Changing your habits of thought

Are you holding on tight to ideas, grudges, unpleasant thoughts, and old stale energy?

Perhaps you don’t realize what you’re doing, don’t realize how free you could feel when you let go of the old, the habitual thoughts and ways of being that keep you stuck.

Does fear of the unknown keep you from exploring new ways of being, new energy habits, new and fresh ways to live your life?

Start small! Identify one thought that holds you back, puts you down, or describes yourself as a person you don’t want to be. Identify one way you criticize yourself. Lovingly and kingly challenge this thought in your mind each time it comes around.

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Red Winged Blackbird

Try speaking to yourself like this…“Remember, I’m learning to bring in thoughts that lift me up…” “I’m learning kind new ways to talk to myself…” “I’m moving forward in life with new supportive and loving thoughts…”

Be patient as you do this, patient and loving and kind. It takes time to change life long habits!

Like spring cleaning, cleanse away what is stale and no longer useful, the dusty and broken and unhelpful thoughts.

Bring in fresh new healthy thoughts a little at a time and you will begin feel so much better!

Obligation and duty

Do you feel obligated to carry out certain actions that others deem important?

Do you feel you must go to events chosen by others, buy and give gifts, act within the human made frameworks of rules, rituals, honor, custom, tradition, and habit?

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Do you follow procedures out of routine and attend ceremonies that no longer make you happy?

Do you feel trapped in endless cycles of duty that bring you no joy and keep you stuck?

It is time to look closely at your automatic responses when duty or obligation come knocking at your door. Do you feel anger, resentment, a lack of freedom, or do you feel uplifted, joyful, connected, and happy?

If you feel resentment, it’s time to gather your courage and create new habits, new thoughts, and new rituals that support and add real meaning and purpose to your life and connect you more deeply to your loved ones. And, they must bring you joy.

It is your life, dear one, and you get to make the rules and set the boundaries that work for you, create the ceremonies, choose the events and activities you enjoy.

You are the creator and designer of your life. Make it beautiful, make it uplifting, make it fun. And make it yours!

You can feel better!

Dear ones, you do not need to spend your life feeling bad, guilty, less than, sick at heart, depressed…

I, Grandmother Cottonwood can feel your vibrations as you walk past. I feel the dancing, lively, fun, sweet energy of those who feel good, and the heavy muddy, swampy energy of those that feel bad.

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Robin in winter

My dears, with patience, practice, perseverance, and self compassion you may shift your daily emotional tone to one that lifts you up out of the muddy feelings, gives you hope and clarity, allows you to know your inner strength.

This is your true nature. You no longer need to hold yourself back, keep yourself repressed, dim your light to make others feel better, to fit in with the family or group of friends. Take heart, loved ones, for you and only you are in charge of the emotional climate of your life.

Take easy steps, stay with it, notice and replace thoughts that hurt with something that feels a little better, make this a habit, then replace that with a new more uplifting thought. Take the time you need.

Make these new thoughts a habit. As you do this, your vibrations will rise. Toxins will be released from body, mind and spirit. You will feel better in all ways, and you will see a shift in the world around you.

Make feeling good your highest priority and you will bless yourself and this world.