Life Happens while you are Making Plans
I hate plans. I despise the habitual act of thinking of what I want to do in an orderly way and expecting the outcome to be exactly the way I intended. Where is the creativity in that? Where is the spontaneity in trying to consciously create every move I make? When we are mapping out our life we are stuck in a pattern of trying to recreate a past instead of being open to different and new opportunities in the future. We are trying to control what happens. We are closing ourselves off to all the possibilities the Universe has to offer us.
When I was 19 I left New Jersey with a round trip ticket to London, $200 and a backpack. I had nothing planned. I allowed the experience to create itself into a 7 year adventure traveling all over the world. “Eat, Pray, Love” was nothing compared to what I experienced :). I worked any job I could find and when I had enough of one experience I would go somewhere else and receive another experience. You see while you are busy making plans and trying to control your reality someone else is allowing the beauty of life to come to them. It’s hard for many of us to understand such a concept because we have always been taught to work hard, buy stuff and then die. But who’s reality are we living by buying into that concept?
I look at it as life flowing through me. I am an artist/energy healer/writer/traveler. I am not trained in art or writing but when I create I open myself up to allow the energy of what needs to be created to flow through me. I don’t allow “myself” to get in the way. The same is true with travel and with being a conduit for other people’s healing journeys. I’ve learned over the years that when I try to control my creativity/life/experiences, I shut off the flow and I block myself to all the possibilities out there for me.
So embrace the life you have, have gratitude for the present moment, shut the doors to the past that keep you in chains to an old and outdated paradigm. Stop making plans for a future that doesn’t exist, that can’t exist, because after all, we are always always here now. Life is a string of present moments, there is no future to plan for. Allow yourself to just be in the moment and to be open to receive whatever the Universe has to gift to you without trying to control the experience. Just try it, even for 5 minutes a day. Say “I am not going to try and control this outcome and instead ask, What are the unlimited possibilities in this situation?” and trust the Universe. You won’t be disappointed :)