“Anything or anyone that does not bring us alive is too small for us,” writes poet David Whyte.
What with Blue Monday in January (the most depressing day of the year?), National Sickie Day on February 3 (speaks for itself!), and non-stop rain, floods and gales, sometimes it seems that the life we’re living is only a small version of the life that is waiting (im)patiently for us.
All too often we get distracted from the beauty of our own lives, we lose perspective, we forget what’s important.
Let me share some thoughts with you about the connection between inner beauty and clarity and the creation of external beauty and clarity in our lives. In the same poem, “Sweet Darkness,” Whyte states “When your eyes are tired/the world is tired also. When your vision has gone/No part of the world can find you.”
I’ve come to understand that if we create a clear vision for ourselves, a vision that is a beautiful and true reflection of our best self, our values, our strengths, our purpose, and if we clear the clutter from our lives on all levels, apparent miracles happen all around us. The evidence of synchronicity surrounds us and “doors open where there were no doors before,” as Joseph Campbell says.
My clients report back to me incredulously every week that they “happen” to meet just the right person to open the door for the perfect new job at just the right moment, in circumstances that stretch incredulity and are impossibly “coincidental.”
That they fall in love with someone who exactly reflects their newly found vision of their ideal partner in the most apparently unlikely scenario. That things generally fall into place in ways that seem improbable, almost impossible. Like one of my clients who made a vision board with me in the spring and whose pictures materialised incredibly into real life: professionally and personally, right down to discovering that the dress she had bought in the Harvey Nichols sale was the identical one to a picture in her vision board that she had since forgotten.
Big picture, if you know where you want to go (often the hardest part), and you take steps in that direction, the most extraordinary and miraculous things can develop for you. As Emerson says, “once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
And if your vision is not clear, you can’t make it happen, as Whyte says, “When your vision has gone/no part of the world can find you.”
When something going on inside joins something going on outside, you get convergence, synchronicity, magic…. internal and external beauty.
What is your vision for 2014? Where do you want to be by March 2015?
I suggest that 2014 is your year of…..living miraculously.
If you would like to create an exciting vision and bring it to spectacular life, do get in touch to explore working with me (individually or in a workshop or in Platinum). I’d love to help you make it happen.