In the third part of my series on exploring what Heal Your Life workshops are, I am going to look at why “Many of us have rigid rules about how life ought to be lived”.
Our lives today are conditioned by the beliefs that were instilled in us as young children.
For example, if we were told that it was not safe to climb that beautiful, strong tree in the front yard, we are probably saying the same to our children now. If our families believed that money was scarce and we had to save for a rainy day, we are probably not willing to utilise some of our money even today to bring us pleasure for e.g., taking a holiday or buying a beautiful painting.
What would have been true for previous generations may not be true for us now. Our lives have evolved in ways that our great-grandparents may not have perceived.
What about the miracle of technology which brings families across the world closer and in contact with each other frequently? If we had decided that technology is not for us, and that we would continue writing letters that took days or months to reach our families, who would have been disadvantaged?
Things around us will always change. You may have heard of the saying “Change is the only constant.” If this is the case, can we have rigid rules about how life ought to be lived? No! We have to move along with the ebb and flow that is life. We have to embrace change. We have to re-condition our thoughts to believe that there is always a better way of living.
Next time you are thinking something is out of your reach for e.g., a holiday in a beautiful location. Pause and think what is limiting you. Then, gently let go of that thought. Replace it with a beautiful thought like “I am willing to have a wonderful holiday.” Make it a habit to let go of limitations. Life is abundant and there is so much that we can experience if we let go of the limitations in our minds.
In the infinity of life, where I am, all is perfect, whole and complete.
I am willing to let go of old conditioning and limiting beliefs.
I am welcoming new thoughts and new ideas into my life.
I am flowing effortlessly.
All is well in my world.
Next week, I will write about the belief “When we are very little, we learn about ourselves and about life by the reactions of adults around us.”