Date: September 17, 2015
posted by Marijana Cabrita / Comments: No Comments / Tags: Awareness, belief, Consciousness, ego and super-ego, Id, love, presence, Thought, truth
How are you fighting life? What internal battle can you recognize in your mind that is preventing you from resting in complete acceptance of where you are and who you are?
For me today it was the belief that I could not express what my soul knows to be true-in words. And I realized that reframing my belief system just wasn’t going to cut it!
Even the attempt to reframe a thought into a positive one is falling into the trap of the mind’s attempts at making sense of something that was going on inside of me and trying to skip or bypass the emotional experience that was attempting to show itself in my conscious awareness.
If I were to reframe my belief into, “I can express my soul’s truth successfully” I would be making something up that might not be true, I would be setting myself up for disappointment and it would disconnect me from being with my present experience of confusion, frustration with my mind and sadness.
When I released all expectation of understanding or making sense of the confusion and surrendered to the experience of not knowing, something beautiful happened. I was able to transcend the ego for a few moments and my heart opened to my whole experience, embracing all of it, releasing emotions and words that I could not have had if I had continued to force a positive belief.
As I learn about both the power of the mind and it’s limitations I am learning how it can get in the way and how it can facilitate growth. I am learning that confusion is an opportunity to shift into loving awareness. That soul truth reveals itself in presence. That our beliefs about who we are form as a result of the ego’s attempts at understanding difficult and positive experiences—which will always be limited either way. The truth of the ego is never as powerful as the truth of our soul. The truth of our soul can catapult us into limitless expansion connecting us to an infinite love that is our true nature. Truths formed by the ego are conditional and always, limited. Articulating the truth of the soul is in itself a paradox and essentially an art, which is why most of the world’s most beautiful writers are poets! They get it on a soul level.
Rest in presence and the answers will come. The answer is always, love. The question is unimportant.
~ Marijana Cabrita is a psychotherapist, mentor, workshop facilitator and lover of this sacred life. Marijana’s passion is in bridging the science of psychology with the power of spirituality. She is committed to helping women awaken to their true sacred essence and embody love. www.marijanacabrita.com