I received this wayyyy back on December 14th — last year — I just love saying that, even though it was only a couple of weeks ago. I subscribe to Daily OM, but rarely have the time to read their emails, even though there are some great nuggets in each. I’m sure that is true of each of you – my readers – as well. It would not surprise me to hear that, although you know you are going to chuckle, be inspired, or encouraged in one of my emails, there just is not enough time in your Rockin-and-Rollin’ lives to read or watch all of my posts. You probably wonder where I get the time. Well, we all have our to-do-lists. HA!
I hope you WILL take the time to read this, from the Daily Om, December 14, 2011. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT. I find that every single one of us makes promises that somehow slip through the cracks. We do it in the form of phrases like “I’m going to (insert a promise to do something for a friend or loved one)” or “I’ll call you next week” or even the casual, but still flaky if they don’t happen, “Let’s catch up soon” or “Let’s have lunch!”
The post is so packed full of truth. It’s also encouraging – and reminds us to be authentic. Let’s all work toward authenticity in 2012, shall we?
As Good as Your Word
We forget how powerful our words are and when [we] make promises it is up to us to make sure we keep our words sacred.
Ever since human beings could speak to one another, they have been making promises and keeping them or not keeping them. Those who keep their promises are regarded as people of integrity, while those who don’t keep their promises are regarded as people who at best can’t be taken seriously and at worst can’t be trusted. Sometimes we forget how powerful our words are, and we use them haphazardly or unconsciously, creating expectations that are never fulfilled, leaving disappointment and distrust in our wake.
On an even deeper level, there are promises we may have made to ourselves that we don’t remember because they have slipped into our unconscious. An early heartache may have been followed by a promise never to trust love again. Without realizing it, we may be fulfilling that promise and wondering why our love life looks so grim….Upon realizing that we have made a promise we no longer wish to be beholden to, we can perform a ritual of requesting release from that bond. In doing so, we clear ourselves of outmoded connections and patterns, returning ourselves to a clean slate. Then we can resolve to remember that our word is sacred and to be very conscious of any promises we make to ourselves or to others.
We may ask to be released from any promises made to ourselves or others …consciously or unconsciously, that are holding us back from fulfilling our greatest good. We may ask that love, light, and healing be sent to any souls who have suffered from our inability to be true to our word, including ourselves. We can ask for the wisdom to do our best and from this point forward to be true to our word, promising only what we truly intend to deliver. The resulting clear conscience and liberated energy will illustrate this truth: We are only as good as our word.
Isn’t that the truth? Now, take some time to think about you… your patterns, habits, casual communication techniques… and evaluate them. If you feel you should brush up on your “AUTHENTICITY” skills, and be more true to your word, I challenge you to do just that. Eliminate those habits and patterns from your life that keep you from being “REAL”. Don’t gauge your behavior on that of others. Your foot print is your own. You must own it, as your foot print remains when you are long gone.
But here is the good news. With every new year comes a brand new start. Anyone can do this. That includes you!!
Have a ROCKIN’ and ROLLIN’ New Year everyone! I know you movers and shakers are rarin’ to dive into this year and make it rain. So be it! Dive in baby!
Tune in again for something FUN and some good laughs! PROMISE!
Love you People!!!! Mmmmmppphhhuuuhhhh!!!!
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M.C. Nugg says
What can I say? I love this gal!
awe… thank you Nuggie. I love you too! mush mush and MORE mush. lol
It’s going to be a FANTASTIC year!
okay – enough you two. we hear about it in all the posts already! lol! Happy New Year. I am a stickler for doing what I say – so this post was preaching to the choir here… but trust me, I forwarded… I know plenty of people who needed to read this! ha ha
thanks @maybell! Haven’t seen you in a while here in MsCheevious-land. Hope all is grand. Happy new year, and yes… we’ll stop with the mushy-ness… lol