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Every choice we make is satisfying a need. The question is: Are we satisfying an innate need (Peace warrior) or a false need (Pain warrior)?

We’ve heard it said many a times, “be yourself”, but it’s impossible to be yourself when you don’t know yourself. There is nothing more frustrating than the feeling of being estranged from Peace, the calm energy within we all know and passionately defended when we came into the world. It’s the Knowledge of self that constantly calls to us in our innate language, and to which we’re constantly making choices to respond, but, because of its inaccurate translation in our nurtured languages that has hijacked our emotions, we are constantly chasing our tail, stuck in emotional cognitive dissonance, unable to heal from mental illness.

None of us made our body or the consciousness with which we use to make choices with our body. As I stated in my previous post, our personal body is our personal canvas of creation, thus our personal spiritual home, Church, Temple, Mosque, etc. Matter in the form of the human organism that can only survive in this form on Earth. Earth is the personal canvas, Church, Temple, Mosque, spiritual home for our species and every other species in all of creation. Our mindset, which I call our script, is a nurtured translation and satisfaction of innate needs, in the language of our environment. Our mindset is meant to be of service to seek validation in our #1 relationship, creation, thus our Source. But when our nurturing has burdened us with inaccurate translations and satisfactions, we have a mindset that’s in conflict with creation. We have duality of Mind.

An example of duality of Mind is when we knowingly eat food that we know is unhealthy for our Body. It's Impossible to claim we are mentally healthy when we knowingly say yes to laying foundations for disease.

Another example of a choice made from duality of Mind would be when I chose to start exercising in 1989 and it was to satisfy my false need to seek validation in how I look from others, when how we look(creation) is not up for judgment. It was no surprise that exercising in a healthy way was the last thing on my mind, which was symptomatic of my estrangement from Knowledge of self.

If I had made that choice from a place of Peace, seeking validation in who we are, the innate need is movement, and I would have been a student on how our body moves, which I wasn’t until I started training others professionally in 1998. The aesthetics would be a byproduct of being a Peace warrior rather than a Pain warrior.

After healing, I have a slogan that's constantly in my head: "Know yourself, heal from mental illness. As adults, Knowledge of self is our true badge of independence, and it’s no more the responsibility of our nurturers but ours. If the mindset we’ve been nurtured with is not working for us it’s our responsibility to change it, not whine about it. Healing is our choice to make.

There are two parts to healing from duality of Mind. The first is emancipating from our false needs, which brings us back to oneness of Mind. Setting boundaries and keeping boundaries in practice to Choose Peace, Be perpetually mindful and Not Judge brings us face to face with those enslaving habitual thoughts from our subconscious Mind to battle them in our conscious Mind, the domain of our free will, where we do our thinking. Healing comes by us disagreeing with those enslaving thoughts and agreeing with an accurate translation of our innate language, theoretically within and practically without. Going against most of the choices we’ve made all our lives is not going to be comfortable, but discomfort is not emotional pain, as the feedback within of the calm energy of Peace will always let us know. The second part of healing is the romance part of re-cultivating harmonious intimacy with creation by manifesting our innate creativity, which has been in chains, freely. Full of gratitude and celebration of life.

These 4 last posts are an extremely brief synopsis of my signature course, “Get Peaced with 6 Innate Needs”.

Next: Who is a Peace warrior? Who is a Pain warrior?

We came into the world with our emotions defending creation. Our personal body is our personal canvas of creation, with our lifestyle the paint brush and paint. Our lifestyle is determined by our mindset, which is created by our nurturing from the innate creativity of our nurturers translating our emotions and helping us satisfy our innate needs. Since our emotions were defending who we are at birth, our nurtured mindset is meant to be of service to creation for us to be mentally healthy, but we’ve sophisticated ourselves into trying to do the impossible, which is rule creation by being of service to the products/ideologies of our innate creativity (Clothes, Cars, Houses, Fame, Fortune, Marriage, Religion, etc.). Judging ourselves, others, and things by them.

The general definition of Judgment in dictionaries is:

“The act or process of forming an opinion or making a decision after careful thought: the act of judging something or someone.” The Britannica dictionary

The key in the above definition is “careful thought”, because the WHY at the very root of those thoughts is our innate need to be of service to creation. Survival. By the time we’re adults making our own decisions, those thoughts are nurtured habitual thoughts, mentally healthy or not, that we adapted to being formed, and they rule our choices.

We all have a history with the concept of Judgment and that history directly correlates to our mental health. Our nurtured mindset, our script, is meant to be a survival guide for us in the language of our environment, not enslave our free will, which in turn has us trying to enslave the free will of others. My history with the concept of Judgment started with my religious upbringing in Christianity that left me with an abstract relationship with our source. The “thou shalt nots...” with brimstone and fire the punishment for living a life of “sin”, which had me full of fear. What I know now is that my abstract relationship and fear from duality of mind had nothing with what was outside of me but was feedback from within about the judgmental thoughts I had rebelliously agreed with growing up that were in conflict with creation. The only way to heal was to change those thoughts. When I crashed emotionally in late 2008, I didn’t have that knowledge, and, even if I did, I wouldn't have known how to change them, so I felt I needed help. I did something I had said I would never do, sought therapy. After a few sessions with two different therapists, I knew it wasn’t for me, because I wanted to attack this problem the same way I attacked getting into physical shape in 1998, which was very practical. Joined a gym and just did it.

Now I love life without conditions, no Judgment, but back then the WHY behind my choosing to get in shape was Judgment. Seeking validation for how I look from our species, and that WHY was what needed changing.

I go into details about my journey with no Judgment in my signature course “Get Peaced with 6 Innate Needs”, but long story short for this post, during my seeking to cope with my pain before crashing, I opened my mind to different translations of Judgment, and, by the time I crashed, I had emancipated from the brimstone and fire of my nurturing. After choosing Peace was when I not only realized my need to change my thoughts, but that it was impossible to do that with Judgment. I made no Judgment my mantra but found it extremely hard to stop those judgmental thoughts, so I chose “get over yourself” as my second mantra. A harsher alternative to accomplish my goal, and it worked. But healing doesn’t stop at no Judgment, it only allows us to comfortably face those enslaving habitual thoughts. Emancipating from them needs knowledge of self, the unbeatable weapons of the Peace warrior.

Next: How to heal, not just cope with mental illness (Part 4): Know yourself

The sentence “our mind is not meant to rule our emotions” will always trigger a defensive response that is rooted in innate pain avoidance when our emotions are ruled by a script (nurtured mindset) that’s in conflict with who we are, thus it’s a response that rationalizes our emotional cognitive dissonance and will always have us coping with but never healing from our pain. It’s never the conditions that we find ourselves that bring us emotional pain, but our nurtured habitual thoughts towards the conditions, and the only thing that will take away our pain is to change our thoughts, which is impossible when we’re constantly running from them with coping mechanisms. When we choose to go back to being masters of our mind as we were when we came into the world, observers of our nurturing and defenders of creation with our emotions, recognizing and agreeing with that sentence is an intricate, inextricable part of going back to not defining ourselves by our script. This of course requires us to face those enslaving habitual thoughts that have us living by knowledge of false self in order to emancipate from them. It is one of the most challenging parts of healing, because it’s about bringing those ingrained enslaving thoughts formed over the length of our nurturing that we’ve robotically defended all our lives, out of our subconscious into our consciousness. Our conscious mind is the domain of our free will where we do our thinking, so, we cannot be masters of our mind if we are not masters of our conscious mind, but we cannot be masters of our conscious mind if we are not masters of our subconscious mind. This is why we need to “Be perpetually Mindful”, but, additionally, as opposed to when we came into the world and mindfulness was our habit, we need to re-cultivate the habit. Being mindful of being mindful.

So, what conflicts are we disagreeing with? What exactly does our script contain?

It’s human innate creativity translating the knowledge of self with which we came into the world that ruled our emotions, and knowledge of environment, in the language of our environment (English, French, Spanish, et.). When we eat unhealthy, in conflict with our body, it causes what’s called chronic inflammation, which is fertile foundation for disease. We can solve that problem by eating healthy foods from Earth with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, etc. When we are mentally unhealthy the term “chemical imbalance” is used, but it also causes chronic inflammation, and one of the reasons is that our body adapts to our mindset, however, we can’t solve that problem with a physical solution. We need to change our mindset. The thoughts in conflict with who we are, knowledge of self, are what we disagree and emancipate from in order to heal. As I said in the previous post, choosing to heal is the first step to healing, otherwise we’re just being mindful with the same script that has us in emotional pain, and I know from experience that is extremely frustrating.

“Being perpetually Mindful” and choosing “Peace” are the first steps, but we can’t do battle if we can’t stay in the battlefield of our mind. We can’t stop the enslaving habitual thoughts from our subconscious mind to face them and disagree with them without neutralizing the emotional pain they trigger. We do that with No Judgment.

How to heal, not just cope with mental illness (Part 3): No Judgment...Next

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