Tribe. One of my loves and many life coaches, Jenn Shull, shared with me during a call, "The Universe will continue to teach you the lesson until you learn it."
I was stopped dead in my tracks. I emotionally paused over the next few days to look around and notice circumstances that seemed to be on repeat in my life. What I found was how I was the key player in how things were going.
For example, we change jobs and seem to have the same issues/complaints. We change relationships but have already set up in our heads that "men are just..." or "women are so..." We relocate and find ourselves in a similar mess that we just left (or ran from).
Something you have to get about this lesson is: -where you go, there you are-
YOU are the common denominator.
YOU are the driving force.
YOU choose the filter through which you see.
YOU....the same YOU...is the one making the choices of your life.
When I learned this lesson, it knocked me back. I saw how the Universe had been sending opportunities to learn the same lessons over and over and yet I had been choosing to act, react, and behave in the same old ways. For those of you who don't know the definition of insanity, it is to do the same thing and expect a different result!
It is not your circumstances that will make your life different or better. It is you becoming someone new that creates a new result or outcome. Choosing to see life in a new light gives you access to actually seeing life newly! It will require you giving up your default actions and reactions to break patterns that have you producing disempowering circumstances or results.
This awareness has stuck with me every day since I learned it 8 months ago. I share this insight with others every chance I see it relevant. It doesn't ALWAYS stop my humanness from taking over. I love planning and thinking I can control situations or outcomes and the Universe ALWAYS reminds me to practice letting go. The Universe always invites me to exercise more trust.
I understand that the Universe has lots of lessons for me and the number one lesson is saying Yes to myself!
Yes to my hearts desires.
Yes to my needs.
Yes to my well being, safety, and hygiene.
Yes to my worth!
Yes to my space.
Yes to my rates as an entrepreneur.
Yes to love flowing to and through.
Yes to adventures.
Yes to a happy, whole, and complete me.
Yes to everything that serves my fullest self.
When I say no to this...when I say no to my highest self, I pay a price. I pay in various ways and I see old patterns and circumstances fly right back on the scene. When I concern myself with people pleasing or looking good it costs me my self love and usually makes a mess.
Now that I see, understand, AND accept this lesson, I can make new, more powerful choices to support my growth and potential. When my spidey senses start tingling and my intuition is nudging me, I take on saying yes to that inner urge because now I get that it is not me being 'selfish.' It is me honoring the lesson the Universe is delivering and my opportunity to evolve into a more loving, caring, and connected human being. Because we may only truly serve others from a full heart.
Now, I don't know what Universal lessons you have knocking down your door but my invitation is to quiet your mind and internal dialog long enough to learn the lessons! Find the patterns. Notice your behaviors. Allow all of your circumstances to reveal what is there for you to learn in trusting your intuition, following your path, and walking boldly in the direction you are being called to.
The world needs you. The Universe, God, Buddha, whomever, whatever, wherever is guiding you on a one of a kind path to bless everyone and everywhere you come into contact with.
Say Yes to You and your calling to be your greatest self. You are a gift. Be a Yes to delivering it.
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