SOS BOOK Chapter 14: Identifying our needs is an inner journey.



WE YEARN TO EXPRESS OUR INNER NATURE.

We have previously discussed the concept of deep inner needs. These are deep heart-felt desires. But what might these inner drives represent? What is it that we so yearn to express?


This deep inner nature can be thought of as our spiritual essence. Our personal utilization of these inner drives may not yet be optimal. So, we should choose deliberately and wisely.


If we make choices that harm others, there may be karmic consequences. Some karmic rebalancing may also be required for our past actions. This rebalancing involves us experiencing a life situation from the opposite perspective. So that’s what we might currently be doing! The final outcome is always a work in progress!


INNER DRIVES HELP US TO ACHIEVE & GROW.

If we use our desires wisely however, there can be great benefits. We might for example have a strong desire to express a special talent. That goal might require us to overcome considerable adversity. Our inner drive can help power this process and overcome any obstacles. In overcoming our fears, we gain courage & wisdom. So, these inner drives can help us to achieve all this.


SOCIAL CONDITIONING SUPPRESSES DEEP DESIRES.

From deep within our being, we yearn to shine! We want to contribute and share our talents. However, the external world can be a very hostile place. The world will try to suppress our individuality and our true nature!


The suppression of our dreams starts in our childhood. It continues through our schooling, training & employment. Then this control is maintained by social & group pressure. Social conditioning inhibits our inner drives and our spiritual nature. Only a faint glimmer of our passion or dream might still persist.

…Can you see how society can suppress our inner needs?

OUR INNER DRIVES CAN BE SET FREE.

How do we uncover an inner desire or drive that has been deeply suppressed? At first this might seem impossible! These desires could be buried deep within our subconscious mind, or somewhere beyond.


But finding our hidden dreams might be simpler than we first imagine. Perhaps we don’t need to know their exact location! They may not reside in one specific place anyway. We could instead assess their true meaning or purpose!


Remember that we do still have a slight connection to these, like a safety cord. We could follow that inner connection, to access and absorb the hidden message. But is there an even easier way? We could also invite these hidden messages to surface to our awareness! This is further explained in the next life lesson.


EVEN DEEPLY REPRESSED DRIVES CAN BE SET FREE.

Sometimes our inner needs are trapped or locked away, deep within our mind. These needs are termed ‘repressed’. This can occur after years of family & social conditioning, or after significant life trauma. Our adaptive changes & bad habits may be firmly established!


Our deep inner needs & desires can help empower us. But these inner drives are often trapped behind many ‘doors’. These barriers or blocks are our self-limiting mental strategies. We have imprisoned our own ‘true nature’! We have done this to ourselves!


But we can release our trapped desires, simply by removing their constraint! We just reduce the block or pressure in some way! Then, like a bubble in an open bottle of soda, our true needs will surface naturally. They seem driven to surface and express themselves. They will rise and expand into our conscious awareness. They inherently want to manifest, once freed of their constraint.

…Are you ready to discover your inner needs?


INVITE YOUR INNER KNOWING TO SURFACE!

But how do we trigger this release process within our mind? We can start by simply generating a clear intent or ‘wish’ for this to occur. We lovingly invite this process to proceed within our mind! We allow this hidden inner knowing to surface into our awareness.


The answer will finally manifest as a heart-felt knowing, or an intuitive insight. Our responsibility is simply to be open, patient & loving. This allows the unfolding of insights into our awareness. This will take time. It then develops into a conscious understanding that we can better interpret.

…Are you ready to open yourself to these intuitive insights?


WE CAN OVERCOME SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS!

How do we release our limiting beliefs and set our deep desires free? All this might sound difficult! But it’s a very natural & automatic process. It doesn’t require any additional effort! Remember we are just releasing a restraint. We cease our attachment to it. It's like letting go of a helium balloon and allowing it to rise. Another analogy is releasing a ball held under water. We are simply allowing the ball to rise to the surface.


Ideally, we should have no judgement on what will then arise! We can't expect that helium balloon to go exactly where we want it to. That’s just applying more control & pressure. This attachment to a particular outcome tends to inhibit the release.

RECONNECTION IS NATURAL & SPONTANEOUS.

We can practice releasing our attachments and judgements during our quiet contemplation. But remember that the discovery of our deepest needs can take considerable time & patience. With practice & patience, this contemplative process will become more natural & spontaneous! It was once quite intuitive to do as a child! This ability is inherent to us as humans, but we have just forgotten how to do it. As adults, we are likely to be quite ‘rusty’ at doing all this!


RELEASING OUR HIDDEN NEEDS IS A CHALLENGE.

To access our deepest hidden needs, a series of self-limiting beliefs need to be overcome. Overcoming these mental barriers requires a longer process. This is a process of self-discovery. We look inside for what's been holding us back, and then overcome these barriers! That is part of our journey or quest! Remember, it’s an inner journey. We will discuss this in more detail shortly.


There are additional benefits in overcoming our mental blocks. This process unlocks additional unexplored ‘mind territory’. We then have access to more inner knowing & wisdom. This promotes our wellbeing and our personal transformation.

…Do you want to overcome your mental blocks?


HAPPINESS & JOY CONFIRMS WE ARE ON TRACK.

Discovering all our inner needs & expressing them requires a process of self-discovery. This entails an ‘inner journey’ and is part of our ‘life quest’. This quest is the way we achieve a greater sense of completion & fulfillment. What we ultimately seek is a sense of increasing happiness and joy. Ultimately, we seek a union and one-ness with ‘all that is’. That is usually too big a leap to make at this stage. But we know we are on track as our increasing happiness, joy & inner peace confirms this!

…Are you ready for this journey?


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