The “YES” Factor

Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner

“In this world you will have trouble.
 But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
~ John 16:33 (NIV) ~ 

“As I say yes to life, life says yes to me!”
~ Louise Hay ~

“I call forth the peace that is deep within my soul.” 
~ Annie P. Clark, Our InVisible World ~

We are always saying “yes” to Life by giving our consent to what we perceive to be true about life.  Life, in turn, is always saying “yes” to us by responding in kind; giving us more of that for which we accept. 

I believe the following biblical scripture speaks to this. I believe it is referencing one’s perception or spiritual consciousness when it says: “For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” (Matthew 25:29)  What is (metaphorically) taken away is the ability to see/and experience the blessings that are at hand because of one’s point of view. 

When one’s attention pulls the creative energy in the direction of the challenges in the world (both personal and collective), the unillumined mind is unable to perceive the field of unlimited possibilities that exist in this very moment. It believes there is a power it must cope with or contend against.

On the other hand, the illumined ones become observers of life. They are in the world, but not of it. They pierce the veil of illusion and see beyond the transitory things that seem broken and troublesome. They perceive the underlying Presence and Power that transcends anything, unlike Its own nature. These light-bearers, people just like you and I, keep the high watch of infinite wholeness.

In both of the above instances the “yes factor” is ignited. The former signals a vibratory energy of resignation; an attitude of, “this is the way it is; struggle is the normal way of life.”  The latter signals a vibratory energy of great expectations.   It denotes a perception of wholeness, one that Ernest Holmes describes as a perception of healing or a restoration of the natural state of being.

When our gaze is downward; judging by the appearances and experiences that are subject to change; our measure of life may be, life is hard, unfair, scary, dangerous, and other negative assessments. The vibratory energy of our perception causes more of the same to be experienced in our lives.

On the other hand, when we perceive the greater possibilities of Life, such as the intangible qualities of Love, Peace, Beauty, Harmony, Joy, we tap into the natural essence of Being. Thus aligned, we ignite the YES factor. The Blind Force then responds by corresponding to the vibratory energy of our perception and our attention. 

Yet, no one is immune or exempt from the experiences of the world. However, the elevated consciousness, practicing the realization of God, the Omnipotent Good in all things rises above the sense of limitation that causes mental or physical suffering. They call forth a new and liberating thought that transcends the former.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy…”  (Philippians 4:8) Say yes to such things!

This Week’s Affirmation

“Today I call forth my blessings as I say YES to the Good.”

by Judy Hilley

1 thought on “The “YES” Factor

  1. Yes is the affirmation that I believe drives everything that is real. I start my day by saying yes to all that is good. And, “It All Good!”


Leave Comments About This Page

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s