11 Ways to Shut Down Your Happiness

Are You Resonating with the Shut-Down?

Inventory these patterns of needless suffering that shut down Love, Life force and Happiness:

  1. Resist change and stay in your familiar safety zone.
  2. Vitalize your Victim through self-pity and blame.
  3. Do what you must to gain approval and acceptance from others.
  4. Indulge in regret and resentment.
  5. Evaluate and judge yourself and others.
  6. Complain and argue with what life offers.
  7. Attempt to change or control people to make them what you want them to be.
  8. Insist on forcing your will on the world.
  9. Protect yourself from being seen and known.
  10. Focus on yourself. Don’t share your energy, love or happiness with anyone.
  11. Follow your Should-Master’s rules above all else.

We’ve all learned mental-emotional and behavioral patterns that Shut Down our happiness. Some of these patterns stay in place so long that they become familiar ways of acting and being in life. Their seduction creates a chronic, low-lying discontent that feels ‘normal’ ~~ “This is just the way it is.”

Raising Your State is about Choice and Willingness to focus on and grow the Brilliant Heart Powers that are always inside. These energies dissolve patterns of needless suffering, open you to Love, and bathe you in happiness.

To Release Shut-Down Tendencies:

  • Muster your Courage to participate in your evolution.
  • Take Responsibility for every choice you make.
  • Self-Acceptance replaces neediness.
  • Forgiveness allows you to get on with your life.
  • Loving Kindness creates heart connection.
  • Acceptance and Response brings peace.
  • Respect is foundational to all relationships.
  • Gentleness and Patience allows you to flow.
  • Vulnerability opens your life force and sets you free.
  • Generosity offers your blessing to the world.
  • Authenticity connects you with yourself.



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