How much good can YOU handle?

"Your life will simply be as good as you allow it to be." Abraham Hicks

How goes it? Are you starting to get psyched about the holidays? Or do you find the stress of all you have to do a bit overwhelming?

Overwhelm has definitely been my default for the last few weeks, to be honest. I’ve found it harder than ever to clear my mind, as it seems like a hundred to-do items are constantly fighting for space in my brain.

So I did something about it. I got the hell outta dodge.

Lucas and I have a friend with a cabin in the woods, and she offered it to us for a few days to get away (THANK YOU!!!) We’re talking no neighbors except for some cows and a spring-fed hot tub overlooking the mountains.

Hallelujah.

As usual, it took about 24 hours for everything in my head to slow down and my body to really relax. And that’s when the good thoughts came. You know, not the “I have to do this, this, and that,” but rather the spontaneous insights and messages from my Inner Self that “All is well”, “I am a good person,” and “Everything really is unfolding perfectly.”

I love it when those Truths come without my trying. Sure, I can say those affirmations all day long, but sometimes it feels like I’m pushing myself to think the thoughts, instead of simply giving them the space to bubble up naturally. That’s when I can feel the honesty in them, and they have so much more impact on my soul.

Last night, I was soaking in the claw-foot tub, and a question popped into my head that shocked me in its simplicity:

"How much good can I handle?”

You see, I had been laying there, all warm and comfortable, and…guilty. Guilty because I had this opportunity to rest in luxury while others were at home getting ready to go to work the next day. Guilty that my loving man offered to run the bath for me, so I didn’t even have to do that by myself. Guilty because the stress had left my body…which felt almost alien to my hard-working Midwestern mindset.

Like a balloon having its air let out, though, that question diffused my guilt and reminded me that we are here to enjoy life. We are here to see how much magic we can experience. We are here to expand our made-up boundaries of how much love we can give and receive.

If you would’ve told me as a child that one day I would have issues with accepting good things for myself, I would’ve laughed and said you were crazy. It’s now my mission to get back to the girl who expected and readily received the good things of the world, just because. And I hope you join me.

This holiday season, I encourage you to want more, expect more, and enjoy more than you imagine is possible. I have a feeling the Universe is waiting with bated breath to accommodate your wishes.

Share with me on our Facebook page your results. That will be my greatest holiday present.

Love, Emily