Step 1 – look before you step
Step 2 – keep going
Step 3 – clear the way
Step 4 – share your story, give your self credit
A client recently shared that she (Step) 1 saw a moment when she had some choices to make. She could keep moving in the direction she normally did; she could stop and put herself in reverse or before she got to the end of this particular path she could change the destination. That is remarkable! If you are traveling down a familiar road you expect the destination to be the same as always. She began by not wanting to go where she usually did. She wasn’t entirely aware of this at a deep level, she just had a feeling it was different this time.
When she realized she might not end up in a familiar place she still had to let this journey be real so she (Step 2) continued on the path. If she didn’t it would be like putting her self in reverse or maybe neutral which virtually would take her off this particular road entirely. There are certain roads we must travel, they are our life paths and if we continue to divert off them we will never get to where we (our souls) are meant for. Having a different outcome didn’t mean getting off at the nearest exit. Staying on this road was important; creating a different end was the plan.
One of the views she had was of another road. It wasn’t familiar to her, she could just see it. Turns out it was someone else’s road so it is a really good thing she did not go there.
She had some (Step 3) fears around trusting that this was going to be a smart move since in order to get to this new place there were a few pieces of baggage she had to lose along the way. Control of the outcome was in one of them. Not trusting the Universe was in another. What made the trip the easiest is that she did not pick up the baggage of the person on that other road. That old satchel contained someone else’s story and stories are so heavy especially when they are not ours.
An important thing she did in the end was to (Step 4) share this. She gave herself credit for creating an ending that while a little unfamiliar, in the end was really good.
Now the roads she still has to travel on are looking a bit brighter and lighter.
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