Three Innocent Words Reveal Misdirected Power
Do you know three little words that when uttered out loud serve as screeching brakes on dreams come true, powerfully reinforcing a reality you don’t want?
Three innocent words that – when you notice you’re using them – can reveal a thought obstacle that prevents forward movement and stymies positive change?
We hear this combination of words regularly, from ourselves and those around us:
“The Problem Is … “
Sound familiar? I run across them a lot as a coach.
- “Sure I could get a job that I like better. The problem is … ”
- “Yeah, I know I should talk to my girlfriend about how differently I see our future. The problem with that is …”
- “The doctor wants me to exercise more. The problem for me is … “
And every time we speak this magical combination of words, we argue for our limitations and cut ourselves off from positive possibilities. Talk about misdirection of our creative power!
But these words are also a gift, in that they show us where we’re attached to energy and thought patterns that don’t serve us. They can reveal where we’re grappling for a stronghold in the old, and not allowing in new desires we’ve launched.
These words can show where you’re believing in limits. They point the way to freedom to experience more of what you want and less of what you don’t want.
When these words cross my lips, it’s either as an excuse for something I’m feeling pressure to do: “Sure, sweetie, I’d love to go grocery shopping, but the problem is I’m expecting a call.”
… or as an excuse for something that feels out of reach: “It would be nice to expand my material and availability to my audience, but the problem is that’s more work than I’m up for.”
Recognizing the “problem” vibe is my chance to get clean and straight with my energy, and to withdraw power from problems. It also shows me where I’ve invested belief in obstacles and impossibilities. That awareness is what allows me to channel creative power toward solutions, possibilities and good times!
The next time you hear yourself saying “the problem is .. ” I invite you to take notice, smile about it, and set yourself free by either stepping over the obstacles or redirecting toward a more appealing path.
You’re a powerful creator who can have, be and do whatever you choose. Have fun with it! 🙂