Spring Clearing

Day 80

“Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.”

– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I’ve been working on developing a habit of being positive for 80 days now. I’m noticing that although some old patterns still show up when an old familiar circumstance presents itself, my positive reactions to most things are becoming a more automatic response, and when they’re not, I am able to switch gears much more easily and quickly. Of course, I welcome, the old patterns as well, because once they surface, they’re up for clearing and healing.

I believe that focusing on the positive will enrich my life and bring unexpected and wonderful gifts from the Universe into my experience, and help me manifest my desires.

I invite you to join me on this journey, and develop positive habits that will help you create the life of your dreams.

It’s the first day of spring, and even though the weather doesn’t appear to have gotten the memo, it’s a time of rebirth, renewal and hope, a time for new beginnings. There’s excitement and positive energy in the air, and it’s a great time to let go of habits that don’t serve you anymore, and start fresh to program new ones that will help you achieve your goals.

Habits are formed once you learn something new. After that, three steps take place in the part of the brain that works to start and control movement and emotions. First, when you perform the new activity, it triggers your brain to turn the behavior into an automatic routine, next, you do the new thing, and finally, there’s a reward. The reward is the brain telling itself that it can go into auto-pilot to perform the act. Once that happens, the brain takes a break, and almost completely shuts down.

So, not only does practice make perfect, but it’s easy to repeat behavior that you don’t want if you do it enough times, because once a habit is formed, it becomes an automatic behavior that you don’t even know you’re doing, you just do it because your brain is on auto-pilot. In order to start clearing them, you need to be aware of them. Sometimes that’s hard to do if you have the same routine day after day. A change in environment can help break old patterns.

Switch things up by moving furniture around, or taking a different route to the office or school, and you’ll start to notice what triggers set off your unwanted behavior.

Now here’s the added bonus. Underneath those unwanted habits is the reason they began in the first place. Once you are aware of the habit, you can dig a little deeper to figure out why you do it, and you’ll likely find some limiting beliefs there. Then, you can clear the blocks in your subconscious that are stopping you from reaching your goals.

Here’s an example: You have a desire to release some unwanted weight. You notice that you have a habit of “treating yourself” to something you think is not good for your waistline when you’ve had a difficult day. Now that you’re aware of the trigger, you remember that your parents took you out “for a treat” whenever you were upset as a child. Then you realize that you’ve been receiving messages all your life that treats are fattening, so you believe they are. Now you can let go of that belief, and you will be one step closer to your goal, because our limits come from our beliefs, not from our treats.

Believe.

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.

Believe that you can be, do, or have anything you want. Because you can.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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