“If you don’t defy your obstacles you live and feed them everyday.” Mimi Quick wrote this in her book “Defy All Obstacles to Prosperity.” It’s a great teaching. It reminds me of Louise Hay’s quote that you either tear down or build up your health every single day – there is no marking time.
To defy your obstacles rather than living them and feeding them, you must be aware of what they are. That’s the challenge we all face, as it takes consciousness and self-honesty to see our own obstacles. Think about someone you know who complains all the time. That person probably doesn’t believe that she is a complainer or that she is stuck in negative energy. If you gave her your opinion of her complaining nature she might even be shocked. To defy her obstacle she first has to see it within her. She doesn’t realize that, as Mimi says in her book, “It is done to you as you think.”
I see this in my friends and my clients quite often. If you believe that you are unlucky you are. If you believe that you will never be comfortable financially you won’t be. What often happens on this topic of money is that a person creates a defense against money by saying things like, “I really don’t think money will make me happy” or “too much money is a bad thing,” or “I really don’t need much money.”
Mimi says, “Wealth is both health and money.” I’ve seen often that when I am around extremely successful people they are also physically fit, and have a fitness routine that is just as important to them as their business activities or their family activities. I aspire to this myself, and often fall short. I’m betting you have heard others say, “If you have your health you have everything.” Personally, I’ve had to re-learn how to walk twice in my life. I remember fervently wishing that I had my health both times I went through these very trying times. I also remember having days when I said, “This is it, I’ll never walk again.” Somehow, inside me I knew that I had to stay away from doubting energy.
Doubting energy is the most killing thing we use against ourselves. Doubt keeps us from believing that we can ever defy our obstacles.
Mimi outlines four steps in her book that help one defy all obstacles.
- Allow yourself to awaken
- Evolve your mind and energy
- Get into alignment
Of these four, getting into alignment requires discipline and the willingness to let go of things that we sometimes cling on to as if they are life rafts in an angry ocean. What do I mean by this? Here’s an example. I once had a young woman who wanted to work with me as a client. She approached me but wanted her mother to pay. When I questioned her I soon found that her belief system for her entire life was centered around two very strong beliefs that she refused steadfastly to let go of.
- She was adopted and thus she was owed anything she wanted from her adoptive parents, to make up for not having a “real mother.”
- Because she was adopted, the scars were so deep that she could not finish college, could not keep a job, could not support herself. It was her excuse for not maturing and holding herself responsible.
Not only did she believe these two things, she acted on them so well that she had her adoptive mother in alignment with these beliefs. Although this young woman is now 35 years old she has not keep a job for more than about 3 years. Her mother pays for her car, her house payment, her therapy (which has never moved her off these beliefs). The mother would love to travel, but her money goes to support her daughter. She is in alignment with the daughter that she has to prove her love is as strong as a “real mother's” love would have been.
These types of energetic alignments are difficult to break. Sometimes long term therapy allows the person to wallow in her story for many years, using circumstances as excuses. As Mimi says in her useful book, “people cannot talk about being sick and get well. They cannot talk about being broke and then make money. They cannot talk about building a business and then not work in a business.”
Mimi offers a list of symptoms of being stuck in her book, which you can find on Amazon. Get Mimi’s book, copy and paste the list of symptoms at your desk, and review them whenever things are not going well for you. You’ll know that you have an obstacle to defy. That' s half the battle.
More often than not, when clients come to me to “fix their business” it isn’t a business strategy that is needed at first. It is a change in beliefs, an inner growth that must take place before the outer growth will manifest. You can contact me about working together to defy your obstacles by contacting me here. Meanwhile, grab a copy of Mimi's wonderful book.
To your journey,
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