momtoS, did you see my post to you above ~ #638?
post #641 of 796
4/5/08 at 10:42pm
Well, talk about the great undoing!!! I have experienced an almost complete cessation of internal dialogue about DH! What an amazing transformation. This has allowed so much compassion into my heart I am amazed. The Work works! It's hard to describe exactly the process of how the thinking changed. It really is as Katie says, the thoughts stop thinking you...And I must say, it took several days and many repetitions of some of the 'threads' of beliefs. But then one day I realized that so many of those thoughts were just...gone. Wow. So I am continuing with the dismantling of my beliefs (with periodic hormonally induced setbacks ) and I am grateful beyond words for the peace that is infusing my being these days
But the cause of her outrage
was actually her *thoughts about* the behavior. Those
thoughts flashed by so quickly she didn't notice them.
Originally Posted by Friend of The Work
It looks like Oprah is going to broadcast on her website the video's of her Monday Soul Series radio broadcast - great news as Katie will be her guest for 3 dates, and if you don't have XM, you can just go here and view it on the Night of the broadcast: http://www.oprah.com/spiritself/oss/ss_oss_main.jhtml
This is great for those of you out of country. YOU CAN watch online or download them.
Also, here is the information from KT's website on the broadcast:
Join Katie and Oprah as they discuss The Work and “Loving What Is.” This conversation will air on Oprah’s “Soul Series” radio program on Monday, July 28th, August 4th, and August 11th at 4am, 10am, 4pm and 10pm (all times Eastern). All are invited to tune into XM Satellite Radio’s “Oprah and Friends” channel (XM 156).
i'm curious, can the work help with PMS? I get triggered (baaad sometimes) during this time and so far I havent found a way of controlling myself thru the hardest moments, it just comes out, mostly at DP, he is a major trigger for my issues.
Mystic-mama, in response to your post ~
I will share my experience as that is all I have to share other than the questions of The Work.
I can relate to the magnification of triggers during the very yin experience of PMS, however, if I were wanting to apply The Work to it, I'd question the thought that I need to control myself.
For me, I am very thankful for the triggers that arise because they show me what is left of my Work. Even when they're not on the surface, as during PMS, they are still there, and buried much deeper . . . less accessible for my consciousness and questioning to be utilized.
In my opinion, it really is always about making friends with reality. And what is reality during the time of PMS? For me, it is that I am ultra aware with heightened sensitivities and that my more ancient stories arise for me through the ordinary everyday interactions in my life. Since these stories are already my reality (but perhaps most commonly buried beneath the surface of my conscious awareness), I notice that it is most serving to my self to serve them -- to be with them, instead of trying to control them.
When I am close to my moon time, I tend to create more space for myself than the rest of the time in my life. I will purposefully slow down my schedule as much as possible and also take as much space as I'm able from my family (really, this is more about CREATING the space, as it does not seem readily available for the *taking* LOL!). My Inquiry practice during this time is especially dear to me. I LOVE doing The Work during this time. I notice that, after my bleeding and questioning each month, I feel very peaceful and clear. It feels like I am given a new opportunity each month to cleanse and grow even more and, for that, I am so grateful. I can honestly say that I love PMS and my moon time and look forward to its ritual coming each month.