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The Three Core Poisonings: The Second Core – How Subtle Manipulation Holds Us Back

Sabine Bierenstiel, a dynamic Business Coach and Spiritual Healer, synergizes her expertise to guide individuals towards transformative growth and profound self-realization.

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This section explores the "Second Core Poison," a concept focusing on subtle forms of manipulation that influence our behavior and decisions. These manipulations can come from external sources or from deeply ingrained beliefs within ourselves.

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Understanding the impact

The Second Core Poison can manifest in various ways, hindering our growth and well-being:

  • Diminished self-esteem: Belittling ourselves or hiding true needs due to fear of rejection or conflict. This can lead to underestimating our abilities and blocking financial success.

  • Envy and resentment: Negative influences from others can affect our self-confidence and enjoyment in life. Comparison and feelings of inadequacy can stem from this.

  • The feeling of lack: The belief that we are "not enough" can be a core aspect of the Second Core Poison. These beliefs can influence thoughts and actions.

  • Resentment's drain: Resentment and negativity can significantly affect our energy and well-being.

Breaking free: Practical steps

The good news is we can break free from the Second Core Poison's influence. Here are some actionable steps:

Setting healthy boundaries

  • Recognize and communicate your needs. For example, if you're constantly interrupted while working from home, you might communicate with family members by establishing specific "work hours" where you need quiet time.

  • Learn to say "no" when necessary and "yes" to what truly nourishes you. Don't feel obligated to attend social events that drain your energy. Prioritize activities that bring you joy and fulfillment.

  • Prioritize time with supportive people and distance yourself from negative influences. Surround yourself with positive, encouraging individuals who uplift you.

Challenging negative beliefs

  • Identify limiting beliefs like "I'm not worth anything." Journaling can be a helpful tool for this. Reflect on situations where this belief surfaced and the emotions it triggered.

  • Replace them with positive, empowering affirmations. Instead of "I'm not worth anything," try "I am worthy of love and success." Repeat these affirmations daily to reprogram your subconscious mind.

  • Keep a journal to track patterns and beliefs. By writing down your thoughts and feelings regularly, you can identify recurring negative patterns and limiting beliefs.

Cultivating inner strength

  • Practice self-care and prioritize inner harmony. This includes getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and engaging in activities you enjoy. Take relaxing baths, spend time in nature, or pursue hobbies that bring you peace.

  • Engage in activities like meditation or mindfulness to reduce stress and connect with your inner voice. Meditation can help you quiet your mind and become more aware of your thoughts and emotions.

  • Regular exercise can also boost your well-being. Physical activity releases endorphins, which improve mood and reduce stress.

Empowering yourself

  • Seek professional help from a therapist or coach if needed. A therapist can help you identify and address the root causes of negative beliefs and develop coping mechanisms.

  • Practice visualization to imagine achieving your goals. Close your eyes and visualize yourself achieving your desired outcome. Focus on the positive emotions associated with success.

  • Create a positive environment by surrounding yourself with supportive people. Nurture relationships with positive, encouraging individuals who believe in you and your potential.

Taking action

  • Set and enforce boundaries to protect your energy and priorities. Communicate your boundaries clearly and respectfully. Don't be afraid to say no or walk away from situations that drain your energy.

  • Engage in regular self-reflection to assess your progress and adjust your path. Take time each week or month to reflect on your goals and well-being. Are you moving in the right direction? Are there any adjustments you need to make?

Letting go of old emotions and harmonizing the hormonal system

While not directly related to the Second Core Poison, holding onto old emotions can disrupt your hormonal balance and contribute to feelings of stress, anxiety, and fatigue. Here are some strategies to address this:

  • Energy Techniques: Practices like Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or tapping can help release negative emotions trapped in the body's energy field.

  • Journaling: Writing about past experiences and associated emotions can be a powerful tool for processing and releasing them.

  • Forgiveness: Holding onto resentment towards yourself or others is a burden. Forgiveness is not about condoning someone's actions, but rather about releasing yourself from the negative energy attached to the experience.

  • Breathwork: Deep breathing exercises can activate the relaxation response, counteracting the stress response triggered by negative emotions.

By actively working on these steps, you can overcome the Second Core Poison's influence and create a life that is abundant, fulfilling, and true to yourself.

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Sabine Bierenstiel, Business Coach, Training and Seashell Teacher

Sabine Bierenstiel blends her knowledge from the realms of business and spirituality, catalyzing transformative experiences in others. With a background in both economics and spiritual practices like Akashic Records and Seashell Healing, Sabine embodies resilience and perseverance. Her mission is to unlock the highest potential within individuals, making it tangible through her coaching and teachings, ultimately guiding them towards profound self-realization.



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