Today I was thinking about this idea – picture yourself in the future…feeling exactly how you want to feel. This could be you in a few days, you in a few weeks, a few months, a few years, whatever feels good to think about.
Whatever timeframe it is, it’s the version of you who’s out of the woods from whatever you’re currently struggling with. The version of you who has gotten to the other side.
Picture that future you as very wise. That future you is at peace, happy, healthy, feeling great, on the other side of the challenge, and has some gems of wisdom to pass along to you.
What would future you say to present you?
Maybe something like…
“Very soon, you’re going to look back on this time and you’ll be able to see how every single step of the journey was important. You’ll be able to connect the dots and you’ll smile at the miracle of it all.
Even though things feel like a struggle, you WILL come out on the other side, you always do.
You’re learning so much, and you’re going to use that wisdom for a lot of good. You’ll help so many others with it, you’ll channel it into creative projects, you’ll be ignited and illuminated once again. Trust me. It won’t always feel like this.
You’re going to have the clarity, excitement and peace in your heart again. You will. It will feel better than you can even imagine right now.
You’ll have a sparkle in your eye, you’ll have easy laughter, you’ll feel wild with creative energy, and you’ll feel surrounded by love and belonging.
Soon enough, you’ll see that you were being guided the whole time. Pay attention to the blessings and moments of magic and joy along the way, even during the most challenging times. You are strong and you’re only getting stronger.
Things are getting clearer and clearer. You will feel exuberantly alive again. More alive than you’ve ever felt before. More awake and connected than you’ve ever felt before. In the most blissful state of love, more love than you knew it was possible to feel. Be in complete trust and faith. It’s all happening, I’m here in it now, smiling back at you with the biggest smile because I know what you’re about to experience.
You don’t have to worry, you don’t have to push, you don’t have to force or manipulate or figure it all out yourself. You only have to surrender and let yourself relax into the beautiful path before you. Keep taking the actions that feel right, keep putting one foot in front of the other, keep surprising yourself with your own strength and resiliency.
You are not alone. You are being held. You are being guided. Look forward to all the magic you have yet to uncover and experience. Because it’s going to be so good. Rest easy, take care of yourself, and appreciate all the little helpers along the way who offer you a word, a hug, a piece of advice, or a point in the right direction. You are loved. You are cared for. Things are beginning to open up for you. Stick around for the light show.”
What would your future self say to you?
I think it could be helpful to do a little free-writing about this. :)
Go on now..