Just like everybody else has been doing at varying degrees and levels, I have been transforming and transmuting myself….ah, the never ending journey…and what a wild ride it has been and continues to be. There came a point in this journey of evolvement when I knew it was time to re-program the “no” mind to a “yes” mind.
You see I was programmed, as many of us were, to say “no” to life…I’m not blaming anyone or anything for this, it’s what happened. It’s funny that it did since I consider myself to be one of the most adaptable people you’d ever meet. Growing up I needed to adapt to all sorts, so I did. Perhaps the “no” attitude was a way to make me feel like I had some sense of control over my life. Ha Ha Ha! I can be quite silly like that sometimes.
Responding with a “I can’t”, “I’m too busy”, “I don’t know how”, “I don’t have time”, “I don’t want to go” or even “I have other plans” are all examples of how we might say “no”. As captain of our own ships it is up to us to decide if that is working for us…or not. Although it may have made me feel in control, I have been aware of it not working for me. Despite that, it still took me a long time to get the courage to change it. And now, after a bit of a journey to get here, I finally arrived at that place….only to find that I have embarked on a whole other journey altogether…the fun just never stops.
So I arrived at a place where I felt that I was finally ready to trust again….to trust life and more importantly, trust myself, enough that I am now willing to open up and greet all that comes into my field with a resounding “yes”. So in the spirit of experiment and exploration I decided early in the year to make this my personal “Year of Yes”, where I would remain AWARE of my automatic “no” reaction and consciously work to choose “yes” instead, every single time. At the time I never imagined just how much hard work it would be.
I will openly admit that I am still in the “training wheels” portion of this experiment. My initial reaction to things is still sometimes “no”…the difference now is that, because of the commitment I’ve made, I allow myself ample time to respond to things. Giving myself the gift of time is allowing me to observe and acknowledge the knee-jerk “no” reaction….but then thinking about how it would be possible for me to say “yes”. What do I need to do or how do I need to adjust myself in order to shift to “yes”. That exercise is stretching my flexibility (or lack of flexibility) and forcing me to look at options. And doing THAT is both exposing as well as breaking down any rigidness and limitation I’ve imposed on myself and is resulting in an expansion of my being. Amazing!
When working with this concept we are working with Healing Law #10, The Law of Welcome, as written in my book The Freedom of Innocence. The Law of Welcome is the bridge to fully understand The Universal Law of Release. When we welcome all of life with open arms we release our self-imposed limitations…this then opens the door to Universal Law #11, The Law of Connection.
Are you aware of how you might be limiting yourself and your life experience? I’d love to hear from you via my Contact page (Link to that page is in the upper right hand corner of this page) if you have any thoughts about this. As for me, I promise to update you all on the progress of my experiment throughout the year.
Blessings on our journeys, always.