THE FOURTH DEPTH
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WHAT'S THE CONDITION?

What are the conditions in your body and environment? What's functioning? What's not? What's clean? What's dirty? Are you experiencing symptoms? What is the terrain like? What is the atmosphere like? Are there any weather systems, hot/cold regions, waterways, cliffs, crevasses, pits, traps, projectiles, predators, toxins, deteriorating materials, unstable grounds, or oxygen rich/depleted zones? Present conditions result from previous care or previous neglect. Exploring your territory will help you to identify missing needs that when fulfilled will propel you forward on the path to your developmental destiny. Without purpose, life tends to lose its meaning and can leave a person feeling lost. Locating areas of need is the key to finding purpose.

WHERE'S THE EMOTION?

Where is your drive? Where is the emotion needed to fuel your momentum? Where in time did it originate? Conditions create feelings that encourage people to move; it may be an internal condition, such as hunger, or an external condition such as a nearby predator. Where's your feelings on the current environment? Can you find the emotion that relates to each condition? Where are you storing this fuel source? It is accessible? It is stuck somewhere? Where is the urge for something different? Where is the desire for something more? Primary urges come from the physical need for safety, hydration, sustenance, warmth, or procreation. Secondary desires arise from a longing for comfort, companionship, peace, or understanding.

While commonly undetected, movement is often influenced by a subconscious map of the location of previously-encountered pleasures and hardships (the brain's hippocampi retain the data of these spatially-arranged emotional memories). When movement is fueled by past arrangements instead of the placement of current dangers and resources, people may inadvertently move into harm's way and/or further from the relief they seek. It's important to understand the landscape of your emotional experiences to be able to distinguish the differences between the past and present. To make forward progress in your life, it's important to STOP and explore each emotion to understand the root of its source (in time) before resuming external efforts.

WHY MOTIVATE?

Motivation is looking forward to a new condition, the anticipation of a better environment that may enhance your well-being. Moving may be essential for you to survive, or optional to help you thrive. Every organism has its own particular needs and preferences, requiring exactly the right amount of sunlight, nutrients, type of shelter, etc. If your current environment cannot provide these specifications, perhaps a search needs to occur. The ideal location will have _______, _______, and _______ (fill in the blanks). This is your wish list. The need (point A) is your purpose and the ideal destination (point B) is your aim. Once this is set, an emotional motivation will begin to generate between these two points, and a path will usually open up. The desire to avoid pain (the unfavorable condition) or to seek pleasure (a favorable condition) is fundamental in the wiring of your nervous system. It is the evolutionary drive that propels the survival of the species. Connecting in with these primal feelings will help to reallocate resources toward the necessary body regions needed to physically make the move. The potential reward waiting for you at the end is the not only an improved condition but the emotional satisfaction that you will experience from the achievement. The more you connect with the reason behind the move, the more satisfaction you will receive at its completion.

HOW TO USE YOUR CHART

A chart is a way to document what you're trying to achieve and where you are at in the process. Each effort starts with the conception of an idea, building until it peaks, and subsequently declining. Creative works require ample time to develop, blossom, and return to the earth. These three phases: creating, maturing, and decaying can be witnessed in all forms of nature. It is a natural cycle and one in which you would be wise to align your efforts with.

Honoring the phase is an important step that is often overlooked or discredited in modern society. Children are expected to take on adult roles or concepts; workers are expected to provide instantaneous results, and the attention span for the average person waivers on a dime. Meaningful results can never truly occur without patience. It is a time-dependent process and you must wait for it. Expectations that ignore the developmental stage, or seek to launch a new project before the waning period from the previous one has ceased, disrespects the natural way. Such interference typically results in offerings/fruits that are not well put together, and/or something that no one really wants. Knowing what you're creating and putting in the appropriate effort at the right time will produce a result that people and the environment can appreciate.

To utilize a chart, list all of the areas in which you are applying your energy toward, such as remodeling your house, raising a child, or producing a portfolio for your boss. Before each project, take some time to consider what each phase might look like. This will help you to be prepared and ready for the type of action you will need to make. The growing phase typically requires resources, so you may need to gather supplies ahead of time. The maturation phase may require you to make offerings, acknowledgements, or recognitions. The winding down phase often requires a clean up, a disposal, or a release. It's helpful to note the exact specifications ahead of time so that as you witness them, you can quickly identify the phase you're in and apply your energy most swiftly. When you can align your efforts with the natural process, things tend to go much smoother, and more efficiently. By documenting your projects, writing down the requirements of each stage, and identifying the current phase, you will know exactly where you're at in the process. As a result, the sense of urgency and pressure tends to lessen, freeing up time and space for simply Being.

WHEN PATHOLOGY IMPEDES

Stopped. Stuck. Frozen. Your body or mind just won't move forward. Hesitation, uncertainty, or doubt. There may be something holding you back, or maybe a part of you isn't sure about a move you've recently made. Unexplained apprehension or resistance is a sign that a Fourth Depth pathology may be impeding your progress. Memories of previous conditions created by parents, peers, and society may have lead you to believe that certain arrangements are safe (xwhen it's actually harmful) and/or other arrangements are dangerous (when it's actually benign). This mal-conditioning can lead a person into uncertain situations where one doesn't know if it safer to move or more beneficial to stay put.

If any of the following conditions are present, this could indicate a 4th Depth attention requirement: Stagnated work. Hindrances in the flow of lymph, plasma, or cerebrospinal fluid. Tumors or abnormal growths. Back pain. Brittle bones. Marrow depletion. Chronic fear. Stress. Urinary problems. Fungal infections. Anxiety. Limited cellular regeneration. Off-timed biological provisioning. Endocrine system imbalances. Halted mental-emotional development. Cell-mediated immune function suppression (T-Cells).

WHO CAN HELP

Depths Mystery offers one-on-one coaching to help you explore your own personal life chart and overcome any obstacle you might encounter along the way. Energy medicine techniques can calm the body and assist in the recovery from everything it's endured. And through individual training, you can learn to detect the physical, mental, or emotional needs that were neglected in the past, which may be hindering your current progress.

Stress management techniques, such as implementing an effective self-care routine, making sure you are choosing healthy foods, and getting enough sleep are great ways to aid the Fourth Depth. Also be close to what makes you happy. If you're unable to be doing the activity you want to be doing, perhaps you can be near those who are. Set up informational interviews with people in jobs you admire. Read a book or watch a movie about the activities you like. Browse the Internet for others who have a similar passion and see what they're up to; perhaps you can find some new shared interests. Focus on generating the emotions that will sustain you over time.