Although many people think of needing a bike to go cycling, you can actually go cycling without one! One definition of “Cycling” is a repeated pattern in a person’s life. Who do you know that, year after year, seems to be in the same situation? For example, perhaps a month, or a year, ago they had just met their “soulmate” and they were happier than they had ever been before. Hmmmm… Well, that didn’t work out. Like the one before and the one before that. Maybe they weren’t so much their “soulmate” as they were their “person-of-the-month mate” So, you see them again and now they have once again met their “soulmate,” someone completely different. Or, are they? If we are not careful, we tend to do the same things over-and-over and attract the same results into our lives. This what is called “cycling.”
We get into cycles in which we go around and around seeing and doing the same things over and over. Just like a hamster running in a wheel. Year after year the names change, but the same characters play a part in our lives, with all of the same basic elements being present. We think we are moving forward. Everyone else observing your life clearly sees you moving in a circle. I’ve also seen the feelings represented by an infinity symbol, like an 8 laid on it’s side, ∞. It’s as if your emotions are caught in this infinite loop going round-and-round. Stuck in a pattern of thought and behavior and you wish you could just stop and get off, right? You’ve probably had that feeling before. Most have at some point(s) in their life.
Do you know anyone who:
• Keeps getting new unsatisfying jobs?
• Keeps discovering new “get rich quick” schemes that never quite work out?
• Consistently has no money, although they have a steady income?
• Is just about to start a business, but needs to do “a little more research”?
• Keeps getting cheated on and/or dumped in relationships?
You’ve seen some people can be as predictable as the sun coming up each morning. You could literally plot a timeline of their pattern(s); when their new “soulmate” will appear, when they will have a new job, or when they’ll be calling for financial assistance. And, rather than trying to seek help and break this cycle, they continue jumping right back into the same thinking and behaviors and do it all again! It’s may seem to you as if they are under some unseen control.
And, you would be right! Cycles and infinity loops, whether positive or negative, are a state of hypnosis. That’s right, you and everyone else have a recording playing in your head that causes you to seek out the same set of circumstances and perform the same behaviors that will produce the same results. Since you are acting on an internally programmed recording anyway, why not change it to something you really want in your life, a positive recording that plays over-and-over? Why not rewire your harddrive to make changes that give you power in your life?
Quick! What’s the difference between a millionaire and a person who is constantly broke? The millionaire has habits (actions resulting from unconscious mental recordings) that empower internal resources and the broke person has habits (actions resulting from unconscious mental recordings) that consistently drain resources. What’s the difference between people in long-term, successful marriages and people finding their “soulmate over and over again? People in a successful marriage have communication habits that strengthen their bond, whereas people who find their “soul mate” year after year have habits that destroy the possibility of a long-term relationship.