Scan timeline of my life: love, then inquiry as needed

 

Here is a simple and quite thorough process that I sometimes use:

Scan the timeline of my life. Go back from now to birth, or forward from birth to now. Or jump around to situations that stand out, and then scan as a check to see what’s left.

Find love for myself as I was then, for others in my life, and whatever else is salient in the situation. (Health, anxiety, depression, anger, school, etc.)

If the love feels easy, natural, and genuine, then stay with it for a while, and move on to the next situation in the timeline.

If it feels sticky, or difficult, or there is resistance, then take the situation to inquiry. After inquiry, check by finding love for it. If it feels easy and natural, then move on to what’s next. If it’s still sticky, do some more inquiry, perhaps from another angle.

For me, finding love is easiest now using ho’oponopono, although other approaches can also be used.

The inquiry can be The Work, or the Living Inquiries (what I usually land on now), or the Big Mind process, or some other form of inquiry – preferable somewhat structured.

I have to admit that I have used the “jumping around” approach mostly, up to now, but am inclined to scan more systematically now.

It’s also possible to scan forward in time, looking at situations that I imagine may be coming up, including scary ones. After all, they are all made up images, words, and sensations – just like the past and present.

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