When ever I aim to self improve myself or set objectives to get my life going in the direction I want it to go in I notice that most of it entails rituals or exercises or some other form of constructive step by step process.
These ideas come from books, following advise from people I admire who in my eyes are successful and doing what I want to do. People and ideas that catch my attention and I see as a sign however I have come to the conclusion I totally suck at rituals, exercises and routine.
Oh I start off with all good intentions. I write tick lists, set alerts and reminders and then life throws a curve ball. For instants several weeks ago I was feeling excited about making goal cards and putting them in my purse (wallet) to view when ever I opened my purse to purchase things and read them often. The next day I broke my ankle and leg and am practically house bound and barely opened my purse since.
The other day I came across a manifesting process that suggested that the fool-proof manifestation ritual would work if you write an affirmation a specific amount of times over a period of a specific amount of days and if you miss a day start over. I followed this process when I analysed my time and thought I had the specific amount of days free, undisturbed and on the eve of my final day my partner announced he wasn’t working to spend the day with me to take me out and spoil me (well it was my 50th birthday). At the possibility of starting my affirmation process again as if to say all my other affirmations were now null and void I thought ‘Really? Can I never manifest my dreams without following this structured process or read goal cards over and over again?’
Now I am not knocking these rituals and that they do work but I think the defining factor is probably belief and a relaxed, happy attitude in the positive realisation of their actuality.
I am reading a book about passion and purpose at the moment and while I derived it from the same source as the manifesting technique what I have realised from the book is that from the stories therein people have found their passion or purpose from a series of synchronised events not running round in circles naked under a full moon 20 times anti clockwise (though that might work but I live in the UK and might get frost bite as well and oh yeah I’ve got a broken leg 🙂 !!)
So today I have decided as Del Close says “The only rule is, there are no rules”. I am changing the terms and conditions to ……. there are no terms and conditions.
Have a wonderful liberated day 🙂