Updated: May 27, 2020
Hello There--I want to welcome you to the very, first episode of my new, Mindheart-Space Podcast, where I chronicle my personal experiences of healing, sharing the methods and practices I have used, and share with clients, to achieve new levels of growth and well-being.
You can also check out the written version below.! Thanks for stopping by--I am always interested in hearing your feedback, answering any questions, and receiving suggestions for future podcast topics.
Have a great day--I can't wait to hear about your own, biggest breakthroughs!
I had the biggest breakthrough this week and I wanted to share it with you ALL!
I was given the opportunity to process an old, outworn wound--one that always had me second guessing myself, and had me feeling guilty and ashamed.
Most of my life, I was able to skim right over these uncomfortable emotions, unable or unwilling to distinguish them from the background of my being. These feelings had become so familiar, they had become an unquestionable part of my inner landscape, I had never thought to stop and really inspect their appearance in my life and the havoc they wreaked. But this week, I was able to push the pause button, and then rewind to take a more detailed look. "No so fast," I said myself.
This all emerged as I was working on developing "The Abundance Game" which I shared earlier in the week on my Facebook page and my Mindheart-Space website. These emotions are like gossamer threads, just under the surface of my awareness, as I go throughout my day as I go through different daily activities, but nonetheless a pattern that keeps me constantly disconnected from myself and always pushing my power away. They were like guards that always stopped me from fully embracing my creativity, my self-expression, and many things that bring me joy, because of my fear of being judged. And as I rolled out my "Abundance Game," they reared their head.
You see, I'm what they call an highly sensitive, intuitive person, an empath if you will, or any other of the terms used to categorize people who see and hear things that many "other' people just don't pick up or don't seem notice. In short, I'm really good at understanding other people's emotions, sometimes at the exclusion of my own.
But today, something was different, so I decided to hold a meeting with all the parts of myself--which could sound quite strange in itself to many people. But, as I continue to do the work of self-healing and self-realization, I have found it a necessary part of my process. Because you see, I already "know" all of this!
This is the type of work I've done with many of my hypnotherapy clients. But, its not enough to "know" it, it must be actively applied. Hypnosis, as well as, self-hypnosis, is a great tool to bypass the conscious mind, or Ego consciousness, so that we can access the wisdom of our subconscious mind, where all are memories, beliefs, and stories about ourselves are stored.
It this way, hypnotherapy is a form of alchemy, because it allows us to transform the lead of unprocessed emotion or material (life energy), that has been locked in the the basement of our subconscious, and brings it up to the ground floor, into the light of our conscious mind, where it can be transformed into the gold of Self-Realization. I know amazing, right? Many people unknowingly suffer from repetitive patterns, illogical fears, and creative blocks, which stop them from living their best life. It's simply a matter of doing the work. It helps to have a guide until you build a strong connection to your inner world. Heck! Even after the work I've done, I am sometimes forget.
In the world of hypnotherapy, this kind of therapy is called Sub-Personality work based on the idea that although each person is a whole self, we all have various aspects that can produce a sense of inner conflict or disharmony. This approach can help people integrate any conflicting parts of themselves into a harmonious, cooperative while, so that they can move forward in alignment with their our goals and objectives in life. Often, there are parts of our personality that have not fully developed due to dissociation, a symptom caused by unprocessed emotional pain or trauma. And the more people, I work with, the more that I believe we all have it! It's part of being a human.
Back to the meeting: I let them all know things were about to get REAL! I spoke directly to my Higher Self stating:
"I am ready to fully embody my POWER!"
So, I said it again, just in case she didn't hear me.
"I am ready to fully embody my POWER!"
I'd finally gotten her attention and she looked at me, kinda cock-eyed, and asked" "Really, are you sure? Cuz you're looking kinda scared."
I said, "Yeah, I get it, and I kinda am, but I'm still ready!"
She nodded to the rest of me around the table asking, "did you ask any of them? Are they all on board?
In my eagerness and excitement, I'd forgotten to check-in with the rest of my team. They sat there quietly, waiting patiently to put in their two cents.
So, I did my due diligence. I started first, with my inner child, asking "are you ready for us to fully embody our POWER?"
She smiled sweetly, and replied with her brilliantly innocent voice--
"I thought you would never ask," as her eyes twinkled with light. Iridescent stars appeared all around her as she stood up from the table and began to dance into artful twirls, sprinkling sparkles with her dress.
Smiling, I then turned to my Ego, and asked him the same question. Taken aback to find him dressed like one of the Blue's Brothers, all in black and sat smoking a cigarette. But he quickly informed me that he had come dressed for his own funeral. He chuckled, letting me know that he was only half joking. I understood what he meant.
He smiled and said "Hell, yes, I am ready! I just like being dramatic and I'm not afraid to die."
I reassured him that he would not actually die exactly, but would be given a new role in the corporation. He nodded, with a knowing, but solemn smile. It was time.
I said, "Look, I know there are going to be some different things going on here, but we will ALL still be here together to work out this new arrangement. Let's start by considering some possibilities for our new venture, why don't we?"
I soon had written a whole page of questions to get us started:
~What if I started connecting with myself more deeply than ever before?
~What if I started listening to and trusting the vast storehouse of wisdom within me?
~What if I forgave myself for all the things I believe I did wrong?
~What if I didn't let myself be stopped by what the world told me was possible?
~What if I started to express myself the way I really wanted to?
~What if I started to create things, relationships, experiences, and realities that have never existed before?
~What if I started to have more fun and experience more joy than I ever imagined possible?
~What if I began to give myself the love and appreciation I always longed for from others?
~What if I began to take myself seriously, or lovingly, or more playfully?
~What if I gave myself permission to authentically be myself, fully embodied in my power?
~What if I fell madly, and deeply in love with myself?
Adrienne is an Integrative Awareness Coach (IAC), MA, CHT, and RYT--combining ancient, eastern systems of knowledge-meditation and yoga, with modern day approaches to understanding self-development, human consciousness, and Self-realization. Traveling around the world on her own self-healing journey, she pulls from a diverse repertoire of tools including the traditional practices Advaita Vedanta, Vipassana, and yoga—considered as the original sciences of consciousness—as well as the modern-day sciences of neurobiology, quantum physics, and energy medicine. In this way, she has developed a specific approach to Quantum Life Coaching (IAC) that is informed by her own personal healing process, and shaped by both an esoteric and scientific lens. She currently resides here on planet Earth!
If you are interested in working with me or would like more information about my rates and services, please reach out through through my website @www.mindheart-space.com, or the Mindheart-space Facebook page. In the meantime, take care out there!