Like Attracts Like Podcast 829: Breaking Limitations Inside The Prison Of The Personal Mind

limiting beliefs Jul 17, 2023

On todays show we talk about how we can shift perspectives on our sense of Self and break out of the prison of the personal mind.. We will view todays show from a vantage point that we haven't really ever done before.. This shift will allow you to focus more deeply on your actual TRUTH ... Deep into existance, Love, Connection and Unity that is the ALL encompassing SOURCE of WHO you are...  Filtered by the masks of ego and the personal mind...  Once you listen, it will be challenging to go back to your old story... and that is exactly what we want!  MUCH LOVE!! Join me inside !!!   If you found any value in todays post please feel free to Share, Subscribe or Follow :) It truly does help the show!!    Much Love    ~Pat 


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Episode 829: Breaking Limitations Inside The Prison Of The Personal Mind

By Pat Mahan


00:00:04:05 - 00:00:04:16
Hey, everybody. Welcome back to another episode of the Like Attracts Like Podcast. Thank you so much for joining me on the show today. In today's show, what we're going to do is highlight a different perspective, if you will, on this idea of transformation. Now, you probably heard me say before that there are different ways to view your experience as a human in your life based on whether you are looking. We call it up at something or whether you are looking down at something. Now, I don't mean this as up or down being good or bad. I simply mean what level of your sense of self are you viewing or listening to the conversation in your head from or the external reality you are experiencing from? So remember, when we're accessing a deeper or the deepest level of truth that we can in every moment? The word transformation takes on two different meanings to the truth of you. The word does not apply, but to the you that you may think that you are perceiving yourself as in the moment you are in the word can both be a blessing and a curse, depending on what your mind is saying about your transformational journey.

So it appears to be one that requires quite a bit of effort, quite a bit of work. It's going to be a long process or it's not who is right, who is wrong, who is even saying this to you. We're going to look at transformation from an entirely different vantage point. And my hope is that by the end of this episode, it changes your vantage point of your own sense of yourself and who and what you are so that you can actually begin a powerful second paradigm shift in your life, leading and living from the inside out as the source of everything that you are experiencing in your life and how you respond to it. Stick around. We're diving in deep. When we come back.

Once again, thank you so much for joining me on the podcast today. If you are a new listener to the show, I want to say thank you so much for taking the time to tune in. And of course, if you are a repeat listener to the show, you know how much I love you. Thank you so much for coming back today. We are going to talk about something in a way that I promise you. I have not really felt I was able to share on the show before. And you know how deep we go on this show. So think about how wild that is today, what we're going to talk about and how I'm going to speak to you in this episode is going to be recognizing and referring to you as the you that you are, not the you that you think you are. So this is something that I haven't really done before. It is something that I do often inside of mentorship sessions or group sessions, and it's something that I basically have had to do with myself on my own journey to call B.S. on the versions of me that kept trying to sneak in to convince me to do things that were either no longer serving me or things that I was looking to kind of resolve in my life. Old toxic behaviors and patterns, even old mind patterns or constructs of consciousness that I was really ready to shift my attention from. Ego can find a very dramatic way of finding its way back into your attention by using guilt, by using shame, by using your past story, by impersonating you once again, over and over and over again, trying to convince you to give it your attention. Because without your attention it dies.

There is no ego without your attention on it, which is why finding yourself accessing the moment you are in is so powerful because it's where all of this really begins and ends. The only concept of time that we have here as humans is inside of the ego's concept of there being a linear time. It doesn't know because it doesn't know anything that there is a you tricking yourself into believing that you're in it that exists in something called a time. And the only way it does that is by getting you to reference what we'll call past moments in the current moment, which gives the impression or appearance that you have a past. But that past time was only a present moment when you were in it. Therefore, it can only be the illusion of the mind tricking you into thinking that there's something called your past and that you need to do something with it in order to live fully in your present. That's a trick. That's a lot.

So anything that ego references itself as in your story, there is a portion of conversation or engagement or interaction, we'll say with avatars or with human beings that we are basically illusions, talking to illusions on loops of patterned conditioned behaviors and narratives, which is the story of you. Much of it, if not all of it, stems from what we're calling your past, which were just current moments that you experienced something, and then your perception of that past, which we'll now call a memory, is stamped into your psyche it literally lives inside of the cells of your physical body. And when something appears, or is the reflection of something that looks like something similar from your past in your present moment. Again, because that's how this works, then your ego is triggered, your story is triggered, your sense of self is triggered at that level. And then we react or we'll say, I daresay, respond from that level of self awareness.


So ego is a very tricky thing. It's a tricky thing to break out of, and it's designed to be that way because you wouldn't understand fully what true freedom is if you didn't know what it actually is to live inside of your own restraints and then call those restraints yourself. It's no wonder everyone is trying to find themselves. It's no wonder that everyone is trying to find relief. It's no wonder that everyone is trying to find what we're calling freedom. But to try to find freedom inside of your personal mind is like trying to find the comfiest place in a prison cell. It might work for a little while, but eventually you will see again that you are behind bars.So what do we want to do? We want to break the illusion all together.


So today, when I speak, know that I am speaking in a way that is referencing your higher self, your heart, your mind, the you that is aware of you as being awareness, the you that is aware of you as being life.The you that is aware of you existing. Remember, if you really want to mind, you can't imagine not existing. Yeah, that will not keep you up. You can't imagine what it would be like to not exist. It sounds so simple and kind of woo woo, but if you really reflect on that, you will start to begin to understand the truth of who you are. If you reflect on that alone, you will start to see the version of you that I am speaking to, and then you will see that it will be much, much easier to call out ego as it believes. Remember it. So I'm not referring to you as you need to transform, you need to change your life. You need to evolve and grow. I'm speaking to you from the truth directly, and that is that there is no you that needs to do anything. There's no you that can do anything. There's no you that has to transform. What would that imply? Who would convince you or need to convince you? What level of consciousness or awareness are we speaking to when we say that there is an eye that needs to transform and change to get better? The you that you are can't because you are. That's the highest aspect of you and your sense of self is that which ego is trying to transition to. But that's the trick. And ego will tell you that it will take a very long time. And I don't know, your story is pretty bad. And what about this? And what about this? And what if they only knew when you were going to be doing this for a really long time? None of that is true. It is a story told by the ego to prevent you from doing it.


Now, this is a touchy subject because depending on how attached you are to your ego and how attached you are to your story as being something that is challenging to overcome, I get it. That's how I can speak to this, because I kept myself in those chains for a decade. There are certain levels of truth that we need to believe are true at the time and accept as being true so that we can see them for the lie that they are. I want to say that again because it can be confusing, but I feel like if you've been listening to this show for a while, it won't be. There are certain levels of what we perceive to be true that we needed to accept as true at the time in order to understand and fill the lie of them. So for an example, as many of you know, I was addicted to painkillers like heavy, heavy, heavy opiates for the longest time, eight years of my life. Now, my story previous to this was completely like pretty squeaky clean when it came to any substances or chemicals. Don't drink. No drug, didn't do anything. Pretty athletic. Break my leg in a motorcycle accident and all of a sudden I use these pills as an easy escape. It was a piece of cake. Super easy way to get out of the me that I was running from to avoid and distract and really kind of numb the me and my life experience as me in the world and as we probably already can tell, you can only do that for so long until you either exit the game or you start to dive within to learn your truths.


There were multiple periods end points during this part of my process. Addicted to many things, but I'm just using the pills as an example where my story was, You're going to be on these things forever. You're going to be on these things forever. You can't imagine your life without these anymore. What are you going to do?Do you think there's going to be a day where you wake up and don't immediately run to the cabinet to get your pills? Do you think there's going to be a day think about how your day is today. Do you think there's going to be a day, Pat, where you don't run to the dresser, to pop out as many pills as you think you need to get just literally out of bed? This is how bad this is. Do you think you're ever going to be off of those things. And in the beginning, I would like feel I'm like, oh, boy, I hope that's not true. I hope doesn't. And then I would fight it. And the more I would fight it, the more I would find myself searching for them and taking. There was no improvement. There was no anything. I was inside of the story that there was a me that took these things for whatever reason. I said I took them and justified taking them and why I needed them. And then there was also a story that said that you're probably going to do this for the rest of your life. This is your life now. So when I fought it, there was no change. It either stayed the same or eventually it kind of just got way worse. And that's because I was so scared of that being true.


I was so scared of that being potentially true that I did everything I could to try to ignore it, to fight it, or straight deny that I had a problem. It wasn't until I was like, Oh my God, that's true. Like the weakest moment that I could imagine was the moment that I was like, It's true. I'm never going to be able to get off of these things.This is my life now.The second that I know this sounds backwards, but the second that. I fakely, I say, But I do this for real in the moment. But I was like, the second that I was like, That's true. From this weird, weak place. That's true. I'm going to be on them forever, like, and let that sit. It was an instant, you know? That's a bullshit, right? Do you understand that? Well, that's not true. Like, that's not true. There's a you that's off of this. And I was like, Yeah, that's ridiculous. Like, it wasn't until I let myself say that this thing was true, that I felt the lie of it when I was fighting it being true. It created so much chaos in my life. It was like I was fighting the idea because I was just so terrified that I thought it was true. So it wasn't until I was like, That's true, but I was like, Oh, that's a lie.


So now do that with anything and everything that your ego is saying to you about how catastrophic your life will or could be or what's going to happen, or your worst case scenario, you're going to be alone for the rest of your life. No. What's going to love you? Think about your last three relationships. Do you think someone's going to want that or love you? And then think about how hard the person fights against that. No, they won't. Yes, they will. No, they won't. Back and forth trying to argue literally with a program that is only designed to tell you the feedback that you have believed to be true about yourself. It's usually not until someone accepts like what if that's true? Like don't fight back. What if it's true? What if it's true that you're alone for the rest of your. I'm going to be alone for the rest of my life. Can I accept that as being a potential reality? Yeah, I can accept that. It's a possibility. Potentially true. It's not true. It's potentially true that you instantly feel the lie of it. It's like, Oh, that's not true. So now use this exact same logic.


Any time ego is like your transformation is going to take forever. It's an ongoing process for the rest of your life, or you may never get better healing. You have a lot of healing to do and it's just going to be I mean, who knows how long it's going to be? This is why an intellectual understanding of these spiritual concepts can be the most soul crushing, soul blocking experience that a human can have. I say often that the more intelligent a person is typically, the more difficult it is for them to evolve because ego uses their intellect and spiritual know how to actually prevent them from accessing the higher mind that uses intuition and guidance and trust and faith to operate their life. It's very difficult for a person to actually let go, if you will, of that personal mind and intellect and understanding, and you can live in confusion, really knowing every concept that there is reading every book that there is, and then getting to a point where you know exactly what you need to do, but you won't do it. It's wild. It is very wild. Many people know exactly what they need to do to get to the next level. But there's a justification for why or the story of, well, I mean, it goes it's just a process. One day we'll see. I mean, I'm getting better, all of that stuff, which I get it.


Like I said, this is touchy because some of that is like, be easy on yourself, always be easy on yourself. But we know what I'm talking about here when this has been a long time coming and you're just listening to the same loop and you know what you need to do, but you're not doing it. And then you're like, I'll read another book. Maybe another book will help me. And then you use the course of the book to be inspired and you're like, Yeah. And then you get to the end of the book and you start to feel anxiety because you know that you have to do something that you don't want to do. And then you're like, Oh God, that book didn't do it. I don't know, maybe another book, maybe another show, maybe another blah blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. It's just the mind keeping you from doing what it is that you know you need to do. Not to transcend. Remember, ego has to think it transcends or needs to do something to be you. You are you. What needs to be done. And this is again where I kind of want to leave this. Actually, what needs to be done is to let go of the idea that you need to do something to be who you are, to accept who you are, to allow guidance from who you are, to express yourself as the highest essence of who you are, to experience your life, to give or offer or show your gifts and love.


What has to happen is we have to let go of the idea that we need to let go of something. And what that also means is that we let go of the idea from this point. We let go of the idea that you have to do something, that ego has to do something to be who you are. Similar analogy is the tree does not have to do anything to be a tree, but the tree also, we don't believe, has an ability. It doesn't have an ability to believe that it's a squirrel. Where we do, we have this weird ability to mask our sense of self in all of these different forms and fashions and personalities that we use to interact with the world, to feel accepted, to feel loved, to feel validated. All of those things accumulate. And when we are running on the fumes of what those masks create energetically, there's only one thing that we can do. And one of the things that prevents a lot of humans from doing it is listening to the story from ego and considering themselves from that point of view and saying that there is an I that I am that has a lot of work to do, it's not true.


There are absolutely accounts of spontaneous awakenings.  And one night he literally went from the worst night of his life to just completely transcending the personal mind, the personal body. He literally just doesn't hear it or barely, if anything hears it to consider it. There's no belief attached to it. There is no past. He does not worry or project him, sense his sense of self into the future. Like this person shows up with the direct connection to the highest aspect of consciousness and shares and expresses from that point of view. So he is evidence for me that you can do this or it can happen through you in an instant. And just because that is a potential reality, it immediately we have to immediately consider to call B.S. on the mind that says that it's going to be infinitely years. Now, that doesn't mean that there isn't more and more and more and more of your sense of self that you can allow and express and learn. It doesn't mean that what it means is that that's not evolution from a negative to a positive. That is a full allowing an expression of higher and higher aspects of yourself. That's beautiful. But coming from a place of ego that says I'm broken and I need to be fixed and I have a lot of work to do if I ever want, that's absolutely not true. If I just can get anything through is that it's not true, It may be feeling like it's true for you. And I understand, and I never would ever want to take that away from you if that's where you're coming from or if that's the story that you're believing. So again, all I ask is that you understand that there are multiple perspectives to view things from. And if you are viewing it, what I say is looking up at it, meaning your higher self is something other than you and the you that you are has to do so much to access it. That's coming from ego. It's coming from the you that is separate from you, which is not you believing. It has to do something to become you. That's wild.


So I'm actually and I'll share with you here for the first time, I'm in the process of writing a book. And inside of this book, one of the aspects of these chapters is getting humans to understand the you that you truly are. Here we are. I mean, we teach self-realization here. So it's very important to know the different levels of self that we operate under. And one of these chapters is talking about how the ego, the imposter, if you will, the one that acts as you, the one that steals our attention and convinces us that we are. It's the ego is such a good imposter that it can actually convince you that the authentic expression of you is the imposter. And it does that by saying that the you that you are that separate from the you that you want to be has a lot of work to do to get there. Who does who has a lot of work. It could only be the you that you think you are, which is not the authentic expression of you, which is just solely 100% love, experience, creation, awareness, the fact that you exist alone, that powerful acknowledgment of things that can be proven true to you and by you, but only truth of that there is will set you free and allow you to live your life from a higher expression that will, of course, learn and know itself more and more deeply. But it will be more and more deeply known inside of those relationships. Relationships to life, relationships to love, relationships to creation, relationships to experience. Joining the internal experience with what appears to be the external experience, knowing that they are one in the same. You cannot have one without the other. They are the same. And how you show up for yourself as yourself will by default. By law, it has to shift the reflection, which is what you call your life experience, which is what you also call your physical reality that you engage, interact and shift through.


So all I do is encourage you to get to know yourself a little deeper as the existence as the awareness, as understanding and reflecting upon life itself, not life that ends, but your life that can't go away. Your existence. You can't not exist. You are experience, you can't not experience life. It will change forms in consciousness, but you will still be there. The you that I'm looking to introduce you to, the actual you. And from this place, leading from this place and these truths, you will be able to actually walk through, navigate, if you will, or observe the oscillating flow of life which will never stop oscillating. If you're in the law of attraction phase and you are perceiving this as know, if I change my inner state of being, my life is perfect and forever. That's not the way it works. What it means is that from your inner state of being, which you know that you are the source of, you can navigate the oscillations of life here in 3D, the tides, the rhythm of life, the birth and death cycles of life from a very balanced, powerful, loving state.


You will be able to attract things, if you will, into your awareness and experience or project them into your reality based off of what you are choosing to give your attention to. That is true, But when the tide goes away and when the energy drops and when it shifts seasons, you will also be there as the same you, as the same balance, as the same creative, powerful existing force of life. You will be there to share your gifts with anyone who needs them during that part of the process. It is a balancing act. Your sense of self that is balanced and you as a soul and human being egoic creature down here are striving to find that balance so that you can express it through yourself. You can find relief in the moment immediately. You can transcend your egoic story immediately you can purge and allow unbelievable release from old energetic patterns and conditioning immediately. This is possible. Whatever amount of time will say, however many moments it takes for this to authentically happen. Of course, there is no time frame. All I want to bring awareness to is if you are finding yourself knowing that there's something that you need air quotes to detach your sense of self from so that you can be your authentic self. If you know you need to speak up. If you know that you need to balance your masculine and feminine energies. If you know that you need to be indulging in your creative gifts, even though everyone is telling you that that's not going to benefit you and blah, blah, blah, blah and all this other projection stuff, if you know what you need to do when you're not doing it and you're listening to the ego tell you that it's going to take a long time before you can blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, that is not objectively true.


And sometimes times when you say from the position of powerful highest self that you are when you play the game and you say like, okay, maybe it's true, that's a potential possibility that worst case scenario that you keep throwing at my face. I keep fearing it so it keeps reappearing. So what if I just say, yeah, it's true, maybe I die alone, maybe I'm broke, maybe I end up in the river, maybe I end up under a bridge. Maybe he leaves me, maybe she leaves me, Maybe I don't get the promotion. Maybe this. Remember, it is not what you say in your mind that creates your reality. It's how you feel about what you say that will continue to bring things to your attention that you either do or don't prefer that represent who you truly are from love, faith, and trust, or who you think you are from. Fear, doubt, disbelief. It will always be a reflection of your sense of self. So do your best to acknowledge the truth of who you are so that you can dissolve any limited story. You can resolve any fear based ideas of ego, and you can live in the moment from faith and trust as the highest expression of yourself, because that is what true freedom is and that is what I believe.


We are all here searching for and proving to ourselves that we are once again beautiful humans. Thank you so much for joining me here. Just a quick announcement. This week's one on one mentorship schedule should be posted. It is either the first or second link below. So if you are looking to dive in deeper to the story or access deeper levels of your self in any way, any challenging events, any challenging relationships, any challenging situations, you can reach out. You can check the links below for dates and times and single sessions are still available. Also, if you'd like to dive into this on your own, I also have free resources, of course, for anyone that just wants to get their feet wet. There's a free masterclass also linked below. You learn a little bit about this process of self-realization and how to shed and shift through a lot of what ego presents as a transformation process. So it is also presented as a transformation process. It's good that I leave you as always, having amazing day and wonderful nights, and I will see you next time.


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