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Dec 082011
Bad habit or addiction? Find out the difference and how to break free.
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The difference between a bad habit and an addiction, from a shamanic point of view, is the difference between falling into a trap and being eaten by the one who set the trap. While a habit traps you in the past, an addiction devours you, until there is no present or future. This article shows you how.

Habits or Freedom: Do you have the awareness to choose?

From a shamanic point of view, there are two types of choices: Free-choice and Habit-choices.

Free-choices are only possible when you live consciously. Living consciously means that you are aware of the forces behind your daily choices and you are responsible for creating the choices you want. You are aware of the hidden beliefs behind your limitations and you consciously make choices to break through those limitations and express your Unique Essence and your potential.

You are living consciously when you become aware of how the forces from the past are influencing your present and when you actively choose to release the Habit-choices that are creating consequences you do not want while at the same time, you actively nurture the intent and Free-Choices that create the life you want.

You are living consciously when you live in your body. Most of us have been evicted from our body into our logical mind. We try to control the body. We reject or are ashamed of our body. We see our body from the outside and judge it. But we have lost our essential being-in-the body. We have lost our connection with the body.

Your body is the temple and expression of your Soul. There is a place within you where your Body and Soul are in sync. It is called the BodySoul. It is your Personal Compass. When you are out of touch with it, you are alienated from your Personal Truth, from the deep wisdom and desires of your Soul and from your Life Purpose. You make choices with your mind or based on your habits. These are called Habit-choices, and they carry your learned, limiting Inferences, creating more of the same.

In contrast, when you live consciously, you make Free-choices, not Habit-choices. Free choices come from your Personal Truth, from a place of self-loyalty and of being true to your Soul. Free-choices embrace change, learning and transformation with courage because you assume the power of being the creator of your life.

You live consciously when you live in Oneness because you experience that you are part of the Universe; that not only are you in the Universe, but the Universe is in you.

You live consciously when you live in breath, awareness, self-responsibility, Oneness and as a co-creator of your life. In shamanic lore, only then are you truly awake!


Light and Love,

Maria Mar

The Dream Alchemist



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