Today's #REVERB15 (Day 6) PROMPT asks us to examine those patterns:
As each year progresses, we unknowingly gather many thoughts, beliefs, and patterns to us. In fact, what we are carrying may have been passed down to us from previous generations.
Looking at the thoughts and patterns that may be holding you back from living the life you want, trace back through the generations of your family and see if your beliefs originated generations ago.
In 2016, how can you bring healing to these patterns of thought that are holding you back? I must adapt this REVERB15 (Day 6) prompt for these two reasons: First of all, I have examined the existing patterns in my life extensively and extricated those from my family that serve me and kept them, banishing the rest slowly over time. Don't most of us do that?
Second, looking at past generations throughout the centuries, would take quite a bit of study--days, weeks, months! Without a guide and time for investigations I am not aware of the legacies that my ancestors going back to the pilgrims on the Mayflower left me.
Therefore, I'm following my intuition to post about the hows, howls, and howlalujahs of BEING HUMAN. The images I am posting today are a reflection of my continuous questioning of life's raison d'etre and the pain as well as the celebration that goes along with them. HURRAY for our humanity or BEING HUMAN.
|HOWL-A-LU-JAH. What do you think? Is my HOWing, HOWLing, and HOWL-A-LU-JAHing a pattern that should be altered? Is it holding me back or moving me forward? As a fellow blogger wrote in her blog post in response to this prompt: "Observe. Question. Discuss." Visit her blog, here. (Art by Hallelujah or HOWL-A-LU-JAH, aka Ruth Schowalter or SchowALTAR!)|
Previous Blogs About the HOW, HOWL, or HOWALUJAH:
More recent (2015):
Honoring the How in the Howl
Hows to Howls
(Older blogs about the howl, here, here, here, here, and here).