What if your future, one year, five years, even ten years from now, was going to look the same (or with slight variations) as it does right now? How does that make you feel?
I first came across the term ’Almost Certain Probable Future’ in my early 20’s, and it scared the shit out of me. I was a couple of years out of uni. At the time, I was still unsure what I was doing with my career (my first post-grad job was working in a research department at a university in an area of science unrelated to what I studied), I was training as an elite athlete (rowing), but most notably, I was always lethargic. I had just come out of glandular fever. I constantly had niggling ‘cold’ symptoms and was tired and depleted. I had digestive problems (especially bloating). I kept attracting selfish and manipulative romantic partners, and I seemed to be in a constant state of dissatisfaction.
It woke me up. I was like, “Am I going to be dissatisfied and sick for the rest of my life?” I know on the outside, I was this happy-go-lucky and bubbly person who seemed to enjoy life, but like – wow – I knew I had to make changes and big ones.
Back then, I was quite shy and a massive ‘people pleaser’ and was easily influenced by other people’s opinions (despite an inner knowing that some of these weren’t in my best interests). I realised that I had to become more assertive, and more importantly, more confrontational. Otherwise, I would get walked all over for the rest of my life. The thought of becoming more assertive was enough for me to want to throw up because it was something I had never done. It was a tough pill to swallow realising that I was (unintentionally) in such a disempowered state, but an essential growth lesson because ‘being super nice and accomodating’ had been my survival mechanism to protect my super sensitivity and to keep the peace in my relationships and environment. But it cost me my health, happiness, and self-expression dearly!
My life transformed rapidly over the following years. I became an exercise physiologist. I traveled and worked overseas. I worked with professional tennis players and elite athletes from other sports and met a whole new world of people. I discovered my inner go-getter, and was able to create things, including a successful business and becoming a go-to expert in my field that I never thought possible for myself!
And the funny thing is that I have gone through this process again, which has guided me to where I have now.
You see, our Soul is continually seeking new ways to experience itself as its primary focus is CREATION. Once it’s done with one experience, it is ready for something new. Not necessarily a career change or living in a different geographical location, but a whole new way of expressing yourself.
This can be both disconcerting and liberating at the same time. Disconcerting because you may have created something successful and that you are proud of, and suddenly you are called into something new…and liberating because you get to learn new aspects of yourself and essentially embark on a new adventure!
Have a look at your life right now. Is there an aspect that you are at odds with? Be honest.
The thing about change is that we do have to get out of our comfort zone in some way. Something as simple as having a conversation with your significant other, a best friend, or a family member, telling them something that you are unhappy with can be very confronting for most! But it is essential for a shift in your experience.
However, many of us fool ourselves into thinking we are ‘doing’ change when really, we are doing a variation of the same thing. How many people do you know that have started ta similar job at a new company? Or dating a new person and having the same ‘issues’ as the previous partner? ‘Same ball, different dog,’ springs to mind.
What if: You could consciously tap into your infinite well of possibility by breaking free from limiting patterns that are keeping you in the same space?
What if: You could open up your natural energy field to manifest those Soul inspired desires that have been nudging at you?
What might you do to facilitate change, today?