We’re adorable creatures, we humans. We’re given one shot at this life-time, and so often we hold back, waiting for the perfect time to start living. We wait until we’re the right age, or the right size, or for the right partner. Or until we’ve got all the answers. We all have different reasons for waiting to live our dreams, and, for sure, some of them are legitimate. It may be irresponsible right now, for example, to pick up and leave on your solo back-packing world tour if you have young children at home counting on you.
But most of the time, waiting is part of the cover up. It’s one more technique we use to delay doing that thing we really want to do – or even more frightening perhaps – that thing we are meant to do. And I know whereof I speak. I’ve spent time lost in the fog, waiting for the clouds to lift so I could have crystal clarity about how things would all turn out in the end before I take a single step. In other words, a lot of time waiting.
Yet, we aren’t given a bird’s eye view of our lives. When it comes to getting any sort of divine or intuitive guidance, we’re given glimpses, and we need courage to trust those glimpses. This becomes crucial when your glimpse shows you something that’s so very far from where you’re standing right now – whether that’s an image of you in a dress six sizes smaller than you are now, on the red carpet at the Oscars, or holding a baby in your arms – that you can’t believe it’s your life that you’ve glimpsed. But this I know for sure: you would not have been given that glimpse if you weren’t capable of achieving it.
We must learn to trust what we’ve always known in our hearts to be true for us, even if it seems impossible. We must learn to trust that glimpse, and ignore the second-guessing triggered by a need to know the how, or in some cases, even the why. We need to find the courage to take the first step, despite not knowing where your foot will land or exactly what the landscape will be like when you arrive. Because no matter what you think you will find there, it will simply be different. And that’s okay.
Yup, it can be scary to go there. To own it. To commit to a goal you might not have fully fleshed out in your logical, doubting-Thomas mind. But the great thing is that we don’t have to work out every little detail in advance. We can simply hold that glimpse in our heads as we gradually allow all the colours and textures to pour into it. Eventually, that glimpse will be our 3D reality.
Put one foot in front of the other. Call in your guides (human and otherwise) for wise counsel. Let go. Be open. Whatever your goal for your life, it’s time to lose the wait. It’s time.
Until next time,
I wish you vibrant health and a beautiful day,
PS To the cultural icon who visited me in my dream: Yes, it is my turn now. Thank-you.