(c) 2010 Joan M. Newcomb
When reading people I always explain that predicting the future is like a cross between a weather forecast and a traffic report. I'm looking at energy trends, which are subject to change. In keeping with the metaphors, I tell them that nothing is predestined, and they have the free will to 'bring an umbrella, leave the house at a different time, take a different route, or not go anywhere at all".
I believe you create your future with each step that you take, and that your future is influenced by your expectations today. And, at the same time, unexpected things can and will happen, even with the most deliberate steps upon the most predictable paths.
We're very creative beings and the more creative of us choose/attract/manifest more intense challenges.
None of us are powerless, not an infant nor an invalid. Because we're all actually immortal, and infinitely intelligent. The bodies we're living through only know what they've experienced and are aging linearly. But we're above and beyond and greater than our physical form.
None of us is ever stuck. Sometimes we're in a story on our timeline that seems slow or immovable or trapped or in a repetitive loop, but as Essence we created it that way. At any moment we can do something different (and the world won't come to an end).
When moving forward, we can either open up doors of possibility, or narrow ourselves into a single lane. We do this through our assumptions. If we assume we're going to have to struggle to get a job, or it will take forever to meet the right relationship, we've closed ourselves to seeing things any other way. Being open to a different outcome allows more opportunities, opens our eyes to what else is out there.
J. K. Rowling submitted her manuscript to 39 publishers, the first 38 rejected it. If she'd thought 'oh, I'm never going to get published' then the world would never have known Harry Potter.
So many people don't go for their dream, because their expectations get in the way. If Clara Peller had thought she was too old to act, she would never had tried out for the Wendy's "Where's The Beef?" commercial at age 80.
This week, notice how often you limit yourself by preconceiving something is or isn't going to happen. Be open to different outcomes even in the smallest activity. Practice an open mind this week and see what happens!