Your Core: Finding Your True Self
By Barbara Lynn Allen
There is a deep core of wholeness within each of us. Like a
tree or a plant growing towards the sun, we know intuitively what we need in order to thrive. Our basic human
goodness, inner strength and deepest being reside within our inner core, even if we can't always feel it or find
Our essential wholeness can be damaged or even shattered by
abuse, trauma, neglect, drugs, alcohol, dysfunctional family relationships. We experience that shattering as low
self-esteem, unsatisfying, dysfunctional or abusive relationships, addictions, overeating, workaholism, anxiety,
depression, fears, phobias, obsessions and/or compulsions. We feel bad, sad, unfulfilled. Sometimes we try as hard
as we can and we still can't change these patterns. We need to heal but we don't even know what healing is, what it
means or how it can happen.
Healing, in it's truest sense, is the unwinding and
releasing of the emotional residue of painful and difficult experiences that are still residing
within us and holding our suffering in place. While we are in this frozen state we cannot find our core or live an
authentic life or realize our dreams. Our unconscious negative beliefs force us into old patterns again and
We become like a tree attempting to put out green shoots of
new growth while thick vines surround the core, choking off the new growth, smothering the new green shoots. The
new life is suffocated before it has a chance to develop. We may try to form healthy relationships, rise to new
challenges in our work, overcome entrenched patterns, but something always seems not quite right.
The new, leading edge therapies like hypnotherapy and energy
therapy in combination, gently and carefully open and clear those frozen places inside, so we can
allow light, love and most of all life to return to these dead, painful parts within us. As these new approaches
allow our patterns to safely dissolve, our behavior, our beliefs and our feelings change. Our lives become
fulfilling and rich with satisfaction, the way we always dreamed and hoped they would be.
Imagine what it would be like to live your own authentic
life. For the first time you live your life with healthy satisfying relationships, you're free from
anxiety, from depression or compulsions. Healing means finally being present in your own creative experience of
life. healing means having real choices. Choices that further your own inner fulfillment and the realization of
your deepest dreams.
Healing means that we are finally free. As we authentically
fulfill our own dreams, we become part of life, we become a beacon of love for others, and we automatically
contribute to the healing of our loved ones and our communities and even beyond that.
Copyright © 2015 Barbara Lynn