There is something about restrictions that make you focus on what’s immediately important like nothing else I know.
If your time left on earth was limited to five months, what would you change in your life? All of it? Some of it? What parts?
That gives you an idea of how much you are doing (or not) what you want.
It gives you an idea of how much of your life is aligned with the truth of who you are because that’s really where the dreams we imagine come from, you know, the non-intellectual part of ourselves.
Flip this to get a reality check on how much of your life is wasted on what doesn’t reflect the highest vision of yourself because you believe you’ll have time to get it later.
This is because most assume there is enough time left to get to ourselves, that the people we look forward to sharing our dreams with will be well and alive, and that your financial resources will be secure.
I hope this will be true for you but I have seen enough life stories to know that life is fragile and time can run out, that illness come to people we love, and the economic cycles always find a way to affect our future.
The future is always changing depending on a gazillion factors that may or may not be under your control.
What if the foundations of what we take for granted are no longer around?
We get glimpses to the wobbly-ness of our foundation nightly on the news, like how ineffective a divisive government is, scandals when the curtains are pulled back from the entertainment and religious sectors, and how tentative bonds are between nations that could take many peoples’ comfort and livelihoods down if things turn sour.
It’s like we only have memory of these truths when they are in our faces but other than that, we sleepwalk past them.
All of these affect our well-being, the health of our mental landscape that reveal our deeper internal landscape.
There is great potential beauty and empowerment in this alarming stories if you choose to look at these events and your life with a combination of what you see in front of your eyes with what you see from your soul behind your eyes.
Seeing Behind Your Eyes
Rather than accelerating your progress to whatever your unfulfilled dreams may be, stop for a moment, slow your heartbeat down and consider these prompts.
They’re intended to help you bridge the truth of who you are with the realization that you may not be living your fullest potential or purpose as you’ve been designed to do.
They’re intended to help bring clarity to you so you can incorporate those elements NOW with very subtle alignment shifts internally.
You will be surprised to discover that what you want is not necessarily tied to any external factors like a dream house, winning the lottery, or not working.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
If you knew the specific expiration date on your life:
What would you change in your life? Your job? Your relationships? Where you live?
Why do you want to change [answer for each aspect outlined in #1]?
Example: I want a new job because I hate the one I have, my boss is a jerk, the office politics kills me, I’m wasting my talents for a paycheck. I hate needing it to survive.
What do the facets of your answer in #2 actually represent in terms of imagery. Your previous answers only skate on the surface.
Example: What I really want from my job is the fair exchange of talents for money because right now, the cost of what I give up for the paycheck isn’t worth it = VALUE, FAIRNESS, RESPECT, CONNECTION, RECOGNITION, CONTRIBUTION, HAPPINESS, SURVIVAL WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Why are these facets important to you? Hmmm, that’s a good question so consider this next section to answer this prompt.
Motivations for change are clues to your overlooked power.
When we seek qualities from an outside source like a job, relationships, money or something else, we give our power to that thing when we are designed and capable to give the qualities of that “thing” to ourselves.
Answering this does a number of things concurrently:
It aligns you in a way that liberates your power.
It aligns your power to the truth of who you are, a holistic being, not someone cut up into pieces like your job title, role int he family, gender, or affiliation with any outside group like politics or religion.
It enhances a sense of well-being, mental health, and peace that can come from no other source than you.
It focuses your original essence, your higher self, your soul, your spirit or whatever you want to call it instead of desires that act as a substitute to fill in the gaps opened up by the power given away.
It saves you time and energy from pursuing stuff that may or may not make you happy because you fill yourself up before taking action towards your dreams.
It vets what you want with who you are.
It proactively minimizes the disempowerment that comes from a tipping point when something adversely changes the foundation of your life.
It strengthens the confidence in yourself to be fulfilled and on point with your purpose no matter what happens around you.
It points you to what you really, really want and it’s rarely the thing you think it is initially.
Example: VALUE - There are components of me that I hide because they’re not valuable to others, like a weird ability to anticipate what direction will blow, the way I sense what animals tell me, the joy I feel seeing the truth of someone’s beautiful soul.
Whatever it is, however small, reveal something that you deny yourself that you secretly, simply enjoy. Just a teeny bit of denial can spread like a weed and express itself in something acceptable like not feeling valued at work in this example.
Remember in this exercise that your time on earth is limited so acknowledging and permitting yourself to accept our weirdness internally frees you up as if you’re just going to say, “Fuck it. I honor my gift of sacred sight and am going to put that front of mind, not locked behind a door..", “I want to learn what the wind’s direction does to the trees and birds so I’m going to sit outside and listen.”, “I am going to go to the zoo and watch the kangaroos.”
Like a meditation, these weird activities have such rich detail in them that are expressed in a unique way to you by giving you a sense of value, again using Value as an example, that you are yearning for and have previously denied yourself.
It’s an indulgence that few people allow and in this case of seeking Value in a job (or a relationship, in money or whatever) is really about how do you permit yourself to value the hidden parts of yourself?
This prompt clues you into the deepness of one facet that wants to be aligned with your cognitive mind and has nothing to do with seeing other people’s souls, watching the wind or talking to animals, although you could if you really want a rich experience.
It reveals an aspect about the relationship with yourself.
Allowing yourself to see that aspect of yourself, bring it front of mind by integrating your power to do so, diminishes the need seek to it from the outside, to change jobs, a relationship, or where you live.
It gives you clarity first from a place of empowerment so that if you do need to make a change, you do so from a space of wholeness, not of lack.
So when I ask you the question, “How much of your life are you living?,” you can answer, “All of it. Every day.”
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