Reclaim Your Precious Energy with this Simple Releasing Practice
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Today, let's reclaim more life-force energy by releasing patterns, again and again, with patient endurance.
Once we recognize a pattern and develop a practice to disidentify with it, the last step is to release the pattern again and again with the practice. Whenever the pattern rises, release it with attention. Step by step, all the triggers, associations, and components of the pattern are identified and we are able to experience them in attention. The unreleased experience is released in awareness, and the pattern falls apart.
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The power of patterns to degrade attention is impressive.
Most patterns have been in place for a long time. They consist of solid structures of beliefs, personality traits, and behaviors. They use every available resource to degrade attention—exaggerated fears, distorted perceptions, depression, elaborate realizations, or physical illness. So good on you! It's courageous and commendable work to consistently dismantle a pattern and reclaim the precious life-force energy they require to operate.
Consistent releasing is the key to freedom.
As we observe and release deeper and deeper into a pattern's structure, the energy stored in the pattern is released. The energy of the pattern, which is transformed into attention, increases our ability to release deeper into the pattern. The more a pattern is released, the more energy the pattern will try to consume to maintain its operation. Consistency in the form of patient endurance is the only way to get through.
Whenever a pattern arises, release it immediately, with consistent R&R:
- Recognize when your attention is being overtaken by a pattern.
- Initial recognition of a pattern usually takes place after it operates because its very function is to erode attention.
- Releasing the pattern by bringing attention to its operation.
- Notice how the operation of the pattern affects your emotions, body, and mind.
- Repeat as often as you notice a pattern.
In the end, the work of releasing patterns comes down to a single question: who is going to live your life—you or your patterns?
Recognize and Release whenever you can, it may just save your life.
With this breath, I release.
What one thing has been key to your commitment of releasing patterns?
We'd love to hear in the comments.