Introduction to Big Mind
1. Facilitation of the Controller
2. Facilitation of the Skeptic
3. Facilitation of the Vulnerable Child & the Protector
4. Facilitation of the Damaged Self and Fixer
5. Facilitation of the Seeking Mind (Desires)
6. Facilitation of the Non-Seeking Mind
7. Facilitation of the Big Mind
8. Facilitation of Drop Off Body-Mind & Big Heart
9. Facilitation of Yin-Yang Big Heart
10. One Heart Mind & Integrated Free Functioning Self
One of the keys to personal transformation is self knowledge. The ancient sages exhort us to know thyself. Indeed, this is the whole purpose of a spiritual practice. Looking inward is all one needs to know and understand oneself, the universe and life.
There are many doors that open inward for self discovery. One of these is through the understanding of our emotions. Taking a peep at any one of our unpleasant feelings and then tracing it all the way to its root cause will invariably bring us face to face with fear.
Fear is the mother of all negative feelings. All other negative feelings are merely manifestations of fear in various degree of intensity. According to Lester Levenson, the founder of the Release Technique, all our feelings and wants can be traced back to our need to fulfill 3 primary wants – wanting approval, wanting control and wanting safety.
In my opinion, these 3 primary wants themselves have their roots in fear – fearing separation or loneliness, fearing loss of control and fearing loss of security. As we trace the root of these 3 fears further, we come face to face with the primary cause – the erroneous belief in a separate and distinct self.
In order for us to sustain a belief in a distinct self, we must naturally separate ourselves from the Source of All. Since the Source is the provider of everything, this separation further brings with it a sense of loss and in particular a sense of loss of security and control.
To end fear, we must then rectify this primary erroneous belief.
For more on fear, go here
A good friend of mine recommended the book “Zero Limits” by Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len to me recently. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down.
Dr. Hew Len, a psychologist and the practitioner of this amazing Hawaiian system of healing, and his eager student Joe Vitale, presented a way of healing and cleansing all the unwanted programs in our mind that is simple yet effective. So effective, in fact, that the good doctor – using this method – was able to heal a whole ward of criminally insane patients without the need to even hold a one-on-one consultation with them.
The book is easy to read, and can be very challenging for some people as it challenges many of our strongly held beliefs about life, the universe and how things work. It is a system that held us 100% responsible for everything that we experience, and I mean everything – no exception.
I highly recommend this book.
A conflict can only arise from the ego. Beyond the ego, there is no conflict, only unity/oneness/wholeness.
When the ego is in a conflict situation, it can either go into a defense mode or mount an attack. Based on the false belief that it has to be right to be happy, the ego will defend itself forcefully when threatened or attacked. Alternatively, it can choose to attack, believing that an offense is the best defense.
In such a situation, it is difficult or near impossible to see beyond the real issue, which is that the ego felt threatened. To create a situation where the ego can be drawn out or led to be aware of its own fear – and thus face its fear (the real issue) – will require skills, patience, tact and a high level of detachment from the apparent issue.
The Ego lives in contradiction.
For the ego to exist, it must be separated from the infinite which is all inclusive. How else can it be individualistic, unique and special? The only condition the ego can exist is in a world of contrast, of polarity, which is the relative universe we live in. It is in this relative universe that the ego can be separated from the whole, be unique and individualistic.
Yet in doing so, the ego also feels the inherent fear of separation from the whole – where it is complete unto itself and there is no lack.
The inherent nature of the ego is, therefore, one of incompleteness, of lack. This is the source of its fear in lack or scarcity.
This belief in lack exists only in this relative universe – this illusion or Maya. It is not absolute truth and can be transcended by recognizing that the true essence of the ego is beyond this relative universe.
Thus the dilemma of the ego, to continue being unique and individualistic and be trapped in the false fear of scarcity, or to lose that individuality and become whole again?
Yet, there is a solution that does not have to be either-or but all inclusive, and that is to raise the individual awareness to transcend the illusion of separation.
Each time we perceive the world from our own perspective, we are perceiving only relative reality. It is not absolute truth.
Unfortunately, our ego believes strongly that our view is the only right view. This need to be right is the product of the ego, and is the main cause of conflicts in all aspects of life, from small conflicts within a family or relationship to major conflicts around the world, among countries, religions and personalities.
Such conflicts cannot resolve as long as each ego insists on its own truth.
Once we realize this, then we will also realize that within every conflict lies an opportunity for both parties to rise above the relative truth to a grander absolute truth. Every conflicts can be a gift for us to transcend our own limited perception to a far greater expanded perception of reality – one that is closer to absolute truth.
Here is an opportunity to expand our awareness, if only we have the wisdom to see it. Sadly, too often our ego gets in the way of this awareness.