Aug 03

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Letting go of limits

Hi everyone!  I’ve missed writing for the last several days, but I’ve been having such a good time on a mini-vacation that I trust you’ll forgive me.  🙂

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my future. It feels like I’m entering a new chapter both personally and professionally.  Doors are opening that I never saw coming.

This wonderful image comes from a post about releasing limiting beliefs at pecannoot.blogspot.com. Click the image to read her blog.

With that comes both excitement and fear.  As I explore what is possible, I keep bumping up against my own old beliefs of what is impossible.  For instance, I’ve always imagined myself as a successful teacher/writer/speaker at some point in the hazy future, but when it came to actually accepting the possibility that I could be those things today… in reality… I balked.  “I’m not worthy,” I would say to myself.  “I haven’t worked hard enough. Who am I to be those things?” I said it so often that I hypnotized myself into those beliefs.

As I look into the future and see that this really is a possibility, that old voice keeps popping up.  And I have to keep reminding myself that the old voice is exactly that – OLD.  There is a new paradigm now, and I’m living it.

Today, while in the midst of one of these bouts of craziness about what I am and am not worthy of having in my life, I picked up my copy of Love Without Conditions by Paul Ferrini and flipped it open to a random page.  This line immediately caught my eye:

“Let go of the limits you place on what is possible.”

Wow.  What a perfectly placed reminder.

Tonight I make it my goal to open to a new belief.  A belief in something greater than I can even imagine right now.  Because the very fact that God put me on this earth in this body means that I am worthy.  And perhaps – just perhaps – someone or something Greater Than Me knows more about my future than I do.  Who am I to limit the way that the Universe moves in my life?  Who am I to tell God that I will not accept all of the goodness that the Universe has to provide?

Tonight I let go of the limits I place on what is possible. I choose to believe in the possibility of things greater than my imagination can even conceive of.

Tomorrow will take care of itself.

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Lisa LaPlante

    =) smiling deeply on the inside

  2. Leah Carey

    I’m pretty sure that’s the best place to be smiling. 🙂

  3. Anna Rose

    I know just what you mean, Leah! I finally (a year ago) got the job I told my high school guidance counselor I was going to have when I grew up. It only took 20 years to get there…but I still say “there” instead of “here”! It’s hard to accept that we’ve achieved a goal or arrived at some dream destination – for me, I feel very unsafe in that space, both because accepting worth/achievement is hard for women in general, and also because then I have to come up with something else to dream about/work towards. We don’t place a lot of value in this country on reveling in things, do we?

    I love reading your blog!


  4. Leah Carey

    “We don’t place a lot of value in this country on reveling in things, do we?”

    So true and so wise, Anna. Thanks for saying that – it’s definitely something I needed to hear right now.

    Sending you a big hug,

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