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.

438 thoughts on “Yes But

  1. It’s so easy to give power to the “yes buts” when we could also listen the the “yes but you are a Son of God a point of light that can make a true difference in the world”, and I feel it’s important to say that believing doesn’t work, there is true connection or not.

  2. Amazing exposure here of the pictures we can have about what love and life should look like, which we get told by the world, but when we simply connect to our inner heart and the love that we all share, it is very simple and very easy and suddenly we realise that there is a way of life that is largely free of these pictures and ideals and beliefs.

  3. good point(s) Joel – with all the smart educated degreed PhD’d people in the world we have destructive lifestyles, war, misery, suicide and horrendous abuse at all levels. – so maybe there is a different kind of intelligence that we have forgotten how to use – but we do in fact know it is there otherwise we would not be so hurt by a world that chooses not to live it.

    1. I love this line,”The world has lots of ‘smart people’ and it’s still a mess, your being love brings more than any degree.” Our true intelligence involves our whole body and never from the mind alone.

  4. I love your blog Joel, there is a myriad of excuses we can use to delay our evolution as a whole. Even with the best of intentions we can get caught in the functionality of life and lose sight of the true purpose of our lives.

  5. it makes sense that we have an intelligence far greater than what the world currently lives, and we do see glimpses of it in the great wisdom of some – but what if we were all capable equally of living that same wisdom – that we have the intelligence that comes from our inner heart, that our whole body knows, that holds the whole world in its embrace and delivers what is needs for all equally..

  6. We can try coming up with the countless number of justification as to why not, but the truth simply keeps presenting ‘You are’. This dialogue brilliantly exposes the futility of our mind’s reasoning, and the unwavering love that keeps holding us in.

  7. yes but is a way to undermine our responsibility of being the one, the son of god that shine our light in every place we bless with our presence.

  8. Love this Joel – there are a few too many excuses here that I have heard reverberating around in my head! Living the Love we so naturally are everyday does not require anything others than; ‘Being’. It is interesting how all these excuses are about doing and bringing in complication when it is really so simple.

  9. Love this playful dialogue on the ever growing list of excuses used to delay re-claiming who we are in truth with’Yes but’.
    “You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world”.

  10. I can feel a strong sense of how small we can make ourselves just by the way we think! No need for and razors or knives, we can cut ourselves down just in our heads and hence the merry go round our mind runs when we are not confirming who we are in our hearts.

    1. I agree Joshua and I really appreciated your comment. Our mind runs a dialogue and story in contradiction to what the truth is of ourselves in our body – that we have a wonderful and very beautiful essence. You would think that because the mind is part of the body it would be in harmony with it, yet the mind virtually assaults its whole self by acting as a part – and a separated part. This to me really highlights the difference between spirit and soul and the two differing sources of energy we can draw our intelligence from.

  11. Love it Joel, we are already everything, just choosing not to activate that everything in order to be it for others. We have every excuse under the sun not to exercise the choice to be all we are and then look to those who do make the choice as special or privileged ones… another convenient excuse of course.

  12. I can recognise having had a few of those excuses running through my mind! I find it helps to be really honest with myself about just what it is I am thinking and to question where that thought has come from – is it there to truly help or just to hinder and create issues that don’t really exist…

  13. By bringing the intention of quality and integrity to every single detail of our day and lives every single one of us can make a difference in the world in every single word and movement we make.

  14. We are Sons of God and true points of light and if we are on this plane of life it is because we have chosen to be here. In the same way we have chosen to be here, we have to choose whether we want to make a true difference in the world so we can go back home.

  15. SO true Joel, we have every excuse under the sun to justify why we cannot bring our FULL selves to life in every way… and we suffer every single day for the fact. Until the choice is made to do so, in full, no reservation, no matter what… we will not change the fact of those excuses and our justification of them.

  16. Thank you Joel, a great reminder that we are all the sons of God, and how many excuses we make to not live who we are, and yet when we do, we feel the greatest joy from within, so why wouldn’t we choose to live who we are.

  17. Life is set up in a way where we think we have to ‘get there’. That we are not yet complete and there is a striving for some end point that is never reached. I love what you share, that this is already all there and it is just about appreciating this and allowing it out- that we all can do this.

  18. We are the Sons of God, everything outside of this truth is a distraction of our own creation, to not live the full light we are.

  19. Joel, your blog is a great reminder of the importance of clocking the many and varied excuses we indulge in, so as to avoid living in the fullness of who we truly are.

  20. When we live in connection to ourselves and the bigger picture, there is no time for ‘down time’, no room for self. Living this way is actually more joyful because there’s more purpose and connection. When we make life about ourselves, we also reduce our enjoyment of it.

  21. This is a great reminder of the infinite excuses and justifications we can bring to the simple choice to align to God’s plan on Earth. It’s only when we get ourselves out of the way that the magic can unfold.

  22. This reminds me that my excuses are not original, sometimes I trick myself into thinking that I am the only one that has a life THIS busy and that nobody else understands. I convince myself that my to do- list is worthy of me being unable to full fill my Godly Son duties, at least until I get my other duties running more smoothly. Ironically being in the knowingness that I am a Son of God is not a duty, it is a commitment to a quality that says, I am much more than a human being and there is no better time than now to live this. Ironically, living in this knowingness’ assists you to do all we have to do as a human being.

  23. Great expose of the battle within, the many lies we can chose to run with, only to delay our return to our true glory.

  24. How true it is that regardless of whatever we do or wherever we go the fact remains the same, that our connection to who we are in essence delivers a far greater realness, richness and loving quality to the lives we live and share. We are here to be who we truly are, the Sons of God, through which we say ‘yes’ to exploring how we can bring more of who we are to our everyday living.

  25. That last one is specifically funny, as it indicates how much we have put outside of ourselves, that is all inside and that we can take out , instead investing further in the outside play. A beautiful example of anything in life – we are a master of truth, it is up to us when we take this mastership out.

  26. Thank you Joel, it’s very relatable in the way you have presented this. How true “your being love brings more than any degree.” The world has so much going on in terms of education and skills but the big thing missing is the love. If we brought love to all we do, to all we met, and to ourselves – wow, what a world it would be.

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