Allow or Resist?
February 12, 2015 by Cathy Brown
“There is no luck or favoritism. There is only allowing or resisting, letting in or keeping out the abundance that you desire.”
Allowing is really about acceptance. It is another way of thinking…a way of surrender. Surrender into “What is”. We have all heard the phrase, “It is what it is”. In fact, I have a sign in my office that says, “It is what it is, but it will become what I make it.” “What is” doesn’t mean you never want to create something different in your life. It means, this is what my life is, right now… accepting what is and then moving forward and creating what you want.
Resistance is blocking the truth, not accepting things as they currently are and, trying to change them to make you happy. That is trying to change things from the outside, instead of facing things as they are and moving forward internally with your new positive vibrations.
Allowing can be challenging. I was a single parent, after 15 years of marriage, I found myself divorced with 2 young daughters to care for. If I would have second guessed myself, by thinking maybe I “should” (that’s a really bad word) have stayed married it would have brought so many negative emotions like fear, doubt, resentment, and lack. Within all that resisting and fighting against “what is”, how could I show up as a loving and confident mother for my daughters? It took time, it did not happen overnight, but I got it. I was able to accept my “now” situation, and find appreciation in my 2 beautiful daughters who gave me strength and compassion. Once I accepted and allowed my situation, my heart opened and I settled down and started to build my life how I wanted it to be. Within a year I found a new job, moved to my own condo in a new town closer to where my family lived and was really enjoying all my life had to offer.
Imagine yourself letting in more love, more support and more appreciation from the people around you. Imagine yourself letting go in situations where you used to hold on. Imagine things falling into place easily. Imagine being in complete acceptance of yourself and those around you. These are the experiences you’ll attract when you learn to allow.
I honestly confess that I struggled with this allowing. Developing this mindset takes a lot of practice – especially if you are a strong woman – but it is absolutely essential. We must learn to allow in order to RECEIVE!
As Christy Whitman says “While it’s true that the Universe is infinitely abundant, it’s also true that we can only receive as much of that abundance as we are willing to allow – and we are the only ones who can determine that”.
“The Art of Allowing is absolutely essential for the continuation of the survival of this species.”
I accept my life as it is and will make it what I want it to be
I totally allow abundance into my life
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“The Art of Having It All”
A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance