Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

Self-Supporting Habits of Thought


Those of us using the information in these posts are learning to become more and more awake to what we are thinking and to how that feels.  We love when we feel good.

This process involves become more aware and in that we sometimes notice we want a course correction. “Oh my, I am blaming myself again, or Oh dear, I am finding fault with someone outside myself. “

Red Ease, 9 x 12, SOLD

Red Ease, 9 x 12, SOLD

Making changes in the way we think and behave is at the core of moving to the next step in our evolution.

Bruce Lipton, well known author of Biology of Belief[1] and internationally known speaker, tells us that 95% of our time we operate from subconscious programming. Living in the now, we will wake up and, “Wait I don’t want to be doing or saying that– I am catching myself in the habit.”

Then we have a choice point: will we beat ourselves up because we notice we were not following the thought intention we set? What if we hear in our heads something like “What a jerk!” Can we pause to realize how cool we are for noticing? Instead we internally cheer, “Good for me. I just noticed some piece of underground operating.I can shift right now”

Read a story how one woman shifted away from a habit to a more supportive view.

Malin realized her favorite boots were no longer comfortable.

“Bless me, apparently my feet are expanding a bit at this stage of life. The boots I have used for the last five years are no longer comfortable. My toes hit the front—today they feel too short.  I had thought I would make do with them until recently when I came home from a hike with a big toe ache that lasted a day or so. Yuck!” M awoke to the fact that she now requires a bigger size and feels chagrin.

Our heroine continues, “Inside I started to get upset about this. And I realized, Wait a minute I am blaming myself for needing another pair. Did I do something bad? I should have….Hey, I have the money, I can order online.”

Whoa! SHIFT! Why not make it ok to need a bigger size. My feet spread. Oh well. I can skip this scolding. What if I simply accepted that my feet expanded, and I need new boots.

I ordered them, they came, they fit. they are comfortable.

To some readers maybe this is not upsetting and blame-worthy.  On the surface it seems so simple.

Malin found it an important new choice in thinking. She thought, “When I skip the self-deprecating thinking and then concomitant emotional upset – it is like finding space in a formerly cramped closet. Life is so much more enjoyable! and EASY. I can say WOW. That is a life I want. I love that I let life be easier.”

Let’s be aware: the building of new habits will involve us noticing that we just said (or thought or did) something that we used to believe …and now we are back and remembering we have more power.

We need lots of repeating the new pattern: we make it ok to notice what we were was just doing. We say to our dear self , “Good going… I  catch myself and return to present time! I remember another way to think!

Hee Haw! Isn’t it great that I am learning– this is what waking up looks like!”

Do you have a story about your process to shift your habits of mind? Please send using the comments section. Or write a bit of your reaction to this piece.  Be part of all of us creating more fun!

[1] Lipton, Bruce, The Biology of Belief (Santa Rosa, CA, Mountain of Love/Elite Books, 2005)168

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.

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