This is the final article is this series about healing negative emotions and getting free of the ego mind, and the best essential oils and recipes to use that will help you most. Through this series of blogs you’ve had the opportunity to discover how your ego mind operates. And, how it is fueled by negative emotions and primarily operates in the shadows. Meaning you are unaware that its your ego mind that’s running the show and triggering you to make choices that are frequently not in your true self’s best interest.
You need to do a little investigative work of your own to find out if what I’ve shared with you is the truth. Once you capture the culprit that is the ego mind its influence will begin to wane overtime until you get completely free of its grip.
This final blog will help you develop more discernment about who you REALLY are.
Today I’m going to wrap things up for you by revealing the simplest most direct way to get free of the mind programs that control your life.
You are not any idea or self image (personality) that you or anyone else has about you.
I hope by now you know that you are not a program. The ego mind functions off of a program, or a set of concepts and beliefs, but who you are operates directly from your intuition. That still small voice that is always quietly guiding you through life. While the ego voice is very noisy and prods you with a sense of urgency. Frequently, urging you to act prematurely before the right time. You want to ride the waves of life, not get crushed by them because you always try to get ahead of the game and catch them prematurely.
The truth is the mind operates like a computer and the programs you are conditioned with are the software that runs the computer. The mind is a vast network of collective data. You inherit these programs and are conditioned to believe them about yourself and your life.
Increasing Your Emotional Set Point
One of the most important steps to getting free of the ego mind and its programs is increasing your emotional set point. Remember the ego is primarily fueled by negative emotions, so you may have your thermostat set to a low emotional frequency set point that functions to automatically shut on and interrupt your feeling too good. Feeling too good may actually cause you to feel anxious.
Check this out for yourself. Ask yourself this important question, “Just how good can I allow myself to feel?”
There is a glass ceiling, or emotional set point, that keeps you experiencing emotions within a certain range. This means you have a pre-set comfort zone for just how good, or bad, you can allow yourself to feel without triggering pain, or discomfort.
4 Ways To Raise Your Emotional Set Point
- Framing things in a positive way. This means that you see things as working for you on your behalf to help you succeed.
- Sending love, compassion and acceptance to yourself will elevate your emotional set point.
- See all things working together for good, no matter the appearance. It is a mis-perception if you believe any appearance as working against anyone. There is only one life force energy supporting all of creation. It’s impossible for life to be against itself which includes you, or anyone else.
- Feelings of gratitude will immediately raise your frequency and increase your emotional set point.
Self discovery or “self inquiry” was taught by the Indian saint Ramana Maharshi. Ramana used the question, “Who Am I?” in meditation for revelation of the “spiritual heart,” awakening to the true Self.
Recently popularized by Eckhart Tolle, “self inquiry" has been shown to be an effective way to heal negative emotions and free you from the ego mind’s shadow possession.
When you do self discovery or “self inquiry” you move beyond the intellect to the space behind your question to experience your true Self.
At first “self inquiry” can feel like a mental exercise. If there is “self doubt” about “who you are” the mind will distract you.
Today there are many Advaita Vedanta teachers teaching “self inquiry.” It’s a very simple and direct method for connecting to your “spiritual heart” and realizing your true Self.
Self doubt is the main obstacle that you must overcome.
The main way to overcome self doubt is self honesty. To dissolve the ego mind’s grip you must develop your capacity for self honesty. This can take time. There can be many mind fields of self-deception you’ll need to clear before you get completely free of the ego mind.
Self love and acceptance for yourself and others naturally grows as you learn to trust yourself. You have to exercise the muscle of self honesty consistently overtime to grow your self trust.
As you go through the process to embrace your authentic natural Self you may experience raw, uncensored and intense mental attitudes and emotions that have been repressed in the ego mind’s shadow.
In a moment I’ll show you how to cut yourself free of any toxic mental and emotional patterns that may surface through the power of observation and silent witnessing.
However, for some people the purging and release that may occur can feel so intense and overwhelming that you may wish to work with a trained professional to get support through the process of soul recovery and awakening to your true Self.
Power of Observation
All the methods we’ve discussed throughout the, “Healing Negative Emotions and Dissolving the Ego,” series have been primarily focused on the body mind level. This way is very slow and can be fraught with many challenges.
I myself followed this slow route for many years without much progress in the grand scheme of things. I realized if I was to experience freedom in this lifetime I was going to have to do something radically different.
Obviously, the mind is not an instrument for dissolving the ego mind. That would be like asking the mind to dissolve itself. Kind of a ludicrous thought.
Consciousness, however, which gives rise to the mind can be used effectively to recognize your true Self. In fact consciousness can ONLY recognize consciousness.
Essential oils are effective for helping you realize the Self because they work at ALL levels: body, mind, emotions and consciousness (or spirit).
The simplest way to dissolve the ego mind and overcome self doubt about who you really are is simply through observing whatever is happening, being the “silent” witness.
You are the observer self, the silent witness of everything that happens in life. You are the peaceful presence that is pure awareness watching everything.
Simply being the observer of whatever is happening has a neutralizing effect upon the mind and emotions and brings peace and contentment.
Silent Witnessing Meditation
Take a five minutes to just be. Just allow yourself to be present and observe whatever is happening in your mind, or your life in general. Detach from any happenings in your life and just be.
How does it feel to just be?
Your Power to Heal
Healing is inherent to life and occurs naturally through the process of observation and developing your capacity to be the silent witness of whatever is happening. Rather than identifying with anything that is happening.
In other words, anything that happens, that you can observe, is not you. Everything in the phenomenal world is passing while “who you are” is stable and unchanging.
Who you are has never changed. For example, when you look into the mirror and see you've aged do you ever feel differently about what you see and how you feel about yourself? The feeling you have about yourself never changes, never ages, never grows old. This is your soul, or essential self. If you consider this you'll understand that you've always known this, but you probably never gave it much significance. Well, it's THE single most important thing of all to realize in life.
Try it yourself and see what happens!
It can take awhile to shift to this position of the “silent witness” of life events. The habit of the collective mind to believe false ideas about existence, and the projected meaning (or opinions) you give to whatever is happening, must lose its repetitive force and magnetic attraction.
As you withdraw the source of power from energizing any false “mis-creations” that you have wrongly believed into existence they will eventually dissolve.
This is true freedom!
Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Best EO for performing the Silent Witness Meditation.
Aromas: Sweet, earthy, resinous, woody, exotic, sensual, warm, radiant
- Most powerful calming oils in aromatherapy
- Excellent as an anointing and healing oil for ceremonies
- Ideal meditation oil
- Traditionally used in many incense formulas
- Regulating properties promote balance
- Promotes emotional healing and release of old fears and anxiety stemming from past traumas
- Used in the foot balm Mary Magdalene used to anoint her master’s feet written about in the New Testament of the Bible