Our Souls speak to us in all kinds of ways. They are constantly communicating with us in the hopes of gaining our attention in order to connect the dots of our Spiritual Selves. Our inner and outer worlds work together to reflect what we need to learn in order for us to “Pass Go” and move ahead one space at a time in this game of Life.
Sometimes the clues are subtle and we can easily miss them. Much of the time, however, we don’t want to see them, because then we’d have to do something about them, which means doing something about ourselves. The ego is tenacious; letting go of decades of habitual thoughts/patterns can be quite a challenge since we’ve become so comfortable with them.
The Universe doesn’t let us off too easy, though. No, we get pushed, prodded, and downright pestered when we give the go-ahead that we’re “ready” for change. I think what happens is that the personality finally catches on that something needs to shift for our betterment, and then the Soul goes to town providing the opportunities.
The steps below have helped me with this process:
1) I acknowledge what needs to be released (because I really do have to name it first to claim it).
I want to release the need for pointing out things that I see as “wrong.”
2) I catch myself when I react in the old pattern, then laugh, forgive myself, and move on.
This habit has become so ingrained in me that I am the first person to say something like “I should have added more salt (or whatever) to something I made for dinner. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but IT IS considering my history, which I wrote about in last week’s post!
My first goal is to catch myself having the thought before blurting said thought out, but sometimes the blurting beats me to it. That’s ok. I laugh and know that I’m working on it.
3) I reset to a new pattern.
I basically tweak the old scenario by saying something like, “The next time I make such and such for dinner, it’s a good idea to add more seasoning.” See the difference?
4) I await the tests to come.
As I work to instill a new, thoughtful pattern, the Universe provides various challenges so that I can measure my progress. For instance, just last night after noticing a grammar mistake that had been repeated several times, (yes, several times!) in a book I’ve been reading, I said out loud, “I can’t believe these mistakes got passed the editors! How did that happen?” It took a second, and then I smiled.
It’s a process.