Okay, today we really dive in and look at the most delicate of subjects –

Rule #3. Are you willing to change your habits?

This is the biggest question. If you are not willing to start this journey, this is the stop where you will be getting off. It has been lovely knowing you.

You cannot go one step further until you stand up, preferably on a chair or high mountain, and yell at the top of your voice, “I am willing to change my habits!” Now write it down 108 times. Teachers made us do this long ago and far away to ingrain the mantra they wanted us to remember in our conscious mind. So pick up your notebook and write that specific mantra, “I am willing to change my habits,” 108 times. Why 108? For all the 26’s we have in our body represented by the hands, feet, spine, and head, as well as 108 names of God. I think they have undercounted on the name of God thing. While writing, hear the mantra resonating with in you.

Now, are you ready to rearrange your life, house, office, and car? Good! Here we go.

First, make a list of all the rooms in your house and include your office and car. It doesn’t matter if your office is at home or not. It’s time to start clearing out the old to make room for the new.

Pick a room to start clearing it out. You don’t have to do all the rooms at once, but you do need to complete the list within 120 days. So start with a small room, maybe even with that room’s closet or cabinets, and do a slash and burn. Imagine yourself on TV’s Clean Sweep.

Make THREE piles or bags for the following:

1. Throw away right now
2. Give away to your cleaning lady or favorite charity
3. I don’t know not really ready to release but…

For pile #3, get your person or someone close to you to go over this pile with you. Some things will have to be wrenched from your clasped hands and others may be legit to keep. See how much you can put into the first two piles. Keep going back to your closet /cabinet until you’ve cleared it out. You can’t change holding on to all the stuff of the past.

A good rule for your clothes closet is if you have not worn it in the last year it belongs to someone else who will wear it. Pass it on. Pass it on with love to someone you know would appreciate it or just give it up knowing that the right person will find it. (You can even hold a fashion swap party with friends or give work clothes (suits/dresses) to organizations that provide work clothes to those returning to the work force.)

TODAY. Where are you going to put it? You can decide that, but you need a clear, clean sleeping space so your psychic, soul, and body can rest.

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Rearrange your pathways:

Now that you’ve cleared out your personal space, it’s time to clear your pathways. We are going for clarity and clutter does not breed clarity. We are such great accumulators aren’t we? We all have pathways from our house to work, from our desk to the fridge, from our work to the ice cream shop, etc.

Stop and think of all your pathways and write them down.

How do you go when you are going to X, Y, Z?

Write as many pathways as you can think of and then leave room to add others as you think of them. Add to this list daily if more come to you.
These physical pathways to destinations actually create brain pathways, so if we want to change the brain pathways, we must change our habit pathways.

First, you must see and identify your current pathways.
Second, write them down and know them.
Third, change them by creating new patterns we call habits.

You can’t do this in a day. That is why we have a 120-day commitment.

Choose the pathway you see as most clearly not in line with your great, fabulous, lovely, powerful goal and work with that one.

It might be: “I go right for the fridge when I am watching late nite TV to unwind.” Work that. Or, “I get so hungry I forget to eat till it’s too late and then I go to drive-thru restaurants because I just can’t think anymore.”

Choose your ONE that you know is your most damaging pathway. Write it down. Now make a list of others.

Let’s tackle the drive-thru eating.

Next time you go food shopping buy some things to keep in the car.
Ideas: nuts, dried fruit, individual applesauce servings, crackers and nut butter that you can make in the car if you need to, protein bars (read the labels for good protein content and LOW sugars as sugars make you fat and cranky, not skinny).

Think of a store on your route where you could breeze in and pick up a prepared salad and a fork.

I am not advocating eating while you drive or at your desk, but we are working back from where you are, not expecting you to go from hideous to saintly in one jump. Have patience and just note your personal pathways and how you might find better solutions in creating new pathways.

Now I am asking you, I’m begging you, I’m down on my knees singing to you – please repeat this with each pathway you have tracked in your life. This may be too much for one day so give yourself one week to do this. Remember it only took God seven days to create the world right? Ha! Seven is the number of consciousness that is why we talk about the seven-year itch, which is change. Each week, each seven days, contains that mini consciousness change.

So create your list of pathways (habits).
Choose one pathway and explore other solutions and options for that habit.
Repeat this process with each pathway over the next week.

Embrace the consciousness of seven and see what it can give you back. Seven is also your magnetic field, which surrounds everything in our lives, including TV’s and computers and YOU.

Do this when you feel stuck and lifeless. It brings the life force back. I say choose between “life force or forced life.”

Claw Dance
Two steps for radiant, charismatic energy

Round and tighten fingers in long clawed-like hands.
Come up tall on your toes swinging the arms out to the sides and up over the head in a big arc motion. Breath in on the way up while saying “WHO”. Next, squat down while the arms are swinging downward in a big arc. Exhale saying “LA” on the way down. Keep repeating these 2 steps.

Round up and tighten fingers to mimic long claws.
Starting tall on tip toes, swing the arms up over the head in a big arc motion. Inhale on the way up while saying “WHO.”
Exhale saying “LA” while squatting down and swinging the arms down in a big arc.
Keep repeating these 2 steps. C

Continue 1-2 minutes

Strengthens thighs and increases energy. Replenishes your energy field and expands awareness. Helps clears the mind when facing challenges.

Stay connected! I may not answer your emails but that doesn’t mean I’m not reading them. I am. Support is necessary in changing habits. If you need more personal help go to www.gurutej.com and book a private session with me.



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