You were born to be programmed
In the wellness world, individuals often focus on programming and how it has damned us all.
It is very well understood that your programming saved you.
Babies are primed to learn. They gather data and store it, re-enact it, connect it with other data, and do the whole process over again. They store things they hear and see in their minds in order to generate constructs. Their nervous systems require information so that they can develop skills for survival and for relating to others. A human cannot exercise its will in the world without an operating program. Unsocialized, humans do not develop ways to connect with others. Interpersonal connection is a tenet, a blessing of human life. We need it to survive.
But what if the program is a false narrative? What if the program is maladaptive?
What if the purpose of programming isn't to be adaptive? What if the purpose of living was to step into love regardless of your programming?
We often seek perfection on a plane where perfection does not exist because evolution is the name of the game. We are here to experience the full spectrum of energies existing on this plane and planet.
Now that we have overcome the hurdle of demonizing our programming, let's consider how we can improve our understanding and awareness of our programming.
Our nervous systems gather data and organize it as a form of helping us. We have gathered that all constructs are not helpful, all beliefs are not useful, and much of what we learn is not adapted to us and our unique needs.
When you experience repetitive thoughts, you are more aware of them than you think. You may feel aggravated, uncomfortable, stuck in a loop. These thoughts are often the ones you hear daily, the ones you associate with frustration or anxiety. Learning to listen to these thoughts in a new way will completely change how you perceive and attend to your programming. Releasing the energy around the pattern will dissolve it altogether.
There is a frequency behind the dysfunctional programming we carry around. And we know that the way to attend to any energy that limits our perspective is to give it love. It needs to be seen and acknowledged. It is insistent because it does not feel safe. It is trying so hard to prove itself to us, to be right, because it is unsure of itself. By acknowledging this need we neutralize the energy and through a wrench in a maladaptive thought pattern.
THE ARGUING STOPS HERE.
Understanding that our field contains everything we consume, everything we interact with, and everything in the collective, is paramount.
We consume media unconsciously all of the time. These perspectives enter our field and our mental body transcribes each message and stores it. This is often why you hear different voices, arguments, in your mind. You have so many opinions and perspectives, many of which are not authentically yours, because they were fed to you.
It behooves us to learn to separate the emotional body's response to data and the mental body's capacity to store that data. We often believe that our feelings are directly related to the content in our minds. This is not the case. Content is impersonal. Data has no emotional charge to it. The personalization of it is due to an emotional frequency, separate from the thought, belief, or image xeroxed and reproduced by the mind. This frequency is an energy that needs moving that is divinely timed to the thought but not the thought itself. The thought is a portal, a bridge to the feeling. This is only the case because we are so often in our minds that we do not lead with emotion. The opposite, an emotion that leads to a thought, can also occur. When we begin to see the bodies as connected, superimposed, yet separate, we can reach energetic neutrality with much greater ease.
Let us learn to stop arguing, then. Let us allow belief to be about trust, an emotional experience, instead of being about being "right." When we lean into trust, we stop needing to be right. We realize that data is a matter of perspective, and that there is no need to argue, because trust comes from within. There's no need to justify anything, because trust is personal. When we release the habit of arguing, we begin, instead, to listen. We get quiet. We listen for our trust, the feeling from within, to guide us. No longer are we distracted by the data floating about in our minds, the data we hear pouring out of other people's mouths. We listen with our insides, with our Inner Knowing. From this place we can establish ourselves and truly know where we stand; from this place we do not need anyone else to confirm our sense of trust because our Self is nourished. People, media, need not pour into us because our cup is full to the brim with Self-love and Self-certainty.
Try closing your eyes while you watch television. Tap into your body and see where your conscious awareness travels in your body. How does it feel there? Is it a void that is seeking fulfillment through external sources, or is it a space, warm and safe, that feels full and trusting? Ask that place what it's feeling. Do you see a color? Do you hear a voice? Do you feel burning or tingling? Listen to it. Do this for as long as necessary to gain clarity around your energetic needs. Once you know what that place needs, you can ask it how it would like to receive fulfillment, how you can build trust there. Follow the guidance you receive. This guidance is your unique medicine.
This is how we can track our behavior to see why we seek the external, why we are pulled to certain data sources and forms of media. Do not hurry this process. Trust is delicious and deserves ceremony. Keep leaning into the place, listening and feeling. If you hear nothing, trust that you will and try again later, perhaps after a walk, a bath or shower, or some time painting or musicking. Developing a relationship with your energy body is a journey. Honor it by allowing it to unfold at its own pace.
Edmund Husserl understood that personal experience and meaning were the heart of existence. One's ideas of the world created an actualized version of the world, a special world within an infinite number of possible worlds.
This is why our personal experiences are so critical, so crucial, to our understanding of life. It is such a personal endeavor, and we cannot compare our own personal understanding to an externalized conceptualization of that same subject.
This also means that should we begin to own how we see the world, we can begin to access the infinite worlds available to us.
This boundless array of experience, this infinite wisdom, exists in our energetic and spiritual fields. Our physical, mental, and emotional fields show us our "special world." When we see ourselves standing in this special place, we can begin to choose what other worlds we want to live in.