Updated: Aug 4, 2018
Individuation. We each hold beliefs, habits, and conditioned patterns that are so ingrained they have hardened in our heart ... they have crystallised. Do we have the courage and self-awareness to individually examine each of these crystals and determine whether they are truly in alignment with who we are and our highest values? Failing to undertake this vital step means submitting ourselves to forever live a cookie-cutter version of life that is not truly our own.
In Aura Soma, there is a bottle known as the Crystal Cave. When we engage this bottle, we are invited to individually examine each of the beliefs, habits, and conditioned patterns we hold that are so ingrained they have hardened in our heart ... they have crystallised, and we are no longer consciously aware of even holding these beliefs. They govern our lives, unquestioned.
Do we have the courage and self-awareness to determine whether these crystalised beliefs are truly in alignment with who we are and our highest values? If we realise they are not, can we do the necessary depth work to remove them from our heart, so that they stop taking up space, and energetically altering the flow of energy in our system and our lives? Failing to undertake this vital step means submitting ourselves to living a life that is not truly our own, but merely the cookie-cutter version of life that we were conditioned to accept by our parents, teachers, preachers, friends, and the guy on TV.
I remember when I was a young mother, asking my then 5 yo son to do something. He looked at me with the beauty and innocence of a 5 yo, and said, "Is this really important, Mummy?"
I replied, "Well, of course, it's important! Or I wouldn't be asking you to do it! Come on! Spit Spot!"
But his question shook me. I remember going to my bedroom, sitting on my bed, and gazing at the blank wall for about 20 minutes while my mind wrestled with the brutal starkness of his question. Was it really important? I had never even asked myself that question. It had never occurred to me to do so. I had always simply done it, because my parents had done it. No doubt, their parents had done it before them, and theirs before them, and theirs before them. How many generations had blindly passed such habits and beliefs on to the next generation before I realised I could say, "Enough!"??
The truth is that I have long since forgotten what 'it' even was I'd asked him to do that day, so many years ago. I do remember, however, the moment that I realised that 'it' was NOT important. 'It' was NOT in alignment with my higher truth. Nor was 'it' in alignment with who I knew myself to be. I remember the sense of freedom I experienced when I realised I could choose to put the weight of this down. And I remember the sense of power I experienced when I recognised that I could bring this level of intentional reflection to *everything* I believed and did!
I remember returning to the lounge room and telling my beautiful son, "It isn't important. I was wrong. And I will never ask you to do that again."
From that moment forward, I engaged this new discipline, inspired by my open-minded child. My process of individuation is guided by this simple but important, guiding question: "Is it really important?"