I have in my posts suggested various methods to implement this change. Everything from turning your will and you life over to the care of your true Buddha nature, surrendering your ego to its care, saying, "Not me!" to all your negative feelings and perceptions, shining light and love on your trauma, to burying your old tortured soul and mind with compassion.
But even with all of that work, I believed the mind of the old me still lurked there, waiting for an opportunity to express itself. It would not be denied. And it would sneak up on me with no warning. And I feared that.
Most recently, however, I have received a teaching that has given me an expanded take on the new me. It is not just that the Buddha nature, my divinity, is inside me . . . it is me, it is my substance. That force is what drives all the good that I do in my life. It is the source of my supply.
With this new concept of my self, I am becoming more aware of all the abundance in my life and around me and radiate the light that is my true Buddha nature, my divinity.
I have also accepted the teaching of his will, not mine. It is of course my responsibility to engage myself in what I feel led to do, but I don't have to figure out what is best for me or how it will work out; that is the responsibility of my divinity, of the universe. That is a burden that I am relieved of. My responsibility is to be ready when I am guided. I know I will be safe regardless what the universe provides because I have returned home and will always return home to my true Buddha nature, the divinity inside me. (See my post, "Buddhism and the Divine.")
And finally, with my new self operating, I have no need to fear the impact or guidance of my mind. I have left that behind. Yes, it will always be there and it will certainly attempt to assert itself. But I have the faith in myself and the presence of God within me that its fears are no longer relevant. I am no longer my wounded inner child in an adult body. And so I can just ignore it.
To quote Martin Luther King from a difference context, "Free at last, free at last, thank God I am free at last!"