Saying “hello” to the authentic self (The deepest core of who one is.) is evolution-in-process. What does it mean to “show up” as the authentic self? When the desired, targeted thoughts, words-language, and actions-behaviors match actual thoughts, words-language, and actions-behaviors as one goes about life and living on a moment-to-moment basis. Moreover, the actual thoughts, words-language, and actions-behaviors must be in sync with each other. The alternative to the authentic self is to show up as the presented self, the “people pleasing” mode, the thoughts, words-language, and actions-behaviors that surface based on what is expected of us or based on social or peer pressure. This is living the actions, words, thoughts, and emotions others have offered— Mom, Dad, Gma, Gpa, teachers, monks, imams, priests, nuns, rabbis, coaches, mentors, ministers, military buddies, Army brass, professors, classmates, neighbors, bosses, spouses, kids, etc. These programs are the result of our past thinking and our tomorrows the result of our present thinking based on what society encourages. Christian Larson’s message is clear: our sickness, disease, illness, health, wellness, and wellbeing are reflections of the language we live in; and since birth the conscious mind (5% of who we are) has been programming the subconscious mind (95% of who we are) to live the actions, words, thoughts, and emotions others have offered.
The challenge and opportunity are to become aware of the gap between the presented self and the authentic self to uncover areas that need to change for the gap to close and put us closer to showing up as the authentic self. In addition, we need to learn how to master the skill to communicate with one another beyond the presented self-ego and bring to life the mysterious collective intelligence that lives between and among us but is not specific to any of us. (Cohen, 13)
Andrew Cohen contends,
One of the remarkable discoveries made in many years of practicing a contemporary spiritual path is that enlightened awareness can not only come alive in the interior of an individual-as a ‘Higher I’-but also in the interior of a collective-as a ‘Higher we.’ When this mysterious new kind of enlightenment emerges, it expresses itself in the space between us-and it effectively becomes the intersubjective experience of the whole group. (Manifest Nirvana: A Sanctuary for 21st Century Spiritual Explorers, 1)
Christian Larson’s message is clear: our sickness, disease, illness, health, wellness, and wellbeing are reflections of the language we live in; and since birth the conscious mind (5% of who we are) has been programming the subconscious mind (95% of who we are) to live the actions, words, thoughts, and emotions others have offered. These programs are the result of our past thinking and our tomorrows the result of our present thinking. We have been our mental parents, and we shall be our own mental children. All that a person does and brings to pass is the vesture of thought. What one thinks and passionately or lazily passes along to the body as a “must do” or “should do” is what one gets. The challenge is to close the gap between the authentic self, the language of integrity, and the others’ self that we have chosen to create because of what others have offered and we have chosen. The challenge and opportunity are to tell the truth. As a perfectionist-reformer-know it all who fears rejection, has targeted having everything right, and has rejected the imperfect for eight decades, recognizing and admitting reality about the presented self stir inner chaos, tantrums, and stress that is paralyzing and distracting, and generates and reinforces suffering, sickness, disease, and illness. What should one do to close the gap between John’s John (authentic self) and others’ John? Interesting questions:
Yes!! We are reflections—thinking, personality, character, and state of wellness—of the language we live-in: intrapersonal, interpersonal, person-to-persons, social media, and mass media. Larson’s message: have a clear, conscious vision of the desired well state of being (high level of wellness), health, and integral wholeness; and program the subconscious with the vision. A beginning…
-Virtues: gratitude, trust-hope, compassion; courage and honesty; and integrity and prudence.
-Master of authentic self and model the way as a person, in relationships, socially, institutionally, culturally, by helping others, and caring about others.
-Quality, common good, compassion, and virtue in all I am and all I do.
-Peace of mind with purpose and connections created on a foundation of compassion.
-Wellness: point where an individual is physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually capable of maintaining his-her highest quality of life (lifestyle and habits) through self-responsibility, self-leadership, and self-management.
-Illness: individual looks for cause and medical professional is partner in resolving the illness rather than as a “fix it” handyperson.
-Quality of life attributes manifested through personality and character are evolutionary, revolutionary, leading edge, and a creative leap forward.
-Authentic happiness is process, an evolving journey, and a reasonable goal.
Let the subconscious mind programming begin through the brain center and conscious mind connection…
-Concentrate on finer mental life that permeates physical brain (organ).
-Directions to subconscious (95% of who one is.) through brain center.
-Physical ailments: concentrated on subconscious mentality that permeates the organ, muscle, or nerve.
-Impress conscious realization on any part of body: think it, feel it, see it, taste it, smell it, and touch it.
-Physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental wellness: integral life practice.
-Harmony of the human organs and eleven human systems.
Yes! We are thinking, personality, character, and wellness reflections of the language we live in. Let’s live in the language of the authentic self! Close the gap between the authentic self and the represented self, the healthy ego, and the unhealthy ego. Simply one step at a time, a journey. Perfectionism creates stress, distractions, and tantrums! The vision offers happiness, a manner of traveling with strategies as follows:
-Tell the truth, do not lie or deceive. Honesty, integrity, and morality.
-Meditate for healthy partnership of the conscious and subconscious minds and for mindfulness, awareness, and self-restraint.
-Guided meditation therapy.
Some First Step Resources
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One, Dr. Joe Dispenza
Evolving Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind, Dr. Joe Dispenza
You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, Dr. Joe Dispenza.
Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon, Dr. Joe Dispenza