The Universal YES

Each of us is born with a big Universal YES inside of us.

This YES is all-encompassing and fears nothing.

This YES is willing to try anything and is not afraid of failure.

This YES includes unique gifts and interest that are woven in to our DNA.

Remember when you were a child and had that “I can do anything” attitude?  Sure you do because we all have it or should I say, we had it. The problem is that as we start to grow up we let fear take control. The opinions of other people is usually the basis of our fears. Fear starts asking questions like. What if I fail? What if I look foolish? What if no one cares? And fear starts telling you that you do not have the right skills, you do not have anything unique to contribute, or that you really have nothing to contribute at all. Fear holds your inner Yes in a cage and holds your life hostage. We forget the Universal Laws of Abundance and Attraction. The Universe will never say no to our request.

Think about a very young boy. Give him a box of crayons, he starts to draw. Give him blocks and he starts to build. Sit him in front of a piano and he starts playing. Now, maybe he scribbles on the paper, instead of building he is simply stacking the blocks and just banging on the keyboard, the point is fear of failure has not caged his Yes. He is open to exploring and trying new things with all the enthusiasm his little heart can muster. If someone set you in front of a canvas with paints or at a piano today most likely you would say “but I don’t know how to paint” or “but I can’t play the piano.” Maybe you can’t, but maybe you can. That funny little thing called practice works wonders, but only after you get over your fear of failure.

I used to love to paint as a child. I even took art classes when I was young, but then I stopped. For years (decades) I did not draw or paint. I forgot how much I enjoyed that creative release. I had to learn to let go of the fear of a blank canvas and release my creative YES all over again. Are my paintings the quality of a Picasso, Rembrandt, or Warhol? No they are not. They are the quality of “ME”, and that is all that matters.

The YES is more than just the artistic side of you. It is also the practical goal minded side that yearns for success. Your YES wants to make things happen. Your YES wants to be challenged, to grow, and improve. Maybe there is a project at home that you want to take on, maybe there is something at work that needs to be improved. Don’t just sit by until someone else does it. Put together your ideas (the what, the why, and the how) and approach it with everything you’ve got. You may be pleasantly surprised how receptive the Universe responds.

Unleashing the YES is moving down the road to fulfilling your highest potential. Successful people let their YES roam free. They share their passion with the world and they stop letting fear limit what they can and ultimately what they can’t accomplish.

Your YES is multi-dimensional and multi-faceted. Your YES is the true you; your authentic self in all your glory. It has been inside of you your entire life waiting for you to face any fears you have. Unlock the cage! Let your YES boldly stand out. Share the awesomeness that is uniquely you with the world. This is your purpose in life. To bring to the world all that you are.

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

Life is multifaceted and multidimensional and offers us many opportunities to expand and grow. Out of the many human experiences we often grow the most when we are hurt or in pain. Is that where the quote “no pain no gain” came from. Why do we have to be in pain to grow? Why does it have to hurt so much in order for us to move on or let go?

I have come to term with where I need to be at any given time in my life. Human timetables don’t always correspond with spiritual timetables. I get that! But can’t things just turn out how I want them to for once. You know what I mean? We have great plans and we carefully lay out the details of how we want things to unfold. When the plan doesn’t manifest, we fall apart. We are brought down to our knees. Do you ever think that maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t time for the grand plan to unfold? Could it be that there is something greater for you around the corner. This step in the process could merely be a stepping stone. We are where we need to be.

If you are resisting because your plan didn’t work out, then you are missing the blessing. Resistance looks like anger, disappointment, complacency and emotions that sucks the life out of you. Instead of resisting, be grateful for where you are. No experience is ever in vain. We pay each experience forward by acknowledging the gifts left behind. We don’t have to hold on to the pain but we can hold onto the jewels and all the good stuff that propels us to the next level. Every experience is laying the foundation for your future. Don’t forget that!

The Universe is preparing you for your greatness. Learn to flow with fate not against it. Enjoy the many milestones in your life and be grateful for all the different seasons that force you to let go of limitations. We never stop growing. We have to remember that it is not always on our terms or in what we believe is perfect timing. We are planted for a season. Why not take advantage of it and bloom where you are planted.