Now is the time to change your habit of the unknown because we are all moving closer toward the boundary of the known and the unknown.
A boundary point which tends to raise fear and worry and anxiety, but especially fear.
That’s why fear is so strong on Earth right now: huge numbers of people are consciously struggling with the edge of the unknown.
Know that this is a year where the possibility is strong for learning a new approach to reconciling with your unknown.
Know that endings are always about coming face to face with the unknown.
Also know that as a rule humans don’t like the unknown and will allow an inflexible sense of self (ego) to dominate their reactions to life’s events.
Reacting to the unknown through fear keeps you stuck.
But, if you can allow yourself just a moment before you react, you will find the opportunity to choose your action in response to the unknown instead of blindly reacting through fear.
In this moment, you may also allow yourself the opportunity to look inside yourself and ask about your fear of the unknown.
With conscious action, you can shift this habit and allow more supportive actions when the unknown makes itself present.
Curiosity, anticipation, growing confidence, willingness to witness — all are supportive choices which will greatly affect your experience of and action within the unknown.
They are supportive because they provide you with a different experience of the unknown; they allow you to think of yourself and the world around you in a different way.
Blind reaction doesn’t change anything. Conscious choice allows the gifts of the unknown to make their way to you, reinforcing a different response both to that which you don’t know and to fear itself.
You can change your habit of the unknown.
Make this the moment that you will allow yourself the opportunity to approach differently.
Let fear be.
Let yourself respond in choice.
Let the unknown appear before you in a new light.
- Do I want to live my life in fear?
- What stands in the way of releasing my fear of the unknown?
Consider these Affirmations:
- I no longer allow fear to rule my life.
- I allow myself to consciously choose my path.
- I am learning to receive the gifts of the unknown in joy and in curious anticipation.
We think of the unknown as chaotic, dark, maybe even malevolent.
I know that in my life, I’d rather have a clear idea of where I am going than to feel unsure of where I am stepping and what I can expect.
It’s sometimes a constant battle for me to not be overwhelmed by the pending shadow of my unknown.
Yet, I also know that I do not like living in fear.
I don’t like feeling scared into doing something, anything.
I have gotten so much better about not letting myself be overwhelmed by anxiety.
I am a lot better at noticing sooner than later the driving nature of fear around me and in me.
Moving Deeper into the idea to Change Your Habit of the Unknown
Back in October, I started having an increasing number of surging awarenesses (I call them epiphanettes!) about what I needed to accomplish next in my life.
I have always had this going on, the difference in October was the increasing volume.
My heart was overflowing (and still is) with ideas and realizations and new understandings about a whole range of things in my life — from how to organize myself to new knowings about topics in and around the Akashic Records.
Among other epiphanettes, I realized that the time had come for me to commit to the full vision of my work.
I have always been aware that I live very close to the edge of the known and the unknown, that I thrive at this edge, and that it is a place that not many are comfortable with.
But I realized that I had come to the point where my health and well-being depended upon my full commitment to all of me and all of what I envision for myself and my life and the people around me.
To hold back was to hold the circle too small for any growth to happen for me or for my students, family and friends.
To hold back one more second was moving from yesterday’s old truth to stand in today’s new dishonesty.
It’s exciting to claim vision. But the day-after feeling is full-on fear.
Can I trust myself?
Can I trust that others will show up?
Can I hold it together?
Will I implode because in my vanity, or humility, I have overlooked something (i.e., in my humanity will I be less than the perfection I demand of myself)?
Can I keep my promises?
What horrible thing happens when I fail?
Because, of course, the fear is very clear that I will fail.
Is this really what I signed up for?!!
The way I deal with my fear is to ask myself, “What’s the worst thing that can happen?”
Then I think about what I will do if the worst happens.
And then I commit to my vision.
Because I have made my fear present, I have figured out a way around, and because I will not let myself be controlled by fear, I commit to my vision.
I commit to what I want to do.
I commit to what I want to bring to life.
I commit to myself.
The commitment doesn’t get rid of the fear.
But the commitment helps me move truthfully in the direction of my heart’s understanding of who I am and who I want to become.
So as you read the rest of this newsletter and all the various announcements about the new programs I am offering this year, know that what I am doing is committing to all of me.
That I am trying not to hold back anything of me.
But also know that I have no idea how everything will work out.
I trust that what needs to be for me and for all of you will become over the next couple of months.
I am working on allowing curious anticipation rather than rigid fear of failure.
I am working on feeling the joy of allowing myself to create the space for my vision to become whatever it becomes.
I invite you to join me however you can.
Take the next step in your life whatever that may be.
Know that I am a fellow traveler available to you simply by asking.
Take the next step in your journey in the Akashic Records whatever that may be.
Know that I am here, fully committed to holding space for your journey.
May your path be full of support, may your heart overflow with joy, and may your vision rise to meet you, showing you the way.
A lot of my writing just comes in the moment. I feel an urge rise to put pen to paper. No outline. Not much forethought. Out the words come, all on their own. For me its always an act of mindfulness. A mindful moment.
Change Your Habit of the Unknown is one of these mindful moments. Read more on mindfulness and my mindful moments.