As Kate and I have continued to use Kinesiology to explore what in Life we are saying “YES” and “NO” to and shift them with our little head shaking and nodding healing process we’ve assembled, we have come face to face with an old, rather than new wrinkle; “Yes, but…” behavior. We have seen this approach to Abundant Life from our students, healing clients, friends, and within ourselves. With “Yes, but…,” we want to say “YES!”, but can’t quite allow ourselves to because of existing circumstances; fear, old traumas, “rules”, or well… just because. (“Yes, I want to come to The Mesa and be creative, BUT it’s so far from where I live.”) Lately we’ve come across another variation of this resistance to Abundant Life within us in the conditional form of “Yes, IF…” We see this as the next step up the ladder towards accepting our birthright to Abundant Life, but still subject to forces seen as outside of ourselves. This one is tied to future expectations, results, and circumstance we view as being out of our control. (“Yes, I know meditating would help me relax. I’d do it IF I had more time.”)
The final step in opening to Abundant Life we call, “Yes, absolutely!” No tap dancing, back pedaling, excuse-making, conditions, or waffling to it, it’s total commitment to the affirmative. Now we see “Yes, but…” and “Yes, if…” for what they really are: “NO” in flimsy disguise. When I muscle tested myself about saying “YES!” to the Abundant Life all around me each late spring morning, I got a “NO” response from my body and saw yet another way I was resisting the Flow of Creation that wants to stream through all of us. Kate helped me with one of our healings and this unconscious choice and the accompanying muscle test shifted immediately to a “YES!” (absolutely!) It felt different; like plugging in an appliance or power tool whose switch was already in the “on” position. I could still feel the structure of my old habit of resistance, but it felt like it no longer held any power over me. It might take a day or so to get used to letting the “juice” of Life’s vibrational current flow fully through me, but I know we humans adapt to sensations very quickly. Nature has so much to teach us, if only we’re listening.