With the advances in neuroscience, brain research as shown that physical wiring of the brain is effected by our thoughts moving through it. During periods of sustained attention, neurons will wire together to create neuropathways directly affecting what we experience in our lives. Therefore, if our thoughts involve fear, worry, and doubt, then more neuropathways will wire together causing us to experience more of these feelings in our lives.
This is known as neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity, and is defined as changes in neural pathways and synapses which are due to changes in behavior, environment and neural processes, as well as changes resulting from bodily injury. Neuroplasticity has replaced the formerly-held position that the brain is a physiologically static organ, and explores how – and in which ways – the brain changes throughout life.
Therefore, in order to change our neuropathways, we must begin by changing our thoughts to compassion, kindness, and unconditional love. I have witnessed changes in people I have observed who have changed the course of their lives to more positive results in that they met their perfect mate, got the job in their chosen field, and found a community of friends they longed for. The following posts provide specific methods and techniques to change our brain’s neuropathways as follows: Rewiring the Hardwiring, Rewiring the Hardwiring II, and Rewiring the Hardwiring III.
These positive results began with changes in their thoughts, whereby their neuropathways began to change, and resulted in concrete positive changes in their lives. Along with these positive thoughts, practicing acceptance and surrender will bring further peace and bliss into ours lives. It is wonderful to see that spiritual consciousness can be explained through modern science. (Copyright 2013 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)
Source: Our Neuropathways affect Spiritual Consciousness
During these past few months, I have been confronted with some deep seeded distrust as a result of my childhood abuse by and a philandering father. As an adult, I attracted men like my father into my life causing more emotional injury and trauma to my life. This has translated into distrust of men that is deeply ingrained within me. These past emotional injuries resulted in deep blockages within my sacral and heart chakras. In my attempts to unblock these chakras, I have tried the following methods:
- Letting go what you can’t control and letting go of past emotions and behaviors through intention, belief, and actions
- Awareness of triggering thoughts, events, and statements by simply observing them without reaction
- Acknowledge your fears through stating them out loud or writing them down
- Forgive yourself and others for past mistakes and failures by accepting your past
- Learning to love yourself through self care, setting healthy boundaries with others, and nurturing yourself
At the root of distrust is the lack of self love and fear. When we fear betrayal and being hurt again, we have not forgiven ourselves and others for injuring us. We have not learned to love ourselves through setting clear and healthy boundaries with others, and taking responsibility for and control of our actions that are forms of self love.
When we learn to let go of the past through clear intentions that we no longer want certain emotions and behaviors in our lives, we follow up with the belief that we can and will change them, then follow through with consistent change in our actions. Good luck with healing your past emotional pain. (Copyright 2017 with All Rights Reserved)
My biggest hurdle is my jealousy from a sacral chakra blockage caused by childhood sexual abuse. This abuse began at the age of eight years old by my father creating an unhealthy triangulation between my father, my mother, and me. My father also had many sexual and romantic partners while married to my mother. My jealousy has to do with distrust of men, and feeling unworthy due to my relationship with my father.
Recently, I have felt pain and discomfort in my sacral chakra area, and suffer an urinary track infection. When we have blockages within our chakras, we are more likely to experience physical problems and illnesses in that region of the body. Although I am treating my symptoms with antibiotics, I must clear this deep and stubborn blockage in this chakra.
These blockages occur in many layers of pain and emotional wounds. I already have removed some of these deep and stubborn layers, but I still must work deeper and deeper to clear the remaining blockages. I us the following six techniques:
1) Creative practice (Dance, art, music, singing, etc.)
2) Exercise, particularly in nature
3) Hip opening yoga postures
4) Crystal healing
5) Throat chakra opening and clearing
6) Learning to let go of your past through Emotional Release Practice
Good luck with your sacral chakra clearing and healing journey. Sending blessings of love! (Copyright 2017 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)
My twin flame and I are working through the ascension process. It has been very difficult as our emotional issues intertwine. I recently began taking jazz piano lessons since I have been playing classical piano since the age of eight. Initially, I didn’t really understand why I am taking lessons now, and recently, I realized it is because I need to work through my fear of unworthiness.
When I was a child, my parent enrolled me in piano lessons, recitals, and piano competitions from the age of eight. I constantly was criticized for making mistakes, and being judged by parents and others. I never felt good enough about my classical piano playing. Jazz piano is very different, in that it is free form. Except for the rhythm and timing that must be spot on, there are no wrong notes to play.
As I journey through my jazz piano studies, I am learning to let go of all my fears, angst, and anxiety from childhood. I work on these issues every time I sit down to play, as it is a moving meditation with Emotional Release Practice. With hard work, I know I will overcome these fears within me.
At the same time, my twin is working through his fears of rejection and unworthiness. Last night, I had to identify his issues involving his anger and rage within toward his father. He is aware of these issues, but have not been working on them recently. I saw his hardness and hurt within, and shared this with him. It was a very difficult conversation, because I had to tell someone I love his deepest wounds and resulting behaviors.
With courage, he has stepped up to the plate and hopefully, he will persevere through these challenges. If he fails to move forward, I explained that our union will falter, and he will fall into this deep darkness alone. I have fallen myself into this deep darkness full of demons and karma, and vowed never to return there again. I am full of hope for my twin that he will overcome his demons, and heal this darkness. (Copyright 2017 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)
As I enter my my second month of work at a new university, I have been observing signs of community trauma. I believe that every human on earth has unresolved trauma. Trauma can range from experiencing a car accident to the death of a loved one or a divorce to childhood abuse. Most people have unresolved trauma, and currently living with some form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I believe our personal traumas can be further worsened or aggravated by community trauma, and those who have less trauma will further experience secondary trauma from others in the community. Something traumatic happened to this community, and now they are operation 24/7 under fight or flight mode of existence. These people must live such horrible existences in fear, distress, and triggered trauma.
As I enter this work environment, I am checking on my ego constantly as everyone is operating in perceived fear and crisis mode, and triggering others through secondary trauma. All decisions must be made by consensus in group of six or more. Nearly the entire university is operating its programs in fear or crisis mode, and is unaware of what is happening. The students are feeling the distress, fear, and trauma too.
I have become the calm voice and person in the turbulent storm attempting to calm their fears and distress. Outsiders who deal with us cannot understand why nothing is working and everyone is fighting amongst each other. I try to calm their fears with much difficulties as each person is triggering others directly or through secondary trauma.
I asked the Infinite for help and what I should do. I am told to love them despite not liking these people very much as they will distort the truth, lie, and cheat in fear of getting into trouble. I am told that I must hold these people accountable for what they do, but must empower them to live at their highest potential.
My conversation with the Infinite is that I will try for one year to see how much progress I can make, then I will move forward to others who are ready to do the hard work of emotional recovery, healing, and growth. I believe that I am destined to help those who are ready to help themselves. I ask the Infinite for guidance, strength, and patience along my journey forward. (Copyright 2017 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)
As I began my new job about a month ago, I have come to realize that many of the old issues are repeating. I am seeing the same issues with different people, and the Universe has brought back lessons apparently I have not fully learned. At work, I am encountering people who do not take responsibility for themselves, point fingers, and blame others for their failures.
My supervisor is very passive and is terrified of offending others, and as I set boundaries and hold others accountable, she also blames me for attempting to set healthy boundaries. The question I am asking myself and the Universe is why is this happening? What am I doing wrong? Why has she been sent to me?
This is the same dysfunctional behavior from my childhood. The school where I work is filled with chaos, drama, and people behaving badly toward each other. Why am I still attracting this in my life? How do I overcome being around this bad behaviors without becoming part of these bad behaviors?
In my personal life, I earlier encountered individuals who behaved badly and created horrible drama through infidelity, cheating, lying, deception, and general disrespectful behaviors. I have finally found people who take responsibility for themselves in my personal life now, and treat others with respect and with healthy boundaries. But why am I still attracting these bad behaviors at work?
My guess is that I must transcend this bad behavior and must not feed into the drama and chaos at work. I must rise above this chaos without being drawn into it, and when I do, I will finally be released from these people and no longer react to them. I believe this is the reason that they are still here in my work life as I have not learned what I still need to learn. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved).
When we live without fear, we are able to love fearlessly. After five years of emotional healing and spiritual work, I finally learned to love fearlessly. My fears of abandonment, being unloveable, and rejection are in my past, and I am living a different life now.
Recently, when I went through a box of old journals and notebooks, I found a page written in early 2013 about reading some books on Abraham Hicks on the law of attraction, and learning to energetically aligning with what we want. Essentially, we energetically become what we want to attract.
Our aura or energetic frequency is composed of our emotional and mental vibrations. Trauma, negative experiences, and emotional injuries create a certain vibration which attracts similar vibrations. Many will meet or attract those who continue to abuse, hurt, and injure them, and cannot understand why this is happening as I did for a long time.
In this journal on this page, I found a list of things I wrote that I want in my life, including a loving, honest, and loyal relationship, a fulfilling and satisfying career, and my own healing and becoming my higher self. As I reflected on these words, I realize that I have received all that I asked for.
These miracles of finding my soulmate, finding a fulfilling job at a university where I am helping many students, and internal peace and love for myself are the results of changing my energetic frequency to attract what I want. May you heal and attract what you want. (Copyright 2017 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved).
Through addiction, we create an illusion for our lives. Some are addicted to people called codependency, some to places called destination addiction, some to substances such as drugs or alcohol, and some to activities such as work, gambling or gaming.
Addiction is a form of self medication or negative coping skill we developed to deal with our trauma or loss. It is a way of escaping or suppressing the negative emotions that exist within us. We even find others or are attracted to others with the same addiction to validate our illusions.
I had destination addiction for a long time. The big difference in my life now is I no longer wish I am somewhere else to be happy. Every day, I recalled an exotic location to dream about my happiness there. These day dreams would be a romantizied memory of my past. This is called destination addiction, and truly is only an escape from my unhappy life.
I am learning to find happiness within myself wherever I am. True happiness does not exist in another place, even a beautiful place. True happiness is in the current moment in your present life. May you find happiness where you are! (Copyright 2017 Awakening Journey with all rights reserved.)
Happy New Year! In the new year, it is an opportunity to reflect on what I have learned about myself. Shortly after the rise of my Kundalini energy in March 2011, I began to realize what this energy means to the world, and what it means to be Kundalini active. It is both a blessing and a curse. Shortly before the rise of my Kundalini energy, I met a Kundalini active man. After my Kundalini energy rose, I interacted with him for about four years, and it became clear to me how Kundalini energy serves the world.
Kundalini energy serves as a catalysts for change, but many in the world whom we encounter are not ready for this change. We frighten many people because interacting with us is like looking into a mirror. We mirror back to others what they are not able to see due to their egos. However, when they encounter our Kundalini energy, it allows them to see things about themselves.
Many people I encounter react very negatively to me, and find my energy heightens their problems within them. For example, if someone is a codependent, their behavior will worsen around me. If they have low esteem, their fears of being unworthy will be heighted around me. Many have blamed me for causing these negative emotions, when in reality these problems are within them. Although we can trigger these negative emotions, these emotions already exist within them.
Because Kundalini energy serves as catalysts, once we have served our purpose, we move on. Just as catalysts in a chemical reaction does not remain with the reaction, we too move on to catalyze others. It is helpful to know the catalytic purpose we serve for others.
Since meeting this Kundalini active man, other Kundalini active individuals have contacted me to engage, but I realize that these individuals will not likely remain in my life as I understand their purpose. We would catalyze each other to assist each other in our spiritual growth, but the interaction may be quite turbulent due to the nature of Kundlaini energy.
I have declined these invitations as I have chosen to travel alone on my spiritual journey. I believe my path is the clearest when I am the solitary traveler. (Copyright 2017 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)