Rules aren’t necessarily a bad thing. We all have certain rules we live by – whether the rule is eating a healthy breakfast or starting the day with coffee, not doing business with our friends, sending out Christmas cards the day after Thanksgiving, or not bothering with Christmas cards at all … we all have rules we live by.
Some of these rules were created by us consciously, based on our own experience.
Unfortunately, most of the rules we live by are the ones we have unconsciously adopted from our environment – from our family, the school system, a favorite teacher, our industry, and the media.
There’s nothing wrong with any rule, consciously chosen or unconsciously adopted … unless, of course, the rule is in direct opposition to what we want to create!
If you have an unconscious rule that you can only make money when you work hard, for example, you will always limit your income … because there are limits to the amount of “hard” work you can tolerate.
If you have an unconscious rule about how much income is acceptable, possible, or even appropriate … then that’s the income level you’ll get stuck at. Frequently, it’s the highest income level our parents ever achieved.
If you have an unconscious rule that you can only focus on love OR money, your income will suffer whenever you engage in a romantic relationship, but will go up when you’re single and focused on your business.
Because you unconsciously resonate to these rules, you attract situations that affirm them over and over again, thus strengthening the rule.
Of course, you may also have some fabulously helpful unconscious rules playing out in the background of your subconscious mind. Maybe you expect help and support from others. Maybe you expect to be smart enough to figure out anything.
Rules are actually a good thing, when they are not in conflict to what we want. Rules allow us to manage a great deal of our lives on auto-pilot. We don’t have to think about every little decision in every situation. We say “please” and “thank you” automatically. We brush our teeth every morning. We drive our car without having to invest much thought into the process.
Of course, when our rules state the opposite of our Soul’s Divine self-expression and our conscious creative desire, we immediately experience conflict. The conflict actually begins within us. Vibrationally, our unconscious and conscious mind are in dissonance. Conflicting vibrational qualities of thought may create a big mess, or cancel each other out completely. The end result is that we can’t conceive of the thoughts that would become the actions that will create our desires. We just go blank. Externally, we manifest not much of anything at all.
Of course, the first step to repatterning the rules of our unconscious mind is to become aware of them. It’s not hard to do, if we’re willing to look at the results we consistently create in our own lives.
Our rules are actually written, clear as day, in our circumstances. Our rules are obvious within the areas in which we’re stuck, or unwilling to change, or have surrendered into tolerance.
But we MUST be willing to open our eyes and look!
What do you keep creating, over and over?
What’s not changing?