"Opportunities often come disguised as a challenge… Why? Because we operate from unconscious patterns with such alarming regularity, that it often takes something to knock us off that course, so that we can begin to look at things differently."

It’s an interesting phenomenon. As a human being you seek stability… as a soul you seek growth. Sometimes each of these parts are in direct opposition to each other. So how does the soul-ful part of you seek movement or change, when the other part is locked into a pre-set pattern? Often through challenges.

It is estimated that the average person spends the majority of their time in unconscious and habitual patterns…

Have you ever driven home and then realized that you couldn’t recall all parts of your journey? In those moments your unconscious mind took over – something that it is very good at doing when you are involved in things that are so common that you could 'do them in your sleep. At these times you don’t need to focus all of your attention on the task at hand; you are able to focus on other things while your unconscious mind safely navigates your way home.

This unconscious programming happens in all areas of your life – you view yourself and your world a certain way and from this, you have consistent patterns for how you act, react, think, feel, believe, choose and live. Caught in the grip of habits and old patterns, you may not even notice new openings, opportunities or things that need to change… or you may know you want something new, but are afraid to take action towards it.

That is where many of your challenges come from – they are often a direct reflection of the soul-ful part of you that is looking to break free of the places where you have become stuck, lost or stagnant. Times of challenge force change… they require you to open to something new, try something else, or let go of something old.

So next time you find yourself in the midst of a problem or challenge, ask yourself, "What is this bringing me or asking me to see that I couldn’t see without it... and what opportunities exist within it?".

You might just receive some insight that can move you through your challenge faster, allow more clarity, a new perspective, or at the very least… an opportunity to break out of an old pattern.


Many Blessings,

Melody Rae Jones

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