Dare to allow your dreams to grow and change along with you. You’re not the same person you were 5 years ago. Your dreams don’t have to be either.
Five years ago, I was in the process of moving out of the Brooklyn apartment I shared with my soon to be ex-boyfriend. I was preparing to move to Seattle to get my master’s degree in nutrition. I still worked at Jenny Craig helping women lose weight. The thing I was most proud of in my life at that point was my gluten-free blog. And I was super depressed, and prayed that something would change the course of my life.
Fast forward to today. When I left New York and got on my flight to Seattle, as the plane took off, I had this out-of-the-blue thought: I think I’m actually supposed to be in Arizona. It made no sense, but there it was. Then I met this guy who I thought was super hot and would be really fun to have a fling with. Turns out he was from Phoenix. Then we fell in love and now we have a baby and live in Arizona.
I spent two years working on my master’s degree in nutrition. Then I quit to devote myself to my hypnotherapy practice. I still sometimes think I’m crazy, although I wouldn’t go back and change a thing. Except maybe my student loans. It would be nice to go back and skip that.
I co-wrote two gluten-free cookbooks and continued to be super obsessed with my gluten-free blog and lifestyle. Until I wasn’t anymore. Now I just quietly eat gluten-free and let other people do the blogging.
And my depression? Gone with the wind. I am so happy and so thankful every day for where I am in my life.
Why am I telling you all this?
Because we never know where our lives are going. We never know when a stray thought on the wind will be picked up by our ears – “You’re supposed to be in Arizona” – and find its way into our hearts. Honestly, we can plan all we want, but if I’ve learned one thing in the last five years, it’s that the best way to get where we need to go is to listen to that small voice inside of us that speaks the deepest of truths.
All of the changes I’ve made have come from a place of silence, a place of sacred space where I can ask questions and hear divine answers. These answers come from my spirit guides, from God, from the universe, and of course, from my own inner wisdom which is, ultimately, divine.
When you get still…when you get quiet…what do you hear? What does your gut tell you?
Can you take the time today to stop and really listen? And if you do take the time, if you make the time every day to listen to that voice, where might you be in five years?
Could it be – dare I say it – MAGICAL?
p.s. Try this 9 minute meditation for staying centered.