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Sublimation of Our Experience 1: Definition and Contextualization

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Today, while taking my pump of nutrients juice, I reflected on the fact of feeling ecstatic when I consume it, and it is not only because its flavor gives me pleasure, but because everything that it represents in a nutritional and energetic level, for me, makes it one of the sacred things in my life. I have realized that we can build sublime feelings about things that seem simple and to which we normally do not give much importance, it is a matter of living the moment fully and expanding our consciousness about ourselves. This is called SUBLIMATION, which, according to the dictionary definition, is to to convert (something inferior) into something of higher worth, elevate it to a higher degree.

During our life, almost always unconsciously, we have sublimated several things, some of them destructive, connecting them with the way we felt emotionally and mentally at a certain moment, and we have also related aspects, which can be constructive for us, with negative moments on an emotional and mental level. When we start to realize that, we perceive the origin of many of our vices to food, to cigarettes, to emotions, to games, to people, to sex, to drugs, to drinking, etc., and we discover that we can consciously connect more constructive habits through the feeling of love to ourselves.

Each action brings consequences, whether in short or long term, that is why it is important that we begin to choose more consciously and assertively the decisions we want to make to impact our lives, our health, energy levels, relationships with ourselves and with others, etc., constructively. For this reason, this week we will focus on knowing simple ways to sublimate diverse areas of our lives from the smallest details.

The reflection for today is: What have we sublimated that is destructive for us?

A hug,
Ángel

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Constructive Habits: 2 steps for us to analize and empower habits

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The last few days there have been many conversations related to habits, which we can perceive as the way to represent our discipline. We often think we are not disciplined because we fail to do what we think would be more constructive for us, but the truth is that we are disciplined with our destructive habits and we also have an emotional attachment that we need to release when we really want to transform our lives.

The issue is not being disciplined, but being free to be the most appropriate for ourselves, according to what we live.

When we evaluate the cause of our destructive habits, we usually find ideas based on beliefs, or an unconscious channeling of our own energy. On the other hand, our constructive habits usually have a purpose within our experience, and they fit into our lives because they make us connect to our flow state (constant levels of fluid energy, tranquility, reconnection to ourselves, health, etc.).

Perceiving this way, we can apply these two steps to identify and replace habits that have no constructive purpose in our life at this time:

  1. Let’s choose a habit and ask ourselves: What do we do that for? Why do we do it? How much time do we dedicate to this habit during the day? Does it have a constructive purpose for us and those around us?
  2. If the answer to the last question is NO, we can continue. Now let’s ask ourselves again: What could we do in that time we invest in the destructive habit? Is there any constructive habit we want to include in our lives? Can we build something different during that time?

Remember, habits are all reactions, or actions, we repeatedly manifest in our lives as wanting to be right, being worried for the approval of others through what they think or say about us, justify ourselves for everything, continue conflicts, etc. Everything can be transformed when we analyze through love what really construct ourselves. Every constructive habit, we integrate, takes us out of a vicious circle and leads ourselves to a spiral of evolution based on self-knowledge.

Love,
Ángel

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Forgiveness Part 5: Aligning the Inner Voice

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Our perspective about forgiveness expands itself when we understand that every single wound comes from expectations and needs, and that when we assume our responsibility, release control and accept the truth, we start living a reality in which we discover that the main reason of our wounds is the lack of personal connection, what leads us to construct a new way of relating, from self-respect.

Our self is a powerful ally when we decide to integrate it as part of the integral being we are (click here to read the full article about integration of the self), but, while we try to “ignore” it, it continues being the opponent of our inner voice, the voice that compares us, either positive or negatively, to others, the voice that judge us, the voice that is afraid even taking chances, the voice that, when we question, is always giving us an answer that comes from our own preservation as separated individuals.

When we exercise focusing our Self to know ourseles better, our thoughts start getting used to talk about our own selves avoiding judgement, comparisson and guilt, in at that moment that we start feeling our inner voice, the one that accepts us the way we are and shows us the most appropriate way of constructing in every sigle moment of our lives. One super useful question to check the origin of each thought is: Is this only for my well-being or it also contributes to the well-being of everything and everyone? With time, our Self learns how to flow with our hearts and the inner voice starts aligning and focusing on what makes us flow, and we enjoy, that cause a coherent and constructive impact i ourselves and everything around.

Listening to our inner voice is truly trusting ourselves, understanding that we are always in accompanied, that there are infinite ways of relating to ourselves, and to the world, and that we can always decide to flow along with our hearts.

This has been the week of forgiveness, I hope you liked it and if there is a topic about which you want to see my point of view send it to me. Have a nice weekend.

Love,
Ángel

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Forgiveness Part 4: Accepting the Truth

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Through this series we have seen forgiveness from another point of view, integrated guilt and control, now is necessary to understand about accepting the truth, since that is what leads us to apply forgiveness in every area of our lives.

Accepting the truth requires a deep knowledge of our own selves. We all feel in a different way, express ourselves as a consequence of what we feel integrated in a context, whether for or against it, and choose our path, althought, sometimes, we make decisions being incoherent to who we really are. What leads us to decide to go out with a comitted person?, or to work for a company that sells something we do not buy?, or to stay away from our family in order to create another?, this kind of questions, answered frankly (without trying to create mental games that always makes us feel we are right), gives us a more objective vision of our own selves and what we want from our hearts.

When we assume the responsibility for what we express, feel and think, we connect to our truth, the one that shows to us that we are where we have taken ourselves, nobody is guilty, everything is just our responsibility. We let contact to people, accept job offers, decide to keep away certain things and, now, we are just the result of every little decision we have made, so, do we want to continue where we are or not?. If the answer is “NO”, it is necessary to make decisions that lead us where we really want, in the most coherent way and accepting that not always what we have wanted is what is really aligned to our own truth.

Freeing ourselves from the fears and beliefs that have kept us away from everything that makes us flow and feel respected, we reconnect to ourselves to build a more coherent reality, more aligned to our true nature, the process may take time, but it is important that we dareto take the first step. And, to close this week series, it is necessary to connect to our inner voice, that voice that leads us to do what really integrates us and ourselves, making us feel complete.

Let’s accept our truth and see the truth of everything and everyone blooming 🙂

Love,
Ángel

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Forgiveness Part 3: Releasing Control

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As mentioned in the first article of our series Forgiveness (click here to read it), it is common that we feel hurt when situations do not turn out as we expect, or people do not act the way we want. But, if, sometimes, even ourselves do not act the way we thought we would, or do not say what we thought we would, how could we expect something from others? This is the starting point for releasing control.

Thinking we have control over other is an illusion. It emerges from the idea that we are superior, in some way, or that we have more capacity, whether we are parents, teachers, bosses, leaders, elders, partners, lovers, etc., and that we inspire respect. This control relationships are based on the idea that every person that depends on us, whether physical, material or emotionally, can be controlled by us, and, actually, we are only able to see whatever confirms that idea, that is just the manifestation of other people fears, and has nothing to do with respect. But, Are we able to perceive that each person is deciding according to their own fears and the position that decide to assume?

So, do we really have control over something? The answer is Yes, over our own selves through self-knowledge. When we decide to release external control to allow us feeling within ourselves, we get to understand what really motivates us to express ourselves and live in a certin way. Where does our love for control come from?, from our own insecurities? When we know ourselves from within, we gain confidence, are aware of what we can do, understand and respect our limits, and that shows us that external control is not what we think. If we are able to feel good with ourselves, live enjoying what we like and express ourselves in the most objetive way possible, what do we want to control others?

We can commit to having control over what we express, or do not, how we nourish ourselves, the physical activity that we give to our bodies, to choose people with whom we feel most at ease, to create our environment and allow that, what is born from there, flows, bringing learning and growth.

About this matter we still have two topics to integrate, the next article is focus on learning to accept the truth. See you then 🙂

Love,
Ángel

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Forgiveness Part 1: Definition and Resignification

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Talking to my friend Lina María (author of the EA Portal), we perceive that is necessary to break some paradigms about forgiveness so we can understand it better and integrate it to our lives in an easy and effective way. Because of it, this and the next posts are focus on the action of forgiving, going through the definition, break of paradigm, resignification, integration and application of forgiveness, integrally, in our lives.

The word forgive is defined as ceasing to feel resentment against someone. Integrating this definition to our personal experience, it is common that we perceive forgiveness as a superior way of relating to people or situations that, from our perspective, have hurt us. Now we are ready to break the paradigm of forgiving.

When we uderstand that comparisons, judgement and faults are part of a model that needs to be transformed for us to learn to relate in a more transparent, authentic, respectful and responsible way, to construct and remodel, sustainably, our planet, it’s necessary to break the paradigm that fogiveness makes us superior and resignify it as the integration of the ideia that we are responsible for choosing if something, efectively, affects us or hurts us.

Normally we feel hurt when a situation doesn’t go as expected, but, the same way we can blame others for what they say or do, we are also able to take responsibility for the expectation we have created for us to feel well, accepted, loved, etc, and for allowing others to enter and stay in our lives. If we analize a little deeper, feeling hurt comes from a need of control, from the desire of controlling our lives, and the people and situations in it. Let’s see this steps that lead us to connect to a side of our human nature that lets us low with our hearts:

  1. Seeing life as a constant learning: when we go into each situation, with all our senses, we can perceive elements that can lead us to a broader understanding of who we are.
  2. Being grateful for every minute of our lives: we can choose to see our lives as a miracle, be able to breathe or do what we de can always be a motive of gratitude and every lesson too, painful as they may seem, show us that we are more than we think.
  3. Putting into practice the exercices  to bring our minds to the present (click here to read the article about present mind), excercising the empowering of beliefs (click here to read the article about beliefs) and accepting people and situation as they are.

 

Let’s share our forgiveness experiences in the comments so that we can broaden our viewpoints. The subject of the next article is guilt and how to resignify it and integrate it into the process of personal forgiveness.

Love,
Ángel

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Forgiveness Part 2: Integrating Guilt

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Following forgiveness series, we are approaching guilt in order to understand how to integrate it in a way we can transform whatever has stopped being useful in our present.

Some of us has learnt to assume the reponsibility for other people well-being, from emotional to material. From this role many guilts emerge thourghtou our lives, since we try to please everyone to ensure harmony wherever we are and if we feel we can’t we blame ourselves for the consequences of our “faults”.

By definition, guilt is the fact of having committed a breach of conduct especially violating law and involving a penalty, but, is everything that happens someone’s fault?, what if we ALL learn to assume our responsibility in every issue and look together for the way of doing the necessary adjustment for the next time we ALL being responsible for the “good” consequence of our acts?

I want to share a personal story. One day, leaving the parking lot of a mall, I crashed into a moving car. The two people at the wheel were walking in reverse and we crashed. When I got out of the car, the very nervous lady began to tell me that it was my fault, I simply told her that we were both driving and that, therefore, it was the responsibility of both of us. By this I mean by taking responsibility, this can happen in different environments and areas in our life, but always through dialogue we can build a better consequence for the next.

Let’s integrate the guilt to channel it as a personal responsibility, in which each of us consciously assume that our acts (or lack thereof, which are also acts) have an impact on everything and everyone around us and construct more assertive consequences from each situation.

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Love,
Ángel

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Integrating the Self: 3 steps to integrate our desire and social expectation

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Lately we’ve been understanding that is necessary to set boundaries, from our true necessities, so we can relate to people in a more constructive way in order to integrate ourselves to connect to who we really are.

But, why focusing so much on integration instead of positivity?, it is simple, if we want the world to change we have to acknowledge other points of you, it’s all about personal decisions. During the last few years, I’ve been strengthening my believe that we are all one, is like being part of a body where each one of us has a certain role and, by integrating it to the other roles of the whole system, we potentiate it.

Can we imagine our brains working only for, and by, themselves, independent from the rest of our bodies? When we think about that we can perceive the importance of integrating even more to others. For example, the more we integrate nutrition, physical activity, presence (meditation in everything we do), breathing, learning, mental activity and feelings, in an appropriate way, the better our organs work, the more energy we have and the more harmonious way we relate to everyone and everything around us.

And now that we can understand better about integration let’s focus on a very important aspect: Our Self. The Self is the way we recognize ourselves and the way we are aware of our own identity, according to Freud, is the balance of our desires and what society expects from us. Then, if we decide we want to work on our talents, but people think they’re not that profitable, we can create an inner conflict, for we need to choose between what we love and the expectations of others. But, what if we learn to integrate the Self and make it an ally? It’s possible by following these steps, that can be used in any field of our lives:

  1. Identify what we love that is constructive: let’s avoid using tags, we can feel ourselves flowing with many activities in our lives, we can create, from that point, new ways of offering the world what we can give. There is a universe of possibilities in the same field, let’s think and feel differently, by integrating what we love in our jobs and take it to the world. What about being a music teacher who integrates musical composition with their personal experiences? Everything is possible.
  2. Identify what is expected from us: at this point everything depends on the points of view of others, since society itself doesn’t expect the same from everyone of us, in fact we want more and more differentiated or personalized products and services. First of all, it is necessary to identify with whom we want to connect in our lives, and, from that point, understand what that group of consciousness expect from a work like ours.
  3. Integrate two visions with purpose and in a prosper way: since we already know what we want, and what the specific group expects, we can build our own way of prospering in society, with a purpose. Feeling what we do with our hearts (that makes us enjoy life) and materialize everything with the mind (that connects us to material reality), is an interesting and constructive integration, another point of view.

Let’s teach our Self that there are other points of view, so we can integrate it as a vital part of our personal development and expand our personal connection. I choose living from the point of view of “survival of the wisest”. What about you? What point of view do you choose?

Love,
Ángel

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