The overall purpose of the EP Advanced Workshop is to experience the ease of opening to whatever surfaces for transformation as you systematically follow the 10 Steps and Emotional Pathway Clearing. You allow the information to come forth with your right brain and integrate your responses with your left.
Typically, the left brain is understood as the logical, analytical, critical thinking side that creates foundational structures. This is so important for safety in order to move into action for change. It is often represented as the more masculine side of our humanness.
The right brain may be described as the creative, imaginative, free-flowing and artistic side, revealing the more feminine aspects of our personality. The left brain sees separateness in order to discriminate and determine what needs to happen, what decisions to make. The right brain sees the interconnectedness of the parts in order to create a greater wholeness and envision new possibilities.
Both the left and right brain functioning serve us in our daily lives and are important in decision making. But which do we listen to?
I’d like to answer with an example. In one of my Empowerment Process sessions, I was working with a client who was deciding which romantic relationship to pursue in her life. She was trying to make a decision based on her left brain reasoning. The first fellow was willing to give her the “world” – travel, money, and financial security. The future felt secure and safe in her world of unknowns. The second friend was totally fun, sexy, and more spontaneous. With this relationship, her left brain could “let go,” and enjoy the freedom of fun and exhilaration in the present, but without any future security. Her left and right brain were both working, but not in a satisfactory way to solve her dilemma.
During the session, I suggested a third option she could consider. By only trying to decide between two unsatisfactory choices, perhaps her greatest learning would be a willingness to NOT make a choice between the two and remain single for the time being. That way, she’d be open to drawing in a partner who embodied the qualities of both.
Through an Empowerment Process, she was able to determine that her issues had to do with her fear of being alone as well as fear of the unknown. Her issue was not just about making a specific decision, but releasing the disempowering emotions and beliefs that kept her stuck. We were then able to come to a place of empowerment where she was open to “I am free.” That statement fulfilled her transformations from fear to safety within herself so that she could settle inside.
When we change our beliefs and our perspectives. our disempowering behaviors automatically make a positive shift. Our left brain thinking is then able to support decisions that will best serve our highest purpose.