In this episode, I continue reading from my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose.
In this book, I teach the language of the unconscious, how it speaks, how to decode and find meaning in the messages, and a little kick in the butt to make sure you take steps to apply these insights to your life.
In Chapter 5, I get you thinking about the larger forces that shape you. We tend to think we know who we are and why we believe what we believe, but our lives exist within the context of the collective. You carry patterns of thinking and behaving that are rooted in childhood, and your ancestral patterns are rooted in even larger forces, and even globally, we exist within social organizing systems that are beyond our control and have shaped our assumptions about many things.
This chapter offers newer theories based on research that has not trickled down to the mainstream. Pay attention to moments of defensiveness or automatic dismissal of what you read, and take this as an opportunity to sharpen your critical thinking skills and explore the source of potential resistance. There’s treasure there and a more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of yourself and the world waiting for you.
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Thanks for listening and having the courage to explore the deeper meaning in your own life.
Deborah Lukovich, PhD