Escape the domination of old patterns

There is a way to escape from the domination of your old patterns or stereotypes and it is extremely simple: you have to prepare new ones, by adopting a new attitude, cultivating new thoughts and feelings and acquiring new habits. In this way you will be making new recordings, new stereotypes to take the place of the old ones.

Lay down new rails for your train

Take the example of a train: whatever you try to do about it, it will always run on the rails it has been started on. If you want it to go in a different direction you will have to lay down new rails. Well, stereotypes are railway lines and the disciple has to lay down new ones within themself.

In other words, they have to give themself other ideals and cultivate other tendencies, other interests. If they don’t know how to do this they can talk as much as they like about changing their ways and doing better: ‘I’m going to change. I’m going to mend my ways and live a better life. I’ll do better next time.’ But since they have not actually done anything to change and improve, when ‘next time’ comes along it will be just as bad as the last time, and their train will continue to run along the same old lines.

It is a personal journey

The best way is to say nothing to anybody and quietly change the direction of your rails. In other words, put new stereotypes in the place of the old ones, and your train will be bound to go a different way.

But there is one thing you have to understand: when you cut a new stereotype it does not mean that the old one has disappeared. No, it never disappears, it is only filed away in the archives of your subconscious, buried under layers of other records. If you want it to remain buried you have to be extremely watchful, always on your guard; as soon as you relax your vigilance the old stereotype will come up to the surface again.

Everything is recorded

You must realize that nothing that has once existed ever ceases to exist. Nothing ever disappears completely because cosmic intelligence is determined to keep a full record of everything in its archives, every detail of the history of the world, everything that has happened in the billions of years that the world has existed, has been carefully preserved.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Izvor book 221, True Alchemy or the Quest for Perfection
Chapter 6, Stereotypes

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