There comes a point when you know it’s time to re-invent yourself. You might be feeling frustrated in a job where the system is highly dysfunctional, and you have ideas about how to make things better, but no one wants to listen. Or, maybe you’re in a relationship where you’ve been giving way too much of yourself, and you’ve lost track of who you really are.
Being stuck at a crossroads like this can feel quite painful. Often, we try to ignore or avoid the pain, which can lead to feelings of depression or hopelessness. The expression: “The only way through it, is through it,” is applicable here. But sometimes you don’t even know where to begin, and that can feel daunting.
When I recently found myself at this crossroads last December, I found that the journey out of being stuck unfolded piece by piece. First, I gathered a team of professionals to help me on the journey. I remembered that Einstein said we can’t solve a problem from the same level of consciousness that created it. I needed people who could help me see things from a different and bigger perspective. I signed up for a 6 month class to hone my ability to connect with Divine Guidance.
Next, I had to discipline myself to set aside a regular time get quiet so that I could hear the still, small voice within. Otherwise, the endless chatter of my Monkey Mind drowned out that voice. I practiced regular visualizations and oracle card readings to receive and act on Divine Guidance.
The second step involved being mindful of what I desired, and what had already manifested. Each morning, I wrote intentions about what I wanted to show up that day. I made a practice of noticing synchronicities and miracles around me. Sayings I saw on trucks, hitting a series of green stoplights, and using my intuition throughout the day all helped me to know the Universe was supporting me on my quest. Each night, I reflected on what I was grateful for.
Soon, I started receiving Guidance to take action. I built a Labyrinth on my mountain property, and created portable labyrinths to use at holistic fairs. In August, my coach suggested I let go of all of the old things that hadn’t been working and do only what I wanted to do. I read a book on Akashic Records and started offering readings.
As summer drew to an end, I knew it was time to make a decision. As I widened my field of vision, I realized there was another option I could take, in addition to the crossroads. It involved a leap of faith….jumping into the abyss of the unknown. It involved letting go of my fear of being judged by others and myself. I had to be willing to let go of things I had worked for many years to accomplish.
And I had to make a decision, once and for all, to stop playing small.
Now that I have taken the leap, I feel a sense of freedom and excitement. I am moving forward on a whole new path that tingles with possibility. I don’t know where it will lead, but I DO feel supported by the Universe, and I have a sense of trust that everything I need will unfold and appear in Divine timing. It feels glorious! I hope that by reading this blog, if you or someone you know feels stuck, you or they will find the courage to reinvent yourself.
And, if you’d like to read more about my new Life Path, visit the Akashic Records and Labyrinth page on my website.