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Haven’t we all learned that when we’re looking to change our ways and get out of the patterns that are so sticky, addictive, compulsive and intense that going cold turkey can be really challenging. The challenge is that we’re faced with our “stuff.” When we’re looking to really shift and clear the pattern it can be so helpful to take a break from feeding the pattern – and that will mean that your emotional attachments to the pattern will come up in your face – and that’s not easy.
When we avoid making changes its because we don’t want to deal with the emotional intensity that change sometimes brings. We’d rather play small than face the challenge. It happens to us all and in various areas of our lives.
What can be helpful is to realize that we have an inner strength that is FAR beyond our knowing – and many have rarely tapped into it. It’s ours for the asking. It comes from our Higher Holy Self and to access it we must put the Higher Self in charge. It’s a of surrender to the highest wisdom within us. The wisdom is not outside, it is our true nature.
Here’s a great way to access that power: I AM statements.
I AM is the name of our Higher Holy Self – We share the same Higher Holy Self with everyone – including all the great Ascended Masters. (Jesus, Buddha, Quan Yin, etc.) I AM statements invoke the higher wisdom of the Holy Self to activate and take over – Miracles come from this practice. Try it and see! Some simple I AM statements I use all the time with great effectiveness are:
I AM willing to have a healing now.
I AM is the only intelligence acting in my mind and body.
I AM the purity of Love.
We often think that the body is addicted to things – addicted to sugar, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, etc. The body isn’t really addicted, it’s the mind. So we heal the addiction in the mind – and the fastest way I know to do it is to give the healing to the Higher Holy Self.
My I AM Presence is healing, resolving and dissolving all attachments, cravings, addictive and compulsive tendencies back to the root cause so that I never experience them again. I AM willing to have a healing now. I AM grateful for my healing now.
The slippery slope is when we say, “I’m just going to have a cookie” and then a bit later we say “well, that didn’t cause a problem, so I’m going to have a few more cookies.” And then later we say, “well, I already blew it today, so I might as well have some cake and ice cream, and then start again tomorrow.”
Of course there’s nothing wrong with having a cookie because it’s not about the cookie. It’s about how quickly we give ourselves permission to venture into self-sabotage and that place of “I already blew it, so I might as well blow myself up entirely!” That’s where Self-Love comes in. When we truly Love ourselves, we’re able to make decisions that are loving and supportive.
In our 40 day reboot of Pray & Clear, we’re cultivating the ability to Love ourselves free of all addictive compulsive tendencies.
It’s great that people are sharing their “slippery slope” experiences in our facebook group because that’s WAY better than feeling ashamed. We can all learn from each other and that’s what groups do. The main thing is ALWAYS to choose Love rather than judgment, shame and blame.
Having right motivation for doing anything IS Self-loving. When we partner up with the Higher Holy Self, and ask the angels to support us, there’s nothing we can’t do if we truly wish to.
Some people set out to do things and are actually intent on failing so they can say “you see, I don’t have what it takes. Things just don’t work for me.” They like the idea of being “special.” Why settle for special? Being magnificent is everyone’s natural state – your magnificence is SO much more worthwhile than being “special.”
Again, it comes down to being mindful of motivation. At first it seems so tiring to be mindful all day long. That perspective is ego smoke and mirrors. Being mindful is a MUCH easier way to live. Being loving is SO much easier than not being loving – but not if you BELIEVE it’s harder. You will always experience your life in alignment with your beliefs. That’s why we use the spiritual practice of mindfulness to change the unhealthy beliefs.
Changing behavior doesn’t change your life – changing your mind will change your choices and the behavior will simply represent your thinking. When people change their behavior without changing their thinking, they usually revert or divert. They revert to the old behavior because the belief was never changed. Or they divert the energy into some equally self-destructive behavior. It’s so helpful to remember that mindfulness is a healing and loving spiritual practice.
Spiritual practice SAVES time that would otherwise be spent in suffering.
Invest in spiritual practice rather than in suffering.
The more you let go of the false beliefs the more empowered you feel because you begin to experience miraculous healing. As you cleanse and detox your mind of the false, you have new behaviors and your body begins to feel lighter and stronger. It’s wonderful to discover for yourself that:
Nothing tastes as good as Joy feels!
On the cleanse side of life: Here are some smoothie tips:
Have you tried cashews in your smoothie? Soak them in water for 20 minutes (or not) before blending. Makes for a very smooth and creamy shake. I find that 6 cashews works well.
Another smooth and creamy addition – so healthy – to your shake is avocado!
Ayurvedic medicine has some great ideas: a couple of dates – soaked overnight – are a great addition – as are 3 or 4 soaked cardamom pods. Very good for you!
A great recipe from the CleanProgram.com blog – Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie – it’s a bit complicated – but it sounds great! It calls for apple cider – made in an ice cube tray to blend the smoothie for that cold icy consistency. For me, personally, my body doesn’t like cold icy things, so I would just use plain apple cider – but we don’t have that where I live in Hawaii!
If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!
Come run away with me! Check out my Stop Playing Small Retreat this May in North Carolina! ALSO I’m offering my Spiritual Counseling Intensive Training again – check it out, also in May in North Carolina!