In the Jim Carrey movie ‘Yes Man’ the character Carl Allen (played by Carrey) experiences a self-talk guru who transforms him from someone who constantly said ‘no’ to everything into saying ‘yes’. While incredibly comical when taken to the extremes in the movie, the lesson within offers deep insight into how our thoughts and words ultimately manifest our life.
There is an old saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. Actions begin with thoughts. If you think you can’t do something you will always be correct. To change your life or to manifest something different, you have to start with how you think. People stuck in dire circumstances often trap themselves by believing they have no control or means to change them. At its very root these thoughts lead you to see yourself as a victim. But history is filled with examples of people in very difficult situations who find a better way.
Saying ‘yes’ to yourself can open doors to looking at your life through a different lens. I enjoy reading stories of people who have seemingly walked through hell and prevailed. This is the very essence of the Hero’s Journey and is the blueprint I believe for us to elevate our spiritual growth. While each person’s path is unique and their own, the framework is the same. As a spiritual coach, it is important when I work with clients not to tell them what they should do, but to guide them into seeing the path for themselves. Only when they come to recognize the obstacles before them and chart their own actions can they change and it all starts with how you think and what you speak.
Have you ever noticed that you can have two people in very similar circumstances yet one finds a way to joy and prosperity while another remains stuck? I think back on many situations where children who came from the same parents, had the same circumstances and opportunities, yet some end up thriving and others are living in poverty or fell into addictions. How does this happen? If you look a little deeper what you hear as you speak to them offers clues. Some saw their path as full of opportunities while recognizing they were responsible for taking the steps necessary to capitalize on them. Others however saw the same opportunities yet either convinced themselves they were incapable of overcoming the challenges or chose not to take action.
So if you’re unhappy with your life or circumstances, the first step is to take stock of your thoughts. Begin seeing yourself in a better situation. Say ‘yes’ to yourself instead of ‘no’ and realize you are far more capable then you’ve given yourself credit for in the past. Be willing to put the past behind you and chart a new direction. When you look in the mirror tell yourself out-loud you are loved, strong, resilient, and resourceful. Visualize yourself in this better situation and begin offering thanks for having overcome adversity. Feel yourself in this new situation. Then open your heart and thank Spirit for showering you with the gifts, strength, and determination that have transformed your life.
I believe in the transformative power of human connection to elevate joy, restore balance, and support inner healing as you seek your highest purpose. My purpose in life is to be a guide, to share the wisdom of the Universe I’ve been gifted with, and to see others succeed. Nothing brings me greater joy than to see others step into their purpose in a vibrant and highly energetic way.
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