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Friday, April 29, 2011

Simply Say YES

"...the next step is the most important step. Take it
now. Do not wait.

Life is not going to come down there and sprinkle
glitter dust on your shoulders to let you know that you
are Good...or that you are walking the Right Path...or
that you are making the Best Decision.

Take the next step. Right now. Stop waiting for a "sign"
from the "gods." Your sign is your intuition, wrapped
in your desire.

Hesitation is not a stopping place on the road to heaven."  Neale Donald Walsh

Oh, goodness gracious me.  

I'm thinking about that sign I always pass on one of my favorite walking/running trails; the sign that says "Off Leash Area."  I feel a bit like I've been unleashed, like whatever has been holding me back has broken free somehow, like the floodgates have collapsed and now I'm spinning in a sea of goodness and  inspiration and boundlessness.  It feels a bit like flying, and, at the same time, it feels a bit like standing rooted way down deep in blossoming richness.  

As these words appear, there is this mind voice hovering right over my right shoulder, it's saying, you know, for someone who isn't feeling particularly inspired, this might be really irritating to read, can you just lighten up on all the mushy gushing?  

The answer to that question, little mind, is no--I cannot.  I will not.  

Because, here's the thing.  I've decided to say a big, bold, brave YES to all that is calling me, all that is moving me closer to my own light and to yours, all that has been crying for my attention for f-ing Ever.  I'm moving toward what moves me, what quickens my pulse, what excites and enlivens and invigorates and calms and quiets and inspires and whispers and nudges and empowers.  I'm saying YES to all that makes me giddy and all that makes me want to twirl and spin and skip and maybe do the Tango or the Two-Step or something.  

I'm saying YES to my intuition and my desires.  To Love.  And gratitude.  And kindness and softness and surrender.  And presence.  And deep breaths.  And moving slowly and accepting fully.  To giving and healing and opening and allowing and receiving.  To abundance galore! and twinkling little stars and chirping, little birdies.  And blossoming.  And lingering a little longer.

To feeling the fear and doing it anyway.  And Trusting.

I'm saying no, thank you to little mind and YES to all of the above.  

Can you feel the quickening of my pulse?  

Do you want to join me in this???  Starting today?

I don't know what the next step will be because there is only this one right now. I can't add any more details  because I don't know them yet.  This is what I do know...

Alia & I are committing to 41 days of saying all of the above.  To nudges & whisperings and giving and self-nurturing and Love.  We are going to tell you about it as we go along.  We are going to share with you how invigorating and life-changing it is to deeply honor and move toward all that is calling us, to saying YES to it all.

We've been practicing this like crazy lately, and I can tell you for's spilling-over-with-abundance.  It's life-changing and life-giving.  Holy shmoly.

Are you saying YES yet?


  1. YES! Nige and I just won an incredible touring bike for me on eBay - because we said YES!

    YES to 41 days! YES to moving w-aaaaaaaaaay beyond the little mind.

    Kate Middleton said YES to Prince William today and became a member of the royal family (so amazing!)

    Seriously Julia, you are one incredibly inspirational woman.


  2. YES! I'm joining you. Thank you, Julia! Yes, I can feel the quickening and the trusting. Beautiful!

  3. I think this is beautiful -- and I would love to join you!

  4. Julia,

    Thank you for the gentle nudge.


    I am ready to unleash. I’m right there with you.

  5. This is so exciting Julia! I am so ready for this! I can feel the transformation already. The energy, the beauty, the love. Breathing it all in with you. I have entered off leash area now! ♥

  6. Julia, you are all here, and I am so glad that you are letting all of you shine through, with no hold back to your joy. I am with you!

    Sending love!

  7. How was your day? How was day 1/2 of saying 'YES'?

    Your spirit has been with me all day. Julia, you have such a huge impact on my life xxx

  8. Julia...
    I needed these words today.

    YES YES YES !!!!!

  9. I came upon your blog thanks to my friend Judy from Zebra Sounds and I'm so happy that I have discovered your little corner of the world. 2011 has been the year of "Hell Yeah" for me and a few friends and it's been the most rewarding yet! and what kind of "Hell Yeah" would I be if i weren't willing to say YES to you?!


What are you thinking/feeling? I'd really love to know...

♥ Julia