We all need to shorten the distance between our ego and our (higher) self, until both coincide, or the ego dissolves within the self. According to psychologist Carl Jung, this journey to the self is a longissima via, a very long path to follow, that in many cases goes beyond one single lifetime. Whatever time you need, it is important that you start this journey as soon as you can by becoming an individual!
To begin with, you need to build autonomy for achieving independence, and independence is the starting point for building interdependence. For all great success in life, you need to be interdependent with others.
Religion without Ritual: The Autonomous Path to Spiritual Growth and Realization’ is a short article on the importance of autonomy in the process of true ‘religio,’ the inner quest for truth that is independent of any organized form of religion.
The short essays inquires into the subject by finding pairs of opposites in order to situate this quest outside of the conventional religious orders, sects, churches and organizations:
—Religion as Ritual
—Religion as Authority
—Religion as Autonomy
—Religion as Personal Growth
In truth, the inner quest for ‘religio’ and thus for connectedness with the inner guide or higher self, is based on autonomy rather than authority and it serves personal growth instead of providing the world with empty rituals.
Inner Child Workbook: Recovering and Healing Your Inner Child within the Series ‘The Journey to Self’ is a comprehensive guide and roadmap to recovering and healing the inner child.
Experience has shown that Inner Child Recovery and Inner Child Healing are two different processes and need to be done subsequently, with the recovery process logically being before the steps taken to healing the inner child.
Hence a successful Inner Child Healing process can only build on the smart you have applied to recovering your inner child in the first place, and this can be a tricky matter, which is why a step-by-step plan is needed. Thus follow the guide through from beginning to end without skipping a page! It is important! These are the steps to take:
—Inner Child Recovery
—Mastering Your Resistance
—Getting in Touch
—Inner Child Healing (In 3 Acts)
Inner Child FAQ within the Series ‘The Journey to Self’ is a traditional Frequently Asked Questions that is not meant to be exhaustive. Though the most common questions have been answered, inner child recovery and healing is a complex process that has many different facets for different people, thus a FAQ can never really cover all the questions.
Inner Child Essays within the Series ‘The Journey to Self’ are essays that provide unusual or uncanny insights and perspectives on the inner child, and how the recovered and healed inner child is different from the wounded or mute inner child, and how to use its creative energy constructively and for the purpose of our spiritual development. These are the 6 Essays in this volume:
1) Feel Good for No Reason
2) Inner Child Recovered
3) Inner and Outer Child
4) Child Play
5) The Invisible Artist
6) Violence Begins Inside
The ‘Inner Child Art Guide’ within the Series ‘The Journey to Self’ is a systematic roadmap to create art without any artistic technique, solely by trusting the awakened and healed inner child to express his or her intrinsic talent.
The audio version of the essay comes with an additional bonus for the preparation of your first child-art session: a complete 13 min. long relaxation session, with which you proceed from light to deep trance in 4 subsequent phases, composed by Peter Fritz Walter.
Please be aware that Inner Child Art can only work with a recovered and healed inner child, hence you need to work through the following guides first:
—Inner Child FAQ
—Inner Child Essays
—Inner Child Healing
From Imitating to Originating within the Series ‘The Journey to Self’ is a systematic roadmap to entering the exciting life of a creator, and leaving imitating others behind forever.
The essay explains that it all starts with a change of attitude, because ‘attitude counts.’ How to nurture a creative mind is the opening question that is answered through four distinct methods or work duties for the aspirant creator, which are explained in all detail:
1) Write Your Story
2) Practice Meditation
3) Note Your Dreams
4) Experience Solitude
Each of these steps toward creatorhood is a challenge, especially the adventure of solitude as an essential step for affirming the autonomy of one’s selfhood.
By Yourself About Yourself within the Series ‘The Journey to Self’ is a selfhelp essay that is strongly affirmative about the fact that we all carry our inner guru, and that therefore all outward gurus we encounter in life are catalyzers of this inner guide, which is actually our higher self.
The essay emphasizes that living your Dharma, your ‘enchanted life,’ means for you to gain self-ownership, to lead a First-Hand Life, and to replace imitating others by creating and originating your own soulful content.
For doing that, your inner focus must change from a focus on static goals to a focus on the Way, the movement of life, the development process, the fact to grow—which is a dynamic and never-ending process.
Becoming an Individual as part of the Series ‘The Journey to Self’ is an introduction to the work with the Inner Dialogue, also called Voice Dialogue, that leads, when done correctly, to the recovery and healing of the Inner Child.
Four other guides in this series are more substantially, and more in detail, dealing with the process of Inner Child Recovery and Healing:
—Inner Child FAQ
—Inner Child Essays
—Inner Child Healing
—Inner Child Art Guide
Author Your Life as part of the Series ‘The Journey to Self’ presents a self-coaching technique that uses a combination of story writing, affirmative declarations and voice dialogue for healing the scars of trauma and abuse, raising emotional self-awareness, building vision and boosting creativity and spontaneity through inner child recovery, healing and art work.
Authoring Your Life does not make you to become a fiction author. No writing skill is needed, and writing style is not to be epic but flow-style, practicing a deliberate let-go attitude. Our consciousness is self-healing, self-cleaning and self-renewing; when authoring your life, you effect a total transformation of the personality into something more coherent and more in alignment with your soul values. The result of such an integrative work will produce positive results on all planes, the professional, the financial, the intimate and the spiritual planes all at once.