I have spent my entire life coming to the point where I now know that I know with a knowing that I don’t know how to explain, I just know. It is a point where you have tried almost everything to be or fix something and you come up with no answers except that maybe that which you thought needed to be fixed doesn’t need to be fixed at all. Ethan never needed to be fixed, he just needed people to believe that he could do anything and help him open up to that possibility so that he could take over and do it himself.
Until recently, I did not have a way of putting this practice into simple and well-constructed terms. This process developed over years of practice and deeply analyzing which practices have the largest impact on transforming thoughts, beliefs, and ideas about life. As I developed and consumed my life with finding answers for profound internal changes, I was driven by a deep internal need to overcome an underlying source of constantly simmering anxiety. I had a deep seeded desire to understand why this never went away. As I searched endlessly, always wondering why most of the practices I found only temporarily helped, I realized that nothing I was looking for ever existed outside of myself. No matter how many people I spoke to, friends, mentors, therapists, practitioners, or religious organizations and how many techniques I tried there was always an unsatisfied ache yearning to find out what was truly going on.
Sometimes people look at me with dazzled eyes and perplexingly inquire, “How can I heal myself?” I always answer back, “How can we not heal ourselves?” We heal all parts of ourselves with the same assumption we have when we acquire a cut or a bruise. The same healing power that miraculously heals our skin also heals every facet of our lives. We only need to have the same complete faith with a knowing that is beyond any current understanding that it will happen. And it does…
Imagine this…detaching your head from your body. Putting yourself, ‘your head’, in front of you so that you could see your face. Then imagine having a live conversation with yourself. That is exactly what I did today (metaphorically).