Sheena Oxer

Sheena Oxer

I believe that every person has the right to a peaceful and happy life and be set free

Can I teach while being ‘outside in’?

The answer is resounding YES! Here I will explain why.

Being ‘outside in’ has become a ‘thing’ in this movement of the Three Principles. “I am ‘outside in’, how can I teach this”, or “I am not in a good feeling so I can’t teach this now”. It has become an idea, concept or belief.

Quick aside, For those of you who don’t know, ‘outside in’ is being outside the understanding of the logic of how we work. When we are thinking that we work in a way that we do not. For example when I think that my messy house is directly upsetting me and I am missing the fact that I can only feel upset about my messy house via my thinking about it (and not directly). ‘Inside out’ is inside the understanding of the logic of how we work. Where we know that I feel upset because I am thinking thoughts that come with this feeling, they could be thoughts about my messy house or I can feel upset and then blame it on my messy house.

Back to the explanation, if I am ‘outside in’, outside of the logic, there is nothing to do about it, nothing to change. Thoughts change on their own. I don’t have to try and change it. I am not understanding where my feelings are coming from, I think that my messy house is upsetting me, it really seems to be true, but I do still know that it can only be thought in the moment that is causing this feeling.

So the question was, can I teach this logic when I can’t see the logic but know it to still be true. Of course, I can, and have. In fact, I talk about the logic in the same way and the client still has insights. I don’t have to be in a good feeling for clients to have insights. The insights don’t come from me. The client has the insight from within them. I speak about the truth of how I know we experience life and clients see via insights that it is true for them. Whether or not I am able to be in the understanding at the precise moment of teaching doesn’t make a difference to the truth of the logic.