Within the expressions of our daily lives, decision making and relationships we may view patterns that exist within our own individual consciousness and the collective (unconsciousness). Some may be pleasant and we happily continue them. Others not so much. It is usually these that inspire change. This is a pattern. Waiting for something unpleasant to be physically manifest before applying the necessity’s of change. Where do these recurring patterns form? Consciousness. The unwillingness to change, the comfort in repetition, justifications, cognitive dissonance in its many forms are patterns that delay the process. When we choose to change, which includes our thoughts, beliefs, habits, addictive behavior, emotion, speech, etc. we will find discomfort within us. It may come as a physical feeling with pain or other emotional reactions. Sitting in perfect stillness for 2 hours may begin to reveal our suppressed pain. Ultimately the feelings may produce a response of justifications. If we are not committed to change, or do not yet have the knowledge (how to), it is easy to sink into perpetuation of something other than change. When a smoker feels worse after attempting to quit, they will often state ‘I feel better when I smoke’ implying that it is a healthier way of being. This brings up the Healing Crisis– which is a broad topic discussed in the link above. When one chooses to change thought, word and deed, we will be faced with our suppression; what we have been hiding from ourselves. This is where the tenacity of spirit to continue on the path of evolution is imperative. Honesty with continued application of wholistic transmutation. Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual. Remember the Three Powers: Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love. They may be injected into any situation. Consciousness change becomes a daily practice. One that increases compassion for self, that then may be extended to others. Willingness to change requires increase as we delve deeper. Surrendering to what surfaces, with the willingness to change it. Feel what we feel with Love (forgiveness/ gratitude). During the work of Body Electronics I found the pattern of surrender or die. I keep the energy of surrender close as I work with the ‘death crystals’ (see Logic In Sequence for greater depth on this). Each day is another opportunity for change- look out for the cognitive dissonance and treat it gently like a child. I am speaking in terms of self regulation. If you find yourself around others who are choosing to NOT change unhealthy behaviors, the best we can do is be kind and respectful of choice while not enabling or resisting. Easier said than done.