What do you do when the going gets rough? When you’re
feeling overwhelmed and your life seems unmanageable? When you’re at your wits end? When you’re feeling hopeless or helpless?
Is your default mode to escape, numb or check out from one or more aspects of your reality including your emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, or your behaviors?
It’s not only at these times, but, especially at these times when you want to reach out to Source energy ( a name I use to refer to the power that is greater than the resources of your intellect) to test its validity.
Doesn’t it stand to reason that if Source energy is real (a premise of the LIA Model), then you should be able to test this out in your daily life. The concepts promoted by the Living in Alignment Model are intended to be tested subjectively. Understandably, your mind will require proof of the workings of Source energy before it will Trust (i.e., yield) and/ or Surrender (i.e., merge) with Source energy.
Believing or wanting to believe in Source energy is not the same as knowing that Source energy exist. For many, the former is about having blind faith or a belief that is adopted (e.g., from caregivers) versus a knowing which necessitates having a direct or subjective experience of the workings of Source energy.
Hopefully, sooner than later, your mind will gain the proof it requires to acknowledge that Source energy is more adept, more skilled, and more qualified to lead your life than having your egoic mind/ intellect be your primary or go-to resource.
An effective way to reach out to and partner with Source energy is by monologuing. Having a monologue entails simply speaking to Source energy directly (in your head or out loud)… and sharing with Source energy what you perceive to be the challenge, issue, delima, and the like and in turn asking Source energy for assistance on how to best approach/ take care of the situation. Initially, you may find it necessary to ask Source energy to help your mind/ intellect to be receptive to the particular circumstances that are playing out in your life and to the guidance and directives being offered by Source energy.
One of the noteworthy qualities of Source energy is that this power is ingenious in how it can get through to our mind.
From the perspective of LIA, all of the circumstances that have, are, or will happen to you are intended to be self-empowering and transformative when viewed from the bigger picture view. In this context, the benefits (i.e., the insights, gifts, and lessons) derived from the experiences and events of our life are intended to increase our awareness and understanding about our Soul mission or calling in life...
To learn more about the Living in Alignment approach and body of knowledge, please visit my website at www.darcyclarke.us
Do you Reject Source energy?
Many people consciously or unconsciously reject Source energy…
This is due to having limiting and/ or faulty beliefs, perceptions, and/ or expectations of Source energy, or whatever name you use to refer to this power that is greater than the resources of your intellect.
It is common for people who have experienced a less than nurturing childhood as a result of inadequate parenting by the primary caregivers to transfer their adverse thoughts and feelings about their childhood and primary caregivers unto Source energy. This is especially the case for those who were abused physically, emotionally, psychologically, sexually, and/ or spiritually.
This transferring of adverse feelings manifest as anger, resentment, fear, emotional pain and adverse thoughts manifest into indifference, estrangement, antagonistic, victim or a non-existent relational dynamic with Source energy.
How does this transferring occur ? During our formative years, the primary caregivers are for all intents and purposes considered to be and treated by the child as their Higher power.
If you’re interested in connecting with and/ or deepening your relationship with Source energy it will be necessary to identify and sufficiently address any unresolved family of origin and/or authority issues.
To learn more about connecting with Source energy and the LIA approach please visit my website at www.darcyclarke.us
THE TRAP OF DUALISTIC THINKING…
Practically speaking, dualistic thinking is when you allow your mind to view the experiences or events in your life from a black and white lens. More specifically, when you’re thinking dualistically, your mind will categorize what is happening in your life as good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative; us vs. them; good vs. evil; etc.
Dualistic thinking is so pervasive for many people that this mindset has become an unconscious way of functioning. This is to say that this type of processing has become automatic where there is no awareness that the dualistic thinking is taking place.
From the LIA perspective dualistic thinking is a limited and faulty way of thinking and if gone unchecked will foster rigidity, become an obstacle from moving forward in your life and/ or keep you stuck. A dualistic mindset will also generate discouragement, hopelessness, anger, bitterness, and resentfulness. In addition, a dualistic mindset will keep you living in a fear and or a shame-based reality. Furthermore, a dualistic mindset fosters strife, discord, polarization, and divisiveness.
From a “What if it is true perspective?”, what if all of the experiences and events that have happened, are currently happening, or will happen to you are intended to benefit you in one or more ways? This is one of the LIA concepts which you are supported and encouraged to view and test out as a working hypothesis. The objective is to have a direct or subjective experience of the viability of this concept.
Instead of categorizing your experiences from a dualistic mindset, start training your mind to focus on understanding how the experiences and events happening in your life are benefiting you by tuning into the insights, gifts, and or lessons that are being provided.
From the LIA perspective all of the experiences and events in your life have the “inherent potential” of increasing your awareness, which will increase your understanding, which expands your thinking/ mind and opens your heart, all of which will facilitate a transformation in one or more aspects of your life.
To learn more about the LIA approach please visit my website at www.darcyclarke.us
I am a licensed holistic psychotherapist with over thirty years experience. My calling in life is to assist people to have a conscious experience of partnering with Source energy in their daily lives.