"Practice means not continuing to strengthen the habitual patterns that keep us trapped."
We all need to practice at our life especially our lifestyle changes so we DO NOT continue our bad habits. Our bad habits aka unhealthy lifestyles keep us trapped. If you are continually making the same mistakes over and over again, then something needs to be done. First of all you must realize that mistakes are being made. Sometimes you just do not know. You may benefit from another's perception of your situation.
The saying is that practice makes perfect. Remember as I have stated before there is no perfection, only progress. Any practice at a good lifestyle will lead to a better lifestyle. I practice my knitting to get better at my knits and purls. I do knitting because I enjoy the meditative process and sitting quietly. You might exercise to get better. Give it a try for a few days. Practice exercise so you do not repeat the bad habit of not exercising...
Beyond your wildest dreams is a phrase I heard in the 12 step rooms. It is true that life changes beyond your wildest dreams if you work a program. As much as things have changed and dreams have happened, these dreams or promises can also be taken away. In sobriety some of the promises did happen for me and then quickly disappeared. I always got 'back on the horse' and started again. I have dreamed to one day work with plants and herbs to heal individuals. I want to one day work in conjunction with Mother Nature. In the last few years I have studied, research and educated myself and patients about healing with plants. I have always admired those who have this innate gift of healing. I have had help along the way. I have some of the best mentors in the field. I also have one driving force who believes in me. He is beyond reproach and almost beyond comprehension. He inspires me to be best I can be. He has faith, trust, love and belief in me for who I am. His name is Rick.
With the advice of teachers I applied to obtain my degree in Herbology as a registered herbalist (RH) with the American Herbal Guild (AHG). Yesterday, the AHG conferred the title of RH to Patrick Fratellone MD. I was overwhelmed as I told Rick when I received the email. With tears in my eyes, I hugged him tight. I am grateful to G.O.D. for allowing me to continue in my G.O.D. chosen profession. I trust I will be led to continue to help individuals with the use of plants. Never give up a dream. Without expectations you sometimes get surprised.