Breakthrough is a noun and is defined as “an act or instance of removing or surpassing an obstruction or restriction.” Therapists often use this term when a patient has a sudden realization, when a lightbulb goes off and one is suddenly catapulted to a higher way of thinking. The term is used in the scientific world when a discovery is made that creates a significant advancement.
Both the noun and the verb “break through” is significant to our spiritual development. When we are consistent in our spiritual practice, whether it is meditation, the use of affirmations or Spiritual Mind Treatment, we most definitely have breakthroughs. I have broken through many beliefs that have held me back. I’ve had many lightbulbs go off that changed the direction of my life. I have also sat in the same stubborn state at times. Sometimes, it’s just more comfortable not to change. We get comfortable in our uncomfortableness.
What I’ve learned about breaking through is that it takes patience, trust and faith. It takes stepping out into the unknown. In a previous talk of mind I likened breaking through to a tree or plant that we sometimes find breaking through the concrete or a rock. What I learned by studying this phenomena is that that isn’t what happens at all. Plants or trees that find themselves growing out of the concrete or rocks are created by the wind blowing dirt and seeds and the rain. When the seed has enough strength to grow, it finally anchors its roots into the rock and eventually the roots break through and split the rock or concrete. It takes a lot of strength to do this.
I liken it to us when we are trying to break through an obstacle like an old belief that is holding us back. We have to gather the right thoughts by accepting them and allowing them to penetrate our mind over and over. We have to nurture them by renewing our mind on a regular basis. It doesn’t just happen overnight because we say so. Breaking through an old belief takes practice.
Scientifically, we know it is because the belief or way of thinking is hardwired in our brain. Hebb’s rule states that “neurons that fire together wire together.” It will take a moment or more to break that hardwire, but we do know it is possible. When we finally do change a belief or the way we think, we do create a breakthrough in our lives.
I am practiced in the healing modality of Spiritual Mind Treatment and I know that it does break our hardwired patterns because it implants a new belief into our subconscious. Again, it doesn’t always happen with the very first Treatment. Sometimes I have to repeat my Treatments. I feel it when that breakthrough takes place not because something changes in my life, but because something changes in my mind. The quote from the Bible, “Be ye new by the renewing of your mind,” is a true statement. The mystics of days gone by knew what we are now proving scientifically.
I know that forgiveness is an important part of this process. If we are stuck in non forgiveness, either for ourselves or someone else, we are most definitely hardwiring the same thoughts in our brains. We are stuck in the past and our emotional attachment to the person or event. The process of breaking through is an emotional, mental, physical and spiritual process. We must process through all four of these areas.
How important is it to us to be at peace, happy and whole? Do we want it enough to do the work necessary to change? This is a question we each have to ask ourselves. What is the payoff for not changing? What are the possible rewards for living a life free of old worn out beliefs and non forgiveness. I can say that the rewards are better health, great relationships, and wholeness. I believe it is so worth the journey. The added benefit is that you are assisting in the shift of consciousness of the whole planet by healing yourself.
There is nothing we have to fix about ourselves. We are already perfect. Breaking through is the journey to realizing our perfection.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Co-Founding Director CSL Kaua`i and the Institute of Magnificence and Author of “What Do I Need to KNOW? 101 Thoughts That Changed My Life” and “This Thing Called Treatment,” both available on Amazon.