What Shinn is saying is that we can override the old, no-longer-effective patterns by focusing on truer ones — and she’s right for the usual kinds of things her contemporaries were dealing with. But for us it’s a little like chipping away at an iceberg: the bulk of the conflicting ideas that we’ve picked up from school, church, our parents, and the media are below the surface and not being addressed at all. As a result, we’re still blocked; not able to receive the intuitive insights we long for.
Which is why I developed my method for “releasing the past” (on my website: http://revruthlmiller.com/releasing-the-past/). As you read through my method you’ll see my version of “casting the burden” involves more than just saying the words. And I think you’ll find, if you do the process around whatever issue is “triggering” you, that you’ll begin to experience the kind of intuitive insights that Shinn promises.