Opening Your Door to Self
Objectives, Expectations and Ground Rules
Fulfillment: a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires. A connectedness one senses with the Divine.
Self: internal spark of life, the Divine within
This coursework and material is designed to facilitate practical understanding and use of the natural processes of your emotional and spiritual transformation that lead toward personal fulfillment.
You will find your Self (spiritual being) as a result. Men and women process information differently. We define ourselves by how we think and feel, even at subconscious levels we may not be aware of just yet.
But what of the Self? How do we move beyond petty self-motivated emotions to divinely-generated sensations? How do we get beyond the polarity paradigm that keeps us in the pendulum swing?
Men have been taught that they must not appear weak or vulnerable throughout history. Sharing deep intimate feelings tends to reveal vulnerability, so men often hide behind stoic expressions that are difficult to read. There is great strength in being gentle and vulnerable. The release of attachments allows one to be available to the cosmic consciousness within and, believe it or not, it shows through the eyes for anyone to see.
Women are known to be far more global in perspective, yet family sensitivities often inhibit the release of attachment necessary to enter the cosmic domains. There are no stoic looks with this gender because of emotional programming, yet there is a desire to be seen; inviting inquiry when the need arises.
The processes within this coursework will help identify and release the psychic cording that often happens to individuals for a variety of reasons. Your life stories aren’t important at this point, although let’s honor them in getting you here now.
We will analyze and examine the process of feeling and thinking so that you become more aware, aligning with your cosmic destiny and able to manage your emotions, making better choices toward achieving goals. The result will be some pragmatic processes for your quiver, sand box, tool box, or daily drive.
The weekly layout is only to provide a foundation for the process. Any endeavor of this type, transformative or not, needs structure for effective delivery. Just stay with me on the path for a bit and you’ll gain from the experience.
Concepts are explained in order to give a consistent understanding of the information. You will be exposed to the practice of several processes that open the door to your emotional freedom, a prerequisite for creating the life you desire. Balanced living often results from addressing the polarities of personal desires and social responsibility.
Daily living environments include a plethora of choices and stimuli vying for our attention. You will learn how to pay attention better and eliminate the distractions and interruptions of the ego so the Self emerges as a natural movement from self to Self. You have no doubt felt that connection already.
The freedom from anger, fear, guilt, shame or other immobilizing emotional attachment allows you to make choices in your best interest. Choices that are in your best interest align all the spiritual concepts and components of life and living toward achieving fulfillment and experiencing joy.
Fulfillment varies from individual to individual; the subtle and sublime sensation of gratitude and reverence for All That Is are a sure sign of it. Joy and serenity are results of success in life, love, service and/or work.
Weekly Assignments: Assignments include exercises, journaling and written papers of approximately two typed pages in length. Of course you can hand write them if you desire. The completion of this workbook will show you how clearing your emotions and igniting the imagination can get you closer to experiencing fulfillment on a more regular basis.
Your cosmic connection, soular blueprint and natural psychospiritual abilities await your discovery and integration.
Important terms are defined at the beginning of each section. It’s up to you to actually do the work. If you have doubts, you’re normal. If you move beyond the doubts, you’ve achieved freedom. If you follow your dreams, you’ll challenge all doubt.
We need to be clear regarding the processes you are about to experience. Your benefit from this coursework will depend on your openness to exploring concepts and practicing exercises. You have to be willing to explore the depths of the ocean of emotion within you. It’s all energy, so just flow with it.
Transformation happens automatically through doing the exercises and practicing the techniques. A good sense of humor will go a long way. Caution: taking yourself seriously is painful.
I stumbled upon an interesting insight a few years ago. The challenge is to change… whatever that may be. Challenge and change are only three letters different.. the ‘lle’ removed creates change. Well, consider this as the ‘lle’ expanded: liabilities, limitations and excuses. Might we transcend to lightness, lumination and execution?
When we remove those liabilities, limitations and excuses from our life, our thoughts, our working relationships – change happens automatically. We ‘shift’ from the old way – habits, patterns and subjective beliefs – to being available for intelligent insights that move us toward a better life and fulfillment.
Journaling empowers the transformation process because it gives you proof of how your feelings and thoughts change. Journaling allows you to write in a stream of consciousness without filtering your thoughts. You will be asked to journal daily about your process; the feelings, insights and thoughts that are relative to awareness and the coursework.
If you currently journal, please be inclusive in your course volume. Journaling is a great process for self-awareness. Apathy is your worst enemy and clearest sign change is necessary.