If you are like me this title would freak you out! If you’re like me your first associations to the word “discipline” would be – military, order, strict…in short – hell!
Ever since I was a little girl I had problems with schedules, rules and any kind of limitations of my freedom. I always believed that I am free to do whatever I want, whenever I want, with whomever I want. I was born FREE and I intended to keep it that way. Nobody could tell me otherwise or make me do something I didn’t want to do at any given time. Any time someone would threaten my freedom it resulted in my complete and utter resistance. The word “discipline” has always been a negative word in my mind. I simply didn’t see anything positive about it!
Several years ago I had a major personal transformation, as I returned to the spiritual way of living after losing my way for years. I started pulling out Angel cards every day and following their guidance. Literally! Whatever I pulled that day, it was what I focused on. It was amazing and truly helpful. To this day, Angels guide me and have helped me so much along the way. I was really fascinated at how clear their messages were. I remember one time, I pulled the card “DISCIPLINE” and the affirmation on that card was – “Discipline brings freedom”. As you may have guessed already, my first reaction was – “No freakin’ way! That’s bullshit! I’m not doing that.”. YES, that’s how much I was repelled by this word. I put the card back in the deck, shuffled again and pulled the card again hoping for a nicer word. Guess what. I pulled the same card again! The message was clear. The very thing that I’d been avoiding all my life was thrown in my face. I needed to learn to embrace discipline as tool and learn that it was actually a good thing.
Mind you, it took me years to figure this out. Even today it’s not the most natural thing for me. However, I learned to realize that it was true and the Angels were right. Discipline does bring you freedom. If you want to make your dreams a reality – doing things half way or randomly simply doesn’t work!
You NEED to be COMMITTED and you need to focus your attention to what you want to manifest EVERY DAY! Yeah, sorry to tell you this, but that’s how it works. The good thing is – once you get that habit going, you manifest much more quickly and get to where you want to be. So it’s totally worth it and it does give you freedom! You are suddenly able to manifest whatever you want! Isn’t that amazing?
How do you feel about discipline now? I know I sure feel differently. And I make sure I’m damn consistent with following through so I can make my dreams a reality.