I realized this, this morning while I was poking around in the kitchen lookin for something warm to make.
I used to get SO excited about the holidays. Warm fires, shopping and seasonal coffee.
But this morning as I made myself a minty mocha, I took a sip and realize that I don’t love peppermint like I used to.
Flashback to my teachings yesterday, I was preaching about how we have to evolve, and leave our old selves behind.
And it made me think about how things change.
Sometimes we outgrow things and fall out of love. Friendships can change, your favorite boots get old and the show you watched religiously turns weird.
Nothing ever stays the same. We fall out of harmony with things we’ve outgrown. We have no problem leaving most things behind... we donate old clothes, ditch the friend who’s always drama and switch peppermint mochas for praline lattes.
But why don’t we toss our old beliefs? We outgrow them just like anything else. But we cling to them and let them hang around even when they are outdated.
Its like wearing white after Labor Day or a spring handbag in the winter. Some things you just shouldn’t do.
So why aren’t we leaving our old selves behind? We spend time visualizing a new life, see ourselves having new experiences and strive every day to better ourselves.
And just when things get moving in the right direction, we default to old thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions.
Because our old programming hasn’t been updated.
Just like software on your desktop, it’s not gonna update itself. You have that pesky “pop-up” getting in your way saying “your software is expired and needs updating” but you keep X’ing out of it instead of installing an update.
Same with your beliefs. They need an update. But instead of doing the work, you X out of your thoughts and push them aside.
But that doesn’t make them go away. Nope. They’re still running in the background because they haven’t been cleared.
Clearing out the things that no longer serve isn’t an option in life. It’s mandatory.
If we never let go of the things we’ve outgrown we wouldn’t have room for anything NEW. If you kept everything you had since you were young, you would run out of storage eventually.
It's time to clean house, Babe. Those old beliefs need updating just like your shoe collection. Your old actions won’t work anymore. Old thoughts and fears? SO 2015.
Just like the peppermint mocha. We are moving on to better things. These days, we drink Mate Lattes, with our pinkies out, duh. ;)
R E L E A S E the things that no longer serve. So you have space for something NEW.
I believe in you!
Love Shannon Nicole XO