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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Hello, hello, and welcome to Inner Work for Greater Good. My name is Emily Aldridge. I'm with Change Light, where we do inner work that accelerates your power to change the world, to make a difference, to shine brighter, to feel better. So you can do better. By the way, I just want to apologize if you hear sort of an in the background. I I think they're like drilling or something in an apartment near mine, so I apologize. It's always weird noises here in New York City. So, anyway, today's topic is.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: How does this subconscious communicate with us? And the reason why this came up for me this week is because I'm still working on the podcast. I know it's been a few months, but I've still been trying to format exactly how I think I should present these drawing up process sessions. They're live there. The recordings of the Drawing Out Process, and so I've been trying to figure out how to present them. But the point is, I've been working with the very first episode over and over and over again.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And what's really interesting about that episode. I think I may have talked about it in previous episodes of this show is the ways, the the connections that she makes in her mind as we go into her subconscious and let it speak

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the connections that she starts to make with like

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: how you know why she's having, Why, she has a certain struggles in her life. Why, she has certain emotional reactions, and you can hear a lot of different ways that her subconscious has been trying to tell her all these years about this room that she's carried for so long.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And so I wrote down just a few of the you know some of the things that came up. But then it also sort of led to, you know, basically just these are the different ways that our subconscious tries to speak to us. Now first let me back up with it and go when it comes to your conscious, you know there's a lot of talk about your subconscious.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and that tends to be the stuff that's not conscious, right? The stuff that's in the background, the stuff that's unconsciously impacting how we're feeling, how we're thinking how we're showing up in the world. You know what effect says, what bothers us. And so the subconscious is obviously a very important

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: things that we need to uncover if we're talking about doing inner work, and feeling more full, and the and healing our rooms and shining brighter than ever. And one of the ways that I sometimes think of this and talk about it is I talk about how

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: parts of us. Let's say we go through an experience when we're children and parts of us that

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: you know, parts of our power can be impacted by fear and pain, and fall into darkness. And so you know, and I don't want to get into sort of. You know what I think are sort of the technology of the mind, necessarily. But basically it's like those parts of us that sort of

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: unconsciously that fall into our darkness, or subconscious that are impacted by fear and pain, they can end up subconsciously, impacting how we show up consciously, or how we think and feel and behave.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And so here's some of the ways. These are some of the ways that show up in this first episode that that the podcast. But when you listen to you'll hear that. Sorry there is that rumbling in the background. I don't know if you can hear that, but that one of the up. So here a number of the ways. Okay.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: one of them is obviously our emotions. So our emotions are that part of us that are signals that are messengers that communicate. If something hurt us or something's bothering us something doesn't quite feel right.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: There are emotions whether we're having an angry reaction or a sad option. And obviously our motions can be very conscious as well.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But sometimes, if we're having an emotional reaction to something, and we don't necessarily know why it can be because it's triggering something from our subconscious. So another way you can think about it also is Triggers things that trigger us that are causing us to have

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: an emotional, or even a physical or physical reaction.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that is, that we may not consciously understand in the moment Why, we're having a reaction. But our subconscious. There's something back there that we're not totally aware of that is being brought to the forefront that is being triggered or hooked, or pulled, you know, like a button being punched.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and we have a reaction. So our emotions and they get triggered their bodies. I mentioned just a minute ago that our bodies we can have physical logical sensations. Now again, I still haven't read the book.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: but Professor Vendle Cook's book. The body keeps the score. You may have read it, you know it's been on your time seller forever, and my mother's been telling me forever that I need to read it, and I have it on my ipad, and I still never read it. I apologize. But speaking of that for what I understand about that book, and what he talks about the body keeps the score.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: The body holds those memories, those feelings, those sensations that we had, those triggers, those reactions that's a lot of our subconscious. So the body is a fantastic accent. Access point for the subconscious. If your body is having a physiological reaction.

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we can get a lot of information about what's really happening subconsciously. Stuff again that we're not consciously aware of

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: images. This is something I use really strongly in my work. My signature technique is called the Drawing out Process, in which we actually draw out

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: what we're thinking, feeling, hearing, you know anything that's going on inside.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and the reason why the Drawing Out Process was so extremely well, and by drawing our feelings as opposed to just talking about them, or thinking about them, or journaling, or what have you? The reason why drawing this so powerful is because that is the language of the subconscious, and it's a language of our emotions.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Yes, we can put things into words, but usually we notice there's almost sometimes a gap between putting something into words, because it's in here. It's like, how do you put it into words? The way I typically think that think about this is because you're asking your left brain to interpret what's going on in your right brain. The left brain is where we have our language and our analytical thinking. The right brain is typically where our subconscious, our emotions reside in

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: images as well, and images. My experience are the language of the subconscious, and, as they say, a picture is worth a 1,000 words. So when we get pictures

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: as we draw out our feelings, or as we turn into what's going on inside, and what we're seeing and hearing and thinking and feeling as we tune into those we get images. We actually get so much information from those images because the subconscious can convey a lot really quickly in just an image.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and that image can be symbolic. That image could be a memory, that image could be that it's trying to convey through color it could be conveying through. You know, a character that represents an energy inside of us, and so images are in huge way

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that are subconscious communicates to us. I understand that some people this is pretty rare, but I actually have a friend who's got a couple of friends, and they don't necessarily think, in images. They don't really know how to envision, but most of us know how to envision, or to get an ideas through images and thoughts that are coming

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: through images to us. And so it's a matter of trusting with listening, turning towards listening to those images and drawing them out, and then see where it goes from. There all these are all access points for the subconscious.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Obviously dreams. Freud was famous for this. I haven't settled. Send you a lot of for what I've heard. I'm actually not that impressed. I actually think Carl Bill is where it's at, but dreams are powerful

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: access point as well for the subconscious. Now, sometimes I personally think that we can over analyze our dreams. I don't think it necessarily makes sense to try. Oh, no, if i'm having a dream about this, this means this, this is gonna happen. It could actually be an expression of a fear

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that we have of something happening, or it could be some part of our subconscious or in our system is trying to work something through. Or sometimes my understanding is that what one of the things the brain does at night is actually cleaning up. You know. I don't know synapses or neurons, or whatever is going on inside of there. You know

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: the breeds actually cleaning that up as we sleep. And so I I personally think that I don't have any basis for this. It's just a thought is that I think sometimes in our dreams it can just be that those sort of

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: you know, whatever the cells that are carrying those memories, you know, can be, they're getting cleaned up. And so we're sort of having memories of those things that are being cleaned out. However.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: this subconscious can really be, You know that all that being said, some conscious that the dreams can be a great way to try to convey things that that we're thinking, feeling, you know, subconsciously.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: or believing subconsciously. But we're not allowing ourselves to recognize consciously. And I did do an episode or 2 earlier, in which I was having. I was actually waking up in the middle of the night with horrible terrors, and I ignored those for a long time because I thought, oh, no, it's just fear that i'm having.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But actually it was my subconscious, like screaming at me and trying to say, You need to stop this. You take a different course of action. So that's how dreams! And then you'll hear in the podcast episode that I just that i'm working on right now. But I promise it will come out soon. In fact, this this first session is actually going to turn into, I think, 2 episodes.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: It's going to be part one and part 2 really powerful. But the point is that she actually brings up, because, you know, I've never made this connection before. But this, this recurring dream that I do have it

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: is, I think, connect it, you know, is connected with an incident that happened between her and her mother when she was a little girl, and it was trying to get her to recognize these really intense feelings she had. I had ever since then that we're still plaguing her even in verse sixtys

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That being, said I. So it's this: where you've got emotions, your body, images, dreams, triggers. I mentioned those before, but also something I want to call Pop ups.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: One of the things I found to really trust when i'm working with the client. And obviously when i'm working with the client like we're going in, we are really tuning in and letting the subconscious speak, and letting their inner part speak, and letting their feelings and their thoughts, they believe

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: come to the surface. So stuff comes to a lot of stuff, comes to the surface. But I always tell my clients to trust whatever pops up. because what happens is suddenly they'll have a memory, and they'll say, Well, I don't know how this is related, but this is what's popping up from me.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: or they'll start to have, so they'll start to have sensations, or what have you, and it's just popping up, and I always encourage them to go ahead and say it, because we never know where that's going to lead.

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And frankly, I never totally know what is important information and what is just sort of like a random bit that the subconscious just needs to sort of get out there.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: or maybe it's some random thing. Sometimes even the mind is trying to protect the person, so it's trying to distract doesn't happen as often. But Usually those pop ups can have a lot of information, and in this first episode what it find like what's out

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: is that it starts actually by her saying, Well, I have this recurring meal. you know, that keeps popping up, and it keeps popping up, and I've worked on it. I've been to therapy, and I tried all these things, but it just keeps popping up.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and that memory is something that happened to her when she was a child, that in her conscious I don't mind. She looked at it was like no, but it just such a funny experience, and it just seems so silly. Why am I getting upset about that. So, for adults conscious adult line

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: had this pattern, this habit of dismissing it. It would pop up inside of her, and she dismiss it. But it kept popping up, she says, in in this session.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and it just keeps popping up, but it just keeps popping up, and you know, and she said that as she gone to therapy she realized well, actually, it wasn't such a funny thing it's actually really hard and really painful.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: but it just keeps it keeps popping up. So the point is, she didn't know what to do with this. And so that was part of the but the point is that pop up

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: led to a discovery of oh, it makes total sense! Why, that recurring memory is kept popping up, and how it relates to her, or was related to her current day struggles at the time.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Why, she gets having the same patterns of behavior and feelings and reactions and triggers. So pop ups are really important, and I guess if there's anything I could leave you with, you know. Listen to your body. Listen to your emotions and pay attention to your pop ups, because there could be some really powerful information in those

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: turn towards them, Honor them! The memories that pop up the feelings that pop up, and that doesn't mean necessarily like, I said with dreams. It doesn't mean that whatever dream has some big, the importance, or it's all symbolic. Not necessarily. It could just be that a party was trying to process.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But if something feels important or something just doesn't, go away, or there's some part of that memory that keeps sticking for you

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: really turn towards it, listen to and honor it, and listen for the wisdom

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that it's trying to get across to. I always talk about that. Listen for the wisdom. and i'll give you an example of this from my own life, and I don't remember if I've shared this in this episode in this show before.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But I had this experience a number of years ago, in which a particular person is a very toxic hostile person in my life. Luckily she's not really in my life anymore. She's sort of really there, but she at 1 point screened.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: She screamed at me and it the people around us. I won't go into it. It might reveal what this person is, but she screened at me and some others in in the area in the vicinity.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and she screams certain words at me

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that in the moment I knew. So I heard those words. Let's put this way! She screamed. All this stuff so. It was a traumatic experience to have this person screen.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And I notice, though the next few weeks that's like certain words from her screening, I mean just. and I was like, oh, I try to do my healing or drawing them out, or doing all these things. It's just bogan me, though.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and I finally realized as I started to listen to the words, and I thought, I'm not going to listen to the words according to how she met them.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: because how she meant them was one way. But for me they were. They were pulling it some other kind, something inside of me that needed to be heard. And so, sure enough, I heard those words in that way. I started to say, Well, wait. What if there's wisdom in this for me, even if that's not what she meant for me.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: but she just wanted to just just hurt me and try to just tear me down, which is what she But what if there's wisdom in there that's like, Well, no, wait a minute. There's something. Maybe there's something I need to pay attention to here in this situation, but I maybe need to change.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: or just or see something that I haven't been saying. Sure enough.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: those words as I actually listen to the words, then not as she intended, but as I, as I felt my wisdom or anything across to me.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: it was really really good information for them

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: to realize that you know what

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: she's right not in the way she thinks, but she was right in that. There was some wisdom that I needed to hear in those words that were going to get me to shift and have a different play, a different role

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: in that whole scenario.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But it helps me recognize. So that was an example from me of a pop up, which is kept popping up and popping up and bothering me.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and as I kept turning towards it and listening for the

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: It really gave me some great information, and I started to make a lot of changes, and I started to change my behaviors and change my role and change my perspective. And really, in that situation, actually, I started to back away from it

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: because it made me realize how very toxic it was, and if there was no point

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: in me trying to change it, and not only that, but I was actually powerless to change that situation. That's ultimately what those words were trying to get me to here, even though that was that was not her intention. That's what my subconscious. My inner wisdom is trying to get

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that we don't realize. So you see how there can be tons of information from our subconscious in these experiences that we have in our emotions for our body through the images that we get to our dreams for our triggers, and through these pop ups.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So I hope this has been helpful again. This is not met. I don't mean for this to be like. Well, we gotta over analyze this. We know

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: It's more like just tune in

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: turn towards tune in face and listen for the wisdom and what you're subconscious. You're interested in trying to convey to you

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that can help you. Then process something that you Haven't been able to process or release something that you really didn't know was there, or, you know, Help you a trigger, or what have you?

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Okay? I hope this has been helpful, as always. I am my Eldredge, with ChangeLight, please check me out. Check us out, Change like that. We'll go to work for our community. We've got a free course. I teach you the first few steps of the Drawing Out Process which is really really really powerful, and I explain it in a really simple way.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: so that you could start to release process and release these these pop ups, these emotions, his body, sensations, etc. All right.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I hope you are well, and I look forward to talking to you again next week.


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