What's Holding You Back?
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What's Holding You Back?How To Push The Reset Button Once And For All
There are times in our life when we need to reset our course, reinvent ourselves, recalibrate our circumstances, and establish a new trajectory. These are the defining moments when we need to draw a line between everything that’s ever happened and everything that ever will. All the words society currently uses to describe these moments don’t really do them justice—fresh start, new beginning, second chance. They just don’t tell the full story. Because in reality, we desire a total extraction from the scenario we’ve created—with all its consequences and aftereffects—and the chance for a complete do-over, a reentry into a new world where we are whole, pure, perfect, unstained, untainted, and unconditioned.
My new book Sacred Powers addresses the common challenges everyone faces when on such a transformational journey.
Sometimes we’re not aware that the critical moment has arrived. We have resigned ourselves to the fact that we must live with the cards we’ve been dealt, and, subsequently, we are blind to the amazing opportunity resting right in front of our noses.
More often than not, we can taste and feel—with every fiber of our being—that the Universe has taken a deep breath in, allowed time and space to pause, announced a special yet fleeting opportunity, and given us the chance to leap into a new, more nourishing dream. The greatest pioneer of the animation industry, Walt Disney, is often credited with saying, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” He demonstrated this not just by powerfully manifesting his own dreams but by also awakening the dreams that rest inside each of us. His vast legacy of movies, theme parks, and cartoons taught (and continue to teach) millions of children and their parents around the world that we are beings of transformation, capable of manifesting whatever we desire.
Many people see the concept of manifesting their dreams as a fantasy. A lifetime of conditioning holds them back from taking that bold, transformational step. Fear keeps them frozen, clinging desperately to the old dream, and the throbbing pain of past missteps locks them into a swirl of second-guessing. And so they find themselves with one foot firmly planted in the past and one dangling toe waiting to touch down in the fresh, fertile soil of the newly envisioned future.
Some people spend their entire lives just like that—holding themselves back, trapped in a prison of their own design, deferring their dreams, and accepting a dumbed-down version of their best selves.
I was one of those people until I discovered the Five Divine Secrets and their Sacred Powers of Transformation.
1. The Divine Principle of One
2. The Divine Principle of Awareness
3. The Divine Principle of REbirth
4. The Divine Principle of Infinite Flow
5. The Divine Principle of Inner Fire
As you might have guessed the third principle is what relates the closest to the transformational step.
We all would like to turn back the clock to a moment in time or simply push the reset button to see if we might have better luck the second time around. In golf, it’s called a mulligan when your first shot goes into the woods, and you give yourself a second chance by teeing the ball up one more time. In dermatology, it’s called rejuvenation, when the damage of a lifetime of aging is repaired and damaged tissues are replaced.
But we are multidimensional Beings. And for most of us, the new beginnings we seek are far beyond hitting a golf ball or renewing our skin cells. We seek the true REbirthing of many aspects of our emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual selves. We long for the creation of new memories, new desires, new choices, and new dreams. You’ve learned a lot over the course of your life. And if you could apply all that wisdom to your current circumstances and have a fresh start in just one area, your life would truly transform in magnificent ways.
REbirth is a spiritual homecoming—our returning to the memory of our wholeness before we carved out all the ruts, climbed the mountains, crawled up from the abysses, trudged across the valleys, slid down the hills, and fell down rabbit holes. All these experiences have provided strength and wisdom, but we don’t need to hold on to the staleness of their trajectory. Even in the smallest of issues and the tiniest of concerns, you are worthy of a second chance. You are entitled to a new beginning!
REbirth is possible if we give ourselves permission to gently, lovingly, openly, and tenderly peel away the layers of our bodies, our minds, and our Souls to reveal that sweet, pure perfection that is at the center of our being.
Your journey of REbirth starts with fully embracing the Divine Principle of REbirth as a Universal law and then connecting to the true source of it within yourself. Once you’re in that place, you can radiate that energy back out into the world to weave the fabric of a healed, whole, beautiful brand-new existence.
The Divine Principle of REbirth has existed for eternity. And there are three sacred powers that have upheld this timeless truth of renewal since man and womankind first walked the earth.
Awakening them connects you more closely to the Universe, frees you from emotional constriction, and helps you to step into your power:
The Sacred Power of Acceptance
The Sacred Power of Release
The Sacred Power of New Beginnings
So let’s open the door to the Divine Principle of REbirth, and walk this magnificent path together.
My book Sacred Powers will guide you through the process from beginning to end. It is full of exercises and quizzes to hone in on what is holding you back.