During a week long Equine Facilitated Learning workshop here in Colorado, that focused on exploring one’s authenticity and emotional agility with horses, a participant asked one question several times. The question she asked was: “How do I know what to do if I don’t know my final vision?” This questioned plagued her. She felt stuck about taking any action in her life.
I suggested she listen to and take action towards the next thing that would bring her happiness. I suggested she listen to her heart and inner guidance. Each time she follows what feels best to her and takes inspired action she will naturally be able to see a more vivid picture of her passion and purpose unfolding. It is the accumulation of the smaller steps that bring her down the road to her destination. Even for those people who know what they do want, taking the actions steps that are based in inspiration brings them more quickly to their dreams and goals.
People who achieve their dreams are those that have a high level of willingness to take inspired actions toward what they want. They listen to their inner voice and act accordingly. In addition it is the continual focus of one’s awareness of thoughts and feelings, and consciously shifting those thoughts and feelings to a positive focus that naturally creates an atmosphere for the ‘like’ experiences to emerge effortlessly. It is good to have a spiritual practice that includes meditation, visualization, body centered practices and/or reprogramming of beliefs. And, you must also have the willingness to take the steps forward to know where your river of life flows.
Another client of mine struggles with taking steps forward. It is not because she lacks clarity on what she wants. It is because she feels she needs to be right and do it perfectly with each step. For her to more forward and be wrong is simply unacceptable. Let’s face it to move forward and being wrong is fully acceptable because there is no wrong action. There is only clarification and redirection. Every step reveals more of what we want or don’t want and how to best achieve what we desire.
I know this from first hand experience. For the last thirteen years I have explored many areas of personal development and coaching, often wondering where I was heading. What lights me up the most is being in nature and with the animals. Now I am blessed with experiencing all of the things I love in my Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching workshops that are in beautiful settings. A wonderful life continues to unfold in front of me, the flow is strong and rapid and I practice trust by letting go and allowing the river of the life to carry me. I am also blessed to coach and witness so many people in the same circumstances.
What about you?
What does your river or life feel like?
That is your calling?
Are you aligning your thoughts and feelings toward it?
Are you following your inner voice, listening to the direction your spirit is leading you?
What are you waiting for and why?
Are you willing to risk looking like a fool in order to have your heart’s desire?
What is your next step?
Live your life today. Take a hold of your dream and take actions toward it. Don’t hesitate, don’t wait until tomorrow, the time is now. Anything is possible.
Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching workshops and sessions help people explore the important questions that will shape their lives.