Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.Roald Dahl
I’ve recently discovered an otherworldy, magical place: the kicker? it exists right outside the front door. Four years ago, we moved into the house that we live in now. And just outside the front door is the beginning of a short hike, called the Outlook. I’ve been there plenty of times, especially now that we have a dog.
However, I most recently discovered a space that feels so sacred and mystical that I feel slightly disconnected from myself and ego when I’m there.
This place reminds me that something magical is always right where you are. It’s no accident that I live where I live right now. In fact, someone once mentioned a history of Native American massacres happening right where we live (although I haven’t been able to find anything online to corroborate this). But, I know there’s something to the energy here that I was called to this exact house for a reason; just like there’s a reason why I was called to the Red Rock Canyons in Las Vegas, and then to Mount Shasta last year.
I won’t get into the nitty gritty details of all of it, but if you choose to listen to your intuition, you’ll understand that everything is connected. The trees whisper words of solace to me; the birds sing with warning or joy, depending on what’s coming my way. And all I need to do to stay plugged into what’s real, what lies beyond the five senses, is listen.
You, who reads this now: you have an exceptional presence. And the best way to live your life now, is to heal the wounds that you’re so unaware of. Wounds from your childhood you don’t remember, words of discouragement and shame you’ve come to bury deep. Have the resolve to heal the parts of you that prevent you from being your best self: your core wounds.
Want to know what they are?
- Attachments. Now’s a great time to figure out what you’re dependent on and attached to. Consider that addiction is simply the over-reliance on something outside of you to maintain your well-being and satisfaction. Whether you’re addicted to gambling, drinking, or smoking; or you’re not addicted to any of those things is irrelevant. When we have attachments to things outside of ourselves, all of it can be considered an addiction. Something that gets in the way of you being you. Are you overly reliant on social media to feel connected? Do you continue to seek approval from your mother in subtle ways for validation? Is there something in your life that you believe if you could change, would make you happy? Illusions, expectations, and playing small/victim are all attachments. They serve to distract you from what’s really missing. Dig deep and find out what you’re truly craving, and nourish yourself.
- Dreams. If you’re not in the business of keeping a dream-journal, you’re missing major signs. In life, there are many things that ensure you’re on the right path. For example, when your health is deteriorating, something requires more balance and recalibration. When your business starts nosediving, life really wants your attention. Someone once said entrepreneurship is the most spiritual journey one could ever take – and to some extents, it’s absolutely reflective of all of our insecurities, wounds, and limiting beliefs. If something in your life is amiss, the Universe wants you to pay attention. Much like your waking moments, when your head hits the pillow and you drift off to sleep, your unconscious mind serves you reminders, symbols, and stories to let you know what’s not working. Pay attention. And because we forget more than 90% of our dreams after ten minutes of waking, it’s a good idea to have something handy to write down those dreams that you wake up to at 3:30 in the morning.
- Unfinished Business. We could blame it on ADHD, lack of time, or lack of resources – but we all have that one thing we start and never get to finishing. Do you want to get rid of all the junk in the attic, but you never get around to actually doing more than simply tossing one bin of things into another bin? Luckily, this third category is the easiest to assess and analyze. When we have unfinished business, it’s almost the most direct form of metaphor, in that what we see in our outside world is a reflection of what’s inside. When we have a clutter of things in the attic we can’t seem to get rid of, it’s most likely a reflection of mind-clutter that our unconscious minds don’t want to part with. I once worked with a client, M, that did just that. She bemoaned the project of clearing out her attic but never getting around to doing more than sifting through boxes and leaving reorganized piles of items in the attic. Further exploration divulged deep-rooted thoughts related to her self-esteem and childhood abuse that she kept attempting to rationalize away, only creating different piles for review at a later time. Find the things that you can’t seem to complete, and assess what this is symbolic of. You can choose to overcome your struggles and move to the next level, or get stuck playing the same level for the rest of your life.
There are signs everywhere if you choose to listen. And because you can listen to these signs now, where does life take you next that makes you feel unbelievably invincible and capable of moving on up?
Live with intention. Inspire with Love.