A shift just occurred and if you embrace it you will be able to align with and utilize the energy of mother earth as she moves through springs doorway. Whether you see this shift as metaphorical or metaphysical matters not, as it is you that is driving the bus. The actions you take now and your willingness to step through available doorways will effect the kind of year, perhaps life that you will have.
There are a few things that are important to know about doorways and how to find them as they are not all alike. Let's look at a couple of examples. Some are really closed but they feel so familiar we try to force them open and this does not go well. Even if we get in we will realize perhaps too late that we have been here before and left for a good reason.
Some are open yet so unfamiliar that we either walk by them or take a quick peak and say that this cannot be for us. This may actually be an opportunity that needs to be more fully explored. We see things through the filters of our previous experience and it involves dropping those filters to embrace something new and different.
I have been learning a lot of lessons since I opened my behavior change coaching practice last May. It's not a lack of experience on the coaching front, that recently raised warning flags, as I have 10 years as a clinical hypnotherapist under my belt. It was actually the hard work combined with an easing of tension that caused some concern. The tigers tail I am referring to is a gradual slip into unconscious behavior patterns or simply a lack of attention to detail. This is often accompanied by a sense of hubris, that takes us away from the reason that we do what we do.
It will be start day for Whole 30 round two in a couple of weeks! I learned a lot the first time and had some tremendous benefits. For those of you who have done one, I was a little weak on the reintroduction phase. This is where we bring our old foods back into our diet to observe what if any effect they might have on our health. My mistake was introducing too many things at once so that it was difficult to determine what made me feel poorly. Kind of like taking your cat and your dog out of your environment for a few weeks and discovering that you feel better. Then bringing them back and discovering that the allergies return. Which pet caused the problem?
Also, I wasn't supposed to weigh or measure and Tammy, who will be starting her third round, was kind enough not to say anything when I weighed at 10 days. Please don't do this as the weight is secondary to the other benefits. At two weeks I felt good and experienced what the Whole30 folks call "tiger blood" a higher energy that had me running up and down the halls at work. My cough improved which I attribute to no dairy, and arthritis in knee joints is vastly improved. No more night sweats was another pretty neat change.
About the Author
Behavior Change Coach and Author James Barfoot CHt holds certifications as a Master Practitioner of NLP and is a Clinical Hypnotherapist who is registered to practice in Washington State. He developed The Primal Toolbox a behavior change and coaching strategy based on a tribal models. James lives in Spokane WA.
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