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Last week while I was attending “Date with Destiny” – which is Tony Robbins’s most amazing seminar ever, I had a breakthrough on Day 1!
What was it?
Well, basically – Tony was telling us a story about what he went through on 9/11. It’s a day I’ll never forget. But in his story he was asking, “What did you think about?” “What did you make it mean?” and “What did you do?”
And I thought about those questions as it relates to where I was on 9/11. I was in L.A., living next to the World Trade Center in L.A. (which is only a few stories high). And the first thing I thought about was leaving L.A. Driving somewhere. Getting out of town. I made it mean that I felt powerless to control my life. And what did I do? I got in my car and drove all the way to San Bernardino.
And while it was probably a smart decision to leave L.A. until we could figure out what happened, I saw a deeper pattern when I remembered this.
And here it was…
When I felt PAIN – I disassociated. That means… I wanted to escape – run away. Not face it. Not be of service or see how I could help, no – but instead, run.
And in the seminar, as I realized this, it was a BIG AHA! Because then I saw this pattern in all of my life. I saw how my eating disassociated me from my pain inside. How being “positive” disassociated me from the pain I was really feeling inside. I saw a string of moments where when I felt pain, I would focus on something else or want to go away, instead of dealing with it.
And it was a MAJOR AHA because I know now through what I do and teach that we must bring LIGHT to the darkness! Which means when I feel anger or pain – not to run away physically or emotionally, but to go into it, spiritually and DIG. Investigate. To no longer run away or stuff the pain down, but to go into it and bring the Light of my awareness into the pain so I can transform it.
It was a BIG ONE for me and I’m so grateful for it! And I can’t wait to see what this brings into my life!
Do you disassociate from your pain? Do you avoid it or go into it?
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