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The Gift of Allowing

In two days the month of February will be over. This year I dubbed February the “Month of Allowing.” If you follow me on Facebook then you know that I held a very clear intention and affirmation for surrendering my resistance and seeing what might come of that. I intended to follow up each week with blog posts and affirmations about Allowing. I even read extensively on the subject, listening to Christian, Buddhist, Hermetic, and Abrahamic perspectives on the matter. In the end, the greatest thing I allowed myself to do was simply be present with the process of Allowing.

Allowing is about opening to connection. Each day, I asked myself what I was allowing myself to do--or in some cases, to not do. As a result of this conscious promise, time sped up very dramatically. I found a number of new opportunities presenting themselves in my life. I met new friends. I took new classes. I took initiative in areas of my life in areas in which I had previously closed myself off.What I realized is that we can push for breakthrough all we want, but until we sit back and allow our natural internal opening to the flow around us, the pushing will do very little.

Be Present. I gained so much by keeping my attention on what was right in front me and choosing to be receptive.

Remove old Restrictions. I also noticed that so many people around me had boxed themselves in because of NOT Allowing. They would set a goal and then make lists of what they could not have, could not do, or where they should not go in order to reach it. I looked at my own goals. Instead of saying, “No Cinnabon, no extra creme in my coffee, no surfing the net mid-afternoon when I should be outdoors,” I chose to allow for everything: “Yes Cinnabon and then what? Yes creme, and how delicious it tastes. Being present with it, I don’t need to overdose on it.” 

Saying "Yes" shifts mindset and creates opportunity. By removing restriction, my way of thinking shifted, which often also shifted my desires. I allowed relationship interactions I might previously have denied myself. I made more friends with strangers. I allowed myself to express what was on my mind even when it felt hard. I allowed my heart to heard.

I began the month feeling rather overwhelmed when the process of Allowing opened all of those new doors, but by the month's end, I felt personally enriched and filled with gratitude. I became so enamored with this process of Allowing, that I began to brainstorm a number of Allowing affirmations. Who knows, maybe one day I will allow myself to post them here!



© 2012 Dailey Little. You are welcome to reproduce this article provided you do so in its entirety, including the copyright and this blurb: "Dailey Little is a Reiki Master and active practitioner. She teaches Reiki & other fun stuff through her private practice in Santa Rosa, CA. Join her joyful community for ReikiShares, Free Clinics, and eco-activism by signing up at her website,"

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