Becoming the You-est You

Resources mentioned in this week’s episode include:

Dreams

  1. Keep a dream journal
  2. Notice what feelings you have towards people in your dreams. Why do you feel that way?
  3. Accept yourself and listen to your self

“You came so that you could learn about your dreams,” said the old woman. “And dreams are the language of God. When he speaks in our language, I can interpret what he has said. But if he speaks in the language of the soul, it is only you who can understand.”

The Alchemist p.15

Zodiac

From Snapchat

Numerology

Life Path Number: where you are in your samsara journey and what you need to learn in this life

Expression Number: how you express yourself to others

Soul Urge (Heart Desire) Number: who you really are (whether you know it or not)

Personality Number: how the world sees you

The Pattern

it’s an app that sends you daily messages that are usually spot on in your spiritual/life journey, here is a screenshot from mine:

Self-Actualization

Self-Transcendence

How you know you’ve achieved self-transcendence:

  1. A shift in focus from the self to others – this shift from selfishness and egoism to consideration of the needs of others is a marker of self-transcendence and is the most salient and important feature.
  2. A shift in values – those who have achieved self-transcendence no longer find themselves driven by extrinsic motivation, or external rewards and demands, but by intrinsic motivation (the reward for an activity is the activity itself).
  3. An increase in moral concern – self-transcendence brings with it a more intensive focus on doing what is right.
  4. Emotions of elevation – these experiences of higher-order emotions can be triggered by all three of the characteristics described above; the emotions include awe, ecstasy, amazement, feeling uplifted, feeling elevated, etc. (Wong, 2017).

Kilroy J. Oldster:

“Our present conscious self and our shadow must learn how to coexist. The first step to attaining personal transcendence commences when the conscious mind and the unconscious mind square off and battle for preeminence. A person who achieves self-realization understands the interworking of both their conscious mind and the unconscious mind and integrates their unique dichotomy into their sense of a self.” 

Sri Chinmoy:

“Self-transcendence gives us joy in boundless measure. When we transcend ourselves, we do not compete with others. We do not compete with the rest of the world, but at every moment we compete with ourselves. We compete only with our previous achievements. And each time we surpass our previous achievements, we get joy.” 

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