Yeasayer!!

Once a week for years now I have opened the “Boise Weekly” publication to view the “Free Will Astrology” by Rob Brezsny (http://www.freewillastrology.com/). Every time I read the new entry, I am floored by how spot on he is with where I am in life and what is up for me! What I have always loved about these zodiac moments is that he makes me think, for it is not the normal blah…blah…blah… horoscope predictions, they run much deeper. Free Will Astrology has been hitting the stands in over 120 publications for over 28 years; definitely stood the test of time.

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“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” ― Victor Hugo

Anyway, to get back to the title of this blog entry – Yeasayer!! My birthday is on the horizon for this week and as you know I am madly working on my new business Haleness Hub (http://halenesshub.liveeditaurora.com/) a lifelong dream and passion. As with anything in life, when you step off the hamster wheel of “what is known” to create something different, your new way of being or living seems to get bombarded by the “naysayer” while what we deeply need is the “yeasayer!!”. The ones who support, cheer, and help us to manifest with great optimism.  Thus I had to chuckle when I picked up my horoscope for this next week –

 The word “naysayer” describes a person who’s addicted to expressing negativity. A “yeasayer,” on the other hand, is a person who is prone to expressing optimism. According to my assessment of the astrological omens, you can and should be a creative yeasayer in the coming days — both for the sake of your own well-being and that of everyone whose life you touch. For inspiration, study Upton Sinclair’s passage about Beethoven: He was “the defier of fate, the great yea-sayer.” His music is “like the wind running over a meadow of flowers, superlative happiness infinitely multiplied.” 

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“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ― A.A. Milne

 In actuality I am not sure I could ever embrace being a “naysayer” ugh…just the negative energy I would have to hold and send out makes me shudder – yuck!! I cannot imagine getting up everyday thinking negative thoughts – way to draining and depressing. Besides if I want a fill up on “naysaying”, I can just turn on the news, media, Facebook, etc.., to get my fill and then some; especially right now with all the political buzz.

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank

Nope, I prefer being a yeasayer for myself, my children, friends, family, and anyone who crosses my path. Nothing feels better than sharing a smile with a stranger, exchanging positive words with an acquaintance, helping someone to accomplish something, encouraging my children to dream, the list goes on and on – for there are a zillion ways to show up as a YEASAYER!!

When I think of the amazing people in the world who have risen above, manifested great things, walked a path of authentic expression, and been willing to go outside the bounds to create – I see the yeasayers in the crowd!! They all had to have the strength, courage, faith, and love to block out the naysayers, so that all they heard was the cheers from within and the few yeasayers who rallied behind them.

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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ― Winston S. Churchill

As I continue to step with impassioned faith towards my visions, I am intensely fueled by the excitement I feel with serving my purpose in assisting others to come home to the “yeasayer” that lives within them. To help them recover the healthy body, mind, and spirit that is waiting. To guide those who seek to live a life uncommon and to role model my belief that anything is possible!! A smile crosses my face, for I have only just begun – there is so much I am working on that will soon be offered to those who want to step off the “naysayer” path to ignite their dynamic truth.

I can understand why there are naysayers in my life, for I have always struggled to find satisfaction and contentment in the “life we are taught” to live. It is not that it is bad, for many are extremely happy and satisfied living this way, which is a wonderful thing. However there are also many like me who feel an uneasy feeling, a sense that there is more, that there is something we are meant to do, to experience, to share. Like me they keep trying to fit in, but.., the feeling only grows more intense as the years go by.

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“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Yes, I have tried many different things over my crazy life journey – 31 different jobs/careers over my thirty-five year working life; lots of experiences that fuel my empathetic understanding for all who enter my world. Yes, I have failed! Yes, I have fallen down really hard! Yes, I have struggled to provide for my kids and self! Yes, yes, yes…. President Abraham Lincoln (also an Aquarian) did not arrive at his presidency without “failures” under his belt, failures that made him more, that served him well in understanding the people he represented while in office (http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/abraham-lincoln#­). Thomas Edison (another Aquarian) the youngest of seven children did not “learn to talk” until he was four years old. At eleven years of age he became a home schooled student because his teacher saw him as a problem child with an “addled, scrambled” brain. By the way Lincoln was one of Edison’s heroes (http://www.thomasedison.com/biography.html), a role model in the crowd for this entrepreneurial inventing young man who continued forth despite immense naysayer push back!!  Are you not grateful to these two persistent, determined, creative, wise men, who listened to the yeasayer inside of themselves? What about, Nelson Mandela (27 years in prison), Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and… They all said YES to the yeasayer that lives inside! If they had given voice to the naysayer where would we be today???

One does not have to become a president, inventor, world leader, or anything else that huge to become a magnanimous impacting yeasayer! The impacts we each make upon those around us is more than we realize. I am sure you had a favorite teacher along the way whose yeasaying made you want to be more! What about the amazing wait person who made your last meal out an incredible positive experience. The janitor who maintains with pride and respect the space you occupy during the day? The entrepreneurial individual who runs your favorite spa, store, business… We seek out the yeasayers because they are the ones creating the waves for a better next moment, and next, and next.

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“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I conclude today’s post with a HUGE thank you to all those who have had the courage to say YES to the yeasayer within themselves – for they are the game changers, the ones who embark into uncharted territory, the people who fall down and get up with renewed faith, courage, and perseverance. I am immensely grateful for they are the role models I look to, the fuel for my fire, and the source of my inspiration to keep stepping towards my dreams.

Really think about it – Do you want to roam through your life as a cautious naysayer, full of negative doubting energy? Or, would you prefer to embody the positive energy and way of being of a yeasayer? The choice is yours to make in all your moments. The life you have is yours, how do you want to live it? How do you want your children to journey it? It is a new year, what are you going to do with this precious time?

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“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” ― Nelson Mandela

I say hat’s off to the YEASAYERS everywhere – bring it on with full passion!!

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