Laura Pennington
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SANCTUM: a Spiritual Psychology approach to healing

Zen

Q:  What makes a Spiritual Psychology approach to healing different than most other forms of counseling?

A:  Spiritual Psychology focuses on the belief that we are first and foremost spiritual beings here on earth to have an experience of being human.  We are spiritual beings having a human experience rather than humans who have occasional spiritual experiences.

This human experience is a privileged classroom where we are placed with other brave souls to learn through life’s experiences and challenges in service to our souls’ evolution.  Along the way we are met with what appear to be difficulties in the form of attacks, judgments, disappointments and various other trials and tribulations. Many times we make unconscious decisions and judgments about ourselves and others during these challenging times in order to provide justification and validation to our existence.  By believing that somehow we have been victimized by another, God or life itself we are able to remain in a bound place internally that feels safer but actually saps us of the life force we are actually made of, leaving us exhausted, angry or ashamed inside.

This way of living in judgment keeps us closed off and broken and as long as we believe that we are somehow flawed or another is flawed, then the responsibility to show up for our own life and step forward to meet life remains held back and we experience life as one upsetting event after another.  Holding ourselves back from our own life takes more energy than stepping forward in faith.

In Spiritual Psychology we are able to uncover these unconscious judgments and beliefs and apply active loving and forgiveness that leads to deep healing for the last time. Through realizing that these experiences are simply ways that our soul evolves then they no longer hold such power over us and our journey becomes smoother.

I’m Upset Because…..

These words flying out of our mouths should be a red alert signal that you are about to enter the classroom at earth school again.  Spiritual Psychology believes that we are never upset for the reasons we think we are and that no one else has ultimate control over our emotional state.  We may not be able to choose what happens, but we do have the choice to be empowered in how we react to what life is dishing up for us.  This, in turn, determines how we actually experience our life on a daily basis as one bathed in peace or problems. The only reason I am ever upset is because I have decided that there is something unfair happening that I am the victim of.  What happens when there are no longer any victims and you subscribe to the belief that life is happening for you rather than to you?  How does your perception of situations change when you realize that the life, God, Spirit or whatever you choose to call it is actually conspiring to help your soul evolve and grow to its fullest potential .