How are you today? However you’ve answered that question, are you conscious of how you are, or are you a bit numb to how you are?
In our lives we can go for maybe days, even weeks, without really knowing how we are. Biologist and researcher Bruce Lipton maintains that 95% of the time we’re not actually conscious, we’re running on subconscious programs.
We’re not really present the way we could be. We have little blips everyday where we are present and conscious, but 95% of the inputs and the decision making, and the time that we spend in our day is not coming from our conscious mind. It’s not coming from connection to our highest potential, it’s coming from these programs that run in our subconscious. He says that they are installed by the time we’re seven.
So what was happening to you before the age of seven?
I bet like most people your experiences were a bit of a mixed bag. Even if you had a very blessed and gracious kind of childhood, even then there’s times that are very difficult. There’s times where you’re judged, where you’re criticized, where you’re picked on, either at school or somewhere, and if you came from a family that was quite negative, then you probably were barraged with negativity.
All of that still plays inside of us, and it can give rise to a lot of toxicity within us.
When things happen in our life now, we resort to these programs, and through these programs we see the world as quite a negative place.
Part of what I think spirituality is here to provide us with is some lift and shift, and some methodologies to get out of that place. When I connect spiritually, which I often do through energy healing, meditation and other ways, I’m able to rise above the program for a minute.
You still have to deal with the problem. You still hear that voice that tells you you’re not good enough or that challenges you in some way. It doesn’t matter how far you’ve come, there’ll still be some kind of challenging voice arising from within.
When we hear those voices, I think it’s important to think, ‘What am I going to do about it?’ rather than worrying that you’re hearing that voice of negativity.
The first thing you can do, is to engage that voice in conversation, and you can just tell it you don’t agree with it, that it’s not your considered opinion.
When you wake up in the middle of the night and you’re feeling not so great about something. You’re feeling not good about yourself in some way; challenge that voice. Don’t allow it to dominate you. Argue with it, and say ‘That is not correct.’ See how it goes. I’ve found that it’s helpful to just be clear that you don’t agree with that voice.