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In my Masterful Living Program’s class last night, I was sharing that Spirit gives me ideas and guidance about things to do and I’ve learned to say yes. Then I might tell someone what I’m going to do and they’ll ask me, “how’s that going to happen?” And I tell them I have no idea. The HOW of it isn’t my responsibility. My responsibility is to cultivate my ability to respond with a clear YES.
There are MANY times when I have no idea how things will come together. I felt a guidance to go to Australia and Germany a few years ago. I could feel that there were people there I was to be meeting up with and sharing with.
I had questions: How will I get there? Where will the money come from? Who am I to meet? How will I meet them? I didn’t know the answers when I said yes, but I said YES anyway.
My “yes,” and my positive thoughts create an energetic container for Spirit to flow into.
After all, my mind is the mind of God and whatever I hold in my awareness is going to appear on the screen of my life.
Often people hesitate to say yes until they know how things will go. They wait to see what will happen. They hesitate because they aren’t sure how it will work out. They want to know the details ahead of time. I get it. And I think it’s quite possible they’re missing out on the very best opportunities.
Yet, if we say yes first, then Spirit responds to that commitment. Spirit responds to our willingness to be guided.
Consider, if you were going to offer someone unconditional support, and you made it clear to them that you were there to support them in whatever they chose to pursue, but they didn’t decide to do anything because they weren’t sure how it would unfold. Your unconditional Love, support and resources weren’t enough for them. They had to know HOW everything would happen and what it would LOOK like before they could say yes. So they just kept waiting for that instead of actually moving forward.
That’s what a lot of people do, and I used to do that too. I get it.
I’m so grateful I’m learning to say yes from a place of choosing the highest and best, most loving choice I can find. That YES opens the doors to knowing HOW it will unfold. My YES allows the support to come to me.
Think about it – what am I saying yes to? I’m saying YES to Spirit’s inspiration. It’s not MY idea. It’s Spirit leading me because I’m willing to live in service to the light. Honestly, what difference does it make to me if I’m offering a workshop in Pittsburgh or Paris? Austin or Australia? Location doesn’t matter to me, why would it?
You might think it makes a difference because Paris is so different from Pittsburgh, but let me just say, the location is not what makes an experience beautiful. The beauty is in the people showing up, the intention, the Love that is expressed and allowed. It’s about being in that perfect flow of giving and receiving Love and location isn’t important.
About six years ago I was invited to Oklahoma City for a weekend of workshops. The weather was grey and rainy. When we started people were in a grey mood too. They were reluctant. They didn’t have much willingness. But I continued and I held in my mind that it would be miraculous. I was there to be part of a miracle.
Right in front of me, the people bloomed like a garden of the most gorgeous flowers in the world and so did I. The people were beautiful. It was magnificent even though it wasn’t a particularly notable location, no one got dressed up, and it wasn’t a fancy affair.
And the next day, on Sunday morning, many of them came to hear me speak at the Sunday Service. This day they were dressed in a colorful way. They all looked as though they’d lost 20 pounds and had a facelift. Everything had shifted from the day before – because we found our willingness and the miracles unfolded. I could say a lot more on this weekend – it truly was a life-changing experience for many who were there.
I had SUCH a good time and met people I now dearly Love and am deeply connected to. Imagine if my YES had been a no because I’d thought, “who wants to go to Oklahoma City in the grey days of November with Thanksgiving right around the corner?” I would have missed so much.
Ego will take us out of the most profound spiritual experiences because we’re waiting to understand the how and why of it.
I encourage you to look within and discover what YES is calling you – be bold – say YES!
Here’s one of the world’s most beloved quotes on boldness and following inspiration:
“Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself,then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:’
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.’”
from The Scottish Himalayan Expedition,1951 – by W.H. Murray
Say yes to your heart’s desire, your strong intuition, and your guidance and allow Spirit to lead, guide and direct you about HOW to find the way to its fulfillment. When you’re willing Spirit leads the way!
Spirit is always saying yes to our answering the call to Love.
We’re pre-approved! Let’s say yes!
The only thing to say yes to is LOVE because Love is all there is! Sweet!
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