3 Types of Soulwork That Instantly Free You From Fear, Guilt and Resentment

Posted by on November 26, 2017 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Inspirational, Thrive with 0 Comments

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By Aletheia Luna | Loner Wolf

Without dedicating ourselves to discovering the voice of the soul, so many of us are lost in life. From the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep we are bombarded with a constant stimulation of the senses. This leaves us in an almost schizophrenic state where we confuse our thoughts with reality.

Some of the most common myths that we believe — not just personally, but as a collective species — include:

  • Our circumstances are responsible for our pain.
  • Other people are responsible for our pain.
  • We are at the mercy of life, therefore, we have no choice but to suffer.

The less we question our beliefs, the more they consume our lives and misguide our actions. In other words, the more we keep ourselves mindlessly busy, the smaller the voice of the soul becomes. Thus, the more confused and misled we end up.

Soulwork is the process of rediscovering that inner voice again. It provides a map to your “true north” or inner center.

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One quick note: this article is not just made to read like traditional articles, it is made to soak in and to actively experience. Please revisit this article as many times as you need to and take your time experimenting with each form of soulwork. To get the most out of this article, it is very important that you put it into practice. Otherwise you might just forget these practices, which would be unfortunate because they are so powerful and could change your life.

3 Types of Soulwork That Put an End to Suffering

We all want to discover the source of our pain. Furthermore, we all want to STOP suffering. But for many of us this is an endless pursuit.

Soulwork shows that you don’t have to keep endlessly searching to end your suffering. In fact, your suffering can perish in an instant. In other words, you don’t need to spend your life trying to sacrifice, strive and fight in order to cease suffering.

As both a teacher and student of soulwork, I want to share with you the top three forms of soulwork that can be practiced, and combined, in any moment.

Please note that while these practices can permanently stop your suffering, they do require time, effort, practice, persistence and honesty.

1. Self-Inquiry

Self-inquiry is the process of questioning and examining your thoughts. This skill is rarely taught to us when we are young, but it is a core practice of soulwork.

Like anything, self-inquiry requires practice and persistence. It also requires that you be absolutely honest with yourself, otherwise you will not find it effective at all.

Here are some steps:

  • Ask “What am I feeling?” 
  • Ask “What is the thought that is causing that feeling?” 
  • Ask, “What do I feel when I believe this thought?”
  • Ask, “Do I 100% know that the thought __________ is true?”

Here is an example:

  • “What am I feeling?” Answer: Fear.
  • “What is the thought that is causing that feeling?” Answer: The thought is that my partner is interested in another woman.
  • “What do I feel when I believe this thought?” Answer: I feel abandoned, scared and resentful towards him.
  • “Do I 100% know that the thought that ‘My partner is interested in another woman’ is true?” Answer: No, I don’t.

Here we can see that the fear “My partner is interested in another woman” is just a thought. The circumstance isn’t responsible for the pain, but the thoughts about it are. It isn’t reality, until it can be proven otherwise. After this realization, pain and fear naturally dissolves, leaving an experience of peace and wellbeing. 

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But let’s take that one step further. What would happen if your partner really did sleep with another woman? You would do self-inquiry again:

  • “What am I feeling?” Answer: Sadness and pain.
  • “What is the thought that is causing that feeling?” Answer: The thought is that my partner doesn’t love me anymore.
  • “What do I feel when I believe this thought?” Answer: I feel worthless, unattractive and lonely.
  • “Do I 100% know that the thought that ‘My partner doesn’t love me anymore’ is true?” Answer: No, I don’t.

Here we can see that the cause of suffering wasn’t your partner, but your THOUGHTS about his behavior.

Self-inquiry doesn’t have to be formulaic. You are free to choose what questions to ask. Other examples include:

  • “Can I find proof that this thought isn’t true?”
  • “How do I feel when I have this thought?”
  • “How would I feel without that thought?”
  • “What are my underlying beliefs?”
  • “Has the emotion been created by my thoughts, or the circumstance itself?”

For an excellent examination of thoughts, I recommend Byron Katie or Noah Elkrief’s work.

2. Self-Observation

Self-observation is the practice of witnessing your thoughts, feelings and sensations objectively. It involves cultivating present moment awareness and goes hand-in-hand with the other two practices mentioned in this article (self-inquiry and Shadow Work).

Self-observation can be developed through a formal meditation practice, bodywork practice (such as yoga or qigong), consciously breathing, or the practice of daily mindfulness. The goal of it is to simply become aware of what is happening within you.

I like to think of self-observation as the adhesive that binds other soulwork practices together. Without becoming self-aware, it is very hard to slow down and pay attention to what we are thinking and feeling in the first place.


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