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Woo Woo

By Pauline Evanosky

Turning Over a New Leaf

I awakened this morning knowing I would write the article for the WooWoo column for January. I had tried a few times and none of the attempts had been good, so I either discarded them or saved to use them for something in the future. But this morning? I knew in my heart what it would be. Resolutions!


Perfect. It is the new year and what a great time for a few new resolutions.


The problem with resolutions throughout my life has been I am excited to be doing these new things for the first week. Sometimes less than that. Then, I forget about them, and it isnít until March or later on in the year that I recall dimly that this was the year I was going to walk, write or wriggle more.


Now, here is where the WooWoo part comes in. When you ask your spirit guide to remind you to do whatever it is that you tasked yourself with, they will remind you. It is wonderful (depending on what you chose) and they cheerfully will remind you. It is not tiresome (depending on what you chose). It takes the burden of remembering (depending on what you chose) from your shoulders and you can say at the end of the year that you had, indeed, done something you really wanted to do.


Now, as with all things wished for that we have heard for years: be careful what you wish for.


Changing habits for anybody is hard. I read somewhere that it takes 3 weeks to make a difference. I just looked it up on the internet and they said 18 to 254 days with 66 days being a somewhat magic number that might ensure a habit becomes automatic. That said, for me, it has always sort of hovered around 3 weeks. Maybe, based on what I just read a longer period of time is needed. I know I can backslide something terrible at times. So, maybe, for me, 6 months ought to do it. One of my guides just said, ďBe carefulĒ. I had to laugh.


So, here is what happened when I asked my guide to help me lose weight. I canít remember how long a period of time this took, but I did lose 50 pounds. This was after I had quit drinking and then 6 months later quit smoking. These were both things I needed to do. I had already done both once before and I knew how horribly addictive smoking was seeing as how it took all of 2 minutes for me to be hooked again after a 3-year abstinence. So, I chose to stop drinking alcohol as the first change thinking that might be the more achievable goal and six months later I quit smoking. Quitting both of those bad habits put me under such stress that I gained 50 pounds. I really needed to lose that weight again.


I say lose weight again because I am a yo-yo dieter. At that time in my life, I had already lost tons, it seemed, of weight. All of those losses were substantial numbers. Once years before I had lost 75 pounds. I know what it takes, and it has never been easy for me.


So, I asked my guide, Seth, to help me.


In the process of learning how to channel it has been my experience that in the early days the contact with spirit, depending on how naive you are, can be pretty dramatic. It was during this first year of learning how to channel that I asked for help. I swore I would never do it again.


Seth was like a Marine drill sergeant. It was horrible. I felt like a plebe. ďDonít do that. Put that back. Chew slowly. Think about what you are eating. Would it be better to have a salad? Why are you buying cookies?Ē Itís like having your sister at your elbow 24/7 to nag you into line. It was horrible.


It worked. I lost the 50 pounds I had put on. If I was to guess it took 6 months? Iím not sure. But it worked.


It has been a good 28 years since that happened. My relationship with Folk in Spirit and my guide is different. I am toying with the idea of asking him for help again. Actually, I could ask more than one of them for help.


Why I am telling you this is that you can ask for assistance from Spirit as well. I mean, we pray, donít we? We tend to ask for all sorts of things from God. Why not ask for some help in changing or establishing a new habit for the new year? Or, even if you donít know your spirit guide you could ask them for help. It wonít be an experience like I had with an invisible drill sergeant at my elbow. I would imagine it would be more subtle.


It makes sense to me. Happy New Year and I hope I can lose 100 pounds this time but I will certainly be happy with 50 again.


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