As my 3 months of ‘lockdown’ with my client draws to a close I have almost forgotten what the norm is as I prepare to make my transition back into a life with no accountability and responsibility in the ways that I have grown accustomed to over this time…
So how to navigate the future differently?
Either way I look at it, I know that I am embarking on a new journey and although I acknowledge the value of flexibility and openness, my mind still wants to know all the details ahead of time. While this innate response is invaluable for assessing potential danger, I am aware that becoming entrenched in a particular perspective, will only hold me back.
If we seek security in the exterior world we will chase it for a lifetime. Being attached to the known and the illusion of security prevents us from stepping into the field of all possibilities – where true happiness, abundance and fulfilment is always available.
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” – Helen Keller
Things are different now, I have changed, and even though my spiritual journey has only intensified my mind’s need for certainty, I no longer struggle or force situations to go my way. I have learnt to listen to the voice of my inner intelligence – I have discovered that when we let go of the need to know how things will turn out, we can experience the spontaneity and unanticipated pleasure of the present moment knowing that there are no safe paths –
” We can’t buy travellers insurance for our Life’s Journey, and we can’t be sure of our destination”
I am at a point in my life where a new career in “Residential Care” has become a viable option for a number of reasons – the most important one being that I could work from home instead of rotating with new clients every 2-3 weeks. It is very out of character for me to open myself up to uncertainty, but as I have started to slowly release my self-imposed limitations I am no longer derailed by the ego’s fears.
For many years now the source of my bondage has been my conditioned beliefs. I know now that although I have control over my actions and choices I accept that I do not have control over their consequence. This has been liberating as it has enabled me to step in the direction that seems most evolutionary and trust that either I will get what I want or I will learn something of great value!
And so, knowing that coming to a decision is the energy of desire, and the decision point will happen when the desire is powerful enough, I will continue to strengthen my trust, release attachment to tangible outcomes, and accept that change is inevitable. I take full responsibility for my choices and will allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. I have set my intentions on expanding love, understanding fully that my ability to co-create the next moment requires acceptance of the present
Ironically ‘lockdown’ and the magnified sense of uncertainty has been an integral part on my path to freedom. All too often, life puts us in a position where we can truly meet all parts of ourselves — until being alone no longer means being without.
Let Go and Let God!