First off... you’re not alone...the process of ‘awakening’ is not always a glorious feeling. It’s a consistent re-evaluation of your environmental, physical, mental and emotional processes. Unfortunately, what you’ve accomplished yesterday isn’t enough. We must continue to plant new seeds, prune our weeds, and water our soil daily.
“Saving something for a rainy day” is something we’ve been taught since childhood. The only thing is, most of us are so fortunate that the metaphorical ‘rainy-day’ hardly ever appears. Instead, we end up with such an excess of ‘rainy-day’ material that we begin overflowing with ‘stuff’. This excess adds fuels the ‘lack’ centers in our brain. “I don’t want to throw this out because it’s expensive, I don’t have enough money to buy this again if I need it.” You may think that there’s no possible way that this can translate into our spiritual lives.
Subconsciously, we attempt to segment our lives into categories assuming one won’t bleed into another.
* “In my spiritual practice, I let everything go, I flow into Oneness, I shed all that’s holding me back, I pray to bring beauty and Life into my life, I pray to manifest a beautiful partner to share my experiences with on Earth, I pray for abundance, I pray for health and well-being.”
* “In my waking life, I live around people who are in in consistent conflict, I have articles of clothing and nostalgic objects in my room which I no longer need, my space isn’t clean or tidy, I don’t do much to bring about healthy ways of living into my life, I don’t know how to be sincerely happy for those who are flourishing around me because I feel like I’m being left behind.”
How have I allowed this way of thinking to enter my life? What can I do to shed this way of thinking?
- Be Honest with yourself and with others:
-Recite daily affirmations praying for abundance for those you are envious of. At first, you may feel resistance welling up, just breathe through it and continue. You’ll feel a weight lifted off your shoulders as this becomes a natural thing for you to affirm. This is the science of changing thought patterns. When you are able to feel joy at another’s success, you are ready to invite in your own abundance. This is the true path of parenthood. Achieve it now and everyday; be a parent to all, to all of life. Strive for the wisdom that understands that you are an extension of existence seeking to exist and thrive. Fear, jealousy, and hate are not just your own personal feelings, they are cosmic forces of entropy (decay). There is so much more at stake than little power struggles between people. Choose to be a life giver, choose to be a creator, and all will be well.
- Get rid of 10% of all your belongings.
-Weekly: vacuum, dust, mop, change bed sheets, do laundry.
-Fold, hang, and organize clothing neatly.
-Re-decorate space: change pictures on wall, re-orient furniture, etc.
- Check in with the people you live with, ask yourself the following:
- What are the conflicts usually about?
- Is there anything you can do to soothe conflicting situations when they arise?
- Are the people around you willing to make positive changes to invite joy into their space? If not, ask yourself how you feel about making a significant change in your living situation. Set a time frame for yourself.
- Be gentle with yourself.
We’re all on the path of evolution together and its foundation rests with the basics!