Many of you will have struggled, from time to time, with whether your life is a fait accompli or an evolving work in progress.  Do you wonder if you really have control, or if all the shots are decided by someone – or something – else?  Do we really come into this world free to live the life we want, or were those decisions already made for us, our lives playing out in some pre-determined way?

What if I told you it is a little bit of both?  Yes, you had a plan for yourself for this life; things you wanted to experience and accomplish and learn.  But you had no set way to do this.  You came to this world like a child to a playground, open to experiencing and in love with life.  Then the world told you you needed to be like this or like that.  “Be responsible, get a job, earn a good living.”  But what if your life was meant to be so much more than that?  What if the playground is the way life was meant to be?  What if your fondest dreams could become reality and you could live a life that makes your heart sing?

It begins by tapping into your own spirit – who you really are.  I am not talking about the persona you have carried throughout your life or how other people see you.  I am referring to your true essence – who you are inside.

“And how do I find this true essence?” you ask.  It is far simpler than you may think.  Go back to a time that you experienced pure joy or pure love.  What did you really feel in that instant?  Freedom?  Excitement?  That you were truly alive?  And what were the circumstances that led to that moment of illumination?  Were you about to take a leap into the beyond, to try something radically different that you had always wanted to experience?  Or maybe you realized the impact you had had on another person’s life, for the better.  Try to re-capture those memories and really immerse yourself in them.  How did they make you feel?  What was it about the experience that brought your soul to life?  Figuring this out is the first step to making your dreams a reality.  Once you begin to concretely define what motivates and energizes you, you can begin to take steps toward it.

Still not sure exactly what that is?  Then try the reverse of defining what it is not.  Make a mental list of what you do, and don’t, want in the next stage of your life’s journey.  Your Guides know what is in your heart – you do not need to define it for Them, only for yourself to clarify your vision.  Then ask the Universe to help you get there.  Don’t be surprised if opportunities begin to present themselves to you.  Be alert.  Be diligent.  Do not miss a chance to experience what has been offered to you, as this will help you better define where your passions lie.  And you don’t need to see each step of the plan forward.  All you need to do is trust that what you need for your new life will be brought to you in the proper time, in the proper way.

And what happens next?  The Universe begins to unfold as it should.  People, places and opportunities are put in your path, seemingly effortlessly.  Your soul feels more at peace, as it begins to come into its own.  And life takes the most exciting and unexpected turns that you could never have foreseen.  Every day becomes an adventure.

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