Sometimes when I get up early in the morning, while my eyes are still groggy, I see things. It’s usually more like waves of energy, kind of like the waves of heat you see above the road on a hot summer’s day. Some mornings I see a pattern, like the picture above. This alerts me to look at the patterns in my life… things I’m doing that sabotage me or hold me back.
I have to be honest. I have moments where I get frustrated. I feel like I’ve been doing so much inner work, energy work, healing, crystal session, praying, meditating… am I not done yet???
And then I realize that doing things to keep my body, mind and spirit at the optimal level, is really no different than eating and drinking, moving my body and taking a shower to keep my physical body happy and healthy. I can’t just eat or shower once and be good for the rest of my lifetime.
So… back to patterns.
Today I invite you to examine what patterns you do that are really sabotaging you?
Reaching for that oh not so healthy food or beverage, when you know better (it’s ok to indulge sometimes, but when it’s every day, or several times a day, then there is something to examine); or phrases you say, or things you do, like always leaving late, or getting caught up too long on Facebook, or Instagram so you burn dinner.
I’ve got good news for you, there is a way out!
Your patterns are simply habits, and habits can be changed. Here’s the basic of how to do it:
1. Identify the pattern or habit you have (the trigger that causes the habit, the action you take and the and the undesired result). Write it down, get present to it.
2. Do a brief meditation and ask the habit if it serves a purpose.
3. Thank the habit for sharing, and ask how it could be changed to have the type of outcome you desire (whether it is fitting in to your favourite jeans, being punctual, or cooking delicious dinners every night).
4. Take this knowledge and commit to changing this habit, by taking the new action once you experience the trigger.
I know it seems simplistic, but it really can be that simple. You need to commit to the change and want the better outcome more than the undesired action.