“We do not have a fear of the unknown. What we fear is giving up the known.” Anthony de Mello, Jesuit priest and psychotherapist
How have you been feeling? There have been some pretty intense energies swirling around haven’t there? April 20th experienced a hybrid solar eclipse and new moon! Wow. You might have been feeling more impulsive or jumping to conclusions instead of being more reflective and introspective. Instead of responding to situations you might have been more reactive. Sound familiar? If you haven’t quite felt like yourself this week it’s understandable! Have you dived deep into your tool kit using deep breathing, connecting with nature, or setting intentions to help you feel more centered and grounded during what may feel chaotic?
It might even feel like everything that you know and feel comfortable with is crumbling down. Remember, for new things to grow the old must leave. I feel like that’s what is happening now. This brings up, for many, a lot of fear – fear of the unknown. I loved Anthony de Mello’s perspective, “What we fear is giving up the known.” Sound familiar? How often does fear of the unknown create limitations in your life? I feel that this happens more than we think even though it may not be conscious. English writer and philosopher, Aldous Huxley, has said, “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” Interesting isn’t it? Many people believe that what we perceive, think, and believe is what we create! How about you?
Recently, I participated in a workshop and a friend commented, “I’m living my best life!” The facilitator responded, “Really?” We all chuckled and a conversation opened up regarding how limited we are in envisioning a life or future possibilities based on what we don’t know. Hmmm. During our conversation it was suggested that our High Self and Soul have greater dreams for us! Possibilities are limitless. What if you invited your High Self and Soul to join you during your quiet time and imagined what you envision a future life might look like for you? What might happen if you asked them to share with you what an expanded life of possibility could look like based upon your dream? Then let go of when it might happen or what it would look like and allow it to appear when it’s time to receive it more consciously?
For those of you familiar with the animated film, Toy Story, I imagine Buzz Lightyear saying, “To infinity and beyond!” Push beyond the boundaries and limits of what is known and joyfully enter the unknown! Allow your curiosity to explore new possibilities. Intriguing, yes? English writer, speaker, and entertainer, Alan Watts, has said that “By replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity we open ourselves up to an infinite stream of possibility. We can let fear rule our lives or we can become childlike with curiosity, pushing our boundaries, leaping out of our comfort zones, and accepting what life puts before us.” How fun! Are you ready to call upon your inner adventurer and explore? I can’t wait to hear what you discover!
Please enjoy your week and remember how much you’re loved! To infinity and beyond! I’m holding space for each of you!
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