I just came across this excerpt by Neville Goddard and resonated with it. One of the “tricks” of using Breathe Love (the CD set I created for re-training mental/emotional mind/body thought patterns) is the commitment to “drop it” on the old, undesired state of being in order to “press play” on the new one. It requires a willingness to say goodbye to the familiar and allow for a new experience. Check out his way of describing this “why”:
“If you are dissatisfied with your present expression of life, then you must be born again (John 3:7). Rebirth is the dropping of that level with which you are dissatisfied and rising to that level of consciousness which you desire to express and possess.
You cannot serve two masters (Mathew 6:24, Luke 16:13) or opposing states of consciousness at the same time. Taking your attention from one state and placing it upon the other, you die to the one from which you have taken it and you live and express the one with which you are united.”
-Your Faith Is Your Fortune, by Neville Goddard
And in my own words,….practice makes “permanence”. Just like training for a new level of athletic expression- training for new states of consciousness, or simply put, moving from states of worry, disconnection and fear to states of hope, connection and oneness takes habituated, dedicated training. (And a real willingness to experience change!)