Ready to stop living vicariously?
We love stories about people who have survived trials and testing to emerge the hero of his or her own life. It’s called living vicariously! We experience in our imagination through the feelings or actions of another person. It’s great as entertainment, but is it really living, and being the hero in your own life?
The journey into unchartered territory is scary for everyone, but for those who are brave enough to take that first step life becomes a wonderful adventure. Stepping out of our life of conformity and into a world of uncertainty takes courage and self belief in our own value. I mean, who in their right mind would walk away from a secure income, even if they aren’t happy, just to go on some personal quest to who knows where? Why would you do that?
Some will, some won’t. So what! The question is will you?
The reasons people change direction in life are many fold, but I suspect one reason has to be because they want to feel more fulfilled as a person. We feel a deeper sense of satisfaction when we are using our own natural gifts and talents to help others. Doing what you do best creates sense of freedom, joy and happiness. Some mentors call it ‘finding your voice.’ Are you ready to find your voice? Are you ready to change your life?
Finding your voice takes courage, imagination and self belief. It means moving beyond living vicariously and believing in your own story. You have to believe you are valuable enough and capable of making a living on your own, you have to trust your gut feelings and follow the clues that show up daily, weekly, monthly. You have to be able to use your imagination to think ‘outside the box.’
By my late 40’s through I had already been self employed and teaching in a prestigious school for many years. I love teaching but I felt I could do more and wanted to incorporate other aspects of me, and incorporate all my gifts and passions into my life and work.
I struggled at first, but gradually the ideas came and a plan was formed. I wrote a 7 week creative self discovery course, which later opened the door to training as a Grief Recovery Specialist. Now I know my purpose is to enable others to free themselves from the burden of unresolved grief, reignite their creative imagination and fulfil their potential.
Imagination is the first step
One of my recent clients said I am doing what I set out to do and my course has made a huge difference to her. In fact every single person who has completed the course has expressed the same feelings in different ways!!!
That brings me such joy that I don’t even have the words to express it. It’s just a feeling deep within my heart. I am adding more projects and courses as new ideas and pathways open up. It all begins with the courage to take the first step.
Are you ready to stop living vicariously and reconnect with your creative spirit and open your mind to your own potential?
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any more information about how creative healing can help you.
You might like to check out this interesting TED talk by Giovanni Corazza talking about the difficulty of thinking creatively without preparation. To change the way you look at things you need to prepare your mind. Creative Self Discovery is a fun, engaging way to do it. 🙂