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Yesterday I was having a conversation with a beautiful friend from Masterful Living and we were talking about how having an effective spiritual practice changes us.
You can’t go back to the way you were, because now, you know too much.
It’s the difference between being a teenager and being an adult.
As teenagers, as children, there are all kinds of things we’d do that we will not do as mature adults (immature adults can behave like children, we see it all the time.)
As children if we don’t get what we want we will burst into tears, start screaming at the top of our lungs or throw ourselves on the floor.
I’ll never forget my precious nephew Alex, when he was about four years old, his family was having a big Christmas party at their home. I was there all evening, and Alex and I hung out some, but then when all the little kids were there to play with he was running in a pack with them. When it was time for me to go, I went and found him to let him know I was leaving and give him a hug. As soon as I told him I was leaving he fell on the floor crying. He was so upset that he didn’t get to play with me more. Sweet little guy. He just spontaneously fell out, and fell down, overcome with emotion.
As we get older, we’re less and less likely to throw ourselves on the floor wailing like Alex did. In part, it’s because we’re taller and we’ve got further to fall, but as we get older we have more perspective and we recognize that while this good thing might seem to be going away, another good thing is coming right behind it.
As spiritually immature beings we will blame others for our feelings.
We’ll say things to make people feel guilty or ashamed.
We hold onto resentments and don’t say anything, giving people the cold treatment.
Once we realize that it’s OUR responsibility to keep the Love flowing if we’d like to live a life of Love, then we’re grateful that it’s up to us.
We can make the choice that brings more Love into our experience and we don’t have to wait for someone else to bring it. That’s a beautiful thing.
For many years now, I’ve had the great honor to talk with people in my programs who tell me after just a few months their life is really changing and that they’re cultivating this spiritual maturity and it’s bringing so much benefit to them and their loved ones.
When that’s happening in someone’s life – why would you EVER wish to go back to feeling angry, hurt, resentful, ashamed and foolish? You wouldn’t.
At that point, the healing just keeps accelerating.
Instead of slogging uphill, we start rolling downhill in a most miraculous way!
I never thought I’d get past the struggle with self-medication and self-sabotage, but I did – because of my spiritual practices. And that’s what I’d like to share with you.
End My Self Sabotage Challenge
Starts July 17
Get The Motivation & Support to Free Yourself
From Self-Medication So You Can Live A Life You Love!
This program is about gaining awareness and becoming inspired. This is about motivation not information. Information isn’t healing, but expanded awareness is! Let’s get some expanded awareness together!!
Most people fall into self-medication at one time or another, and for some people it’s a very addictive and compulsive habit that is demoralizing self-sabotage that keeps us playing small and feeling shameful. Enough!!
Let’s gain awareness and become inspired to make some changes. Awareness is always healing.
Let’s gain the motivation to be more self-loving, to release shame and to open our hearts to having more energy to live a life we truly LOVE!