So then what does it take to resolve this conflicting habitual response to our world and our lives? Unfortunately, or fortunately, it often takes a crisis or period of pronounced suffering to somehow break through this patterned response enough for us to see it and realize that we are exhausted from all of the pushing and pulling. This is when our willingness to inquire into the true nature of who we are and what is here can be the most fruitious.
Throughout my journey into self discovery I have come back to some basic processes over and over again to assist me when I reach these fulcrums of opportunity. Ideally we can simply stop what we are doing and pause long enough to feel into what we are experiencing. Ideally this is enough to allow divine grace and the breath of conscious awareness to allow the old pattern to shift and transform. However, if you are like me, often my circumstances or abilities are not ideal and I seem to need something more to help me invite this deeper shift to occur.
So I offer this little exercise to assist in exploring this inner terrain which I call Integrating Polarities. Although this is not a quick fix or long-term cure, this and other techniques can help defuse this build up of outmoded energy and allow us to entertain the processes of conscious self-inquiry wherever we are. So today I offer it to you as a gift to our collective consciousness. May we discover the liberation that has been here knocking on the inner door of our awareness all along.