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The parasite, the ally and the deeper self.

Updated: Oct 22, 2023

This will be the subject of our first shamanic workshop on July 14th, I feel this is a perfect place to start the journey into shamanism.

Recently, I came across a valuable lesson that required some effort to grasp fully. It revolves around the idea of the parasite, the ally, and the deeper self. Allow me to elaborate on this concept further.

Within our minds, we often hear different voices, representing our thoughts and inner dialogue. These voices can be categorized as either the ally or the parasite. The ally voice consists of positive, supportive, and loving thoughts. For instance, when you hear thoughts like "I should go to the gym today," it is the ally speaking.

On the other hand, the parasite voice encompasses negative, self-deprecating, or non-constructive thoughts. It manifests when you hear phrases such as "I can't be bothered, I'm too tired, had a tough day at work." The key idea here is that we should not listen to the parasite.

The deeper self, which I like to refer to as the soul, is a state of loving awareness. It is the part of us that is able to observe and take note of these thoughts. Judgment, whether positive or negative, can only originate from the conscious layer, which can be either the parasite or the ally.

Ultimately, the choice of which voice to listen to is entirely ours. However, based on my personal experience, entertaining the parasite's thoughts rarely leads to positive outcomes. Therefore, it's essential to deny the parasite any time or attention, as doing so only strengthens its influence.

A practical approach I've adopted involves imagining a metaphorical office shredder in my mind. Whenever I notice a negative, parasitic thought, I instantly shred it and replace it with a positive one. This technique helps me maintain a healthier thought pattern.

The wisdom in this blog was acquired from the book "The Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Mastery)." It is an intriguing read, and if you're interested, you can find it at this link: [The Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Mastery)]

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