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Why do so many New Year’s Resolutions get pushed back another year? Why, year after year, do we give up on or forget about our most valued goals?
How do you make lasting changes in your life? One key is to shift subconscious reactive patterns, and the first step is to ask yourself, “Do I choose to create my life this way?”
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Given the opportunity, if I could create my life… Would I ever choose to create it where I was an emotional eater?
Would I ever choose to create my life where… I am in the same passive-aggressive codependent relationship?
Would I ever choose to create my life where… I wasn’t able to save money and build a profitable business?
Would I ever choose to create my life this way?
And the answer across the board is: “No way.”
Maybe it is a change in diet. A change in a relationship. A change of habit. Whatever it is that we seek to change, why do we get thrown off track so easily?
According to Dr. Darren Weissman, a holistic physician and chiropractor and developer of the world-renowned LifeLine Technique, “When we focus on what we do not want anymore, what we want to get away from, what we want to fix - when we are focusing in that way, that ultimately perpetuates the same pattern.”
In other words: What we focus on grows.
When it comes to resolutions, intentions, and change, Dr. Weissman suggests asking what he calls the Truth Question.
“A Truth Question acknowledges and honors through observation where we are at with discernment rather than judgment.”
“The Truth Question is fundamental for real change, rather than short-term change.”
The Truth Question asks us if we would ever choose to create this situation where we struggle and feel unhappy. Of course, for everyone the answer is no. No one volunteers to suffer. So why do we?
It has to do with our subconscious mind. Dr. Weissman explains that whenever we are not acting from choice, we are in a state of reaction. In other words, our reactions come from old programs and old beliefs about who we are and what we are capable of. We pick up many of these reactive patterns from childhood.
“Most people, without even recognizing it, are living life reactively. Most people are caught in the perpetual loops of reaction. If we want to create the kind of life that we really desire, we have got to get our subconscious mind on board.”
Just beneath the surface of our awareness are millions of programs, beliefs, emotions, and thoughts that were created in another time and in another place. Most of us have no idea how to bring action out of the subconscious and into the present moment.
Many New Year’s Resolutions fail because we never learn how to speak to the subconscious mind.
According to Dr. Weissman, if you would like to make a sustainable change in your life, there are a few fundamental steps involved:
1. From the heart, focus on what you choose.
“The one thing that can always get the subconscious mind on board, what always overrides the subconscious mind, is the heart. If your heart had a menu of infinite possibilities right now, all you have to do is set a resolution about where you are going.”
In other words, ask yourself, “What does my heart choose to feel?”
2. Make it as if you are already there.
“Our brain and our body do not know the difference between imagination and reality.”
“So, if we can focus on where we are going, rather than what we want to get rid of, then we begin to coax the body and the brain into following in the vibration of what it is we desire.”
This means instead of wanting something, you affirm that you are the very thing that you want more of in your life. Thus, begin your New Year’s Resolution with “I AM.”
3. Imagine it.
First, we connect with a feeling that our heart chooses to feel. Then we bring it into the present moment with the “I AM” statement. The next step is to imagine our life as an expression of that heart feeling.
Dr. Weissman asks, “What does your life look like as you perceive yourself as you are already there?”
It is important that you “take time to go into your imagination and dream it.”
“The neat thing about who we are is that we are malleable. Over a 28-day period, a whole new neuro-network begins to form in our body, in our brain just as a result of doing it.”
When we are empowered to understand the subconscious mind and its relationship to our behavior, we no longer suffer as victims of reactive patterning. We instead create the life that we want to live with discernment, choice, and intention.
STEP 1: Daily Mental Rehearsal
When looking at creating a big life shift, Dr. Weissman explains that, “It takes a practice to create a new mindset and a new heart-set.”
Part of what contributes to any change is a daily practice of affirming your goals and choosing to live that reality, instead of the reality that keeps you feeling stuck and unhappy.
STEP 2: Daily Physical Attunement
Just as our mind requires a certain form of nourishment in order to change, our body also needs high-caliber food in order to energize, motivate, and create the necessary feel-good brain chemicals to make the mental work possible.
We can do this by supporting the body with foods that are brimming with life energy. To support change in the body, we can choose to:
STEP 3: Support the Shift
Opening yourself up to that which is greater than you are currently living can create a powerful shift in perspective. Jumpstart your 2015 by unleashing the power of your subconscious mind.
STEP 4: Ensure Your Success
Once we are no longer living reactively, how do we step-by-step make our resolution a reality? We recommend starting your New Year fresh with The Daily Lessons of Infinite Love and Gratitude.
If you have yet to see success in a New Year’s Resolution, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Darren Weissman reveals a paradox that often destroys well-intended New Year’s Resolutions: What we focus on grows. If we focus on a bad habit or situation, it will ultimately create the same pattern in our life.
The key to long-lasting change is to tap into the subconscious mind with the following steps:
You can support your New Year’s Resolution this year with 4 simple guidelines:
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