The Heart of the Matter: A Simple guide to discovering gifts in strange wrapping paper is a collaboration by Dr. Darren Weissman and Cate Montana, M.A., and I was given this book by Hay House in exchange for my honest opinion of it. If you are familiar with Dr. Weissman's LifeLine Technique, this book is the See-Feel-Hear Challenge in a nutshell. If you are not familiar with this, don't worry--I wasn't either and I still gained much!
In all honesty I don't think I ever fully grasped the See Feel Hear Challenge the exact way the authors would have intended me to. I did, however, enjoy a profound awareness that awakened within me because of reading this book--so I think that still counts!
1. Ask myself the truth question. I am now more tuned in to observing when my body is talking to me through a negative symptom, whether it's a headache or judgmentalism. Since I am able to choose the creation of my life, would I ever consciously choose to experience this? "Hell, no!" (That's Chapter 2, by the way.)
2. Set my intention. Am I ready, willing, and able to change what I have just identified through my truth question? "Hell, yes!" (That's Chapter 3.) In my intention I focus on where I want to be instead of what I want to change--as if I were already there. Immersed in the feeling of the desired result is where we want to be, folks--claim it now.
3. Give each emotion its attention. When going through Hell no! and Hell yes! emotions become more easily identified. By being identified, they seem to increase in number--in fact, at times similar to a zombie horde--but that's just because we can finally see what is already there anyway. Allow each to have its say, and listen. Each one is a learning gift, and the only way they will eat you alive is if you ignore them.
This book helps readers to connect our experiences, emotions, and subconscious messages--and thus to move through them, positively. Whether you are beginning this concept for yourself or consider yourself a seasoned practitioner, you will grow from reading this book.
Remember that everything you hope to become, you already are. Claim it by feeling it now, instead of waiting to see if it happens in the end.
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