Breaking Patterns of Thought
“When Old patterns of thought are broken, new worlds can emerge.” ― Guru Tua
We definitely want to see these new worlds. But to these old patterns of thought must be broken. But, we need help to see these patterns. They become a part of our ordinary thoughts. So, they are hard to observe. After all, we cannot change what we cannot see.
These habitual patterns are significant as they are the default settings of awareness. As children, we fashion thought routines that become habitual. Our parents and the culture we live in also help to form these patterns. In fact, these sources help to form the thought patterns and values of our worldview. The quality of these depends upon the messages you receive. Hopefully, the content of this programming is positive and not negative.
Moreover, we are creatures born to explore. Exploring the unknown draws us to the Hero’s Journey. We want to see and grow beyond the scope of a child. Breaking old patterns of thought is one of the keys to spiritual development. So, we need something to help us see them. Once we see them we have the power to change and move beyond them. Luckily, the ancient pioneers of spiritual exploration give us these tools.
Spiritual technologies are ancient tools for exploring consciousness. They result from eons of research by cultures around the world. Moreover, these processes stand up to the test of science, being repeatable and measurable. So, anyone who can follow a process can use them. We call the practice of these processes Spiritual Exploration.
There many ways to list these tools. We like this simple method. Keep in mind some tools could easily be in more than one group:
- Tools to enhance critical thinking. This study of basic logical reasoning along with spotting logical fallacies and logical axioms. Then we also use comparative analysis. This is a step by step way of comparing beliefs between different worldviews. Above all, these tools will help sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- The Enneagram Personality Profile. This is mostly an analytical tool. It provides insight into the mechanisms of Ego, personality, and instinct.
- Seated meditation is the heart of spiritual practice. This includes a range from Beginning Meditation and Mindfulness Meditation through Japa Meditation and more advanced Siddhis of Patanjali.
- Moving meditation helps us strengthen the mind-body connection. It is also an important key to our health and wellness. This progression includes several methods of energy collection, like Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
- Pathways for expanding and exploring awareness. This progression includes a range of processes from lucid dreaming, the Shamanic Journey and Guided Meditation to third-eye awakening and soul memory awareness.
- Healing practices are the final group. This branch includes healing modalities, such as Pe Jet, Reiki, and Shiatsu. Self-care is also a part of this group and is vital to our overall health and wellness.
Above all, learn how important it is to break the patterns of thought hindering your path. Don’t wait another day. Take the steps to set off on your own path. This takes inner work which can shine a light on these patterns.
If this article resonates, there are more on our blog. Also, you may be interested in learning about our blended learning process. This is our curriculum which we use to teach several mind-expanding tools. It also aligns the Hero’s Journey. This is the term Joseph Campbell gave the pattern of consciousness development. Our learning process is available in two forms. You can take part in the virtual learning module or in our workshops.
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