How do you become new when there is so much that is old cluttering the ground around you?
You’re ready to let go of your “old” life. Or at least the part that no longer works. Maybe you’ve been pushed to this point by external forces. Perhaps the nudge has come from an inner recognition that you need more than you have right now.
What is needed?
Taking quiet time each day can bring a feeling of relaxation, aligning you with what your day requires. Over time you feel a developing relationship with the inner core of yourself. A feeling of strength builds as your intimacy grows with this inner core. This is the pathway of connection with your true self.
Is something more possible when you step away from everyday life for a longer time-out?
Become New in This Moment
Relaxation can become renewal and rejuvenation. Implied in “re-newal” and “re-juvenation” is a refreshing return to an earlier state of being, like polishing the layers of tarnish off an old piece of jewelry. This is the first step—the clean-up that reveals the original brilliance of the jewel.
The jewel is not to be kept locked away inside a treasure box. Let yourself shine!
The true gift of focused, intentional time-out is one of transformation–opening new dimensions within to realize more of the potential that has been lying dormant in your cells. Once this is uncovered, it must be activated. It is easy to miss the deeper levels of transformation when you return to your daily routines, allowing the marvelous to fade like a dream. How do you hold on to these new dimensions, keeping the transformation alive and putting it into action? How do you keep from falling back into familiar patterns?
If you want to realize the fullness of your potential change, pay attention to what is entirely new and unfamiliar. There is so much more to discover! You may not know what it is yet, or how to describe your experience— even to yourself. Allow it to unfold. It takes physical time—days, weeks, or even months.
So, how do you become new?
Notice, Explore, Take Action
Start by exploring what feels different. Notice new ways of thinking and of interacting with others. It may show up as a different feeling of flow in your body. New pictures about your life might come into awareness. Ask questions about them.
How am I to engage with these pictures?
Is there more information available about the pictures?
What action is required?
What do I need in order to manifest them?
Life will present you with opportunities to experience yourself as you are now. They may appear while chatting with a stranger, or attending an event outside your norm. Pay attention to it all. Take time to document what you notice. Writing can become your informational ally; a means for you to attend to what is new, taking you into deeper exploration.
See how your changes fit into your everyday life as you begin to integrate them. Allow what is new to flourish. Claim it as your fresh reality. When old thoughts creep in, bring the lens of your new vision to transform and reveal them for what they are. After all, the old is only your pattern.
Can you continually begin anew? This is your potential–to become new. There is nothing that must be indelibly carried forward from the past.
What if you realized this was true? What would your life feel like if you lived each moment as new? Dazzling! Embrace it.
Take a breath. Release it. Take another. Devote some dedicated time of concentration/meditation. It doesn’t need to be hours of quiet, perhaps only 15 minutes. Then allow the question to simmer within you. Let responses bubble up into your awareness. Notice new ways of thinking, of images or ideas that arise spontaneously. Pay attention to your dreams. Let it happen. Be aware. See where it leads you next. Let yourself savor this process of receiving from yourself. Don’t judge whatever comes up, just receive it. Make notes.
You may want to share something from this process. Sharing is an important way to anchor an insight in your body. It leads you to deeper insight. It stimulates action.
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