Well, hello Habitual Way of Being. Fancy meeting you here in this place of transition from reactive to responsive to dynamic Beingness. Did you crash my party or did I forget to invite you? In any case, please come on in and let’s have a chat.
This is how I would have liked it to go.
Instead, what happened was I ran smack into my habitual way of being shortly after the experiencing of a massive breakthrough from the old paradigm to the new.
With every shift, we experience a wonderful sense of relief and expansion. This shift of mine was so huge, I initially felt the expansive feeling would be my new continuous way of being. But, not. Yet. It’s sort of like forgetting to do the laundry before heading out on a big trip.
We are creatures of habit, here in this construct. Without doubt. No question. End o’story. Habits have their place and are most advantageous when we choose life enhancing ones versus life destroying ones. Thing is…we’re primarily here to experience the ‘what we are not’ so that would mean dancing with the dark more than the light (which we are in essence). Until, that is, we weary of the dissonance and find our way back to our essential nature. We all know how clingy the dark is, and how much it wants to dance with us, so some closure is required.
Steps to take? Simple, Simon. Acknowledgement. Appreciation. Gratitude. Love. And, as soon as you can reach it: Forgiveness.
I feel it least resistant to go with the feelings you can most easily express first. It creates a flow that can pull you along on the path of expressing the more challenging feelings. Acknowledge, at every step of resistance, its presence. Ask what it wants you to know. And, listen. Relax into it as you would a friend who is there to help you clean your house, your garage, attic, yard, whatever. Because it is. Your friend. It is an aspect of you that’s been waiting to come home. Allow it, even invite it, in for homecoming.
Because we are in a highly creative time, it is easy to focus on filling the *No, Thank you*s with *Yes, Please*s. We are naturally creative and just because it’s been squashed, doesn’t mean it isn’t there and revivable! Woven into this time will be a needed full frontal view of our habitual way of being thus far; what needs closure; and, what needs adjusting.
By way of example, I am looking squarely at my need for sleep. Prior to September, during which I experienced a fruitful session with Carla Fox and her Quantum Sphere Healing, plus a massive breakthrough from old to new paradigms, I required a lot of sleep. My personal energy was being drained through hereditary contracts plus my own life circumstances and energy work done during sleep. It’s been quite a rush to feel so much of my own energy within my physical body, cleared and completed in certain contracts! I do not need nearly the sleep I had before. Yet…there is a habitual protective thought each evening with an eye on the clock — time for bed! — and, in the morning upon waking. a voice of not wanting to rise and face the day (notice I didn’t say “greet” the day…which I now feel like doing). Here, I get to thank this aspect of myself that’s been a wonderful caretaker and reframe my actual current need in this regard. I don’t need to do away with this habit, just update it.
In another arena, I’ve experienced a sharp shift in food tolerance. A small handful of Halloween candy yesterday almost immediately made me physically ill. It shocked me, my body’s repulsion. And, is it any wonder that the frequency vibes of the candy are no longer anywhere near compatible with my newly expanded beingness? Am finding that I really don’t want much of any of the foods I’ve been accustomed to eating, often feeling nauseated after a meal. Here is a direct opportunity to (ad)venture into new realms and find the resonance with food that is now compatible. One thing I know for sure…it’s gotta be fresh, fresh, fresh!
Have enjoyed this objective opportunity to see myself as I’ve been, so that I can shed what no longer serves, update where desired, and step into creating, with increasing clarity and joy, the next version of my expressive beingness.
And you? What are you shedding, shifting, and creating? How does it feel?
Can’t wait to hear! :-)
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