By Karin Leonard
unconscious mind is like a secret cave filled with incredible riches.
It functions automatically, outside of your conscious awareness,
whether you notice it or not.
Aside from containing everything you have ever learned and
experienced - as well as the interpretations you have given that data -
it is also the storehouse of all that is possible for you.
Like the legendary “Sesame” filled with unspeakable
treasures, the totality of who you can become, is contained within you.
You just need to call out those magical words and trust that the
gates of power will open...
So how do you make this
call ? Life in the 21st century is complex and incredibly
busy. The noise of the
everyday hustle can easily drown out our inner life.
Yet that is where your unrealized treasures originate, and more
than ever we need quiet time. Yes,
I know you are “too busy”, and that is exactly why being still on a
regular basis will be for you. Whether
it’s taking a few minutes, preferably 15 to 30 minutes, in the
morning, or pulling your car into a quiet park before going home at
night, do get in the habit of just being with yourself.
And what should you do in those minutes?
There are many options: Just be still and observe your stream of
thoughts - without following any of them.
O,r watch your breath, counting on the out breath 1-10, then
starting over, return to the breath as thoughts come up.
You can also recall a dream and be with it in that quiet space.
Or, pose a question to yourself and go within.
Dreams are a powerful key
to access the treasures within - and probably the most direct way for
your inner self to communicate with you.
Establishing an ongoing dialogue with my dreaming self has been a
priceless gift in my own life. Dreams
- and daydreams - have given me direction and insights that have shaped
the course of my life. I
often go to sleep with a question on my mind, only to find it answered
through the magical language of dreams.
It is helpful to experience
all characters in a dream as part of yourself.
The impact of a dream is best received like a piece of art - let
it affect you on all levels and be with it throughout the day - you may
be amazed at the insights and shifts that can result....
Not only is your potential
there for you to embrace, it also keeps calling out to you. The deepest
drive within you is for self-actualization.
The spirit that has driven evolution forward for billions of
years also works through each one of us - whether we want it to or not.
We can most certainly resist it, yet the longing stays.
It may show up as a sense of life passing us by, a feeling of
emptiness - is this all there is to life?
Or, on a more dramatic note, we may experience deep depression, a
life threatening disease or a tragedy that rips our reality to shreds.
Who we are meant to be keeps pressing forward in our psyche, like
a child wanting to be born. Choosing
to embrace the core of who you are isn't always the easiest road, yet it
is the most fulfilling adventure you could ever embark upon.
Paving the way to our own delivery means living in the very heart
of life's mystery.
The ways of accessing your
unconscious treasures are endless. Many forms of meditation, hypnosis,
visualization, sports… are tools along the way. We also tend to
project our unrealized potential onto others.
Who we are to be is already present now, like the rose bush
within the seed, dreaming of golden light, and the gentle touch of warm