“By surrendering to the unknown, we create the space for a deeper knowing to emerge.” ~ Jeff Brown
Maybe you have hit a wall in your career and are unsure of where to go next. Maybe you recognise it is time to make a change in your relationship but feel fear around taking the steps to do so. You might even be experiencing a health crisis or financial problems that have brought you to the inevitable crossroads that require changes. Or maybe you simply are aware of an inner calling that longs for something different in your life.
Times such as these are invitations to set foot on a new path that asks only that you follow your inner guidance and give yourself permission to explore the unknown…to open up to expansion and the natural progression of your life.
Accepting the invitation to new discovery means letting go of old habits, beliefs, and behaviours. It means being willing to enter into an adventure that holds the potential for greater self-knowledge and limitless transformation.
When you choose to explore – it is important to accept that you have the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual power to do so. In fact, you are wired for the job!
Science research into neurogenesis (https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Neurogenesis.aspx) and neuroplasticity (https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=40362) has debunked the notion that our brain’s capacity for change and function is fixed. Also, our questions about life purpose and the ever-present desire to know who we are and why we are here suggest that ‘the inspiration to explore’ is part of our DNA.
So much information can come up when we are looking in no particular direction. In the heart of the not knowing, the paths that we are here to walk reveal themselves. ~ Jeff Brown
Dissolving What Gets in the Way
It all sounds great to allow yourself to let go and freely explore what is waiting for you to discover. But, against the backdrop of your present life and belief systems, how can you remove the obstacles that block progress?
It all comes down to these two questions:
- Do you trust in yourself and do you honour your personal values?
- Do you do what inspires you and makes you happy?
The answers open you up to letting go of what no longer serves you. They reveal what steps you need to take to fully experience the gifts of your quest:
- Commit to not fitting in with the crowd and instead do what you are inwardly compelled to do rather than what you should do
- Trade playing it safe for taking risks. You may never know what you can achieve until you try
- Give up your notion of perfection for more imperfect but challenging and exciting experiences that teach you and deliver vitality and aliveness
- Trust in your ability to evolve. Your brain will strengthen and develop new neural pathways from what you habitually think and do. Choosing to say ‘yes’ to the unknown can reveal hidden capabilities.
- Generate self-acceptance and self-worth. Acknowledge your courage and resilience to move forward with what is personally important to you even if it means making mistakes.
- Use the extraordinary tool of Breathwork to restore inner strength and silence the excuses you use to keep yourself small and invisible in life.
You cannot possibly imagine the surprises and rewards without stepping into the unknown and authentically challenging yourself to the experience.
Stepping into the treasure of exploration in life can shine a light on your inner intelligence and self-awareness. It can deliver personal freedom, growth and the ability to be creative, spontaneous and innovative. It can show you how to be flexible, powerful, and how to make decisions that are right for you. It can profoundly change how you see and relate to yourself, your relationships, career and your life.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think ~ Christopher Robin