Yes But

by Joel Levin

You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.

… Yes but I have lots on at work and am not sure my boss will like it if I change how I am at work.

You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.

… Yes but I am busy with the kids, I have school pick up and then to training, it  is never ending and always something to do.

You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.

… Yes but surely I get some time off just to ‘chill’ and switch off for a while.

You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.

…Yes but I haven’t studied enough to really be of help to others.

You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.

… Yes but I need to attend another Universal Medicine workshop before I am ready  to truly be me.

I have lots on at work and am not sure if my boss will like it if I change how I am at work.

… Yes but you are a son of god. What can you bring to your colleagues, your boss and the customers you serve by showing who you truly are?

I am busy with the kids, I have school pick up and then to training, it is never ending and always something to do.

… Yes but you are a son of god. How will your children ever know who they are if you are not fully you when you pick them up and talk with them about life?

Surely I get some time off just to ‘chill’ and switch off for a while.

… Yes but you are a son of god. Why would someone want to have a break from the joy, love and vitality that comes from that connection?

But I haven’t studied enough to really be of help to others.

… Yes but you are a son of god. The world has lots of ‘smart people’ and it’s still a mess, your being love brings more than any degree.

I need to attend another Universal Medicine workshop before I am ready to truly be me

… Yes but you are a son of god. Connect and you can run the workshop.

500 thoughts on “Yes But

  1. We can so easily get preoccupied with the busyness and push of day to day life, but no matter what the task or responsibility is, there is always a way that we can attend to it lovingly.

  2. Oh, those buts. A three letter word with so much power to delay the truth of who we really are; sons of God. I used the “I need to attend another Universal Medicine workshop before I am ready to truly be me” for quite a few years before I woke up to the fact that my delay was not only harming me it was harming others. If I hear myself use ‘but’ these days it is a sure sign that I have not been consistent in my claiming of what I have to offer the world.

  3. Oh aren’t we just full of the yes buts! “Yeh-buts” that’s have been there for eons just getting in the way of us all running the workshops in our own daily lives doing the normal things of life to a new level of awareness and responsibility.

  4. “You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.” – yes but I still want to be irresponsible and create my own world of problems and issues.

  5. It’s kind of ridiculous that we make so many excuses to hold on to ways of being that we know deep down don’t work for us, instead of just embracing all that we are, and living from there- an easier and simpler way to be in the world, and perhaps that’s the point: we won’t let go and embrace the simpler, fuller way of living until we’re sick and tired of the way of living we’ve created and the way we’ve always done it.

    1. I agree Bryony, it is absolutely ridiculous, but (there’s that word again!) we do just that. So, I have to ask myself, why have I been so scared of living the amazingness of who I am? After all, if each and every one of us lived the fullness of the amazing beings we all are, what an amazing world this would be.

  6. We keep ourselves so small when we don’t connect to the truth that we are a Son of God. Thank you Joel for such a simple yet powerful message in this blog.

  7. It’s true, we have so many excuses but all we need is actually supplied because we are only vessels, and each vessel has equal access to expressing all that God is. As you say Joel all we need to do is stay connected to the right source and let the love through.

  8. I can feel how we try to buy ourselves time by coming up with as many yes-but’s as possible, but each time we come back to the same truth, and in fact we have not gone anywhere. It’s just God’s amazing genius how we have been allocated the concept of time. He knew we would be like this, didn’t He?

  9. This really exposes the set up of life and how we constantly look forward to the next thing instead of looking within and bringing that out.

  10. Eventually we will run out of “yes, but’s”. It is however important to see how many ‘but’s’ we put in the way of living who we are.

  11. On first read I could relate to some of these excuses. Today, I could shake my head and say ‘not anymore’ however especially today I’ve had a whole bunch more of but’s come up. Regardless of what they are, they all feel stifling.

  12. The fact the there is a ‘yes but’ shows there are two different energies, two different qualities we can choose to live by that are hugely contrasting and monumentally differing.

  13. You have exhausted my ‘yes buts’ here Joel, I totally feel I am going for it and will remember this blog when a ‘yes but’ finds its way in again.

  14. We are the Sons of God and our responsibility is clear as to whether we are willing to live who we are or live who we are not, silenced and cloaked by the illusion of comfort that is found in the world of creation.

    1. ‘…silenced and cloaked by the illusion of comfort..’ Yikes, I am drowning just reading these words. An uncomfortable comfort if ever there was one.

  15. There is great truth in this. We often say “yes but” to God but we don’t pause for long enough to see what we are doing. We do everything we can to numb ourselves so that we are unaware that this is precisely what we are doing. Because by being unaware we can continue to wallow in our massive and age long irresponsibility.

    1. Yes it sure is Victoria however never can it truly be the master, as we, our body and Soul, hold the upper hand in that our body will always reflect how uncomfortable it is to exist in disconnection to our Soul, to the oneness of all and God. We only need to be open to it’s ever-present guidance.

  16. I love this Joel, the breaking down of all the excuses for the question is how long can we choose to deny who we truly are? And why would we want to live life being anything other than who we truly are?

  17. Haven’t we been living such excuse after excuse for many many lives? Is it time to realise that not only are we the sons of God as Jesus told us two thousand years ago and also Patanjali before him. If this is true which it is, we are also Gods pretending to be less than Gods because no son of God can be any less than God himself.

  18. Thank you Joel for the great reminder of how it is we who get in our own way with our lame excuses to avoid living the fulness of who we truly are, here on earth.

    1. That’s true – we can build our whole life on excuses but ultimately we can only ever at best temporarily evade God’s message, it remains no matter what.

  19. ‘Yes but’ is really a ‘no’ even though we could say it is a little more open than a blatant ‘no’. When a ‘yes’ is truly claimed it is only a ‘Yes’ with a capital Y.

  20. This blog is so timely at a point in my life where these ‘yes but’ appear and interfere. This is a great reflection of who I truly am – the son of god and I can and I’m making a difference in the world.

  21. I love the turnaround here, we can do life and then God or God and then life and really why would we not do the second … it calls us to account and asks that we live all of who we are in each moment and we want to press pause, be it time-out or busyness for in fact both of them are a pause from the truth of who we are and why we’re here … to be the sons of God we are, and to live that everywhere in the world.

  22. Yes, but is just our get out of jail free card from not accepting responsibility. But being in jail usually is for doing something irresponsible and carries a record that follows you for life, or is that what karma is?

  23. I need to attend another Universal Medicine workshop before I am ready to truly be me

    … Yes but you are a son of god. Connect and you can run the workshop.
    This is the one that stopped me in my tracks and exposed all my ‘yes buts’.

    1. This one also impressed me Mary, I sometimes feel when I get it all together I can then be me, when the fact is, when it is all there as my awareness grows, by being connected, no doing needed..

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