Green lights

“The problems we face today eventually turn into blessings in the rearview mirror of life. In time, yesterday’s red light leads us to a green light. All destruction eventually leads to construction, all death eventually leads to birth, all pain eventually leads to pleasure. In this life or the next, what goes down will come up. It’s a matter of how we see the challenge in front of us and how we engage with it. Persist, pivot, or concede. It’s up to us, our choice every time.”

~Matthew McConaughey, actor, producer and author of  the newly released book, Greenlights


After just enduring a year that brought many of us to a sudden stop as a red light does, some are now emerging back out again into 2021 in new ways.

Others are still dealing with the yellow, proceed-with-caution type of light, taking some baby steps forward, and experimenting with what now feels comfortable in this “new world.”

Experimenting is healthy and wise—to avoid making impulsive, long-term decisions with consequences we may later regret. Our bodies are wise and will tell us what feels right. Yet, we have to make time to listen, and ask ourselves:

  1. Am I making this choice because it is a quick fix, and I do not want to sit with the discomfort of “not knowing” what is next anymore? What is the rush?
  2. Is this person or opportunity before me aligned with my values?
  3. How will I grow by stepping out of my comfort zone in this way?

Then there are those who are getting strong nudges to move forward in significant ways, feeling the freedom of a green light to put the foot on the accelerator.

Here are some action-oriented examples I witnessed from my clients and those in my inner circle of late:

  • Choosing to expand a business and courageously leasing a new larger office space to support the dream.
  • Securing a new home in the right setting for creativity.
  • Signing up for online dating, as an act of showing availability for a relationship, while staying open to how meeting others may occur.
  • Accepting a new job, or committing to a job search to move towards empowerment and away from “staying small and unseen,” or from toxic people or environments.
  • Expressing oneself in a new way—setting boundaries, speaking up, and/or asking for help.

For me, my “green light moments” arrived after spending much time in solitude, getting very clear on what I want, then staying open to several options, testing which ones have staying power and feel aligned with “the new me.”

With that clarity came a slew of new opportunities for teaching, speaking (via Zoom) and collaborating with others.

When we are stepping into the new, beyond the familiar that we may have outgrown, here is a key question to ask (which I learned from A Course in Miracles training) on deciding whether or not to say “yes”:

  1. Does this choice feel peaceful and compelling?
  2. Then, turn it over to a Higher Power, and await the answer, before making a choice.
  3. Remove any sense of urgency and do not invoke your will until you make that connection to your wise inner wisdom.


Going forward, I am thrilled so many of you have subscribed to my new “Claim Your Worthiness: Intimate Conversations with Gail Jones” podcast which launched last week, on Jan. 5th, with my sharing, “Answering the Call.” Here’s the next lineup:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12th, change expert Kathy Dempsey teaches us tips for “Shedding 2020.”
  • On Jan. 19th, I’ll be guiding you on “Making friends with the unknown.”
  • Next month, in two other episodes around Valentine’s Day, two relationship experts, Linda Salazar, and Gary Salyer, will be sharing unique ways to approach, heal and deepen love. Stay tuned for more details.

One more “green light moment”:  On Sunday, Jan. 17th, my first group coaching program, “Harnessing the Power of The Vision Board Using Neuroscience,” launched.  The next monthly group will be Feb. 21st, “Creating a new visual for attracting or deepening love, from the inside out.”

To staying flexible and honoring whatever signal of life you are in!



I took the above photo in Cary, NC, where I live, as a symbol of moving forward together, at our own pace. Greenways, which are popular in my area, are corridors of land recognized for their ability to connect people and places.



My recent appearance on CBS-TV is directly related to the dream I placed on my vision board for becoming a nationally recognized expert on worthiness.  In fact, 90 percent of the dreams I have placed on my vision boards in the past three years have come true. Why? I incorporate neuroscience and other unique tools in creating my vision boards and spend time getting VERY CLEAR beforehand.

 I would like to help you do the same, using the power of group energy to accelerate the process.

Coach Gail Jones Zoom Group Coaching Classes

Coach Gail Jones Zoom Group Coaching Classes


“Harnessing the Power of the Vision Board Using Neuroscience”

…Creating anew beyond just the pictures

(Via my new ZOOM group coaching class)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

3 p.m. EST

Special introductory session, $25

SIGN UP EARLY as this group coaching session is filling up fast, by emailing Payment is due by January 12th to secure your spot.



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  • Lisa May says:

    Beautiful & relevant as usual, Gail! I really appreciate how you speak about a topic, share your innermost reflections and then provide practical steps for all of us to apply in our lives. Thank you! And, I completely agree with the solitude before green light moments….mine happen to be in green nature before the green lights emerge. Love it!!!

    • Gail Kauranen Jones (“Coach Gail Jones”—Your worthiness expert) says:

      Lisa: I love that “green nature” before green lights emerge. Thanks for sharing your experience. Solitude provides so many gifts! Blessings, Gail

  • Doug Cam says:


    Great advice for the new year!

    Our lives are made up of the multitude of daily choices each and every one of us make each day!
    Good choices usually leads to good outcomes!

    Looking forward to a great 2021 with great enthusiasm going forward!

    • Gail Kauranen Jones (“Coach Gail Jones”—Your worthiness expert) says:

      Thanks, Doug: Happy New Year to you as well…to choosing wisely:) Blessings, Gail

  • Cynde Denson says:

    Gail, As usual, Fantastic encouragement and ways to stay focused and centered as this year unfolds.

    • Gail Kauranen Jones (“Coach Gail Jones”—Your worthiness expert) says:

      Thanks, Cynde. Appreciate your feedback as we learn to balance focus with staying open and listening. Happy New Year! Blessings, Gail

  • lB says:

    Gail – Your blog posts seem to have morphed into a best seller! And congratulations on the podcast!!
    Your words always manage to drawl me more into self – and I am grateful!

    • Gail Kauranen Jones (“Coach Gail Jones”—Your worthiness expert) says:

      Bless you, Laurie: I do intend to pull them together for a new book one day soon. Your comment validated that choice. Thrilled you get so much out of my writing. Blessings, Gail

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