Do you feel like your insides are being squeezed? As if the way that you now show up in the world is too small for what you really have within you to express? Maybe it’s time to create a new stage for yourself!
I experience this in my own life when I am on the other side of a challenging time that has brought new insight. So there is something new to teach, or a different audience I’m ready to engage. I know that if I don’t allow this new expression, that whatever is becoming inside of me will have no opportunity to be.
New doors stand ready to be opened.
Because you cannot keep opening the same door.
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Expand Your Creative Expression
It’s important to know when your creative expression is ready for a different canvas.
You may feel it as an inner urge to try something new. Recognize that this is your inner call.
Is there a new aspect of yourself you want to explore? Perhaps you are drawn to get involved in the political arena, or in the arts. Or to change your career, or to live in another country. (Yes, that’s why I lived in Bordeaux, France for the last three months of 2018.)
Are you ready to expand your venue to a different or unfamiliar audience? Is your voice ready to be heard in unusual ways, perhaps in a fresh place?
Notice if you feel a greater call to be out in the world. There are moments that arise when your expression and energy are needed by those you have not yet met.
Resistance is Natural
Of course, it is natural to feel some inner hold-back to doing something new. After all, you are venturing into unfamiliar territory!
Yet if you rely on your past experience to define who you are, you’ll never discover what is possible. You will keep feeling the inner-squeeze.
If you rely on your past experience to define who you are, you’ll never discover what is possible. @TheBacaJourney (Click to Tweet!)
Realize that once you have expressed a vision, or given birth to a project, you must continue on. You can’t give the same speech, year after year! It’s why I pay attention to when what I am doing begins to feel old. I know that I have to let go: something new is waiting to manifest.
It’s when you step into the unknown that a new vision begins to take shape.
Move Forward Anyway
Allow yourself to explore and experiment. Watch what draws your attention. Ask yourself if there is something you need to do in this new arena. Your willingness to expand your comfort zone opens the door to more what is possible for you.
Then your potential becomes your lived reality.
Expectations Be Damned!
Let go of any expectations about how you will perform, or how you will be received. Instead, look at how you feel and how your body responds as you put yourself out in this new way. Continue to update your picture of yourself.
As the adventurer, you build new experiences. You open doors to new opportunities, expanding your vision.
Aren’t you ready to act on a new stage in life?
Laurie Seymour is a mentor/guide, #1 best-selling author, host of the Wisdom Talk Radio podcast and founder of The Baca Journey. She helps women and men who are in the midst of great change to have a direct experience of their inner wisdom, dissolving self-doubt. Then she provides the strategies to sustain their inner connection so that they live the life they know is possible with confidence. Start now with a complimentary exploratory session (virtual tea!). Let’s explore where you’ve been and illuminate where you’re heading.