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How To Say YES To Yourself
“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed.”
― Terence McKenna
I read this quote recently and I got goosebumps. Every cell in my body reverberated with a recognition of this “knowing” of how it all works.
Years ago, I would’ve called this woo-woo. I would have discounted it as BS and spiritual mumbo jumbo. And while spirituality can be used to bypass the pains of our lives and the realities of the human experience, there are also spiritual truths that all the mystics and the core of many world religions lead us to… this “connection” to something greater. This recognition of God (or whatever your word is) in one another. This trust that when we answer the call of the soul, we are somehow taken care of. The seas part. The impossible lines up. And you are in heaven, but it is on earth.
When I first felt the call to learn about relationships, I never thought it would bring me here. When I did my first Instagram post, I never thought @createthelove would get over one million followers. When I first started writing about love, I didn’t know others would want to read it. When my mentor told me, “Answer the call. You will be pleasantly surprised that when you leap off the cliff, the Universe will catch you. Leap, and the net will appear."
But you don’t get the net without the trusting leap. As the quote from Terrence McKenna says, "Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up."
“This is how magic is done."
This magic cannot be explained. There are no words in the right order I can write here that can ever verbalize what can only be felt by a knowing. I cannot say anything that will give you that trust. You’re the one who has to leap. You’re the one who has to speak. You’re the one who has to answer the call of your soul.
Your worthiness will only come through you by recognizing it. “By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed."
On the podcast this week, I dive deeper into this quote and the topic of saying YES to yourself.
Go here to listen to the episode, and make sure you subscribe to the pod wherever you consume podcasts! I have some of those “teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold” coming on, and you won’t want to miss them!
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