The last two weeks have been a demonstration for me of what can happen when belief systems are dismantled.
Thanks to the support of the other participants in my Living Inquiries Facilitator Training class, I felt safe enough to be totally honest and open, and bring three strongly held belief systems to the table, and watch as their component thoughts, images, sensations and emotions were peeled away. Lo and behold, the emptiness of these belief systems was revealed as just that, empty and unfindable.
After each session, I participated in events here on Kauai that I would previously have avoided, as I disguised my resistance to having my buttons pushed as, well, anything my mind could come up with. Imagine sitting in a place, listening to something you have been avoiding forever, and hearing and seeing with new ears and eyes, as if for the first time, without feeling a charge, without any thoughts and judgements nagging at you, reminding you of all the reasons that your resistance was justified.
Imagine experiencing and moving through life authentically. I can feel that authenticity now, and it feels like freedom.
While I was sitting at one particular event, listening to a woman speak, I could feel how my recently uprooted beliefs had basically chopped up my experience of everyday life into bits, and had seemingly created a prison of sorts, limiting my connections to others and to life itself. In other words, I had a practical demonstration of how I had created separation, and that the walls of this prison were composed of my belief systems.
The binding material for these walls are the words, images, sensations and emotions that are welded together, creating the beliefs themselves. The facilitator training I am involved in shows how these components can be seen for what they are, and how “un-velcroing” them from one another reveals the actual emptiness of the experience, that what we are reacting to cannot in truth be found.
The results from the sessions last week were dramatic, in that each of the three sessions yielded a freedom not previously experienced, that the “charge” I had held around the events in question was now totally absent. I have felt myself moving through life with more authenticity, and I can tell you honestly that it feels, well, more authentic, more true.
So much appreciation to so many people.