Some great comments on yesterday’s post on the patterns we repeat. Terre raised the issue of alcoholism, which is one of the most repeated negative patterns.
A book I found very helpful in this area was “The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure” by Chris Prentiss. He details the first course of treatment I’ve seen that is in alignment with the principles of prosperity. Not to demean 12 Step groups, but I have always felt they have an inherent victim-hood orientation. This book doesn’t. I would never affirm, “I am an alcoholic,” or “I am an addict,” because I know how powerful programming your subconscious mind is.
Jane felt I was trying to saddle women with guilt if they try to break the ideology of patriarchal consciousness. Not at all. Believe me I have no problem with women stepping into their greatness. And I won’t demonize them because they are strong enough to live without a man and do the traditional thing. The examples I gave in my original post were hardly doing that. As with anything like this, I’m okay with it if you have come about it by critical thinking and conscious choice. But not if you’re just unknowingly repeating a negative pattern.
I think Natalie got to the essence of what we’re looking for, when she said it’s about finding new ways of being, creating different habits, building strong foundations of relating and communicating, honing the vision, and co-creating.