I had a deep epiphany this morning: whenever we are repeating a pattern in our life, the other person we are currently repeating the pattern with are also repeating a pattern in their life. We are both given the opportunity to change our ingrained response to these patterns, and in choosing something different, something unfamiliar, we dispel the illusion created by the pattern (which has had us in its grasp, slaves returning back to the old pattern again and again, often leaving us hurt and battered). We bravely open ourselves to experience something new, something we thought elusive, something we thought we would or could not ever get: an opportunity for happiness, wholeness, balance, and fulfillment. We realize what we were seeking has been there all along – we just kept choosing the old pattern and its empty promises over a new direction.
Today, I embrace the Sacred Geometry of Life’s Patterns. I let go of my hard set beliefs and open myself to the possibilities – I open myself up to command the illusions: “clear away, present yourself as you really are, and not in the pretty packaging (or not so pretty) which tempts me and renders me powerless.” I finally understand illusions are like beautifully wrapped boxes with nothing inside them, and with that, another thing happens: I can now honor these illusions and be filled with gratitude for the role they have played in my life. I honor them for what they are, my Teachers, who have been waiting patiently all these years for me to figure it out and instead of “buying into” the illusion and my own thoughts and feelings about that illusion, and repeating the pattern, to finally stand up and say, “Ahhhhhhh, I see, I get it now!” And the moment I pull back my energies from that illusion, and those beliefs I created around it, and the illusion is dispelled. The situation changes. I am free.
Let me be clear here: once I awaken, the pattern does not disappear from my life or the world. What changes is my approach and reaction to the pattern. From this point forward I recognize when I encounter the pattern and nod politely as we pass each other by. I no longer chase it down, engage it and expect that somehow the outcome will be different. I finally, like a good shepherd, instantly see the wolf in sheep’s cloth and say, “You there! You are a wolf, not a sheep! If you stay you will do harm. You go that way and I will go this way…and all will be well.