Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

Commitment to Courage

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We all gain value from stories of courage. Isn’t it enlightening to learn what steps are taken to live that ideal? This account delivers some insight:

Lizette enjoys pulling an oracle card or two each morning. She’s selected decks that spoke to her, and L relaxes knowing the thoughts for the day will be inspiring and constructive.

One morning our star pulled the card “Stand by Your Commitments”.  The next morning, she put the card back in, shuffled and pulled a card–

it was the same card again. Third morning, same ritual and Hee Haw! L pulled “Stand by Your Commitments” again. This pattern repeated on the fourth day. On the fifth day Lizette pulled a different card, then for the next three days putting in, shuffling and again selected the “Stand by Your Commitments” card . The statistical probability of this is now way, way off the charts.

Pretty amazing. What did this mean to her? L knew this was a signal to keep reaching for love over fear, fulfilling her commitment.   When fear floods this dear one, she reaches for recalling the potent Force of Good.

The next week after that miraculous pulling series, Lizette received notice that her current situation for storing her possessions could not continue: she would need to find other accommodations for her stuff.  Oh my! This woman felt a flood of panic and dread, habits of thought and feeling from her past.  The new plan for storage represented a mini-move that would take some weeks.

Standing by her commitments– the process involved allowing the strong feelings, fear, insecurity, and more, to pass through her while soothing herself with wisdom and powerful techniques.

The beliefs behind this emotion are outdated. “Hey last time I got this scared there was not really any danger,” recalled L with a smile.

Our protagonist could not shift her strong flow of terror on a dime. No human can.  That’s ok. In kindness to herself when she felt strong negative emotion rising up, Lizette employed these tools from her kit:

  • Enjoyed a walk in nature
  • Read a novel
  • Sat to visualize some helpful, protective and loving inner figures.
  • Asked for inspiration for next steps
  • Sought and received support from friends
  • Rested
  • Focused her mind on what she DID WANT.

As soon as she was able, L proceeded to work her agenda. Each day this dear woman became clearer and more energetic, bit by bit applying herself to what needed doing.

The move process went relatively well. Great to note that friends with trucks volunteered to assist her, much went her way.  Many folks received some new treasures, charity shops benefited. Space left behind felt more open.  Short term outcome, our heroine stands tall and feels more alive, more able to take life as it comes. She enjoyed seeing that now she had greater strength in living her commitments. How satisfying!

Do you have a story when you stood by your commitments, moving through your fears to your brighter future?  What worked for you to make that passage? Please comment. Let’s share our wisdom!

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.



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