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Posted on January 31, 2018

When we actively change the nature of our dialogue with the universe to be a conscious one, we empower ourselves to think/feel/say/do more in alignment with our true selves, manifest more of what we want for ourselves/others, and see more of what we want to see in the world around us.

Whether or not we realize it, we are in a constant dialogue with the universe.

This dialogue synergistically creates our perception of reality: As we make our “statement” to the universe (through our thoughts, emotions, words, and actions), the universe instantaneously produces a mirrored response to provide precisely what we are claiming to want and who we are claiming to be via those thoughts, emotions, words and actions. Here’s an example, be it a thought, an emotion (frustration/anger/desperation), or actual words said aloud: “I don’t have enough time to do anything I want to do. All my time is spent on my job, kids, and the house. I never get what I want.” The Universe, being totally objective and supporting you in whatever you manifest, replies: “Okay – You got it! One order of ‘not enough time for me’ coming right up!”

This trap sets in fully when we treat our thoughts and emotions not as an option but as slave-master, when we blurt out words without conscious choice, and when we act before feeling into what is really true – essentially allowing our subconscious realm to dictate our entire lives.

The subconscious realm (home to programmed thought patterns and old emotional wounds) becomes the primary filter through which we see ourselves and the world, and we are not even aware of it. The result is that we unwittingly manifest circumstances, situations, and relationships through a web of invisible unresolved patterns and wounds rather than through the clear lens of choice and opportunity.

When we actively change the nature of our dialogue with the universe to be a conscious one, we empower ourselves to think/feel/say/do more in alignment with our true selves, manifest more of what we want for ourselves/others, and see more of what we want to see in the world around us.

The first step on the path to creating a conscious dialogue with the universe is to cultivate more awareness about the subconscious dialogue already in effect. Consider:

  • The subconscious realm is subconscious because it houses that which has been ignored, avoided, shunned and turned away from consistently for a long period of time. What we have chosen not to see, not to feel, and turn away from has hidden in our subconscious. Hence, what lurks in the subconscious realm tends to be pretty nasty stuff – deep emotional wounds and traumas. Emotions we don’t want to feel.
  • Deep emotional wounds and traumas are very easily and very frequently activated, without our knowing. In fact, they have been hanging out, festering, in the subconscious realm for so long that they are looking for ways to seep out. We may very easily feel abandoned, left out, angered, hurt, saddened, shamed, objectified, etc., triggered by circumstances irrelevant to the original wound(s), and we justify to ourselves that our emotional reactions are valid. Because they are – until the original wound is healed.
  • If we acknowledge these old triggered wounds and patterns – as well as begin to observe our associated thoughts, words, and actions, we become attuned to our real selves, just as we are — wounded. But this happens only with objective self-observation: Where is this thought I’m having coming from? What triggered this extreme emotional reaction? Why did I just say that? Why did I just do this? What from my subconscious realm is attempting to seep out, here?
  • We must not only acknowledge and see the wounded self, but honor and respect him/her. It can be a long and painful experience of reflection, surrender, and forgiveness – to see in ourselves subtle subconscious motivations, needs for approval, guilt-tripping, jealousy, and blame. But these are human experiences that should be honored and valued for serving their purpose at the time they originated … to protect our tender hearts from pain.

A consistent practice of self-observation of subconsciously motivated thoughts, emotions, words and actions allows us to truly see and honor our wounded selves in order to clear space for conscious dialogue with the universe. But, how do we engage in this self-observation? Is it easier said than done?

It’s actually very simple, but our minds would have us believe that it is or should be complex. All we need to do is be here, now.

PRESENCE.

With presence, we begin to see that not only are we able to consciously commune with the Universe, but also clearly see, hear, feel and experience the Universe’s communication back to us.

Want to learn more about cultivating presence? Explore my devotional journeys.

*Final image: Cameron Grey.