Yes, at last after all the home renovations I am able to open the bedroom closet and see my old familiar clothes “friends” with me here in Rogers Arkansas. Why is that important? It is mostly because Jake, Booboo and I moved our home base from the far west of Arizona to the heartland of northwest Arkansas.
Nothing seems to settle me down like having familiar things around me. In this case it was my shoes, dresses and sweaters. Opening the closet door and having my red jacket smiling back at me was pure delight. Of course after all the unpacking and reorganizing our little dog Booboo is especially happy to enjoy her usual bed, treats and toys.
When you consider it, most of us are operating on habitual expectations. We depend on the familiar. We have certain firmly held beliefs. We expect to know which cupboard, which drawer holds the knives and forks without a lot of searching. We hold a memory card for that specific location. Also depending on traffic lights as we travel, we know to stop the car without a lot of thought about what a red light means.
In general habit serves us very well indeed until we cease looking at some aspects of it. When we make decisions on life’s recurring issues by merely following what we always do in similar situations, we may cut off some more positive options.
The actions we take may be on seemingly small problems but unfortunately everything we do affects something or someone else. It pays to open up our thinking to allow that there is almost always more than one solution to any challenge.
I was teaching an intuitive development class for the college in Arizona when one of my students asked me to give her a method for forcing her coworker to agree with her own firmly held plan of action. She wanted to mentally force her coworker to see the “right” way. I suggested that just possibly there was more than one way of resolving the problem, more than one possible solution. I guess I was too forceful because my student didn’t return!
Habit many times serves us well. All I am suggesting is that sometimes we need to consider some of our more imbedded habits and automatic reactions. It is good to see if a certain familiar path has lost its usefulness. Occasionally we might catch ourselves using outdated solutions we used as children which no longer work in our adult world.
As a certified clinical hypnotist I am often asked to “reframe” ideas, those old knee jerk reactions and habits for a client. The subconscious mind will do anything for you given the right instructions. Hypnosis is a reliable way of imbedding those new instructions. With the deep meditative state accessed through hypnosis you always have the option of creating a new improved neural pathway for more positive results.
Call for more information on how I might help you achieve your goals. Rev. Lois Cheney 928-300-2030 or RevLois@gmail.com