June 6, 2007

Use A Bigger Bucket

Are you seeking too little?

Are you short changing yourself based on what is really possible?


Do you think you are not worthy?

Not qualified?

Maybe you have never done something before and you can’t see how you can.

Have you allowed your expectations to be lowered because of past shortcomings?

Let me ask you a question,

Have you ever seen a partial of an oak tree? One that is only part of what it could be.

Actually I could not even describe what a partial oak tree looks like. What is missing?

The oak seed, an acorn, only asks for the whole deal – not part of it.

And what does it get? All of it!

The universe assists the acorn to develop into the tree of its dreams. What the tree becomes is based on its vision for itself.

That’s what is in the acorn – the picture of a fully developed oak tree – not just part of it.

You see where I am going with this right.

Seems simple, and many of you are thinking, this is not a big deal, more about the seed thing again. I get it.

OK, but what are you doing about it?

Statistics shows that most people are not living up to their capabilities, in fact most don’t even know what they are.


We are not bringing a big enough bucket when the ‘stuff’ is being given out.

The universe will fill whatever vessel we bring – large or small.

The real question becomes why don’t we being a larger bucket?

We all have ‘reasons’, which are based on the perceptions and interpretations we have accumulated:

We doubt it is possible for us.

We don’t allow ourselves to dream or fully envision what we could.

We restrict ourselves based on our personal self-concept.

We doubt our expertise or abilities.

We don’t have any experience having, being or doing – so we don’t think we can.

We think we need to know exactly how to do it before we start.

We don’t think we have the resources.

We have listened to the negations of others.

We are unsure of listening to our inner voice or unaware of it.

In order to change anything for the better, we need to challenge the validity of our ‘reasons’

The key is to ask for more if you want more.

Bring a bigger bucket to be filled – what if it was actually filled?

You will never know until you try.

Allowing these negative ideas to squelch your deep desires is like stepping on an acorn, twisting your foot over it until it is turned to mush.

It’s easy to see why this seed would never grow into a magnificent oak tree.

The full concept of the oak tree was destroyed way before the universe had a chance to do anything with it.

And so go your ideas, knocked down in their infancy without a chance of taking root.

Let your bucket get bigger – for bigger ideas – bigger requests – bigger results.


“Too often we visit the well of divine abundance with a teacup instead of a bucket.”

— Elinor MacDonald

“The well of Providence is deep.

It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”

— Mary Webb

Take some action –

Check with yourself,

What is your little voice telling you when you start to think about something great and wonderful?

Do you hear something like:

Aww. . that’s not for you.

Not in this lifetime!

Who do you think you are?

You don’t deserve it.

And just how do you think you are going to do that?

You don’t know how to do that!

What will ______ think?

Stop dreaming.

Don’t waste the effort.

What if it doesn’t work?

You don’t have the education/training.

And where are you gonna get the money for all that?

Why, you’ll just end up getting hurt.

Each one of these is a fear, doubt or worry – and they will continue holding you back as long as you let them.

All these ideas are supported by your protective ego mind.

They key is to question every self statement like these, and challenge their validity.

Ask yourself why you should believe in them,

Hwy you should follow them,

And why you should continue with them.


Are they helping and supporting you in living the life you truly want.

You are deserving of anything you can think of – your past does not need to dictate your future – redefine yourself.

Affirmations are a good tool to help reprogram your chattering mind to dwell on what you want rather than keep you from it. The more you make emotionally backed statements the more they will become your commonplace thoughts.

Rise above all the negative chatter, and the limited level of your divine request.

Ask for it all – use a bigger bucket

Have you ever actually asked for everything you deeply want -how do you know it doesn’t work?

When you allow your ego based chatter to head you off right away – both you and the universe never really know what you truly want.

Then how can you and the universe do anything towards bringing it about?

Question this ‘blocking’ chatter – it’s your right!



I have studied many aspects of personal growth, spirituality, religion, psychology, and philosophy for over 40 years. My writing and training reveals ideas and methods which assist with affecting the desired change and growth people want to live more happy and fulfilling lives. Much focus is on what can be done daily and the how it can be implemented for actual results as opposed to just collecting information.

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