What happens while you’re at a choice point, for many, many people, is they have that one foot in the boat and one foot on the pontoon. And if you can imagine for yourself in the physical world, if you had one foot in the boat and one foot on the pontoon and the boat starts to move away, it would get very unsettling. So all the symptoms that I explained in the previous blog will start to show up in that unnerving-ness or that unsettling in your life of where should I be going? What should I be doing? Then all of a sudden, the pontoon’s not as safe as what it used to be versus I need to step into the boat. But for a lot of people it’s very difficult to step into the boat.
And how do I make that choice? How do I literally put my both feet into the boat and go in this new direction? So understand that that’s what it feels like. That’s what it looks like. That’s what a choice point is in trying to move from the pontoon into the boat. Now ultimately, what it’s trying to get you to do is to make a decision. It’s asking you, your unconscious mind is trying to ask you to trust it and to put both feet in the boat. Once you get in that boat and you now move towards your new direction of what it is been guiding you all along to do, of what you absolutely totally and utterly enjoy doing, have the biggest impact in doing, reach your fullest potential in doing, be living on your purpose and get the maximum fulfillment from, it knows all of this. It’s just asking you to trust it and get in the boat and head towards that new direction.
And it only happens when you make a decision. Now, by making a decision, it’s you literally, as if you were physically moving from the pontoon into the boat. A decision looks like you’re making a firm resolve to yourself as, “Yes, this is what I’m going after. This is what I’m going to do. I’m going to get in the boat. And that’s exactly the direction that I’m going to go.” Now, what happens as soon as you make that decision in your own mind, other things start to show up to check have you made that decision? Have you made that firm resolve because it wants to try and tempt you back onto the pontoon because that’s the conscious part, it’s trying to get you back to the comfort zone. That’s your ego wanting to play with you to get you back to what you’ve always known.
So other things start to show up in order to tempt you back out of the boat onto the pontoon. So the question for yourself is a firm resolve is actually no, stepping in the boat and heading in your direction and saying, “Oh shoot, do you know what, he world that you knew before is now left on the pontoon”. Other ways of looking at this, do you really want to… for you to make a really firm resolve for yourself is to burn the pontoon, like in your mind’s eye is literally burning that pontoon so therefore you’ve set it alight and therefore now the pontoon no longer exists. It’s gone.
Now, you’re now firmly in the boat itself. How you communicate that to the unconscious that you’ve actually made that decision is a firm resolve that says, yes, you’re committing to staying in the boat and going in the direction of where you’re being guided to. How you continue to communicate that message is you start to take action towards where you’re being guided towards. For many people, it is a leap of faith because that choice point can be such a choice point for them that it demands a leap of faith. Now I’ve heard this analogy before from a very successful business person, and what he said was, “As soon as you take the leap of faith, the parachute shows up” because you’ve always had the parachute, it’s been always there, you just don’t realize that the parachute is there. And once you take the leap of faith, that’s when the parachute starts to show up.
So when you step into the boat, you’re taking action and you’re moving towards that new direction for yourself. That’s making a firm decision. That’s making a decision at that particular choice point. How it’s a leap of faith is because fear starts to show up. Fear and anxiety because it can be around well, what about financial? Where am I going to get the money from? Or is this new direction going to give me the income that I need that I’ve always been used to? Or it could be an impact from a reputational perspective. Am I going to lose part of my reputation, what I’ve been known for? This is, up until now, this is what I’ve been known for. This is how I identify myself in the world. And therefore, am I going to impact the reputation that I have in the world? Or it’s a fear that we’re going to lose something, whether it be losing more finances or losing our business or losing our career or losing something in our life.
It’s that fear that actually shows up. But if you really think about it, each one of those fears is tapped into our ego. As I said earlier on, ultimately, what it’s trying to do is try to trigger your ego and your ego is trying to hold you back in that state of Belief and not wanting you to move into a state of Knowing. So that’s where that fear will actually start to show up. Now, on one of these blogs I’ll go through about dissolving fear, but I just want you to understand, first of all, this is what happens when we’re at a choice point and when we’re being asked to take that leap of faith and get into the boat and move towards where we’re meant to be, where we’re supposed to be.
What actually shows up then as well for other people is a question or a statement that comes open up when I have these conversations with my clients is, I don’t have the courage. I don’t have the strength or I don’t have… How am I ever going to achieve that? Or how am I ever going to go there? But ultimately what inwardly you’re saying is that you’re not good enough. You’re not intelligent enough, which again is another fear. So when you realize actually, do you know what, all you need to do is be more competent in what it is that you need to do in order to actually take the action, what it is that you need to do or the direction you need to go on, then that can be overcome. So courage can be built once we understand the underlying essence of where the question is coming from or where that fear is coming from.
If we still don’t take that leap that we’re being guided towards, and we’re still kind of between one foot in the boat and one foot on the pontoon, those symptoms will still continue to show up until such times as we’ve made a decision. So those symptoms by way of, as I spoke about in the previous blog, those symptoms of the restlessness, being defeating, being unfulfilled, the lack of meaning in our lives, the lack of motivation, lack of drive of where it is that we want to go, or that feeling of we’re just not reaching my full potential, those symptoms will continue to show up until such time as you make a decision.
Now, the question then I tend to get from clients is yeah, but I don’t know where I’m supposed to be going? I don’t know what direction I’m supposed to be going? Now I give them part of the elements of the image that I have for them by way of where their purposes is, where they’re supposed to be going in order to actually get them to take the steps or to guide them towards that path that they’re supposed to be taking.
For you, what I’m going to say is that the action that you’re supposed to take is the action that comes up. The more you listen, and the more you communicate with your unconscious mind, the more those actions, those inspired thoughts are going to come up. And those inspired thoughts create actions to be taken.
Now I use the analogy of, if you can imagine in your mind’s eye, whereby you’re driving down a country road, but it’s at nighttime. So if you can imagine that there’s no lights around whatsoever on this country road, and you have your headlights on, on the car, but there’s no road lights. There’s no streetlights because it’s completely pitch black outside, but you just have your headlights on the front of your car. All you can see when you’re driving that car down the country road is just a short distance ahead. You can only see a few meters ahead of you. That’s all you can see. So as you’re driving down, as you drive further and further down the road, all you can see is those few metres ahead of you as you move along the road, but you have a sense of where you’re heading. You have a sense of the direction that you’re supposed to be going. You have a sense of where you want to get to, but you just see a few meters down the road, because all you see is what the headlights show up for you.
When we’re at choice points and we need to take action of what it is that we’re meant to be doing, well then all we see is those few meters ahead. And what I mean by that is those actions, the first step that you need to take, that’s the step that appears. That next action that you’re supposed to take, that’s the next action that shows up. That’s the next action that you’re supposed to take. And even if there’s an element of fear, you take the action anyway, because you’ll always know the difference between a conscious thought and an inspired thought.
And perhaps I’ll explain that in one of the future blogs, but you’ll know the difference between a conscious thought and an inspired thought. An inspired thought, I gave you a few different examples before in previous blogs whereby you could be woken up in the morning or it literally pops into your mind while you’re doing something else, you haven’t been consciously thinking about it. But when an inspired thought comes up, the energy is very, very different. It’s a much more fun, lighter, happier energy. And even though there may be a fear attaching to that inspired thought because, Oh my God, I’ve never done that before. Or what am I supposed to do? Or how am I supposed to do it? That’s the conscious mind rushing in to try and work out how it’s going to do it, but the inspired thought at the very beginning was the piece of, Oh my God, this is what you’re supposed to be doing. That’s the next action that you’re supposed to take.
So even if there’s a fear attaching to the next step or the next action that you’re being encouraged to take from an unconscious perspective, know that it’s still an inspired thought or notice the difference anyway. In particular that it is an inspired thought. And once you know that it’s an inspired thought, understand that it’s the conscious mind kicking in for you to understand and to rationalize and how to make it happen that inspired thought or what action you need to take the planning or to work it out of what an inspired thought is.
So understand, yes, with inspired thoughts a fear can show up, but you’ll always only be given and encouraged to take the action of what you’re capable of taking at this moment in time. So when you’re at a choice point, whatever action that you’re absolutely capable of doing, even though the unconscious mind knows that you can achieve so much more, you can do so much more, it knows that it has a battle with your conscious thinking that it can only give you what the conscious mind thinks it’s capable of doing. So therefore, that small action that starts to happen or that small action that shows up, as soon as you take the action, those actions become bigger and bigger and bigger because really what’s actually happening is you’re getting to know and the courage and the competence in doing those particular actions that show up. So you’ll only be asked to do something that you know, or that the unconscious knows from your conscious perspective, it can take, and it can actually do.
It’s never going to ask you to do something completely wild that’s totally, utterly outside your competence level. So when it comes from that perspective, understand that it’s for you to take a firm decision, what’s followed is by taking action. Now some clients ask me when they’re in a business or if they’re in a job or a career, and they say, I can’t take that leap of faith because then I would have to give up my business, or I’m a Marketing Specialist I can’t give up my job. I’d have to give up my career that they’ve built, they’ve spent so many years building and to be asked to either do something slightly different or something significantly different to what they’ve always been doing. But they know in their heart that that’s exactly what they want to be doing because the energy inside of them starts to light up from the perspective, “that’s really what I want to be doing. That’s my dream. That’s absolutely what I want to be doing.”
But the fear, holds them back. So the clients typically ask me, do I need to give up my business or do we need to give up my career in order to actually do what my inner desire of what I’ve been drawn towards? And I never ever, ever ask my clients to take that leap of faith, because they’ve got to present for themselves of when they’re ready to take that leap of faith. What I’ll do is I’ll bring about as much as I possibly can by way of dissolving their fears and ask them to take the smaller steps towards that bigger picture. So therefore their courage, or their confidence starts to build in relation to they’re going in the right direction. So I’ll never ask them to literally dismantle their existing business. I’ll never ask them to dismantle their existing career. What I ask them to do is work it in parallel.
So while you’re trying to pivot or while you’re trying to change that pattern, that course of direction that you’re trying to do, do it from a parallel perspective. So as you start to develop what it is that you want to do, as you start to bring about and make manifest what it is that you’re being drawn towards or what you’re being guided towards, that’s the conscious thinking that’s literally working out from that perspective is how do I literally plan out how do I work this from a parallel perspective? But when it comes from that piece, meaning the conscious thinking piece and you’re trying to work out well, how do we even do this from a parallel perspective, let alone taking a leap of faith and completely change overnight of what it is that you’re doing. Don’t go from a conscious thinking perspective, go from an unconscious thinking, because conscious thinking only knows black and white. It only knows based on past experiences, past knowledge, past learning from other people or other things or other moments or other events that it’s already gone through. That’s conscious thinking. So therefore the information that it has is only the information that it’s got knowledge of. It’s black and white, it’s finite.
So hand it over to the unconscious part of you and the unconscious part is infinite possibilities. And the more you align your Executive Center, with your Unconscious and to the SuperConscious, the more infinite possibilities start to show up. So what you do is you seek out those possibilities from your Unconscious. You draw them out, you draw them out towards you, of what it is that you should be doing by way of what are those next steps?
What are the actions that you need to be doing that’s in-line with your unconscious and in-line with the SuperConscious and therefore also in-line with your Executive Center? What are the actions you’re being drawn to? They’re the inspired thoughts. So draw that information out from your unconscious, not from a conscious thinking perspective, it’s two very, very different ways of thinking. But ultimately, as I said in the previous blog, what’s happening is, it’s trying to shift you from a state of Belief to a state of Knowing. And what I said in the last blog was that state of Knowing is absolutely surrendering and giving over to your unconscious to be guided by your unconscious to where you’re supposed to go. So the more you communicate with your unconscious and develop that relationship with your unconscious, the more you’re actually going to draw out in order to be given the actions that you’re supposed to take.
That’s how it works. It seems so simple. It is simple when you know how, but it’s so, so complicated for people to get around because they’re moving from a way that they’ve always worked to an absolute new way of being, a new way of working. So, that’s choice points. So understanding when you’re at a choice point, you’ve got to make a decision, and until such time as you put your both feet in the boat, that you firmly resolve in making that decision. And you’re taking action towards where that boat wants to go, where your unconscious mind wants to bring you to, it’s only good things that are going to happen, but for some people it’s about taking that leap of faith.
Now, all that shows up as I said was, all you’re going to see is a few metres ahead of you. That’s the car headlights when you’re driving down a country road. So whatever the actions that you are being asked to take right now at the moment, that’s what’s going to show up. The more actions you take, the more closer you’re getting to your purpose, the more closer you’re getting to your end goal of where you’re supposed to be. And therefore bigger actions will start to show up. And bigger and bigger ways of how it becomes about make manifest. Bigger ways of how you’re going to get the recognition, the reward, the impact.How you are going to make that difference in people’s lives. That’s what’s going to show up as you take the action towards where you’re being guided towards.
So the question I have for you now is, what are you being drawn towards to do differently? What is it inwardly that you’ve been drawn towards to do? So whether it be in your business, whether it be in your career, what’s that inner-feeling that you know you should be doing something different. And if you’re having those questions inside, that, you know what, I need to be doing something different, or what in your business, in your life, in your career, by way of making that difference or being guided on a much, much bigger purpose, but you don’t know what that purpose is, go back to previous blogs because I outlined how you find your purpose. But the next case is making a decision. Making the decision on the choice point and take an action on those choice points.
So what are you being asked towards to do? What are the next steps that are showing up for you? What is your unconscious mind trying to guide you towards, in order to take those next steps? And then you got to take action and take those next steps.