I have recently made a huge life change. I know this is not news to those of you that know me, I have a tendency to do this from time-to-time, but for the benefit of all, let me explain how this works for me. Maybe it will help you pursue something you have been thinking about doing.
I have been planning this change for quite some time. I have been thinking, dreaming and building up my dream life for about 2 years – before I even came out to California. I have been putting together a foundation, slowly and surely building it up very carefully one brick at a time. Now it’s not perfect, nor is it complete, but I’ve got a good base together.
From here I finally have made the leap! I decided I needed more time and focus on my number one priority. Too many responsibilities that were more stressors than stress reducers were taking valuable time away from what I truly wanted to do and more importantly feel called to do. So with a little help I have taken the leap and am stepping away from the security that also has been holding me back.
Now I’m not about to tell you that this is not scary as hell, because it is! What I will tell you is that even though I’m scared, I’m also at peace. I am moving forward in the ways I think are right for me, but I am also working hard to listen to and be guided by the Universe.
I tune into the Universe, or my intuition in a very basic way. I am acutely watching and listening for signs and indications that I’m moving in the right or wrong direction. I am looking for recurring themes in what I’m reading, listening or hearing about from others and seeing if there are patterns. When I hear the same thing from a couple different sources, I figure – ok, time to analyze this and see if I’m being sent some type of important information. For the most part, I think I’m being directed to some great new ideas and concepts that are helping to move me forward. The peace I feel comes from understanding that as I maintain a close watch on messages around me, I know I won’t drift too far from the right direction before figuring I’m off.
Something I also feel is a very important indicator to determine if I’m following the right direction is how I’m feeling. I am continually checking myself. Do I have anxiety? Am I happy? Do I feel good about what I am working on? Do I feel good about the people I’m surrounding myself with? This isn’t a moment to moment thing, because we all have fleeting feelings all day long, rather this is an overall combination of those moments.
So I take in this information as it comes and from there I put faith in myself and my abilities. I know this sounds simplistic, but I think it’s something many of us have lost, I know I have from time to time. This is probably the hardest part and the most important muscle to be exercised! I put faith in my ability to hear the wisdom of the Universe and follow the path that is before me with confidence that I will make the best decisions at each given moment. That does not mean this will not have bumps or be flawless, I know I will stumble, but I do have complete faith that I can and will pick myself up and move in the direction that will provide me the best success each and any time it happens.
I think the final piece of this is that I believe I will succeed. It is important to know the end goal is imminent even though it may not look the same in the end, it will be the right space for me based on the information received along the way.
As far as we know, we only get so many trips around the sun. I decided that since I’m not sure how much time I get here, now was a great time to live the life of my dreams. Is it your time?