Until One is committed… there is hesitancy…
Have you ever experienced it?
I came to the edges of my green growing awareness in a potential business opportunity. I came to the edge and oh so badly wanted to leap. But didn’t. I couldn’t do it right now in the manner it was being presented.
At first, I felt relief and empowered and then my dear sweet own monkey mind started chatting at me. As I tried to ignore it, it started the screaming that only money’s can do.
- Who do you think you are
- You know you’ll never make it if you don’t leap
- You just missed out on the opportunity of a life time (Image of Noah’s ark leaving without me)
- Jeez, louise, really? Once again, you closed the door on something great
- Just leap, take the risk
Juxtaposed with, what I will ultimately call discernment:
- Now is not the time
- There is a divine plan
- You are in exactly the right place at the right time
- No amount of money spent will give you what you are seeking
- You don’t even know this person’s track record
- Do the research
- Listen within – go within – quiet the voices that are noise and listen deeply
Oh those voices.
It is true, once you are truly committed all of providence moves to support your decision. When the decision is made from the place of a burning desires deep within, it all works together for good.
But what about the luke-warm desire that is peppered with either wisdom or fear? How do you tell the difference? You have to feel it deep within your body.
There is a movement in our movement that uses a sense of urgency and scarcity to push people into making decisions that might put them at risk. I’m watching people put huge coaching packages on credit cards. Is that wise? I don’t know. I would not be for me at this time. Would I personally recommend it? No, not to my clients.
And even still, another small voice is saying, when you believe you do everything you can with what you have to take action right now. I’m wondering if I’m missing out? Did I miss that boat that sailed? Memory of this cartoon entered my awareness.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – William H Murray
Yes, I know this to be true. Yes, I know that providence moves once you are committed.
Eckhart Tolle says – Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.
I’ve spent my entire adult life in direct connection with that which I call Spirit or the Divine. I listen, I have a covenant that spans decades. I trust myself and my clear decisions implicitly. I’ve taken risks and made decisions that have impacted my life and turned my entire path around. I know what that is and I know how it feels.
And still I struggle. I have a thread of “I’m not sure” that flares its presence periodically, especially if I’m about to take a step that isn’t in my highest and best good. But here is what I do know, without a doubt. When my Yes is a Hell Yes, I’m good to go! Even in fear, or stretching, or whatever might be arising in me. I don’t need a second opinion, I don’t ask my friends, I’m clear. And that gives me exactly what I need to know. So if I don’t have a very clear, strong Hell Yes, then I can be sure I have a fuzzy or wobbly No. Which is still a no.
Learn to follow your inner wisdom! Use discernment. Trust yourself enough to say yes or to say no, not now. Yes, once you are committed, even if your discernment is a No, providence will move. It’s true. If you are not committed to your burning desire, to your deepest impulse, check to see if you are wanting to be committed to someone else, or something outside of you. If that is the case, notice it. Then choose For YOU! Not anyone else.
I feel pushed up by the misuse of these quotes, and I’m having the opportunity to look even closer to what I most want, to where I want to put my energy resources both money and time. Then using discernment. Is this the right thing for me at this time. Trusting it and trusting the guidance I receive. If the opportunity is mine to do, but not right now; it will come again.
If you are struggling with decision, take a breath, drop your awareness into your body, fall into ease and you will know. I promise.
In-Joy and With Ease,
Aliza Bloom Robinson, author, speaker, vibrational catalyst; touches hearts, frees souls and transforms lives through her simple yet profound programs and courses. She is the author of the #1 Amazon Best Selling book, Falling Into Ease – Release Your Struggle and Create a Life You Love, and the companion Guidebook. Join the fb community Falling Into Ease for daily tips, ideas, coaching and more!