The Resistance Game

If you’ve been following my story since 2002, you know that life has always been a little crazy-busy with seven kids, moving houses seven times, launching my books and programs, taking on homeschooling, learning how to cook better, and so forth…

(forget about laundry, it still isn’t done).

You may also remember that every time I was expecting a baby I went through bouts of depression where it seemed that no matter how hard I tried, it was physiologically impossible to think positive, and maybe you read about how I discovered how to let “good” flow into my life in spite of me.

Well, between the great strides I enjoyed through my challenges, all those years I also felt pretty buried, and heavy with too many responsibilities on my plate. Thank heavens I did get joy from sharing what I learned along the way, and I thank you for being interested in learning from MY mistakes and epiphanies. (It helped me feel like they weren’t pointless!)

My challenges were gifts that I was determined to conquer so that I could share what I learned and save others from unnecessary pain and heartache.

I’m reminded now of the time when I discovered why there is no better place to be than “feeling buried”. I shared why, in the post about “falling to success“.

Another epiphany I had was related to “being in resistance”.

Because I felt “buried” all those years, I was in resistance to speaking at live events. I viewed them as inconvenient and time consuming, and with everything else on my plate, I could scarcely see fitting them in. It’s the reason I wrote Jackrabbit Factor… so that I wouldn’t feel guilty for not putting on events!

However, I learned that whatever you resist will persist. I was in resistance to having too many demands on my time, so as a result, the demands on my time remained huge. They buried me. But when I stopped fighting them, with surrender came new and unexpected growth. I described this phenomenon in the story of the ambitious acorn.

In essence, it’s my story.

So, if you are in resistance to having no money, you will likely continue to lack money. If you are in resistance to bad relationships, you will likely continue to have bad relationships.

For me, I learned that by being in resistance to having additional demands on my time, my time always seemed to evaporate all the quicker.

So, as an experiment, I recognized my resistance, and decided in my heart to go with the flow. Richard Bach’s story in my Be in the Prosperity Flow post had a massive influence on that decision.

What it meant for me was this:

Since I wanted more time with my family, I had to stop resisting the things that pulled me away from them. Upon my first experiment with this, I decided to start speaking more willingly at live events. Instead of avoiding them, I chose to welcome them. (Against my deeply rooted programs.)

The experiment was only a few months old, when I began to see a major INCREASE in the amount of time I was able to enjoy with my family. It was SO counter-intuitive, but whatever you want to harvest, that is exactly what you must plant.

In other words, if you want an abundance of time, you must let go of a little more of your time. For a while. If you want an abundance of money, you must let go of a little more of your money. If you want respect, you must give more respect. If you want happiness, you must help others have more happiness. If you want loyalty, you must be more loyal.

As I released the squeeze I kept on my time, our business grew. It forced us to delegate more. I found an amazing assistant to help me handle all of my responsibilities. We hired someone to handle order fulfillment. This freed up more of my time.

I started a garden with my kids. I went to the Science Center twice in 2 weeks – something that used to happen with my kids only about once every 2 or 3 years. I made some pretty darn good meals (relatively speaking, of course), and we went to a big bounce house place as a family and created some fantastic memories.

Laundry still isn’t done, but hey. Maybe I will “surrender to laundry” and see what kind of growth or epiphany that initiates.

I released my relentless grip on my time, and things transformed to give me more time. It’s a miraculous principle, and I highly recommend that you consider:

What are you now resisting?

As you let go of your resistance to it, you may find your life naturally transforming into the vision you’ve been hoping for.

(And if anxiety shows up when you get ready to make a change, the Stickman Video will help you know what to do with it.)

So now, more than ever, I find great joy in sharing the principles of success, so you can enjoy more time and money freedom with YOUR family, too.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Ashlee

    I really relate to this post and think the principle is so true. Everything else takes care of itself when we quit resisting.

  2. GretylAnn

    Whoa–as a busy mom of five who just gave up homeschooling and still can’t conquer laundry, I completely relate! I was telling my own mom just the other day that I can understand how these principles apply to more money and even more energy but what I really need is also more time and thst is impossible. Thank you for sharing. It gives me a lot to think about!

  3. Karin

    I am going to chew on this statement for quite some time..

    “It is SO counter-intuitive… but whatever it is that you want to harvest, is exactly what you must plant.”

    Thank you for sharing your success with time. It’s inspiring and makes me wonder where I am resisting!

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