"Here is the key: When you know you are facing that old habit, stop yourself and say, 'I know this is the old habit exercising its energy and I shall not allow this. I am in command of my life and I am going to be patient. I know this will come and bless me.'
Always remember that for you to change your mind, you have to change your mind and stay with the change. It comes back to making a decision and sticking with it. As long as you are flip-floppy about your decisions, old habits are going to be in command of you, ever. You will never have an opportunity come that you can truly take in and benefit from as long as you allow old habits to exercise their power over you.
Let us say that new thoughts are ever about you - always flowing ever about you - and here you are in the middle of them and all these new thoughts. But a new thought that doesn't get a hold on your mind doesn't stay with you. It isn't given an opportunity to build up an energy that will give you a transformation. A transformation is when new things come in, better things come in, that focus themselves, hook themselves into you, and you can build on them.
Making a decision and sticking with it is one of the best ways of opening the door to new opportunity, but you have to be aware of the influence of old habits. And when the old habits stick their finger in your pie, you have to slap the hand and say, 'No,' and allow that new energy to come in.
Now, I am sure you have all had the experience where you've changed your mind about it. You've said, 'Well, alright, I've learned this. I am not going to go that way again. I'm going to start everything brand new.' And that lasts, depending upon the individual, for a few days, a few weeks, and then you find yourself little by little sliding back into the old, do you not? And you don't even realize it. It's not something you're conscious of. It's just that all of a sudden things begin to go back into the old way.
When a higher thought - a betterment - comes, feed it well, think about it, entertain it, allow it to establish itself in your consciousness, because only as you do that can you affect a change in your outer circumstances. No external circumstances will change until the internal cause is changed, and once that internal cause is changed, then it will become a higher, better way. It will become a habit, but it will be a good habit. It will not be one that gets in your way or holds you back in some fashion."
06/25/2023 Blog. Archangel Gabriel, MANIFESTING, Pgs. 164-165. Copyright © 2019 Rev. Penny Donovan. All rights reserved. To buy this book, please click here.