One of the Crest toothpaste commercials you might have seen reminds us that “life opens up when you do.”
Consider the importance of that statement. In this season of release and change, what stories do we tell ourselves about how life is? Do we look for and see opportunities, or do we just see obstacles and excuses? Are we willing to release limiting ideas and beliefs that no longer serve us, or do we hang on to our “stuff” because it has always been that way?
We live in an always changing, always expanding universe. Nature around us is constantly growing and changing. We can either greet the new day in excitement, openness and anticipation, or limitation and drudgery. Because Life (Spirit, the Universe, God, our Higher Power) always says “yes,” it is our choice.
When we are open to change, growth and the flow of Life, we live lavishly. In “The Trance of Scarcity” by Victoria Castle, the book my Thursday class is studying, we are reminded that “lavish means stepping wholeheartedly into the big middle of life, rather than just tiptoeing partway in. Lavish means letting the flow of life move freely through you. Lavish isn’t busy trying to control everything. Lavish is juicy, and yes, it’s messy. It’s alive.”
Why not take a lavish, deep breath, and let life open up in you today?