SOS BOOK (Chapter 3.9) How do we transform our life?
How do we achieve personal transformation? How do we acquire an enhanced awareness & quality of life? There are three simple components to achieving this inner transformation. They are ONGOING PROCESSES used in conjunction with each other.
THREE COMPONENTS FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION:
THE FIRST IS FINDING ENOUGH MOTIVATION OR WILLPOWER TO START & KEEP ON GOING!
Every new developmental stage requires fresh motivation! So, it’s an ongoing & cyclic process! To do this we need to BE OPEN to new possibilities and to keep SEARCHING for the best solutions.
Tuning-in to our deep intuition provides SELF-GUIDANCE for the whole process! In each stage of development, we upgrade our ability & capacity to live our ideal life.
We make this inner connection at the level or ‘depth’ that we can cope with. Then we progressively increase this as our courage and confidence increases.
THE SECOND IS LEARNING HOW TO TUNE INTO OUR DEEP INTUITION & INNER-KNOWING.
As remarkable as it may seem, we already have deep within us, all that we really need to succeed. Within us exists an enormous hidden capacity & untapped potential. It’s all Self-contained! This potential is just waiting to be released and utilized.
TUNING INTO OUR DEEP INTUITION IS THE KEY TO UNLOCK OUR HIDDEN CAPACITY.
We have all the hidden ability and inner knowing that we require for this whole process. We only need to successfully tap into this!
Therefore, the most valuable techniques you can learn are those which increase access to your true inner intuition.
THE THIRD COMPONENT IS OVERCOMING OUR SELF-SABOTAGE.
This sabotage arises from our ego-mind & social conditioning. This provides an inherent RESISTANCE to this process of change. These are the hurdles or challenges to this process. We need enough DETERMINATION & COMMITMENT to overcome these! Some information or education regarding the challenges will also help you to overcome them.
THE SOPHISTICATION OF SELF SABOTAGE INCREASES WITH EACH DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE.
So again, overcoming self sabotage is an ongoing process. We learn so much about ourselves through each stage of the journey! We need to continually muster our courage and overcome our fear & pride.
WHO WILL BE SUCCESSFUL?
Sadly, the majority struggle to overcome these forces of resistance. Most never seriously contemplate changing themselves this much or consider such a path.
BY FINDING & READING THIS INFORMATION, YOU THE READER ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUCCEED.
You have already demonstrated such an open and searching nature. This empowers you to start something new and to overcome your future hurdles. All else is then achievable! You have also demonstrated significant determination & commitment. These are the qualities most needed for success.
PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION IS A SELF-GUIDED & INTUITIVE PROCESS!
Once we inwardly commit to this path, at a deep or heart-felt level, we are intuitively self-guided through the whole process. We automatically find further information and opportunities which help facilitate our transformation. This is synchronicity at work. The appropriate guidance for you will resonate with you and ‘feel right’. We hope the fact that you are reading this SOS BOOK might even be an example of this!
WE SHOULD SEARCH FOR OUR OWN ANSWERS:
What really makes us feel healthy and happy inside?
What gives us a sustained & lasting happiness?
What will contribute to our deep contentment & fulfillment?
What will help us to reach our ultimate potential?
How will we fill the perceived emptiness of our inner void?
How can we access that inner peace we yearn so much?
Temporary pleasures certainly will not! They don’t satisfy and make us crave more of the same!
WE EACH HAVE DIFFERENT ANSWERS THAT UNIQUELY APPLY TO US.
How do we find our unique answers and the path that best suits us? This will entail some personal exploration & practice. As mentioned before the journey is Self-guided: The guiding Self is our higher Self or our true inner knowing. This is separate from our lower mind or egoic nature, which can lead us astray.
We will be intuitively guided when we tune into this true inner knowing. So, we already have everything we really need! Trust that anything else that we might need, we will simply uncover along the way. Our intuitive guidance will determine what’s best for us at every stage.
But we DO need to practice successfully ‘tuning in’ to this inner guidance. Practise this with some simple ‘time out’ for quiet contemplation!
CONSENT MUST BE FREELY GIVEN.
Your higher Self can only offer you a suggestion. But YOU must accept this invitation and choose to put it into action. Our personal consent must be freely given every step of the way. This choice is us exercising our free will. We must accept and welcome each change, for our personal transformation to occur!
MAKE TIME FOR INNER CONNECTION.
At least one short period of quiet time per day is the minimum required for adequate inner connection. But ideally this would be done more than once a day. Such regular practise will require a conscious change in lifestyle.
If this is new to you, initially just use this time to de-stress. Later, add some breathing exercises and quiet contemplation. Finally, some simple meditation exercises can be added.
THE BENEFIT WILL BUILD EACH TIME YOU PRACTISE.
But it is important to have no preconceived expectation of what ‘this change’ might be. Just be open and gently look for the subtle difference. Be patient as it can take eight weeks before a recognizable change is apparent.
As your transformation progresses, you will better understand your relationships, emotions and even your thinking process. This will allow you to reframe past events and gives you a new perspective!
Are you ready to commit to and engage in such a deeply personal endeavour? Is this the right time? What further incentive might you need? This discussion continues in Chapter 3.10.