“Trust in the process” is a phrase which is widely used these days to encourage us when spiritual growth is painful or seems to be throwing our lives into seeming chaos. But what exactly is the process here? What is spiritual growth anyway? And what does expanding our consciousness actually mean?
The mind is made up of two parts – the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is the part we use to experience the present moment through, involving our body, our senses and emotions. The subconscious mind is the part containing all the data, the memories, emotions and sensations of the past and steers a great deal of our day to day experience in order to keep us away from harm.
When we choose to look at who we are, what we believe and why we are not as happy as we want to be, we are inviting the process of spiritual growth as we step out of our own clockwork existence and start to observe and question exactly what is going on in our lives, and why we behave the way we do.
At this point we shift the power of our mind from the subconscious part into the conscious part. As we do this, our consciousness or “awareness” starts to grow, or expand. It is as if the space which it starts to fill is the very space within which our subconscious mind exists. As we grow in awareness, old unwanted memories from the subconscious mind surface to be healed and released allowing more room for our new and different experience.
Memories from our past have been stored in the subconscious part, with the emotions and sensations which were experienced at the time. It is not events themselves which cause a memory to be painful, but the emotions attached to them. Bringing them into the present moment and therefore the conscious mind, allows these painful trapped emotions to be healed and released with love and forgiveness.
As we expand our consciousness, DNA which was involved in storing painful memories, emotions and sensations is reclaimed and can return to the blueprint – the image of God, allowing us peace, joy and freedom.
About the Author:
Kate Philp is a Christian healer working in Northumberland for Freedom therapy