For the purposes of learning about one’s inner consciousness, let’s say there are two types of consciousness. One is an automatic and habitual experience, acted out regardless of consequences and without any thought to it. This is a closed state without choice that lacks understanding. Generally, it is a reaction to something that is not happening and is not reality. It is a perspective based upon the past or future and not the present moment. The second is a focused awareness of attention for understanding reactions before taking them. This is an open state of choice, acceptance and the point of shifting and making change. It is a response to what is real in the moment. An example as follows:
Attitude of Scarcity Effects:
Some Inner Thoughts:
- There is never enough ……….
- I am going to lose ……………..
- I am not going to be able…………
- I’ve never had…………………..
- Will there be enough when ……………….
- They have more………..
- Mine is not ………………..
Feelings: Fear, Anxious, Terrified, Despondent, Hopeless(ness), Frustrated, Angry, Tense, Shaky, Panicky
Some Mental & Emotions Reactions:
- Hoarding (resources, finances, properties, objects, friends, lovers)
- Compromise (nature, resources, sustainability, family, relationships, friendships, employment, one’s own values)
- Hopelessness (wanting to die, not wanting to go on)
- Aggressiveness (acquiring at all costs)
- Control (working out, diet, environment, hierarchical position of authority)
- Lack of Control (letting circumstances happen without taking any action of responsibility)
Some Physical Reactions: Stress, Tension, Anxiety, Holding, Clenching, Shallow Breathing, Locked eye movement, loose of flexible movement and balance
As children scarcity is an unconscious learned attitude of behavior much like eating, rolling over, sitting, crawling, standing and walking. The difference is that it has been learned through the modeling of those around us while learning functional movement is an inner resource of somatic awareness and experiencing.
Learning skills to transition this attitude into one of abundance is more than a possibility. It is a reality and begins with becoming aware of one’s habitual behavior responses. This can be learned through combining the mental and emotional with getting InTouch Talk or through physical movement with getting InTouch Movement. These are easy integrative learning methods. It supports your contemplative practices or can be supported by adding contemplative practices to be able to cut the distraction.
©by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP, May, 2014
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000
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