"A revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering & transcendence. It not only lays out essential steps for inner freedom and joy but illuminates the way to true human potential." Paul Rademacher, author: A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd, author: Daring To Be Yourself

Friday, October 11, 2013

Going Back in Time

How many times have you been in the past in your thoughts today? How many times did you go there consciously for pleasure to remember something you truly enjoyed and that enhanced your life? And how many did you go there blindly to re-visit pain or anger, betrayal, or disappointment?

If you are like most people, you will have spent most of your 'visiting the past' time in the second alternative; i.e., blindly, not consciously, and following neural pathways that you have strengthened over the years by doing this over and over again. Here's what happens: you are moving along in your day and a song on the radio or a cologne a stranger that you pass on the street is wearing, reminds you of something in your past. Without really being conscious of going there; i.e., without making a conscious choice about going there, you go there, as it were, blindly and unknowingly. You revisit places in your thoughts and emotions that you have visited many times before. And none of those unwitting visits have benefited you, since all they do is reinforce the energy that connects you to that past event.

Another way you visit the past in this blind fashion is through thoughts and emotions that come to you without conscious intent. For example, imagine you feel somehow inferior in any given situation for any given reason. This drags up feelings from your past (not necessarily consciously) and those feelings may transport you to the memory of one of those past painful events. Again, by visiting that place, you reinforce neural pathways associated with that memory, as well as the negative energy connecting you to it.

So what's to be done? The best way I know of is to remain as conscious of yourself as possible. At all times. 24/7. All day, all week, all month, all year. Read some previous posts Remaining Conscious 
and Remembering to Remember to see how to do it.

Going back in time is generally not a good habit, especially if it is done by rote, by habit, without making conscious choices. The minute you are conscious about it, the reverberations are entirely different, because that is when you can decide to stop revisiting those places or to sever the energetic connection you have to them. So becoming and remaining conscious is key.

Books by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch:

Rewiring the Soul

Click here to download the first chapter.
To see the Table of Contents click here

Reviews From the Back Cover:

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world & practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd; Founder Trans4mind.com; author: Daring To Be Yourself 

"The human being's directory to the soul. A breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent & every soul awaiting discovery." Toni Petrinovich, Ph.D.; author: The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human

The Tao of Spiritual Partnership

To download the first chapter, click here
To see the Table of Contents click here

Praise for The Tao of Spiritual Partnership

“All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come."
Chris Griscom: Spiritual Leader, Author

“Eloquently and comprehensive, showing how your primary love relationship may be a sacred vessel that transports you and your partner to a place of mutual healing and expansion.” 

Robert Schwartz: Author of Your Soul’s Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born 

The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self (coming October 2013)

My new book: The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self, is due out later this year. Here is a brief excerpt from the Introduction:

It is your right to live a life of love. It is your right to understand that loving yourself first is not a selfish way of behavior, but one that allows you to live that life of love. However, it's highly probable that you never got the instruction manual explaining exactly how to accomplish this. Possibly your family - and it may have been a loving family - considered loving the self an act of selfishness. Or perhaps the members of your family simply didn't practice loving the self, and of course, what you didn't see - what was not shown to you - while you were growing up, meant that you just didn't learn how to apply it to yourself. The closer you are able to move towards loving yourself, the closer you will be to living a life of love - quite independently of whether you are in a love relationship or not. A life of love can be lived with or without a partnership, because a life of love implies that you know that it all begins with you by loving the self. The more clearly you understand how to love yourself, the more clearly you will see that it is very hard - if not impossible - to love others in ways that are unrelated to fulfilling any of your needs. Loving yourself first is - for so many of us - one of the hardest things we will ever learn how to do. But know this: the benefits affect you in every particle of your being - body, mind, and soul - and are greater than you will ever be able to imagine.

Note: If you are wondering why this blog is now only appearing on alternate days (excluding Sat/Sun), it is because I also post on my other blog on the others days. That other blog is The Tao of Spiritual Partnership, so named for my new book. Click here to visit the blog and/or to sign up for the feed.

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