Life is the therapeutic process

LIFE ADVICE from the greatest THERAPIST of all – learn how life will help you. Understand that life is therapy. God is the therapist and life is the therapeutic process that gets everyone in this human family through their distortions and back to reality. 

The key is knowing that through all your problems, traumas and trials you’re always in session slowly becoming more conscious of the broad reality of God, self and all things other. All things unmasked and untouched by anything less than pure, divine and unwavering truth. 

Everyday you’re leaving the shadows and becoming more and more capable of holding and bearing the truth. You become capable of gazing directly into the brightest lights and the biggest truths without the need for the shelter and shade that we find in self deception.  

Deconstructing a reality of hell

Everyday we see people who are lost, blind and fearful. People come to our Center for Healing and Life Transformation for all sorts of ailments. Depression, anxiety, addictions and often decades of one burnout process atop another. The things the sickest of the sick folks we encounter have in common is easy for teachers and therapists to see. Lots of ego and false pride. They all seem to be highly grandiose and full to the brim of egoic self centredness and this is the same all over the world. They all swim in anger and a sea of resentment and are quick to share their bitterness at those around them as well as share their disdain for a dark, selfish and cruel world that is seeming to leave them behind in their own hearts and minds. They all feel abandoned by life and are ready to lash out at anyone who they feel is not giving them what they want.

Life begins where fear ends

Worst of all, they are unaware that they are in any way egoic, selfish and grandiose and are creating a reality of hell with each thought, feeling and action. In fact they believe 100% that other people are selfish, and so they continue down their path of sickness. Getting sicker with each perceived act of abandonment from other people in the perceived world that they encounter. A false narrative built with false pride. The airline clerk, their siblings, their neighbour’s, the waiter and even religious and political leaders, whom they bash down to the ground with any chance at conversation they get. What we must understand is that sickness becomes a way of being and then a reality. A dark reality where blindness, selfishness and meaninglessness reign supreme. This reality is built day after day with resentment upon resentment. It doesn’t just happen. They are not getting the bad deal out of life they believe in so religiously. They are manifesting it and creating it with every though, word, believe and deed they do but are calling it a cruel fate! This is the worst kind of sickness. Self created and self perpetuated sickness. The sickness of the addicted who are addicted to their thinking more than their drinking. As the Big Book of alcoholics anonymous states “I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was”. Life is the therapeutic process for them. Blissfully unaware of the process or not, they must come back from the hell they have created for themselves by opening their eyes instead of rolling them, or closing them. They come back by listening and silencing the sins (offences against themselves) they speak upon themselves. Paradoxically, only through egolessness, kindness, meekness, giving and serving shall they shall inherit a new earth. They are trying to live life backwards which is not possible, thus the immense emotional, mental and spiritual suffering. Life only moves one way. That way is not up, down, left or right. That way is within.

Life is the therapeutic process of enlightenment

When you can awaken to the idea that life is the therapeutic process and not the destination you are doomed to, then you can begin to be set free from any shackles that may be binding you. When you can understand that instead of teaching other people with your own shadowy disbelief and pessimism that you should rather become a student of life you will rise up. Slowly. Daily. If life is the therapeutic process and you go into each session being open, listening intently and seeing what is truly being said, and then bearing the discomfort of those truths and feelings, then you will rise from the ashes you may find yourself in. The very first thing we need to do when we awaken out of our own egoic hell is to stop and listen. It is only by being still that we come to know Reality.

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.

Carl Rogers

Once we are lost and then we are found, we’re blind but then we see. This is the awakening process of life. To slowly and persistently build you up enough to be able to contain the majesty and magnitude of this naked universe exposed in its eccentric entirety. Consciously bear the shape of the light as it falls to allow your shadows to be seen exactly as they appear naturally and without the fear that they will reveal less of your beauty, potential and grace. By doing so you will become the light, the therapist and the process which is LIFE itself. 

Namaste 🙏🏻

Published by Mark L Lockwood

Mark L Lockwood (BA)(Hons)(psy) teaches spiritual transformation and is the founder of Contemplative Intelligence. Author of The Power of Contemplative Intelligence, Autotherapy and Recovery Magic. Our work is about the science of finding your spiritual self.

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