When water flows down the side of a hill, it creates grooves or pathways, eroding the sand and rock beneath it as it goes. Where one pathway is created, the water continues to follow this path, and deepens the groove each time the water flows.
As the days, months and years pass, these grooves can become so deeply entrenched that any new water has no choice but to follow the pathway that has been created before.
When we look at how the brain works, we see a similar process in place.
The neural networks of the brain are like pathways. When the neurons fire they move along the neural network, along these pathways in the brain. These pathways become the patterns, habits and behaviour that we are more likely to follow.
They become who we think we are.
The more times they are used, the easier it becomes for them to be used again and again and again. Essentially how we act and behave follows the path of least resistance, the path of easiest flow. These behaviours, actions and habits then get handed over to our subconscious to “act” on our behalf.
In addition, there are various chemical cocktails that are produced in the brain as these behaviours and ways of thinking are followed. In many cases we become “addicted” to acting or behaving in a certain way and most of this is happening at an unconscious level, i.e. we are not aware that it is happening.
What happens when these pathways are neither healthy nor correct for us?
What if we have become so “addicted” to a way of thinking, a way of living, a way of being, a way of acting – and on many levels we don’t even know we have become so identified with this person we think we are?
If this behaviour or pattern of behaviour or habit that we keep repeating and repeating is causing some kind of disfunction in our lives, if it is “pushing” us to do things that are not working for us, if we feel pressured to be or do, and if it is bringing suffering into our lives then how do we go about altering the course of these deeply grooved pathways?
Life stories are filled with trauma, or “bad” experiences that in many instances have been repeated to varying levels of degree over our lifetime. The word trauma may not be something that you immediately identify with, however, repeated teasing and bullying on the school yard could be a form of trauma. Authority figures constantly demeaning or name calling could be another form of trauma. Loss of a job, loss of a loved one, divorce, moving to a new country. Our lives are littered with experiences that contribute to how the neurons in our brain fire, and how we become to be who we are.
How do we take something that is deeply ingrained and subconscious and shift it?
We do not know what we don’t know, and so until you can “see” what your patterns are, until you can raise unconscious thoughts, processes, patterns and habits to the surface you will remain stuck in repeating unhealthy behaviours and thought patterns that continue to lead to suffering.
Human Design and BG5 have been instrumental in helping me and my clients to see what is hiding below the surface. To recognise what keeps them in these repetitive cycles of behaviour and thought that are really not serving them. They provide essential and practical tools to help you “see” and how to shift things towards healthy and correct behaviours and actions.
When you start living your design, you become aware of what has been pulling you off track and you are provided with signposts that help you stay on track.
You begin seeing your value, you begin living as your authentic self and life becomes free flowing and resistance free.
Human Design and BG5 (Human Design for Business) both bring awareness into your life. They help you sift through what you are holding onto - your shadow - and enable you to let go.
With the letting go comes the ability to embrace the truth of who you are with wide open arms.
As a guide I can help you on this journey. I can guide you to know and trust yourself.
If you are would like to explore whether Human Design or BG5 are for you, then please book in a strategy session and we can invesitage how to move you from where you are to living aligned with success.
Aliging you to success.
BG5 Business & Career, Cycles and OC16 Consultant & Human Design Guide