Have you looked at your “but” lately?
Is your “but” worthy of recognition, unabashedly mentionable?
I bring this up is due to a recent experience that occurred on my flight back from Hawaii. I stood up to get something out of my bag in the overhead and had it fall under my assigned seat. With my head searching between my seat and the back of the seat in front of me, on my hands and knees in the small aisle…I heard a female voice laugh out to me “Excuse me, but your butt is in the way” claimed a light-hearted flight attendant holding a tray of water.
Finding my item, I stood up, answered with a laugh as I sat down; “so sorry, but it is a very fine but!”
My derriere had been duly noted, told it was an obstacle, and that for progress and good things to happen, my butt needed to be removed from the traffic lane.
Yes, I do have one fine physical butt, and I silently mused “I also have many other buts.”
Do you have more than one but?
The “buts” most of us hold so dear and comfortable in our lives are what keep us from moving forward and finding our joy, abundance, love.
When you were young other buts started appearing in your life. Think back to team picking in gym class, hoping to be one of the chosen ones for the best team. You may have been introduced to some buts then like:
but I am too short, but I am too heavy, but I am too slow…buts given to you by your peers or by your own doubts and fears.
Common very big BUTS:
But I am not good enough, But I don’t know that, But I don’t have time, But I am not safe, But I don’t have enough, But I am not worthy.
All the way to the HUGE “But no one loves me…I am not worthy of love”.
You may have some buts that get in your way.
As “but patterns”, shift into positive “am patterns” you will encounter resistance.
That “but pattern” has kept you safe creating the resistance of your analytical barrier (your mind…the wall that buts hide behind). Be aware of ALL forms of resistance and put the voices of “no I can’t change” behind you as you shift! Your but is behind you, YES? Put all your buts behind you and move forward with new positive pattern shift.
Time to change some patterns your ego has followed for years…
Pick one of your buts…as example: “But I am not enough.”
1. You already know you are whole, nothing is broken, talk to the voice that cries “broken”…offer it a new pattern that would result if you ARE enough. A new car, relationship…feel it, visualize it…keep telling yourself YES, you are enough for whatever you desire…check your feelings, your talk, keep your thinking in the present moment…I am enough, I have my new love, my new position.
2. To change the pattern to “I am enough” you need to really believe it…ask yourself WHY you feel you are not enough? Look deep within your big interior YOU “when and where did you come from”? When you find out, accept it and wave your hand to push the but behind you, say “behind” and then state the new pattern.
3. State one thing that you LOVE. Place what you LOVE into the material; express it, touch it, feel it, see it, even smell it. Make it REAL. This will persuade your but to turn into the new pattern that serves you.
The buts are all around you, your family, your business partners, teams, friends…start noticing how everyone’s buts are stopping traffic flow.
A great way to “see” your buts is through illustrating them out…that is what I do for people…doodle all your buts and then doodle new patterns. As I mentioned, when you SEE your but, your belief, you recognize them quicker to then find solutions, new patterns faster as you see the shifts.
So, get off your butt and leave your buts behind and get back into the flow of joy, abundance, love.
In my book you only need one butt…and please keep that out of the airplane aisle!
I’m Paula Brown, Graphic Facilitator / Purpose Discovery Guide / Author. I am a visual storyteller and “purpose guide” showing you many possibilities to IGNITE YOUR STORY, YOUR ENERGY, YOUR WELL-BEING for business and life. My site is: www.chilightful.com and www.picturestorming.com Connect on: LinkedIn, Twitter. and you can “like” my facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ChiLightful