How often do you say “No” by default?
We mold our life by the stories we tell about ourselves, whether we tell them with actual words (which we do often) or by our actions.
So often we say we want certain things (true love, more money, better health, less stress), and yet the story we tell of ourselves is actually saying NO to those very things.
You say you would like to find true love, but your story says “I’m not really all that social. I like to stay in and don’t get out much to meet people.”
You say you want to make more money but your story says “We aren’t like ‘those snobby rich people’ and besides who would want a house that big anyway? I’m happy to have a paycheck. I’m proud of my ability to stretch a dollar.”
You say you wish you were in better health but your story says “I’ve never been very athletic and I can’t believe how much organic food costs, besides I’ve been skipping breakfast my whole life.”
You say you want less stress in your life but your story says “I’m a news addict, really, I basically have CNN on 24/7 because it’s really important to me to keep up with what’s going on in the world. I’m so glad I can get by on 5 hours of sleep a night because I am super busy!”
Some of these “stories” might seem extreme, but do you see how incongruent our stories can be?
One of my core philosophies is that the Universe is ALWAYS supporting me. And I totally believe that. BUT…I’ve got to say YES.
So often our stories have programmed us to say NO, whether in words or actions.
I want to encourage you to start saying “yes” to the things you want.
Change your story. Maybe just a little bit.
Get open to new possibilities.
Go out and meet some new friends. Realize that money isn’t evil. Go for a walk. Eat something healthy. Turn the TV off and meditate for 20 minutes. Take a break from the “news”. Get some extra sleep. Smile more.
Love & Magic,
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