This blog was originally written by me as a column for The Garibaldi Times in October of 2009
This is probably one of the most powerful questions in coaching and the essence of what coaching is about. Moving towards and being in alignment with what you truly desire in your heart. It becomes a difficult question when your beliefs and experiences block your ability to be open to your dreams and desires. Busting through the blocks creates new experiences and a new reality.
“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” ~ Caroline Myss
The truth is that anything is possible if we believe in it and follow our hearts. I think we allow our thoughts to get in the way when we focus on the “how” of what it is that we want. We get in the way of what is possible. Through choice we become the creators of what we want in our lives. The simple choice is to truly say “yes” to what we want with all our being. This choice leads to commitment which turns into action.
As children we don’t worry about the how. All life is magical and anything is possible, there are not yet any limiting beliefs. As children we dream and we dream big. So when answering the question of what you want, the best way to answer it is from a playful childlike space with the belief that anything is possible.
My challenge to you, is to take some time to answer the question What do you truly want? Here are some further questions to guide you through the process.
If I believed anything was possible what would I ask for?
Find the child inside you that dreams big and answer the question from that place.
What does it feel like to have received what you want? Use all your senses. What do you see, hear, smell, feel?
What would you look like / act like? Who would be around you / with you?
What activities or groups would you belong to that support these dreams?
When you have gone through the process you may end up with an idea of many things that you want. Turn what you want into an affirmative statement/s. Spend time focusing on your statement daily. Think about what you want when you go to sleep each night.
Lastly if you go through the process and you find it difficult. Take note of your thoughts / beliefs that are getting in the way and turn them around. Focus on questioning your thoughts. Are they true? Try to let them go?