What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes?
Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits. — Carl Gustav Jung
Your childhood is where you’ll find valuable clues about which path you should pursue to fulfill your dreams. If we take time to search for our childhood memories, we’ll find some valuable lessons for building a better future. It doesn’t matter where you are in your life, your educational or career level. This exercise will confirm or redirect your efforts to your educational and career goals.
The Key To Your Earthly Pursuits
It’s never too late to redirect your path to find happiness. Follow your passion and you’ll be a lot happier. To do this, you must identify what drives your passions and dreams. These childhood passions are the key to a fulfilling life path as an adult.
Obstacles and Problems
One main issue is that we listen to what others want us to become. We genuinely don’t know what we want. We have no clue what path will lead us to our dreams. Another obstacle is our well-meaning families.
Sometimes they can have plans for our lives and careers, which ignore our passions and dreams. Because we are “good children” we try to please our parents. We learn to please other people or other institutions this is only a substitute for what we desire. Therefore, our earthly pursuits become a journey of pain instead of a path of pleasure.
We get a lot of programming from our dominant cultural narrative. It is constantly telling us to buy stuff to fill the need for happiness. It’s those simple pleasures of childhood play time that lead us to our genuine passions.
Your Childhood Holds Valuable Clues
When a child plays, they live in the moment. They explore what brings them happiness, and then they immerse themselves. The memories you have of moments like this are the key to happiness as an adult. Let’s see if we can’t find some of these blissful memories to help us connect with our genuine interests and passions.
This exercise is a simple but powerful. It will give you some good data on which to make big life decisions. You will get the best results when you gather at least a week or more data, two weeks is ideal.
Step one is to get a notebook or journal. You’ll need something you can keep handy and jot down handwritten notes for at least a week.
Step two set your intention. Start by setting your intention to find positive childhood memories where you are playing and loving every moment. Find those times when you were lost in your imagination. Then wait for things to surface. To set your intention, ask yourself, what did I love to do and play as a child? Write this question in your journal.
Don’t force things to happen. Ask your subconscious for positive memories. It is important to remember that our memory of past events can color our perception with positive or negative overtones. Time changes our memories.
Step three, do this exercise every day for at least a week. Set a timer on your smartwatch or calendar. Set your attention to find these positive childhood memories at least once a day. You can do it at lunchtime or anytime you have a few minutes to write the things that surface. It’s important to use a handwritten journal or notebook. Your handwriting connects to your subconscious mind.
For this exercise, we want to focus on positive memories. Recalling childhood play-time can help us understand ourselves. These are links to our inner desires. Many people find it helpful to play music from your childhood. This will help you connect with the target memories. If you run into negative stuff, bypass it for now.
It’s important to understand your subconscious mind wants you to know what will make you happy. This can become a life-changer. The key to your earthly pursuits is in your positive childhood memories.
Step four review your results. After a week or so, you will begin to see a pattern emerging in your notes. Many people find it is just a few simple tasks and themes that resonate. It really is that simple, it just takes some time.
This is a simple and powerful exercise we use in our groups. It a part of our blended learning process. It comes with several other spiritual technologies. Another exercise we use in our preparatory phase is what we call exploring memories. This helps us bring our memory into focus, which expands our awareness. It shows us what we value and what we fear.
The methods we select are tools that can stand up to the rigorous test of science. They are repeatable processes and several produce measurable effects on our physiology. These changes include brainwave coherence, lower heart rates, and increased skin resistance. These changes prove these states of consciousness differ from waking, dreaming, and sleeping.
Anyone can use them, all you need to do is follow the process. They are like a cake recipe. If you combine the right ingredients in the right way and you get something delicious. They do not require belief or faith in any religious doctrine.
We divide these tools into four major categories:
Everyone has their own path. You can start with any of these methods. The more you use, the better.
This journey back to our childhood through memories is one of the best ways to unlock a fulfilling future. The key to your earthly pursuits can be found in your childhood memories.
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Carl Jung, Wikipedia
Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia