Massive isn't it?
Look at the car, then look at the driver of the car.
Imagine the sheer power of that massive beast of a vehicle coming up behind. Even the dust it churns up is significant to the image as it blurs the true magnitude of what is rumbling forward, seemingly unstoppable.
Of course this is a metaphore. A perfect visualisation I think, for how our thinking and feeling centres operate. Your conscious thinking (the driver in the car) wants to go a certain way. It's in control, or so it "thinks". It makes decisions to change and takes it's vehicle (conscious mind) in a certain direction.
The dump truck is the container for every thought, feeling, experience, belief and understanding that has ever existed for the car and it's driver (you). It follows the car, powering behind and influencing it's navigating system, it's engine, it's fuel and even the comfort of it's internal environment and seating.
Your sub-conscious mind (dump truck) is all powerful. You can't easily change it's couse if you are not in that drivers seat.
So how DO you get into the drivers seat of this massive power house of a vehicle?
Well, first, you stop, you unbuckle yourself from the car, take your focus off the road ahead and have a look in the rear vision mirror.
From this perspective there is more that you can't see than what you can, but you know there is a whole lot more there. It takes a willingness to acknowledge that mass behind you, and acceptance of where you are at, to even contemplate your future journey forward.
It feels overwheming doesn't it? The size of that thing? It's collected all of your stuff your whole lifetime, even some stuff that's not yours. Some long buried rubble that you don't want to look at, and you don't know what will happen if it's tipped out onto the road. It might bury you alive, or even roll right over the top of you and squash you flat!
Your instinct is to keep moving and stay one step ahead. it's exhausting, I know.
It's counter intuitive to stop and turn around.
But what if you did?
It's not as scary as you might think....
A few rounds of tapping may ease your fear and reticence around how you work with your sunconscious mind.
IMPORTANT: Notice where in your body you feel the most resistance when you choose to look at this huge truck that carries everything that you fear.
If you so choose, give this a try...
Tapping on the side of your hand (karate chop point) repeat:
Even though this truck is scary and holds a lot of fear and bad things for me, I'm safe, I love myself and I'm willing to take just one look at it.
Even though this truck is huge, and every bad thing that has happened is in there, I'm totally safe, I love and accept who I am and I'm willing to look at it.
Now starting to tap from the top of your head, and following the tapping point sequence as shown in the diagram, repeat the following phrases:
SE: What if I can't cope?
UE: It's too much to deal with
UN: I can just leave it alone
CH: It's worked so far
CB: But I feel stuck
UA: This thing is huge
You are now looking in the mirror and beginning to acknowledge what's there. Notice that the truck has also stopped. Let's continue with another few rounds:
TH: This massive truck
EB: I see it now
SE: Feels too big
UE: It's overwhelming
UN: Don't really want to look at it all
CH: But I can look at a small bit
CB: And that's a start
UA: This truck, it carries my past experiences and beliefs
TH: I'm safe
EB: It is safe to see the truck
SE: Just a little bit at a time
UE: What if the truck is there to serve me
UN: What if It holds what I need to heal
CH: Healing is good
CB: This huge truck
UA: Maybe I don't need to keep ahead of it
TH: Maybe It's not trying to run me down
EB: I could let it come along side
SE: I'm safe
UE: I might even be able to drive it some day
UN: But just for today, I can just acknowledge it and thank it
CH: For being there to help me
CB: I choose to let go of the fear of this huge truck, I'm in control
UA: It's time to see the truck and know I'm safe
This is a very simple exercise. Feel into your body now and think about looking at the truck. Is the feeling in the same spot? Is it as intense as it was? Have any images or memories come up for you? These are important as they are a key to where your beliefs began.
Of course not everyone will resonate with the image of the truck, it's just a metaphore. It's a striking image of how out of proportion and powerful our fears and beliefs can get. I'm a visual person and I LOVE metaphore as a way of communicating what sometimes is not able to be sufficiently portayed merely in words.
If this does resonate you have the option to follow your intuition and search online for the many free general resources, or contact me to get really specific. Tapping is the core technique used in Matrix Reimprinting, allowing you to access your unique beliefs and painful experiences, and gently make deeply impacting changes to your subconscious.
Your subconscious mind is not out to hurt you or sabotage you. It does not have ill intent, or any intent at all. It is a neutral mechanism that ultimately is an early warning system for danger, based on what you have experienced in the past. It takes your beliefs literally and creates a road map for you to avoid another crash. That roaring honking truck running up your rear end is trying to warn you of an impending pile up ahead, IF you keep going.
Unfortunately that percieved potential crash COULD be something that you are consciously trying to achieve, like perhaps making more money, getting your business out there or committing to a loving relationship.
However you've percieved an experience, that is the truth for you, it's in your truck and your subconscious will drive accordingly on auto pilot until you take the wheel.
Childhood experiences are especially potent as children accept things without question or reasoning.
It could be something as simple as feeling like an outsider because the other kids forgot to ask you to join them. This can then build into "Ï'm not wanted" or Ï'm not good enough", Ï'm not a good friend" or even Ï'm not loveable".
This then becomes your truth, and your evidence builds with every perceived rejection.
Change your beliefs, change your life. It's possible and it's easier than you think...
I have the privilege of serving and creating a vision for healing trauma on Yuggera Lands. I give deep gratitude and offer respect to the local Elders of the community of which I am proud to be a part. I honour their generosity, wisdom and leadership. May we all learn and integrate the ancient knowledge available through human connection.