Vision. Curiosity. Imagination.
When you’re inspired to make big life changes – especially when it comes to career, relationships, or location – you may feel limited by your circumstances. You have settled into a routine which has taken shape over a lifetime of decision making that’s based on what you’ve been conditioned to believe is (or is not) possible, what is practical, what’s safe and certain, etc. If you’re like most people, you have been taught to make decisions by analyzing the situation and choosing the options you think will work out for you.
When you believe that your options are limited, you may often go against your inner guidance, gut feelings, instincts, or desires. Making life choices with the mind creates an internal disconnect or split in your natural connection to a greater holistic awareness. Energetically, you are narrowing or shutting off pathways that receive and distribute your life force energy (light, chi) and information throughout your system. You effectively dim your light which can create emotional (and eventually physical) pain. We then shut down to numb that pain, and end up living someone else’s dream – fulfilling the expectations of family or the bigger societal structure.
That way of operating might keep you alive in a world where survival is uncertain and your tribe has lost all connection to what is natural. However, it is not a way to thrive or create a cohesive and sustainable community. We’ve long outgrown that paradigm. We must remember our authentic self and nurture our dreams so that balance is restored between our body, mind, soul, community, and planet.