Change your Patterns, Change the World
If you think about it, pretty much everything that happens is because of two things: the patterns in nature and the habits of creatures like us.
For humans to feel safe we need structure, at least some of the time. And, in general, we tend toward decisions that lead us to a daily repetition, a routine. (Having kids, going to school, getting a job, being in ongoing relationships, growing gardens, etc.)
Unfortunately, most of us aren't as meticulous as we could be about which patterns we adopt, and before you know it, your youth is gone, you're locked in daily cycles that bring you down, and those old habits feel almost impossible to change.
My mission with this course is to create a catalytic moment for you to finally stop wasting your time, find the power to change your patterns, and create new daily habits that embody your unique gifts in this world.
Over the next 10 days, we will employ all of the most powerful tools I’ve found for changing my habits, overcoming creative blocks, and opening the flow of ideas that allows me to design my life for optimum health, abundance, and happiness.
Each of these 10 classes is designed to take you about an hour to complete, with the idea that it will establish a pattern of you devoting one hour every day to nurturing your most creative, authentic self and manifesting your unique journey through this world.
That being said, today will take a tiny bit longer than an hour, because today is the one day I will ask you to take a field trip!
Day one: the unknown and uncomfortable
Today we start with liminal space. A liminal space is a threshold. It can be caused by an emotional state, for sure, but you can also provoke those surreal feelings by going to a physical space that causes cognitive dissonance.
In permaculture we use edge zones to maximize opportunities associated with biological diversity.
In a similar way, writers and other creative people can use liminal spaces to create opportunities associated with emotional diversity, meaning we can use the feelings of vulnerability that come with a departure from the familiar to tap into that raw honesty and acute self-awareness that is the nucleus of great work.
Liminal Space Field Trip!
Go to a liminal space and use the energy you feel there to launch you into the Daily Practice Design Process.
Find a liminal space within a few miles of your house.
Yep: find somewhere in your neighborhood that makes you feel weird.
Today, you'll use this space to open you up for your Daily Practice Assessment and Affirmations, but truly, you can use liminal spaces to dislodge all sorts of creative blocks and disengage, just a tiny bit, with reality, to make room for ideas you never might have come up with in your normal surroundings.
So, find a liminal space, and go there. Bring a journal. You’ll need one for this course, so if you don’t have something to either write with or type into, see if you can find something.
When you get there, you can either refer to this Daily Practice Assessment worksheet on your phone, or, before you go, download the PDF to print it out to take with you.
Starting tomorrow, and for the rest of this course we’ll dedicate one day to each of the 9 steps in the GOBRADIME design process, starting with identifying what we really want. See you then!