31 January 2010 7 Comments

Inner Work as Universal Service

What does it mean to do Inner Work?

Doing Inner Work means confronting whatever is inside us with courage and love, with the intention of knowing ourselves deeply; waking up. It is the act of reclaiming all that we are. Inner Work is the opposite of denial.

Inner Work includes the following and more:Anubus Initiation

  • Embracing old fears, wounds, and losses
  • Coming to understand our deepest motivations
  • Acknowledging inner conflict
  • Accepting paradox
  • Intentional invocation of positive states without denying or resisting any part of ourselves
  • Understanding what is going on inside when we react or become triggered
  • Discovering our sense of wonder in the moment

Surrender is the most powerful tool for Inner Work.

What does surrender mean? Surrender means letting go of:

  • All forms of resistance to experience
  • Our need to control: outcomes, how others view us, how we view ourselves
  • Belief systems that no longer serve us

What makes surrender a positive?

  • Resistance is the only pain we can spare ourselves
  • Resistance is exhausting
  • Letting go of what we do not want allows up to reach for what we do want
  • We have LESS control when we are attached to control and not flexible
  • If we hold on to old images of ourselves our energy does not create what we are aiming for
  • Perceiving what is happening now and letting ourselves and others grow keeps us youthful, up to date, and in touch/present

Bryce CastleHow does facing yourself through Inner Work help other people?

  • Changing our own energy impacts everyone who meets everyone who we meet
  • Knowing ourselves reduces conflict
  • Self-acceptance leads to acceptance of others
  • Fewer mistakes about who we involve ourselves with
  • Clear boundaries make for better relationships in all arenas
  • We are more likely to be in touch with life purpose

Inner Work may be the most powerful and basic way to change the world—and it is available to us in every moment.

What kind of Inner Work do YOU do and how does it impact your life?

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7 Responses to “Inner Work as Universal Service”

  1. dgf 1 February 2010 at 6:43 pm #

    Thanks for posting this Teresa. I am working with Practical Work on Self (Book by EJ Gold) to help find different areas to approach. I like the guidelines you are indicating here. I especially like the comments about Surrender. I would like to discuss more with others.

    • Teresa Dietze 1 February 2010 at 7:18 pm #

      David you are brilliant at assisting others to do transformational Inner Work, and humble enough to do your own.

      Readers: If you are interested support and structure for highly successful Inner Work, David and I are doing a course by phone and online TV. You can check out recorded sound files and find out how to join us at http://positiveenergyguide.com/pwos

      • Teresa Dietze 1 February 2010 at 7:31 pm #

        This quote by Joseph Campbell showed up today:
        “The passage of the mythological hero may be overgrown, incidentally; fundamentally it is inward – into depths where obscure resistances are overcome, and long lost, forgotten powers are revivified, to be made available for the transfiguration of the world.”

  2. quiet bear 8 February 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    I work in a city, in a cubicle, in an organization where people mean well but few have a true sense of their inner beings and selves. I’ve noticed that the more I work on “my stuff”, the less other peoples’ stuff triggers me and the more I am able to connect with these people at a deeper level, even though we are all just at work, “doing our job”. Feels like a small but important contribution to the overall benefit of all…

  3. Galaxy Traveller 8 February 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    I have been committed to doing my own inner work for several years now. I’ve learned that when I’m feeling resistance, I am paying attention to the “right thing”. Once I get through the resistance (and it can take some time, be painful and scary, and result in tears), I have an “a-ha” moment and a sense of release and relief washes over me.

    Lately, when I feel that “a-ha” moment nearing, I find myself travelling out to the meteorite fields. Recently, my body has felt safer doing this sort of work out there, where there is already lots of debris, where the debris won’t hurt anyone else, and where my debris might bump into someone elses’ and be of benefit in some new way that we aren’t even aware of yet.

    When I “re-enter” earth, the old stuff isn’t with me any more, and I feel more present here on earth. (An image that comes to me is that I’m a little bit more in alignment with the pull of gravity here on earth).

    • Teresa Dietze 8 February 2010 at 9:34 pm #

      Very interesting energy tool. Thank you for sharing it.

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