Only You

Only you can change your world.
Only you can accept the love offered to you
Only you can create a life of joy and bounty.
It is up to you.

Understand that the power to change your world lies with you and no one else. For no matter what another does for you, the final decision to accept the gift, the joy, the love is yours. It begins with self-love and acceptance of the power and strength that is yours. You can give it away, which many of you do every day. Or you can use your power to make a shift in your life starting at this very moment.

How do you give away your power? Perhaps we need to give you a few examples. Do you worry what others think of you? Do you allow the actions of others to cause you great emotional distress? Do you require the approval of another before you make a decision? Do you think others are better or smarter or more worthy of love and success? Do you associate with others who constantly criticize you?

Often the life you lead is so habitual, that you do not even realize how you give your power away every day. So, stop. Review your life and ask yourself if any of these examples resonate with you. And if they do, begin to make a change without judgment, without drama, only with joy. Give gratitude for the lesson and gently move on. For remember that all are growing, all are changing, and all deserve loving kindness whether given in person or from afar. Each and every one of you has your own individual power and for that reason, you do not require another’s power to move forward in this world.

All the knowledge you need is within you in the connection that you have with the All. That does not mean you should not discuss with others, interact with others or seek advice from others. But the final decision, the final choice should be your own, regardless of what another thinks. You cannot make a wrong choice because every choice provides a lesson learned. Do not agonize over a decision. Breathe, go within and sit with the possibilities. Then move forward with pure intent and trust that all will unfold as it should. The connections that you have with others affect the result of your choice and you cannot predict the outcome. You can only move forward with pure intent and joy. Be open to the lesson that results and know that each step you take brings you closer to the Source.

Remember that you are here to learn and grow. Each life is important in what it contributes to the collective consciousness. Trust your intuition, for that will guide you on your path. Do not harshly judge yourself or others for actions taken, for decisions made. For every step you take affects another on the web of connection. And somewhere along that filament of connection, your action made a difference. Your decision taught a lesson.

Trust yourself. Move forward with pure intent. Walk gently but firmly forward and see how you can change your world.

Only you can do this.
Today, in this moment, choose joy, choose to reclaim your power.
Gently and with love.
Know the joy of self-discovery.
The possibilities are endless.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. chattingwithspirit
    May 25, 2013 @ 15:31:20

    I’ve not been well for a while so have been missing your wonderful posts. Today I felt a little better and what a joy it was to read your beautiful words 🙂 So very true that we must be true to ourselves and follow our own paths without always considering what others may think … I know that in the past I would often be stopped in my tracks by trying to please others, by trying to gain their approval, but that did not always please my soul. I learnt, it took a long time, but I got there in the end and now am absolutely true to my souls chosen pathway. Thank you so much for your wise words. I wish I had read them many years ago!


    • the_tovarysh_connection
      May 26, 2013 @ 08:32:32

      I’ve missed you and hope that you feel better soon. Thank you for such a lovely comment. We all have to come into our own and I think we’ve all been there, looking for approval before we do something. You are so right. Our souls won’t be happy until we follow our own path. For each of us that is different, though the end result is the same. Please take care of yourself.


  2. The Presents of Presence
    May 31, 2013 @ 10:47:29

    Great post!!


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