There are times in my practice where I meet someone who is "searching" for a new direction or an answer to a question. I will here that person say "I don't know what to do".
This brings me to an experience I had many years ago. I was asked if I would promote a man visiting Nelson who did face reading. I hadn't met him before, but nonetheless agreed that I would put his course out in my networks. When he arrived in Nelson, he invited me out for dinner. It was lovely to meet him, and I found him very inspiring. One of the things he said to me was "Elayne, you reach for the stars". I knew what he meant, I was always looking for the next step, the next horizon, something new to discover or develop. I had this picture in my mind of me standing outside on a dark night reaching out to the stars. The problem was that when I stepped forward to touch them, they moved away. I could never get to them.
I guess I was in an expanded state when I was with him because I suddenly had an 'aha' moment. I remembered a movie I once saw - The Fifth Element - in this film this young man was looking for different elements. At one point he was searching for some crystals, and he found them inside of the body of a woman (she died in film). When I saw the crystals inside of her body I got a new idea... maybe I could carry the stars within me! From that time forth I began imagining all the things I wanted actually inside my body - a lovely home was one crystal, all the skills and tools I needed to be a healer was another, a dancing was another.
I started using different language about myself and in my self talk
"I know, even though I think I don't know"
"What would it take for this to show up in my life?"
"My inner voice is guiding me where to go, and I know I won't miss it when it comes"
"Its all unfolding, right before my eyes"
"Now is the right time and what I need just turns up"
I am engaged with the adventure - whether it is finding a new home, a different career or partner. When I see it already inside myself I place myself in a co-creation situation. If I know it is already there I can relax and follow my hunches, rather than panicking and overreaching OR freezing up.
So next time you here yourself saying
"I am waiting for..."
"I don't know what to do"
"I am overwhelmed"
"I don't see how this can happen"
"I have no idea what to do next"
turn it around! Imagine what you want, or the answer to what you need to know, is already inside of you. Speak about it like it already is.
Elayne Lane is an instructor of the Universal Healing Tao. She has been teaching and doing bodywork in excess of 20 years.