Taking Off the Armor

 

The Armor Once Served a Purpose, But its Okay to Take it Off Now

Yesterday when I was making my first blog video, it was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. I felt completely vulnerable and was trying to ‘create’ this character of who I would be on the blog. Ironically, once I felt that happening I immediately sat down and just started speaking from the heart – the point of the blog is to be authentic. If we are going to live authentically from the source of power that is the ‘real’ us, we must first notice the fear, become aware of it, understand it… Once you know the fear and understand it, it can be let go and transformed into something that works for you.

Rejecting something that is a part of you will never work out well. You will only end up fighting with yourself on how you ‘should’ be. To become whole, and to become the real you, you must gracefully thank and accept all parts of you.

In this video I explain some mental armor I had to put on in childhood – and at one point it served a pretty important purpose. It protected me and kept me safe. Once I understood the original purpose, I could give gratitude to the fear (or the mental armor) for a job well done. It protected me from middle school through high school. Once I had grown up, I had forgotten I even had the armor on. I had accepted it as a part of who I was, even though the real me is completely above it.

Steps for Removing Mental Armor:

  1. Realize a negative thought pattern once served an important purpose in your life, so stop fighting with it and telling it that it’s not part of you. It is.
  2. Notice the negative thought pattern, the way it behaves, when it pops up in your awareness; however, do not try to silence it. Simply notice it.
  3. Once you have noticed the thought pattern, and you are more comfortable and calm when it comes around, then the next step is to provide gratitude to it. Thank the thought pattern or idea for the purpose it once served. Then let it know you no longer need it in its current structure/form.
  4. Now release the thought pattern, as if you were erasing words on a dry erase board. Now the dry erase board no longer has the thought on it, and something else can be written. Generally the best way is to instill a new more positive thought pattern that better serves you. Something in the affirmative.

Nothing But Love,

Trey Jackson

The Journey Begins

My name is Trey Jackson, and I’ve been on a bit of a spiritual journey, that I honestly never had any intention of being on.

My original plan after quitting my job as a software consultant was to day trade crypto currency and do Uber until I could figure out what the hell I wanted from my life.

Things took a turn when just 30 minutes after deciding to quit my job the next day, a traumatic injury occurred which nearly caused me to lose my hand. In my post-op after leaving the hospital while I recovered physically, I started being guided by the universe to recover who I really was internally as well. Doing this work makes me uncomfortable, but I think I don’t really have a choice in the matter any more. I’m here and I’m writing words down on the internet.

I’ve always wanted to help people from the bottom of my heart, and the best way I know to do that is to help people remember who they really are. We are not this fragile thin character we pretend to be on the outside. A character that shape shifts depending on the crowd we surround ourselves with… A character that takes every opportunity to indulge in distraction and avoid the big question of, “Who am I? What am I doing here? Will any of this even matter?” If you’re asking that question to the people you surround yourself with “if you matter”, than your question is being directed to the wrong audience. That question can only be answered internally. We decide if we matter, and we only matter if we feel like we are fulfilling our life’s purpose. This means listening to and following our hearts, and practicing a whole freaking lot of self-love.

I am also writing a book about my journey (didn’t want to do this either), and I’ve been guided to start this blog to share with everyone while I write. We need to remember we did not come here to ‘compare’ one life to another. Comparison has never been the aim of the game by the true self. We are all unique expressions of the universe, and we came here to do display our uniqueness and share with others. You matter, and I matter, and together – with enough love – we can remember this notion and support each other on our life paths to fulfill our life’s purpose. Your heart is a compass, and I advise you to listen to it. There will be more to come, but this is all that decided to spill on the page at the moment.

Nothing but love,

Trey Jackson (or like am I really??)

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop” – Rumi

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