I love vintage shops. Used to be a favorite thing to do with my paternal grandmother when I’d visit. We’d point at things she’d had, amazed every day items were now collectibles. She had the most wonderful giggle and the stories she’d tell of her youth…fun even amidst the struggle of the depression.
What does that have to do with anything?
Last Monday, I asked, Who Is THINKING Me?!?
Having the draft written for posting on Tuesday, what happened next was one of those endless hairpin turns. Not quite satisfied with my draft, I mulled upon it, completed reading How To Potty Train Your Brain (esp loved the retold Legend of the Two Wolves, a quick & powerful read), went to see the new Pixar movie, Inside Out (more trailers) coming away with an interesting take on my question…and finally curving back around to….
What originally arrived by way of answer…. Literally.
A paradigm shift in the form of a new book, recommended by a source that rarely recommends, The Untrue Story of You: How to Let Go of the Past that Creates You, and Become Fully Alive in the Present, by Brian Hubbard.
I admit I wasn’t bowled over by the title, but the synchronicity of the timing had me, so I followed. Employing discernment, I cautiously read the preview, noting signs of still being in the old paradigm, yet open to possibility simply by virtue of the recommendation.
Giving nothing away that isn’t available on preview, will say this is what got my attention: his terminology of Time Heavy and Time Light.
What does he mean by that? Asserting that our bodies are time machines, simply how much of the past are we carrying? (This has everything to do with ageing, too, don’tcha think?) Time heaviness slows us down, constricts movement and thought. You feel it, just now, don’t you? Time lightness, then, is integration.
The outcome of this premise is a fresh perspective, simple and brilliant, on the century old ingrained psychological notion of the Ego, Subconscious, and Unconscious aspects of being. (Actually, it’s Freud’s Id, Ego, and SuperEgo, with development of the Subconscious notion fairly recent, yet pervasive.) Before then, no one had conceived of humans in those terms! And, who is served, by the way? Perhaps we were to start, but as with many good things, they get re-directed, don’t they?
Mr. Hubbard’s framework shifts us out of the seemingly bottomless pit of the subconscious (I mean, really…who amongst us feels they’re anywhere close to plumbing those depths? and what’s it going to take to get there? and what life living is lost in so doing??? … truly, what is lost? ummm… tick tock tick tock…!)
Note: If you haven’t yet, please pause here, click the ‘preview’ link above, and read the brief introduction and Essential Points. Much better to read them directly…it’s worth it.
The 3-Selves Model, past-self, present-self, and feel into this update —> the future become the potential-self (that really isn’t a ‘self’ but the aspect of us that exists outside of time and is our essential self, so to speak), liberates us from the shadowy, murky model of Freud and the new age.
Might it be that who’s thinking us is the past come a’knockin’ for resolution, for closure, for integration? Not a new idea…just a fresh context. Are we open or are we closed? As for me, I’m quite happy to shed the incessant plumbing and exchange it for integration. The old concept served it’s time. Thank you for your service. Next!
Combine this with the Legend of the Two Wolves gem, mix in the mind-expanding Inside Out (anyone notice who’s in charge in each mind we peek into?) and I have a whole different perspective on just who is thinking me!!! At last!
With so much raw material to work with, is it any wonder the imposition has such an easy time of knocking us off balance and dominating our time with relentless mind chatter? So, armed with our sovereign declarations (and really, once it’s said, it’s said…no need to repeat unless desired), and fresh tools for working with our past-self, our two wolves, and our team of emotions…we got this!
And, we become captains of our time. Yes, yes, oh.frickety.fruckin’.yes!
Thoughts, anyone? (hehe :D)
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