, describes these interactions from a pre-life planning perspective. He describes how soul groups co-plan and agree life events. How we pre-plan our growth experiences and it may include many individual agreements to meet and work with certain people in certain places at certain times. For you to learn the growth lesson you wanted to, others agreed to act out certain roles (Robert Schwartz 2012). Some of these roles may feel testing but ultimately they are acts of love as it helps you to grow and evolve. Seeing it like this, certainly makes forgiveness easier.

Working with your perceptions is the advance work of self-mastery and forgiveness is your most powerful practice. Forgiveness retrieves your soul and liberates you from the past. All forgiveness is a gift of healing and renewal for yourself. 

Resources
Healing Meditation: Ho’oponopono – Cutting Connection – use this powerful healing meditation creatively. Adapt it to your needs. Heal yourself, your relationship with money, your business, your home. Retrieve your energy from past experiences and places. Change limiting beliefs and negative perceptions. Be at peace with everyone in your universe, for your own sake.
Time Line Therapy™
Sometimes to heal, it’s best to get to the root cause of thing. Time Line Therapy™ is highly effective in getting to the root cause. Once we’ve found the root cause, deep-seated hurt and resentment can release for good.
The book Lifting the Veils of Illusion, captures our growth process in 7 Key Steps. Informative and transformational, it contains the healing techniques applied in therapy, coaching and courses. Ultimately transformation takes us out of darkness into the light; out of ignorance into understanding; out of the ego and its struggles into the fulfilment of your true higher self.
Ongoing Personal and Spiritual Development
Join our next meditation course. All details are on the Events Calendar,  click through to book your space now.

Early Spring Holistic Detox

I often get inspiration for my monthly blog from my discussions and interactions with people. It struck me recently that generally, people are still unaware of the impact of unhealed emotions on the physical health of the body. We know the body can do with a detox, but what about a holistic mental and emotional detox?

Why do we Want to Release Past Emotions?
Negative emotions cause stress hormones. If not worked through, these harmful chemicals are stored in the body. This is how, over time, unresolved, suppressed emotions can cause dis-ease in the body.

There is a researched link between suppressed emotions and illness like cancer. There is also a link between anger and high blood pressure and between heart disease and hostility or cynicism. There’s a link between weight gain and unresolved emotions as these harmful toxins are stored in fat cells away from the main organs – the body’s way of protecting the organs. Considering the powerful mind-body-link, a rigid mental approach – wanting to control the outcome of things, holding on to things or people too tightly and resisting change – can cause stiffness, aches and pains; even arthritis in the body. Conversely, research indicates that, generally people who are optimistic, intuitively know they have a choice, the ability to let go, to flow with change and to laugh at themselves. They have a basic trust in people, are robust and healthy.

The Mind-Body Link
Bruce Lipton says that more than 95% of all illnesses in the body are caused by the mind. Stress, fear and limiting beliefs are the cause of most modern day ill-health. This is interesting and also very empowering as it puts us in charge of our own health.

So, how about an early Spring holistic detox? There is a lot you can do to invest in your own health. Here are 7 easy self-care practices to kick-start your holistic Spring detox:

1. Mindful Emotional Healing
Spend a bit of time with yourself in mindful reflection. How do you feel physically? How are your energy levels? Lately, what have you been feeling emotionally? Identify theses feelings. Is it anger, frustration, blame, resentment, low feelings, depression, sadness, fear, anxiousness, worry, hurt, guilt or shame? By identifying and acknowledging the feelings, the healing can begin. Now focus on what’s causing these feelings in you? What are you learning from it about yourself? What can you change in you? With this new insight and growth, it’s time to let it go.

2. Letting go
Negative thoughts and low, or fearful or angry feelings can sap your energy. The simple practice of letting go can be very healing. Releasing the thoughts and emotions with intent, can make you feel lighter. This is another purpose of meditation. Follow this Mindfulness Healing Meditation to reflect on the issues of the day, learn from them and then let them go. This way you can put the day to bed and tomorrow can be a whole new beginning, a clean slate. This is the beauty of life: everyday can be a new beginning.
‘When the mind is left without anything to cling to, it becomes still’ – Sri Ramana Maharshi

3. Cutting cords
Our interaction with people around us naturally create connections, sometimes physically, mentally, emotionally and also energetically. Connections are made through rapport, touch, strong emotions (even anger and upset), strong thoughts and communication (even on the phone). Such interactions can keeps us connected, even after we’ve parted. So there is still a flow of thoughts, feelings and energy between us. If you have many such connections open, your energy can feel scattered and you can feel drained. You are supplying others with your energy. If you still feel angry or upset with someone, these strong emotions keep you energetically attached. That’s why that person remains on your mind. Sometimes to cut these cords we may have to go through a forgiveness process. Forgiveness restores your energy and your health and sets you free. This release can feel like a huge weight lifting as you put the past behind you peacefully.

A powerful healing meditation to cut the energy cords after you have interacted with people, is the Huna practice called Ho’oponopono. I use this fairly frequently to clear any thoughts or emotions after intense interactions, to let go of people on my mind, to cut cords and bring my energy back intact. In this way you can put the past behind you and relate to those around you afresh. Sometimes you have to say no to some of the demands people place on you, so that you can restore yourself and create balance between others’ needs and your own.

4. Refreshing
Many of the energy practices such as Yoga and Tai-Chi have the purpose of cleansing, refreshing and re-energising your energy. Walking in nature can be equally refreshing. Nature is naturally cleansing. When you walk near water or trees, you can intend that your mind clears, that thoughts wash away and that your energy field is cleansed in the breeze. Getting enough sleep is also refreshing. Sleep acts as a reset for the body and mind.

5. Clearing
Meditation is another way of clearing the mind, creating stillness and refreshing yourself mentally, emotional and physically. In a meditative state you can visualise a cleansing light showering down on you, cleansing the body and the energy field around you. Give the gadgets a break. The electromagnetic smog they emanate, impacts on your energy levels. Spring clean your house, clean your car and declutter with intent. When your environment is clear, your mind will feel all the clearer for it.
The inside creates the outside and the outside impacts the inside.

6. Re-energising
There is much you can do to re-energise yourself. We get energy from the food we eat, water we drink, soaking up sunlight and exercising. One of the most effective ways of re-energising yourself is through breathing practices – another purpose of meditation.

7. Breathing
The Importance of the breath
– Breath is life. As long as we breathe we are alive!
– Breath is energy. Through breathing we generate energy.
– Breath is spirit. As we breathe in – inspire – we enliven ourselves.
Benefits of breathing
The simple practice of deep breathing is the most effective way to:
– Energise yourself
– Detoxify – 70% of toxins in the body are released through breathing
– Relax – a longer out-breath, like a sigh, relaxes the nervous system
– Slow your heart rate
– Raise your energy to higher vibrations and you feel uplifted
– Clear the mind
– Align your mind, body and soul
– Restore balance.

Useful Resources:
Courses: For Meditation and Holistic Courses near you visit the Events Calendar.

Time Line Therapy™
How about a complete clearout, emotionally and mentally? With Time Line Therapy™ we can heal and release all negative emotions and baggage from the past – anger, sadness, fear, hurt and guilt. Mentally we can let go of limiting beliefs that keep you from feeling confident and reaching your highest potential; and develop empowering beliefs and natural confidence instead. Time Line Therapy™ is unique in its approach and resolves issues remarkably quickly without having to go into a lot of details. Time Line Therapy™ is equally effective in overcoming limiting beliefs and building empowering beliefs and confidence. For more information click on this link: Time Line Therapy™.

Lifting the Veils of Illusion
This book facilitates an all-encompassing holistic journey of personal empowerment and spiritual growth in 7 essential steps. It is an informative, interactive guide so you can navigate the path of self-healing and transformation in your own comfortable way. With the book you have access to a range of free meditations

Mindfulness
For the mindful approach to healing and releasing emotions, you can listen to our guided meditation: Healing Emotions the Mindful Way.

Meditations:

Follow this link to our Products: Transformational Meditations page:

Ho’oponopono – Cutting Connections

Mindfulness Healing Meditation

Chakra Balancing Meditation

Health Enhancing Jewellery:

Our Tourmaline and Titanium Jewellery is cleansing and grounding; It protects against electromagnetic smog, clears negative energy, forms a protective shield around the body and increases vitality.