How do you know when you are ready to take on a new direction?
Are you waiting for the right time?
I recently had some tuition with Christian Pankurst on this very topic. As we are at the start of a New Year I thought this was the right time to share it with you. I will summarise what he said:
Everyone has an inner GPS. It is our guidance system. Just like a vehicle, we have to turn on the GPS to get it started – this means being prepared to listen to your inner self and act.
Then we have to type in a destination of some sort. At this point the GPS doesn’t know exactly in which direction our vehicle is pointing, so it cannot give directions until we actually start to move forward. This is where many people get stuck. They don’t move, so no directions are issued.
Once the vehicle starts to move, the GPS tells you where to go. This often comes with a good feeling/insight/hunch. It is usually followed by a confirmation of some sort which links back to your desired direction. It may even ask you the turn around, to face the correct direction!
It gives you directions one turn at a time. You don’t need to know the whole route. If you get off track, the GPS corrects you until you get back on track. If you feel you have typed in the wrong destination part way through (as you now have new information) you can change your destination on the GPS.
A personal story....
Every year I go away for two weeks on holiday. It’s a relaxing time where I really switch off from work. I always read a lot and spend time on my own reflecting upon my direction for the forthcoming year. This year I read about some prophecies about the future. I thought long and hard about what difference I can make in my part of the world. I had two choices, learn more about plant medicine, or learn more about relationships and real love. Both looked viable - I knew I would have to study more and that I would also enjoy either option.
When I got home I talked to a friend about the prophecies. It was a very frank discussion about probabilities: what could happen, what to prepare for, and how would I live my life irrespective of what actually occurs. When I told my friend about my two choices I was surprised to find that I felt heavy and “closed down” when I talked about plant medicine, and I felt deeply moved (tears were in my eyes!) when I spoke about relationships and real love. Right there and then, the decision was made. Now I am on the move again, my GPS is ON!