We have all reflected on this many times. We wonder why the same things keep happening to us. Why do I always argue with my spouse? Why can’t I seem to keep a job for more than two years? Why can’t I maintain a steady relationship?
To the uninformed, it seems like these are just random acts. But that is not the case. If you want to change your life and move away from the pain and suffering that comes with the drama, then you need to understand the cause of these types of behaviors.
The cause of our suffering today begins early in life. Babies and children experience the world through feeling. They cannot process mental concepts until around school age. At that time children are taught mental concepts like reading and writing. After another seven years the child enters its teen years to begin its journey into adulthood and the physical world. By the time they are 21, they are firmly rooted in the physical world.
The Pathway of Awareness
We all go through this journey from emotional to mental and finally to physical, which Michael Brown author of The Presence Process calls the Pathway of Awareness. As children, when we experience emotional trauma, we cannot frame mental concepts. They are merely feelings. But if we were not allowed to express our feelings (such as joy, sadness, anger and what a child is allowed to fully express), then we suppressed them by shutting down our breathing. This creates energy blockages within our body and is the cause of much suffering and disease.
Energy, however, does not wish to remain bound. It wishes to move. Life and breath are movement. Without the movement of breath, there is no life. Shut down the breath and you shut down life. As life energy (the breath) comes into the body and meets the resistance of these unmoving and bound energies (suppressed feelings), heat is created through friction. This is experienced as negative drama and is the cause of the behaviors mentioned above. Since Life is striving to bring awareness to these conditions, the pattern continues to repeat itself until the energy is released. Therefore, through our suffering we are subconsciously bringing our past into the present. Few truly live in the present. The result is we deny ourselves the great gifts only the present can bring.
What Was Done Can Be Undone
The good news is that what has been done can be undone. Since we suppressed our emotions by not breathing, we can restore balance, joy, and peace by returning our breathing pattern to like it was when we were young, a breathing pattern that is free and open.
Transformational Breath® is a process that helps a person unlock their restricted breathing pattern. Most Americans are so restricted in their breathing that over 90% of the population is only getting about half the air their body is meant to receive. The more we shut down the breath, the more negative drama there is in our life and more anger, fear, and grief we experience in our life. The more open our breath, the more we are in the flow, and all good things can flow easily to us.
Life No Longer Just Happens to You
Conscious connected breathwork like Transformational Breathing helps in two other ways:
1. It raises the vibration of the breather’s energy field, entrains lower vibrational energies like anger and sadness to higher energies like joy, love and gratitude.
2. A conscious breath unlike anything else brings you back into the present moment. You cannot consciously breathe without maintaining some part of your awareness in the present moment.
By being present you automatically release the powerful hold of the past.
With the power of Presence as your ally, The Presence Process and Transformational Breathing, safely and powerfully guide you through the Pathway of Awareness. These tools can bring you back to the time of your innocence and restore the joy of living in the moment. In that moment, negative drama is truly left in the past and life no longer keeps happening to you. You can now reclaim your power, live in the present, and welcome the true essence of your being.