” Taking action without knowing the outcome of your specific efforts is a bit like taking a step into the unknown,or the unseen, having to trust that there will be solid ground for your foot to land on.” Mike Dooley, Leveraging the Universe.
Good afternoon on this New Year’s Eve! The picture below is me in Costa Rica in May zip lining across the jungle. Very scary for someone who is very afraid of heights. Little did I know at the time that holding on for dear life did very little for my security in making a safe journey to the other side. I was completely supported by the harness and line without that death grip on those poor handles. I even resisted taking he step off the cliff. I felt paralyzed by fear. Then when I finally did, I still couldn’t let go…
This zip lining experience was a big lesson for me in SURRENDERING. Surrendering to what life has in store for us and trusting that we are supported and all will work out for the highest good for all concerned. Often we try to manipulate the outcome of what we think we want in any given situation. We often are so attached to the outcome and resist any change that we miss something bigger and better for us which is just on the other side of surrender. Or we resist taking action towards what we want because we are afraid. We resist just letting go and making room for something better to come into our lives. The views I saw on each zip line trail were breath taking but I never would have seen them if I continued to resist going.
This year was a big lesson in surrendering for me. When I decided to start my health coaching practice, I resisted because I didn’t know how I was going to manage this big undertaking. It wasn’t until I finally let go and took action that all of the resources I needed appeared. When we have desires we often keep them away because we are afraid of taking a leap, trusting and having faith that all will be ok. We tend to need to know all possible outcomes and know what every step of the way will look like. It can be very scary not knowing. It’s ok though not to know. When you finally get clear on what you want and start to take action, the Universe will align you with all that you need for the journey.
This is something I will continue to work on for 2016. Letting the Universe work it’s magic. Letting go and surrendering to fear and doing it (whatever it is.) anyway. Where in your life are you hanging on tightly in fear? Where can you release some control, take action and let things happen for your highest good? I wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year filled with endless magical possibilities. Thank you for reading my blog!