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What if…

What if…you’re reading this for a reason?

What If…
Created by Carla Berg | Inspired by Greg McNaughton

What if…. every person on the planet was born with a special gift to share?
Then…you have a gift to share, too.

What if….each person’s gift is like a puzzle piece and when all the pieces are in place, we will have heaven on earth?
Then…you can help change the world just by being you.

What if….everything that happens to you is somehow preparing you to share your special gifts?
Then…there would be no shame in where you came from, what you’ve done, what you haven’t done, or what’s been done to you.  Even mistakes would be perfect because there are no mistakes.

What if….your special gifts are the things you love to do most?  And to find those gifts all you have to do is listen to your heart?
Then…your special gift is within reach.

What if….you can’t feel or hear your heart?
Then… it is probably clouded with doubt, anger, regret, disappointment or hurt.

What if….all you have to do to clear the clouds from your heart is forgive?  Forgive the people who hurt you.  Forgive life for disappointing you.  Cry out the hurt…scream out the anger…breath out the doubt … let go of the past….take deep breaths.
Then….a clear heart is within reach.

What if… your soul had a plan all laid out for you before you were born?  And the plan guides you to your favorite dreams?
Then…all your dreams can come true.

What if… all you have to do to follow the plan is AGREE, then look for signs telling you which way to go?
Then….creating your dreams is simple, but takes commitment.

What if… you started each day saying, “I AGREE to the next steps on my plan”?
Then…you would know that you are always making progress toward your dreams.

What if…once you commit to finding your own personal gifts, the whole universe conspired to help you?
Then…you would know that you are never alone.

What if…you don’t know where to begin?
Then….you should begin where you can.  Do what you already know how to do.  Start anywhere and follow it everywhere – remember, the whole universe is helping you get there.

What if…you discover what it is you love the most, but fears get in the way?
Then…you will call on the faith and courage inside you.  And you will remember that you are never alone.

What if….you get stuck along the way?
Then…you will ask for help and the universe will send it.  It might be a person, an idea, an experience, or a sign, but if you ask for it, help will appear.

What if… getting stuck, failing, losing, and getting disappointed all happens on purpose so that when you are ready to share your gifts, you will be wise, strong, and compassionate toward others who are struggling?
Then…getting stuck, failing, losing and getting disappointed would be worth it.

What if…your beliefs, feelings, and thoughts are creating your moment-by-moment reality?
Then…you will choose empowering beliefs, good feelings, and positive thoughts on your own behalf.  Sometimes fears or doubts will come up, but you will breathe deeply and send them on their way.

What if…doing what you love attracts everything you need – money, love, wisdom, joy?
Then…you have no excuses for not doing what you love.

What if…all of this is true?
Then… you have everything you need to live your dreams.

What are you waiting for?  It’s your world too.  Start creating heaven on earth!

 

Carla Berg’s work can be discovered and explored at divinepotentials.com.

Image found on Pinterest | There is a place in Ireland where every two years on June 10-18 the stars line up with this place. It’s called Heaven’s Trail. Seemed appropriate for this piece!

Wholehearted

I’m back from a wonderful visit with my dear friend, Jill. As ever, our time together was a multi-layered treasure trove of sharing, compassion, love, delight, laughter, mutual support, discovery and the magic and deliciousness that life-long friendships provide that just can’t be captured in words.

In a recent post I shared some wisdom from Brene’ Brown. During one of our chats, Jill pointed me to her parenting mantifesto. I had never seen or heard of it before. As we sat at my kitchen table, sipping tea, I read the manifesto allowed. The words seem to rise up from the screen and fill our space. They moved me to tears, touching me so deeply. I’ve included the manifesto below. If you want to print out a free poster of it, click here.

Truly, from my heart to yours, I want this for us all!

parenting manifesto

The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto

Above all else, I want you to know that you are loved and lovable. You will learn this from my words and actions–the lessons on love are in how I treat you and how I treat myself.
I want you to engage with the world from a place of worthiness. You will learn that you are worthy of love, belonging, and joy every time you see me practice self-compassion and embrace my own imperfections.
We will practice courage in our family by showing up, letting ourselves be seen, and honoring vulnerability. We will share our stories of struggle and strength. There will always be room in our home for both.
We will teach you compassion by practicing compassion with ourselves first; then with each other. We will set and respect boundaries; we will honor hard work, hope, and perseverance. Rest and play will be family values, as well as family practices.
You will learn accountability and respect by watching me make mistakes and make amends, and by watching how I ask for what I need and talk about how I feel.
I want you to know joy, so together we will practice gratitude.
I want you to feel joy, so together we will learn how to be vulnerable.
When uncertainty and scarcity visit, you will be able to draw from the spirit that is a part of our everyday life.
Together we will cry and face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.
We will laugh and sing and dance and create. We will always have permission to be ourselves with each other. No matter what, you will always belong here.
As you begin your Wholehearted journey, the greatest gift that I can give to you is to live and love with my whole heart and to dare greatly.
I will not teach or love or show you anything perfectly, but I will let you see me, and I will always hold sacred the gift of seeing you. Truly, deeply, seeing you.

 

Swan image found on Pinterest