Wisdom Card #14 – Conditioning
Do you know who you are? You may think that you know, yet you do not know exactly who you are. You are made up of all of the ideas that many people have conditioned you with over the years. All of your life you have been fed a diet of what was right and what was wrong. Very rarely have you been able to make decisions for yourself. This is called conditioning. It was fed to you from the moment that you were able to communicate, and is probably still being fed to you in one way or another. Your mother and your father chose what you will wear, eat and be exposed to. It does not matter that you have different needs than they do; they cannot see that, all they see is their desire to assist you in what they deem to be your growth. At school, you are again conditioned to believe that there is only one system. If you are a creative person with very little left-brain activity, today’s education in most facilities does not consider your gifts. Again, you are conditioned to believe in one system, but this time a group holds that conditioned belief. Do you know that in your television viewing, only 3 hours of continued viewing is required for information to be absorbed by the subconscious mind and become reality?
What and who are you? You are a compilation of all that has been conditioned into you. As you grow and mature, more and more of what you are exposed to, becomes who you are! You have taken on so much subconscious conditioning that you are not aware of, simply by listening to those around you, especially your parents and guardians. If you are in a culture that is very family oriented, you become even more programmed and conditioned. Often, even your partner is selected for you by well-meaning parents who also have ego, and think they know best. And, so it goes. The media creates conditioning with its advertising and newscasts. You have been gradually conditioned as you grow up by the world around you, and become what your parents, your friends, your cultural background and your society have conditioned you to become. You can lose yourself in your conditioning, but you will never lose the soul part of you. At times, your Higher Self rebels against your conditioning, trying to point out your truth to you; but when you are in fear, the Self aspect of you, cannot see beyond it.
How can you transform your conditioning, and connect to the real you? You can start by pulling yourself away from the illusion of the Earth plane, and asking yourself, “What do I want from life? What are my wishes and dreams?” Then slowly implement those wishes and dreams in your life. Tell the Universe each wish for yourself, and watch as the Universe creates them for you.
Conditioning is deeply ingrained. It is created because an individual cannot, and often is not allowed to, be their own person, make up their own minds, and do their own thing. When you have the opportunity to be yourself and have the courage to actually do so, then you transcend your conditioning, becoming someone who is truly in tune with the Universe. That is when you truly become your own person.
The message of this card is for you to be aware of your conditioned beliefs and programming. Let go of all the conditioned beliefs, and become the person you are meant to be, not the person the world has conditioned you for.
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