Exercise: The Technology of Truth- The Work on Yourself
Summary: Surfacing and Resolving Your Unconscious Beliefs
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Background on This Exercise
Background: This technique for surfacing unconscious beliefs assumes that there are only three types relationships that you can have. These are relationships with yourself, with others, and with God/Goddess/AllThatIs. The only relationship you have true and absolute control over is your relationship with yourself.
At bottom, the only relationship you really have is with yourself. Your relationships with others and God are simply mirrors for your relationship with yourself. This technique helps you uncover the problems in your relationship with yourself that show up as "problems" with others and/or God/Goddess/AllThatIs.
Goal: This exercise is a tool for personal transformation. For when you are trying to get others or God to change, you will always find yourself in a state of tension, worry, and anxiety. This tension becomes the most powerful force for transforming the situation. It will cause you to ask yourself the question: " How do I know what the right thing to do is?" When you do, this is the catalyst for change.
To answer that question in a way that can transform your life, here is what must happen first:
1> You must always be honest with yourself. Honesty is absolutely essential to this process. Most lies happen because people cannot be honest with themselves. The lies they tell themselves get repeated to others as if they were true. So if you cannot be honest with yourself, stop reading this now.
2> Ask and you shall receive. You are a Divine spiritual being, a spark of God come to earth to have a human experience. Inside yourself, you have all the answers and know everything you need to.
3> Listen and be open to what you will learn. If your life on Earth is exactly perfect, then there is nothing more for you to do. Enjoy and do not waste another moment fixing what is not broken. If your life on Earth is less than great, then be open to the help that is about to be given to you.
The Technology of Truth- Quick Method
Look at the issue that is troubling you and ask yourself the following questions.
1> What is my belief that created this situation?
2> Is my belief really true?
3> If it is true, how do I know that it is true?
4> How does holding onto that belief serve and protect me?
5> Who or what would I be without that belief?
6> Based upon all of the above, should I keep my belief or let it go?
The insights that you will get from asking these questions and from answering them honestly will be the key to resolving whatever issue is troubling you.
So when you are doing this be sure to:
* Ask and answer these questions quickly: this ensures your unconscious will react with the truth.
The Technology of Truth- Written Method
1> Write down a situation that is bothering you: about yourself (your body, mind, or spirit), someone else, or God/Goddess/AllThatIs/The Universe.
2> Write down no more than 4 sentences for each of the "Fill in the Blanks Statements" below as quickly as you can. Be sure to include what you find to be wrong, unfair, etc. about the situation.
a> When you are writing, focus on what you FEEL about the situation, not what you think. Remember there are no right or wrong feelings. Feelings just are: they are yours, you have a right to them, you do not need to justify them to anyone.
b> Do not be mature, spiritual, wise, or responsible about it. Give your ego permission to do what it does best - judge someone or something other than yourself.
c> Remember that clarity and power come when you write out your situation. Writing forces you to define what you are thinking and feeling about your situation.
3> Keep the situation you wrote about firmly in mind while filling in the blanks:
I do not like OR I
am angry at OR I am upset by ___ (name) because (name)
did _____ to me or did not ________ to me.
I want ____ (name)
to _____ (do/be, etc).
(do/be) ______ OR should not (do/be) _______ .
I need (name)
I refuse to or do
not ever again want to __.
4> Ask yourself the questions about everything that you have charged others with:
a> Have I done or been any of the things I dislike
Example: is in the "How to Do This Exercise" above. Give this a try, all you have to lose are your problems!
Credits: adapted from Byron Katie (Center for the Work) and Elizabeth Severino
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