Our house move has taught me so many important life lessons (you
can read the full story here). The most important one is probably that it is pointless planning too much.
We certainly had a plan when we put our house up for sale, but the plan did not go to plan!! Instead we have found ourselves in a situation that we could never have come up with or planned for. And so far things are working out! It hasn’t been easy facing the unknown and uprooting our kids without any clear idea of what is going to happen next. It has been especially difficult for my son who has never liked change but we are all learning and growing through this process. I have found that it is a space where we are learning to embrace the unknown and just go with it.
This may be difficult to understand but there is a peace in not knowing what is going to happen. I don’t plan or expect or micromanage everything anymore. There is no point. I schedule into my day a few necessities but am always flexible to change. I don’t have any grand plans for how my life should look anymore. I have some feelings of joy and peace that I know I will continue to be experiencing and I do focus on those but everything else is open. I trust in the process of life now. I let it unfold rather than going out and making it happen.
This doesn’t mean I sit back and do nothing or that I have given up or stopped caring about my life, the exact opposite, I am more plugged in and connected to my life than ever before, but the details just don’t matter anymore. I have a deep knowing and understanding that everything is going to work out better than my human mind could ever conceive or plan for. When the ideas or insights come to me, I action them, instead of letting my mind dwell on every consequence and outcome or what could or should be… it just drives me crazy and procrastination reigns. Instead the “directives” come and then action happens. Simple.
“Life begins at the end of our comfort zone” and at the end of our comfort zone is the unknown … so could it be that the unknown is where we live our most authentic and rewarding lives? Isn’t that what spiritual teachings try and do – explain the unknown. We put faith and trust in the unknown all the time in the hope that it will lead us to better lives. Embracing the unknown just takes this a step further so that our attitude is “bring it on!” And then we can actually live in this space rather than just try and understand it.
What is the unknown and how can we use it in our human lives?
The unknown is that point just beyond you. It is what you cannot yet touch or see or comprehend.
You are part of the unknown as well. The unknown is a process as much as it is something tangible. The unknown is unfolding at every moment – it is your life. You know what you are used to, what you
have created and how you operate day in day out. That is known to you and predictable and to some degree is safe for you. But the unknown operates in amongst the spaces of this predictability as
well. Even the best laid plans or routines can be disrupted by something “unknown”.
As humans you like to control everything, have all details covered and plan for all foreseeable disruptions so that you can be prepared and the status quo can continue. This is something we are working with you to change.
The unknown is where the adventure and beauty of life lives. The unpredictability and spontaneity of
the unknown is quite exciting and beautiful if you would only let it be. To live in the unknown and to embrace the unknown takes much courage for some people as they will have to let go of what they know to open up to new and wonderful experiences.
Most of you love to travel and explore places you haven’t been before. Many of you live and work
hard so that you can experience these few weeks of bliss when you are on holidays travelling to new destinations. Imagine feeling that bliss in every moment of your lives? This is what embracing the unknown can feel like. A new adventure to navigate and experience at every turn.
Why do these holidays feel so blissful? Because you let go of normal routine and the way things should be and the need to control how your day looks. Yes, some people micromanage their holidays and control these as well, but the most blissful holidays are where you are able to live in the moment and be spontaneous and have time to enjoy those unexpected events and sights that you come across. To really embrace the new and soak in the new experiences and places that you haven’t been to before. This is what embracing the unknown in your day to day life can feel like
as well. (channelled 28/11/2013)
I believe that knowing who we are at our unique soul level holds the key to living an authentic and joyful life. Once we know who we are, we can begin to BE who we are, and then BECOME who we were always destined to be.