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These days we talk a lot about “being open to the universe”.

Last year when I decided to put my house on the market, I decided I was going to be open to the universe. Not much changed in my life last year.

I started this year with an impulse offer to an acquaintance. It worked out. In the last six months it seems one thing has led to another and there is currently every possibility that my life will be totally different – a complete redesign – by the end of the year.

What was the difference?

I now firmly believe there is a distinct difference between saying “I am going to be open to the universe.” which has a suggestion of a future action… and just saying “Yes!” to universe.

IMG_4075I just got back from a trip to Spain, where my daughter got married, and my motto there was “Just say Yes”. I ate things I wouldn’t never normally eat, I saw things I would never normally see, I met people I would never normally meet.

(As I write this I’m thinking I need to dump that word “normal”!)

I realize now that to have the trust to say Yes! is what it means to “be open to the universe”. When you make plans to be open, you are not really fully open.

I won’t know for another week if I will be redesigning my life imminently or not, but the unfolding of the last six months has shown me the possibilities. On a go-forward basis, my choices will be different. It’s quite exciting!

Stay tuned for my recent insight on “bucket lists” – it’s not a term I completely align with, but you get the idea.