One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “What do I do after I have finished the energy clearing process. What do I work on next?” Once you have cleared all the accumulated emotional patterns that you created due to misperceptions that you have had, the next step is to work on the perceptions themselves. You need to adjust your misperceptions to correct perception. Our perception is the story that we tell ourselves about the world. None of those stories are true in an absolute sense, but some are more correct than others. Correct perception is the story that is in alignment with Universal Law, which is love. Misperception is any story that is a distortion or a deviation of love.
How do we correct perception? How can we identify what correct perception is? Byron Katie, in her national bestselling book, Loving What Is, invites you to ask your story four simple questions and then turn the story around to investigate its reverse.
1. Is it true?
2. Can you absolutely know that it is true?
3. How do you react when you think that thought?
4. Who would you be without that thought?
Turn your story around.
I would like to thank my friend Julie Anderson in Austin, Texas for suggesting this book to me and for her reminders, which eventually led me to read it. Katie’s book is exactly the piece I need to compliment the work that I do. The best part was that I didn’t have to write it. She already did! Using inquiry to illuminate our misperceptions leads to correct perception. With the best teacher in the world, yourself, you recognize the truth of a situation, which brings you into acceptance and appreciation of what is. Reality is and it is only your disagreement with what is that causes your pain. Loving what is, loving reality, is correct perception. Katie’s website is: http://www.thework.org.
Adjusting your current perceptions is much easier once you have finished clearing your energy body of emotional patterns. Those patterns have indirectly led to your misperceptions in the first place, by their reflections into your life. People and situations bring your emotional patterns to the surface for you to release. Once you have cleared your energy body of this emotional debris, you are then ready to look at the associated thought patterns.
Healing perception is about recognizing that your story of the world is a reflection of who you think you are. If you are fearful, than the world seems to be a fearful place. If you are at peace within your self, than the world you see will reflect that as well. Your conflict, your war, is always with yourself. It is never with anyone else!