THE JOY OF HEALING OUR CONDITIONING
The DNA of Sensations, Feelings, Emotions & Thoughts
Reaction, Counter-Reaction, Neutrality
Most individuals think of themselves in terms of their reactions. They use their sensations, feelings, emotions, and thoughts as frameworks to determine if they are making what they want to happen in the world. They are unhappy when they are frustrated in their expression. These repressed experiential modalities can feel constrained by interactions with others. Beginning with our parents we all learn how much we can express ourselves without reprimand. This created personal upper boundary limits where we sabotage ourselves if things become too good. This leads to unbalanced personality expression where part of us is compromised and seeking reassurance and part of us longs for a sense of freedom from the influence and control of those in authority.
We need to shift from a conditioned perspective where we seek to survive, succeed, and be self-important to a mode of creative freedom and purpose. This requires recognizing that our pre-established modality patterns are based on a distortion of how we see the world. For example, if emotions were not accepted in our family but we possessed creative Compassionate expression, we would learn to be very sensitive to others emotions, but unable to easily express them. The result are always over or under done compensations where we have a fixed perspective about our experience, which is the conditioning. Our four basic experiential modalities: Sensations, Feelings, Emotions and Thoughts naturally interconnect to help us integrate our perceptions. In this course we chart which of these we over and under do, to understand the cost of our conditioning.
The goal of this course is to describe how to recover our capacity to sense, feel, emote, and think on our own terms. This means challenging our conditioning so we can find creative ways to rebalance ourselves. It means being able to disregard the compromising influences to change our point of view to satisfy them. We also are able to refocus our mix of modality inputs so we can interpret our reality as see fit. When we realize that our modalities are windows of perception that do not represent who we are, it frees us from our historical reactions. Our goal is accomplished when we can be present with our perceptions and yet not over identify with the perception itself.