Have you ever read a phrase that stopped you in your tracks? Something that completely touched a chord in you and set up a powerful resonance?
In her Ascension Notes on 1/10/15, Kara used a phrase I don’t recall ever seeing before: “future-tripping.”
The phrase grabbed me. It woke up some dormant awareness within me. And a newfound knowing arrived to me and through me:
“Now is the time, for all of us on the planet, to stop ‘future-tripping.’ As we experience more joy and safety and ‘feeling guided’ in the Now, the future will unfold more magically and miraculously than we could ever envision!”
I received this beautiful knowing for a coaching client — and of course for myself. And I had to share it with all of you.
You see, last week, I was speaking with this client about new ways to navigate the future. Like so many people who practice Law of Attraction processes and techniques, she was creating detailed visions of her future home, right down to the floor plan, the furniture and the view.
I’ve come to see these detailed visioning processes as a form of micro-managing the Universe. It’s like going into one of the finest restaurants in the world and giving the chef substitution after substitution: Instead of grilling the asparagus, please steam it. And instead of putting the sauce right on top, I’d like the sauce on the side. And I don’t want any cumin in the dish. Use curry powder instead...
And then we wonder why the dish was just so-so. Isn’t this supposed to be a world-class restaurant?!
Of course, getting into this level of detail in our requests to the Universe is considered normal in many Law of Attraction circles. Because we want to manifest our “perfect dream reality,” we create our vision boards and our lists of ideal characteristics in an ideal mate ... or we specify the exact design features of our dream home...
The problem is: This often keeps us stuck. We’re focusing on what we want in the future (in incredibly specific detail), which means we’re extremely clear about what we are lacking, right here, right now. In other words, we’re “future-tripping.”
And while we’re doing that, we most definitely are not appreciating what we do have right now. We’re not appreciating and enjoying this moment.
And that’s so important, if we really want to allow change into our lives.
I believe we “future-trip” because we don’t truly trust the Universe. Deep down, where it really matters, we’re afraid. We haven’t moved into a place of total faith and trust that we live in a loving, benevolent Universe that has our best interests at heart.
We’re afraid that if we don’t tell the Universe exactly what we want, it will bring us so-so manifestations — or more of what we’ve got right now.
I understand. And yet, I believe exactly the opposite is true: When we relax and trust the Universe, what it brings us is more magnificent than anything we could dream up on our own — and a better match to everything we desire (not just what we remember that we want when we’re creating our vision boards).
I believe that when we reach a space of relaxing and trusting the Universe, then we can truly enjoy the present moment.
And that’s when we can better hear — and act on — our guidance and intuition.
And that, my friends, is how the future unfolds more magically and miraculously than we could ever envision, even in our grandest dreams!