Something I've noticed through my years of coaching and consulting is that people only hear what they're ready to hear. It doesn't matter how persuasive, repetitive or direct I am in my message, if they're not yet at the point in their life's journey to receive that information, it bounces right off of them.
Or is it? What if it the words I shared years ago with my loved one planted a seed? Or what if it made an imprint in their protective bubble for a seed to be planted the next time they heard a similar message?
Even though it may be frustrating for the seed planter, it can be even more frustrating for the person who realizes they've received messages - sometimes for years - that only made sense to them much later.
And to that I include another quote from journalist & editor Stuart Alexander Chase: To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
Sometimes it does take multiple attempts before we're ready to receive a particular life's message. Accepting that it wasn't the right time until now is a great path to self-acceptance. There is such a high emphasis placed on speed in our culture that it's natural for us to want to always get it right the first time. Yet we're human. And being human means we live life outside of pre-determined timelines.
Yes, being open and receptive to messages that can help us grow is helpful to accelerate our progress, but sometimes we're just not ready until we are. Placing judgment on how long it takes to get there only helps to obscure the joy of the learning experience. Acceptance, on the other hand, allows for celebration and the ability to put our new learning into practice.
Questions: When have you experienced an aha moment that you later realized was one in a trail of earlier, similar, messages? What messages are you receiving today that you haven't yet been willing or able to face head-on? How can you celebrate instead of judge these moments of self-discovery, even if they've been knocking on your door for ages?
If you're having a hard time finding receiving life messages, Magical Mind - a 4-week online program currently in the works can help. Or if you'd prefer some 1:1 guidance, give Detanglement Coaching a try.
Change is always easier with support, so if you've got a change in the works but aren't ready to commit to a program or coaching, please find people who can support you in a positive and uplifting way, to help make your transition a smooth and positive one!
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