I was asked by my friend, Elicia Woodford (she is an expert in this field: http://retreatyourself.me/blog.html), to explain the detoxification process of linking with the One True Self, which is the name of my website and process. The One True Self refers to the “true self” spoken of by Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras and other philosophers on the journey of the soul. The One True Self also refers to the soft voice of the inner self. We hear many voices within ourselves, but only one voice that consistently speaks with truth, guiding us toward a sequence of life changing events through the evolution of the soul.

The True Self leads us toward bliss, the attainment of the heart’s desires. It heightens our love of self and others, by linking us to higher consciousness, allowing expression of emotion and thought on an entirely new plane. The impossible often becomes possible when the limits of the mind reach toward expansion and enlightenment. There is no adequate expression of the “true self” –it is only through experience that it becomes known.

Typically, I begin by teaching a manifestation technique. The student learns to heighten his or her vibrations through meditation techniques and then contacts the heart chakra. By focusing on this chakra, the student learns to project his or her heart felt desires into reality. Additional techniques teach substituting one state for another; altering reality through light and sound work; visualizing the opposite of one’s experience (for example: visualizing money or a relationship in place of dwelling on “not having”); and learning to tap into the cosmos through several alchemical techniques.

When student is dedicated, results follow. The process, though, is fascinating and addresses Elicia’s topic. Every human being appears to have a certain amount of negative energy. Karma is the word that is generally applied to this state. The individual, repetitive experience of negativity is highly personal; yet it is similar in expression. Almost everyone has difficulties with the same coloring and feel—and they repeat at intervals. Many people learn to ignore or live with repetitive karma, accepting it as part of life.

The visualization process of a desired life brings karmic patterns to the surface for clearing. The first test is the inner dialog, a negative and silent monologue –the conversation within the self. When the negative dialog is observed, it’s fascinating to note that there is a continual negative conversation about the desired manifestation. (If you change the manifestation, the topic of dialog usually alters.) Negative emotions may also follow. The emotions and inner dialog always existed, becoming apparent as resistance as the soul work ensues.

If the student continues with self-observation, then it is immediately noted that the negativity heightens then lessens through this state. The next step is to change the dialog by projecting positive imagery and altering the wording of the dialog. If this is accomplished, the student notices a physical pattern around the dialog. For example, traveling to work or balancing the checkbook may ignite the dialog, then explode into a number of events – such as failure to complete important work, lack of exercise or poor diet, emotional encounters with other people.

At some point in the soul journey, it becomes clear that neither life nor other people are responsible for the state or situation of our lives –the problem lies within. Most conscious individuals will agree that most difficulties revolve around negative imagery and self-talk. By beginning with imagery and negative dialog, progress is made.

Then, the real task begins. As fear and anger (which surround every block in life) are cleared, the physical life begins to change. I teach students to send light and love to their negativity, so that the gift beneath the darkness is found.

A willingness to change usually becomes evident. The seeker wants to meditate, exercise, change his or diet or friends. The realization comes—the toxicity in life becomes almost unbearable. (This refers to an aspect of life—not all of it.) And the toxicity is the sacrifice needed for the desired manifestation of a beautiful and joyful life. When the student is ready to surrender the people, places and actions that intensify the negativity within themselves, life begins to change and open.

Change often comes in stages. The stages are different for everyone, but they begin with self-observation and responsibility for self. Physical reality is a projection of self, and every difficult situation is composed of energy, whether through speech, habits or activities. I’ve also noticed that diet, location, and friends receive more attention over time.

Movement toward the True Self automatically moves the student toward love. It is through love of self that one meditates for long periods or eventually changes actions. The desire for all that is beautiful and true is part of the journey. This desire leads toward surrender of toxic habits, which surround resistance to the desire. Each movement, away from the old life and toward the new, leads the student away from the old life and toward the new.

Eventually, an entirely new set of positive habits takes the place of the old. And in the place of frustration and unhappiness, fulfillment comes through the perception of the beauty and power of the True Self. This expression of love, beauty and joy becomes apparent in both the internal world of self and the outer external world of reality.


If you would like to try this practice, here are the basic steps.

1) Focus on the heart chakra. Imagine pink light as love radiating into and out of you. Then imagine a screen 3-6 feet in front of you. Now project your desired life. You can focus on an aspect or your entire life. You should make it believable. Practice 10 to 15 minutes, twice daily.

2) As the image begins to become believable, you will either feel happiness and greater energy or you will notice negative thoughts and feelings. In either case, the negativity will come up at some point – perhaps when you are faced with a challenge or offered an opportunity.

3) Observe the negativity and its form. Notice when it happens and any triggers. Take notes.

4) Send light and love to the negativity. Learn to change the feeling or thought whenever you can. Then, focus on your desired manifestation.

5) Over time, you’ll realize that you’ve always had the “negative feeling” Start telling yourself, it’s nothing new – you are learning how to clear it and move forward. Notice if any activities, people or places accelerate the feeling. If so, eliminate or change any of these whenever possible.

6) Add new positive habits – juicing, new friends, and yoga, walking or time in nature. Notice when and how your energy increases. Keep adding practices that increase your energy.

7) Stay with your manifestation exercise. As you change, life will change. You will discover a significant and important presence within yourself – One True Self. As you strengthen your connection with this presence, life will continue to change in a positive manner.

For more information or to purchase Julia’s MP3 manifestation exercise, please visit onetrueself.com

Author's Bio: 

Julia Griffin is known nationally for her ability to enlighten others to find their True Self and become conscious co-creators through practical application of Universal Law.

Her teachings embody advanced concepts for those who want to deepen their understanding of co-creation and personal "reality”.

She is the originator of the “One True Self", a concept that encompasses the expression of our divinity in physical form and is the result of many years of devotion to spiritual practice.

She has a deep understanding of energetics based on extensive studies. She is an alchemist, astrologer, herbalist and Reiki Master. Julia has the ability to communicate with plants and animals. She lived with wolves for nine years, while developing her intuitive abilities. Julia is a contributing writer for Spirit of Maat.

Julia Griffin lives in the mountains of Northeast Georgia. She is graced by being the parent of two children, Vanessa and Griffin.