Changing Addictive Patterns

March 29, 2017 Posted by Linda Vettrus-Nichols - No Comments

“If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” ~Lila Watson

The Pain Body is Past Based

The Ego is Future Based: It is more concerned with how the other person sees you than the other person.

Presence sits between the Pain Body and the Ego.

“Presence is the point where manifestation becomes action.” ~Earthwind

Awareness is presence. Presence is consciousness without thought.

When awareness grows, addictive patterns weaken.

You can catch any thoughts that justify the addictive behavior, sometimes with clever arguments. When you get that voice in your head, ask yourself, “Who is talking here?” And you will realize the addiction is talking. As long as you know that, as long as you are present as the observer of your mind, it is less likely to trick you into doing what it wants.

Breath is a way of generating consciousness.

When you notice the compulsive need arising in you, stop and take three conscious breaths. This generates awareness. Then for a few minutes be aware of the compulsive urge itself, as an energy field inside you. Consciously feel that need to physically or mentally ingest or consume a certain substance or the desire to act out some form of compulsive behavior. Then take a few more conscious breaths. After that you may find that the compulsive urge has disappeared for the time being. Or you may find that it still overpowers you and you cannot help but indulge or act it out again. Don’t make it a problem. Make the addiction part of your awareness practice in the way described above. As awareness grows, addictive patterns will weaken and eventually dissolve. Remember however to catch any thoughts that justify the addictive behavior, sometimes with clever arguments as they arise in your mind.

One’s inner purpose is to awaken.

If uncertainty is acceptable to you, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity. The arising of that unifying field of awareness between human beings is the most essential factor in relationships on the new earth.

Whenever you become anxious or stressed, outer purpose has taken over and you lose sight of your inner purpose. You have forgotten that your state of consciousness is primary, all else secondary.

Stay fully present and fail forward.

We believe in you, Terry and Linda

Excerpts and notes from reading “The New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle