Releasing Old Habits

My dear friends, we love you so very much,

Last week we talked about letting go of old things and dense energies. Today, we wish to discuss letting go of old habits.

In the heavens, we think you are perfect now, even as you evolve! However, it is the nature of all of life itself to grow, evolve, and continue to deepen its expression of love.

Take a few minutes and think about this question. What kind of person do you want to be? Most of you can answer this, at least to a degree. You know you want to speak more kindly, live in balance, act abundantly, or be more patient. Perhaps some of you want to be more proactive. You may want to be more gracious, or you may want to learn to kindly stand up for yourself. Each one of you, if you take time can imagine the kind of person you would ideally love to be.

Try living as if you are this person, just for a day. Very quickly you will begin to see your old habits rise up. We'd rather call them habits than issues! These are just ways of thinking and being that you have learned, repeated, and become accustomed to. It is only when you begin to pay attention to being someone different that you will notice them. And this is good dear ones! Celebrate! When you see an old habit, you can begin to change it!

Say you want to be more gracious. You go about your day being very kind and loving to everyone, until someone is rude, and suddenly you find yourself speaking abruptly. Celebrate! Now you see where you can grow into a more gracious person. Conversely say you want to learn to speak up more. You go about your day "faking it until you make it," speaking up, even when it is uncomfortable. Then someone disagrees with you very strongly and you find yourself remaining silent and in fear!Celebrate! You have found an area in which you can grow.

Now take this area in which you would like to grow and really imagine you are "already there." Imagine you handle a rude person with kindness. Imagine you are comfortable lovingly speaking to a strong-minded individual. Imagine you remain in faith rather than falling into fear. Take time each day to see and imagine yourself as this person you want to be. It is only through practice, either internally or externally that you can literally "rewire" your brains to react differently. Just as an athlete must practice many times to make the "shot," catch the ball, or cross the finish line, so too each one of you can practice, if only through your imagination, becoming the person you wish to be.

We love you as you are dear ones. We hope you can too. And we support you in growing even more beautifully into the kind of person you wish to become.

God Bless You! We love you so very much.

-- The Angels

Message From Ann 

The angels had me ask myself this New Year's Eve, "Who do I want to be?" It was a good question. I like myself as is, but always have areas in which I want to improve. I want to be a gracious, loving person who lives authentically, in balance, has energy, vibrant health, and is confident even when challenged... and so much more! While I achieve these things much of the time, just thinking about it, as the angels pointed out, did bring up areas in which I can improve.

In my ideal life I am active and exercise once again. I let that go because I was so busy towards the end of last year and could not get motivated. I had fallen into the old habit of taking care of my business before my body. It was clearly time to correct that!

At first I didn't change a thing externally. I spent time each day remembering what it felt like to be fit and energetic first. I didn't even bother to push myself to exercise. Gradually the urge to exercise came back and I remembered how good even a little felt. I remembered how much help I received whenever I see my wonderful shaman/chiropractor who assists me in keeping my energy open and flowing so I can channel more for others. (If you are in Phoenix, Dr. Shawn Warwick is amazing!). I got tired of the holiday over-indulgence as I imagined my healthy self, and started craving tasty, healthy food!

Likewise, I started to imagine what it would feel like to live in balance again. I don't get much sleep because most of my shows and inspirations must be done after my client work, however, when I am passionate about what I do, the energy runs endlessly! So I spent time remembering what that felt like, to be so passionate about what I do. Sometimes we just get in our habits and forget to enjoy what we are already doing! I re-read journal entries from 20 years ago and reconnected with the wonder of working with the heavens! I sat down and had a chat with a guide I hadn't talked to in over a decade. Suddenly a childlike sense of delight and wonderful began to re-emerge. Even talking to angels can seem normal when you've done it for two decades! I want to be the kind of person that never takes any of it for granted.

And so on it went, and continues to go in my life. For a few minutes each day, I spend time thinking about the kind of person I want to be, and suddenly I notice areas in life where I need to make a few adjustments. It feels good. Old habits may "die hard" as the saying goes, but with persistence, and your inner eyes on the wonderful way you wish to feel, they will eventually give way to better, happier realities!

Have a blessed week. I love you all!
Ann

Comments

antoinette atanasoff 26th January 2016 3:05 pm

Just want to thank you Ann. What a wonderful positive way to let go of our old way of thinking, doing and acting. You are so very helpful to us all. Many Blessings. Peace
Antoinette

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Ann Albers is a popular spiritual instructor, angel communicator, lecturer, and author. She is a traditional Reiki master and a modern mystic who delights in distilling ancient wisdom into practical, down-to-earth tools for modern living. Ann's passion and purpose is teaching others to tap into the power and beauty of their souls, as well as helping people connect with the love and wisdom of their angels.

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