The essence of transformation involves two types of exploration: 1) seeking out and discovering our true divine self, and 2) uncovering the unconscious belief system put together by our younger self, which formed our ego. The former gives us the perspective we need to embrace the latter with love, forgiveness, compassion and insight.
Because we have become over-identified with the body and forgotten the greater truth of our divinity, the self-image we create in our minds (the ego) emerges from the perceptions, beliefs, and programming of our inner child – a very young version of our self. As small children when we experience something, we form a belief or judgment about the experience and it then becomes the basis of our worldview (the world is safe, the world is unsafe; I am lovable, I am not loveable; people accept me, people don’t accept me; and so forth). These beliefs and judgments create filters through which we interpret or perceive our world. We piece together this belief system based on our early experiences without the benefit of the life experience and developed cognitive abilities of our adult mind. Compounding this is the fact that most of these beliefs ultimately reside in our subconscious mind creating repeating patterns of experience that we think are happening to us rather than understanding that they are being created by us.
In addition, these core beliefs were formed within a level of consciousness that is hardwired with an instinctual drive for physical survival. Thus, these beliefs are innately tied to an instinctive need for acceptance and safety – they have a lot of charge on them even though they reside primarily in our subconscious mind. These core beliefs create repeating cycles or patterns of experience in our lives that create our inner limitations – they form our inner brick walls.
Our challenge is to gently and lovingly uncover these beliefs and repeating patterns so we can put an end to the personal limits they create.
How do we do that? By accessing the larger truth of our divine mind. This level of consciousness provides a much larger point of view and exists outside of the constraints of the ego. Our divine mind remains connected within the one-mindedness of God (Cosmic Mind, Universal Mind) and does not dwell within the dual-mindedness of the ego.
It is important to experience the larger self – the divine spiritual self – and integrate the smaller self into it. This consciousness is waiting to be included in our experience. This is the consciousness that is transformational and able to mentor the inner child into a greater understanding. This is the consciousness that changes the world from a fearful place to a playground of creativity, cooperation, mutual exchange, and where divine love heals us all.
The journey back to wholeness requires that we do both: seek out the higher consciousness of our divine mind, and look deep within our subconscious mind to love, nurture, and mentor our inner child. This is a reciprocal process. The more we tap into higher levels of our consciousness the easier it is to heal the lower levels, and the more we work the lower levels of our consciousness the more freedom we have to experience our higher consciousness in our waking lives.