By the 3rd week of January over 25% of people that started the New Year with a resolution have already broken it.
Resolutions are about change and change is challenging when the subconscious mind is resistant.
Last week when I attended a webinar by Sasha Allenby, she described 3 types of change. I was struck by the similarity between her description of change and the way I talk about manifestation in my manifestation wheel workshops. Sasha says change can be: ego-based, heart-felt, or thrust upon you. Ego-based change happens when you want to make changes on a superficial level i.e. losing weight to get into a bikini in the summer, making a lot of money to buy a new car, or fall in love so you can impress your friends at your college reunion. Heart-felt change is what I call your soul’s mission. Examples are losing weight because you’ll love the journey you’ll be on towards self discovery and renewed sense of power, making money to fulfill a dream to build a charter school in an inner city, or falling in love so you can experience the growth that will happen when you learn when to be deeply intimate with another human being on a daily level. Changes that are thrust upon you can be the most disconcerting but hold the greatest possibility for transformation once you’ve worked on the grief and pain of your lost expectations. These are often best handled with the guidance of an expert practitioner. Examples include loss of a loved one in some way, illness, financial disaster, etc.
The most critical component to creating permanent change is to engage both the soul and the ego. Now is a great time to look over your resolutions, dream bigger, revise your plan, and tap on fears and limiting beliefs about your ability to draw circumstances, people, and resources to you in order to fulfill them.