Activate your potential
Everything you need – confidence, self-belief, love, sense of worth, happiness – you already have within.
Eighteen years ago when I first moved to southern Spain to live, I was embarking on a very different path from the frantic and busy corporate business jungle I’d been involved in as a Senior Executive for many years. I was taking time out for ME to see what I could do with my art, to just travel, have fun and find myself – whatever that meant! To contemplate my navel. Unbeknown to me I was about to activate my potential!
Now this wasn’t a decision that came to me just like that, oh no. I was a strong, businesswoman and wasn’t into any of this spiritual woohoo stuff like ‘stones have energies’ and ‘trees have auras’ and all that! Having said that though, even I had to sit up and take notice when I was ‘hit over the head with a rubber mallet’ (metaphorically speaking of course).
I was given three signs (I was so not into signs!) in a row over some months that I finally had to realise that something was trying to get my attention. And get it, it did. And I listened. And I followed. And I ended up on the other side of the world in Andalusia southern Spain. For a year I said…
Things can happen quickly when you listen to the signs
Anyway, I made that happen in about 6 months and off I trotted to a little village in the mountains. Ohm! I began to meditate in the mornings, something that was completely new to me and bit by bit, I got better and better at it – better meaning stilling your mind and shutting out the incessant chatter we have going on – until I was sitting in peaceful meditation up to an hour a morning.
When it really worked you would be in this space that I call ‘the gap’ where you are fully aware of what’s going on around you but there is a stillness inside that then allows ‘stuff’ to come to you. It didn’t happen often but on several occasions I would suddenly see an image or hear a voice! In that moment I would be wide-awake and conscious again with the question “Who Said That??”
Of course, it’s your subconscious or Higher Self, whatever you want to call it, giving you a message but I didn’t know that then.
The most insightful message I had and very early on, was “ALL YOU HAVE IS WITHIN”. Wow! How profound. I’ve never forgotten it and that’s where the quote at the beginning comes from.
Have you had anything similar happen?
Fast forward 17 years – that’s how long I stayed in Spain, somewhat longer than I planned but my new journey took hold there and I’m sure it’ll lead me back.
For now I’m in Australia again having gone much, much further down that ‘woohoo’ spiritual path though I like to think that I still have my feet firmly planted on the ground!
Whether you know it or not, whether you believe it or not, you have loads of potential just waiting. So activate your potential now, let me be your partner on this journey and share some of what I’ve learnt.