“What would your life be like if
all obstacles that seem to be stopping you from being magnificent were removed?”
This is a question I use in my current talk when I share my musings on the
subject with congregations and groups. Very few people have a quick answer to
the question. Why?
Because it’s easier to identify
the problem than the solution. In other words, it’s focusing on what we think
is stopping us from achieving our desires that keeps us stuck.
In today’s world we see so much
of what we don’t want that we end up with spiritual constipation. The solution
for this in our spiritual lives is identical to the counterpart in our physical
lives. When my Grandma Esther had that problem she’d proclaim, “What I need it
to do is get me a good high colonic!”
And she would.
Will you if you need it? I did
recently. My “spiritual clean-out” came in February of this year. It was in the
form of two very different retreats, one in a group and one on my own. Since
then I have made significant changes in my personal and professional life,
though few people realize it. What is the result?
I’ve never been happier in my
life than I am today. I’m serious. I’m not just saying that and I’m not
bragging or anything. My life is working even better than I imagined it ever
could. It’s not because I’m something special or have a secret weapon of some
sort. I’m trying not to be surprised, but dang! – Spirit does good work when I
let it do its thing!
I want this for you, too. It’s
not a gift we have to work for, as if to receive an award. There’s a power
within you that has the strength to accomplish your desires. It carries out
your direction in marvelous, creative ways you might have never thought of. All
we must do is accept what is already ours, instead of pretending we aren’t
Oh, now that was a wonderful day of all the right doors opening at just the right time in the right ways. And it all happened so effortlessly and magically. Thank you. More of that please.
Yes! MORE of that, please! But you already know
this, don’t you? If you’re reading this blog, you aren’t satisfied to sit on
the sidelines watching while others play. You aren’t about to go about pissing
and moaning about aches and pains, the latter being in your body or applicable
to someone in your life.
You’re up for the challenge that so much of the
world is not willing to accept. And what is that?
It’s that consciously or unconsciously you have or
are ready to make the decision to take charge of your life in some new and empowering
way. What’s stopping you from being magnificent? Not a damn thing. Go for it!