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    I was just reading A NEW EARTH by Eckhart Tolle and there he talks about how the ego craves an identity... to be someone... to exist. This understanding helped me immensily with releasing.

    Now, when I release I could go something like:
    1) I seem to have a craving of chocolate. (identify the problem)
    2) Could I let myself understand that this is only the ego trying to create an identity for itself?
    3) Could I let go? etc...

    When I notice that the original reason for the stuckness was just for the ego to make a self-image for itself I seem to detach from the issue altogether without ever needing to ask the other releasing questions.

    Step 2 could also be/include something like:
    * Does this problem somehow diminish my TRUE self?
    * Could I let myself understand that the reason I originally got stuck was because the ego wanted to be somebody?
    * Could I let myself understand that this problem is just the ego trying to survive?
    * How does this problem augment/increase the ego's sense of "me"/"mine"/being separate from others/being unique?

    When I realize that I don't actually have any problems and it was just the ego trying to extend its existence I just lose interest in holding on to the energy and concentrate on something else. You know...

    "Whoa, I don't actually want chocolate at all but that ego sure wanted to be that guy with the chocolate craving problem."
    Last edited by Ianuarius; 04-28-2012, 04:36 PM.
    "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
    -Albert Einstein

  • #2
    Like this one: * Could I let myself understand that this problem is just the ego trying to survive?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ianuarius View Post
      I was just reading A NEW EARTH by Eckhart Tolle and there he talks about how the ego craves an identity... to be someone... to exist. This understanding helped me immensily with releasing.

      Now, when I release I could go something like:
      1) I seem to have a craving of chocolate. (identify the problem)
      2) Could I let myself understand that this is only the ego trying to create an identity for itself?
      3) Could I let go? etc...

      When I notice that the original reason for the stuckness was just for the ego to make a self-image for itself I seem to detach from the issue altogether without ever needing to ask the other releasing questions.

      Step 2 could also be/include something like:
      * Does this problem somehow diminish my TRUE self?
      * Could I let myself understand that the reason I originally got stuck was because the ego wanted to be somebody?
      * Could I let myself understand that this problem is just the ego trying to survive?
      * How does this problem augment/increase the ego's sense of "me"/"mine"/being separate from others/being unique?

      When I realize that I don't actually have any problems and it was just the ego trying to extend its existence I just lose interest in holding on to the energy and concentrate on something else. You know...

      "Whoa, I don't actually want chocolate at all but that ego sure wanted to be that guy with the chocolate craving problem."
      Eckhart Tolle's work is highly compatible with The Sedona Method!
      The triple welcoming process or simply the 5Th Way can also cut through things like this very quickly.
      With triple welcoming if you are craving chocolate you and ask yourself:
      Can I welcome my desire for chocolate?
      Can I welcome any wanting to do something with or about that?
      Can I welcome any sense that is personal (my desire)? (this deals with the identity)
      You can also use the 5th Way by asking yourself if you can actually find the one who is wanting chocolate in this moment. If you look at what is actually here now you will discover that there is no such one.
      Love,
      Hale

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      • #4
        Yes, quite an astonishing discovery... "Whoa, I don't actually want chocolate at all but that ego sure wanted to be that guy with the chocolate craving problem."

        I think that can be universally applied to a pantheon of issues, really. Take me, I've suffered from OCD all my life more or less... in the end it could be the ego trying to be someone, it could be the ego wanting to be the guy with OCD...

        But then again... if I've had this since I was a kid, then wouldn't it be kind of premature of the ego to start fighting awakening that early? I mean, I didn't have a
        clue about spirituality or awakening or the ego for that matter when I was eleven years old...

        This matter further begs the question if this condition of mine could be ego-generated or Soul-generated for reasons only the Soul kows.
        In other words, it might be something I've chosen to experience in this incarnation, in which case, believe me, it's the last time I'll ever choose
        something this crippling...

        I wish Hale could produce some release on OCD, an app, or blog, or whatever... I truly feel that this OCD community of ours have been largely forgotten and omitted
        by the self-help and self-development sphere. It is a very, very large group who suffer greatly. I know, because I experience it, too... it is a crippling and
        life-paralyzing disease that poisons and destroys the very core of life and all of its aspects.

        Love
        Robert

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        • #5
          Thank you, Ianuarius, for this perspective on 5th way releasing or wanting it to be personal.

          I so far avoided Eckhart Tolle cause I did not feel comfortable with him for whatever reason. It was a good reminder that the mind may create issues and problems just to be able to be someone with issues and problems, because who would I be without issues and problems?

          Wow, actually who would I be without issues and problems? I like this question. It points to something beyond words for me. A kind of peace and calmness and so much more.

          Thank you.

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