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How Emotional Imprinting Drives Our Behavior Throughout Life

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

Do you find yourself repeating negative patterns of behavior? Not just in the present, but over a period of years.

You find yourself attracted to the wrong kind of person. You get yourself into jobs that aren't really you. Or you keep repeating a pattern of financial problems.

And all of this despite your best efforts to change your life for the better.

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The Virgin Birth Is Fiction with a Meaning

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Spiritual Insight from the Namaste Book Your Forgotten Self

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair told in Parade of a time when he kneeled with the head teacher at his school to pray for his father who had suffered a stroke. Blair pointed out that his father didn't believe in God.

"That doesn't matter," the teacher replied. "God believes in him. He loves him without demanding or needing love in return."

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What's REALLY Running Your Life? The Surprising Answer: IMPRINTING

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

During the first twenty-one years of our life, we are in process of "growing up." At twenty-one, we celebrate our "coming of age."

We have by now passed through three cycles of seven years, totaling twenty-one years.

In our first seven-year cycle, we developed emotionally.

In the second set of seven years, we developed mentally—the period when we entered into serious schooling.

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Your Original State is One of BEING, Not "Doing"

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

Our journey in life begins in the womb, which Michael on page 36 of Alchemy refers to as “a vibrational state of being."

As he explains, “We can do nothing in the womb aside from be.”

He then adds, “Our exit from the womb marks a transition point from being to doing.”

After we have been born, there follow seven years in which our focus is emotional development. For most of us, this doesn’t happen too successfully.

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A Better Way than the Ten Commandments

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Spiritual Insight from the Namaste Book Your Forgotten Self

The story of Les Miserable reveals what happens when people make the Ten Commandments their standard, which happens when we are unaware of the divine nature within ourselves.

Picking up from the last blog, the police could not believe what they were hearing and neither could Jean Valjean when the bishop didn’t follow the commandment but showed love instead. 

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Time to Grow Up Emotionally Like Jesus, Ending Our Dependence on Him

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Despite all the good intentions in the world, fear can make us prisoners of inaction.

If we are afraid to put everything on the line, to go for broke, we will find ourselves intimidated by difficult circumstances. We will be rendered impotent by a pervasive sense of our situation’s hopelessness. We will become bogged down either in indecision or in safe decisions. 

Step with me into a world of story, a mythological picture from the ancient world, that invites us to shed fear in favor of faith.

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Does Your Spiritual Path Grow You Up or Make You Dependent?

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

In life we are asked to grow up. The physical aspect comes naturally, as does the mental maturation to a large degree.

The emotional growing up we need to do comes only partly naturally, the rest requiring self-confrontation.

We are asked to face up to our emotional immaturity and move beyond childish reactivity into constructive response to the people and situations that provoke us.

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You Can Change the Quality of Your Experience of Everyday Life

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

In a section of Alchemy of the Heart entitled Physically Trance Fixed, on page 29, Michael points out that newborns see the world differently from adults. They haven’t yet learned to make the world solid.

He comments:

Their world appears to them as constant energy in motion.

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Where Exactly Is Karma Stored? What Makes it Work?

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

We all amass karma in life, which is simply cause and effect. But in Alchemy of the Heart Michael Brown asks a pertinent question:

Where is this good and bad karma stored? Where is the causal point of the unfolding consequences that determine the resonances of the physical, mental, and emotional components of our life experience?

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The Difference Awareness Makes to Our Lives, Instead of Thought

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

If someone you are acquainted with is walking by and doesn't acknowledge you, do you tell yourself a story about the incident?

Many of us do, and for the obvious reason that we tend to think about things. Why didn’t they speak? Didn’t they see us? Have we done something to upset them?

We analyze and analyze, going over all the factors, until we come up with a convincing story. Now we have the person’s action pegged.

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