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Shed the Skin

Old programs (-isms, habits, reactions, triggers) will not always go silently. They intertwine with our routines, our beliefs, and our perceptions.

If we’re well practiced at seeing obstacles and barriers, when we choose to shift into a new, elevated relationship with our story, we can find ourselves unconsciously sabotaging those first foundational steps.

We will unwittingly revert to the familiar until we snap out of the cycle to realize and recognize the power we’re recklessly draining away.

It doesn’t matter whom it may be directed toward, or for what reason or what they did or didn’t do. It doesn’t matter what is generating all the noise or anger or fuming in our minds. All those countless grievances and complaints and blaming and shaming are moot. They may feel justified, but it really doesn’t matter, given the grander perspective.

Accept it, change it, or let it go. Otherwise, all we’re doing is holding up an energetic wall in our path to the next crossroad; we’re keeping the flow blocked, keeping our hearts caged, and blinding ourselves to the opportunities and potentials for positive life changes, more aligned with our truth (and the side-effects of ease, grace, and joy).

We let the superficial nonsense cloud the real substance, and what will truly matter in the long run.

It can be far more subtle; observe how quickly you find unfinished time-waster tasks, or get hungry, thirsty, bored or otherwise glance away from the new book or video or training or whatever it is you’ve begun to make the shift with. Making purposeful change is a death to our old, small identity and limited story. Be patient. Self-compassion is always the best choice.

We’re living in a distracted society. We’re busy doing a lot of nothing, keeping tabs on nothing, and overwhelming our peaceful processes with someone else’s nothing.

Focus your energy. Eliminate distractions. Streamline your doings. Establish boundaries, and shift into the new you with a conviction and a commitment you deserve.

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