Do you remember the movie Groundhog Day? Every day the central character would wake up to the same events. Every day he went through the same routine experiencing things again and again. Sometimes my life feels like that - getting up to do the same things again and again. Sometimes it feels as if life is on autopilot and I have little power to shift things. That's not true.
At Connections we teach about the "power of agreement." When you align your thinking and your emotions with a concept, a belief or a behavior, then your personal energy, or personal power, is utilized to either create, sustain or destroy. You are daily exercising personal power, even in your "groundhog day" life.
It works like this. You are either:
- Creating: Our definition of creativity is approaching a need, task, or an idea from a new perspective. And letting go of the old perspective. Don't like the way things are unfolding for you? Create a new possibility. Shift your power of agreement away from what needs to shift and align with where you want to go. You can open a new door by shifting your power of agreement.
- Sustaining: At the core of the groundhog day experience is keeping everything the same. Often our power of agreement sustains the wounds and dysfunction that hurts. We accept the belief that we can't change; or that we are unlovable, and the outcome that reinforces that belief is sustained. On the positive side, you can sustain the healthy aspects of your life as well by aligning your power of agreement in that direction.
- Destroying: I have made a conscious decision to shift unhelpful legacies within my family. Legacies are those often overlooked patterns of thinking or behaviors that are passed from generation to generation. I no longer agree with the ones that stifle or hurt. I'm shifting my power of agreement and destroying those hurtful legacies.