Sometimes what holds people back from moving forward is the feeling that they need to know everything about the journey before they begin. What if you don’t need to know? What if you didn’t even need to know where you were going, just the general direction of what you wanted to feel when you got there?
Think that’s not possible? Well, how about when you want to go on vacation and you want a last minute deal. You don’t know where you’re going. You just know that you want to relax in the sun, and be taken care of at an all-inclusive resort.
So, why not give this a try with where you want to go in life? I promise that once you know where you FEEL you want to go, the signposts will begin to appear. The key is to recognize when you see a signpost and then have a system for filing it away.
Here’s how to use signposts to get to where you want to go:
1. Before You Begin Your Trip
You’ll need to know what you want to feel. Do you want to relax, explore, play, experience adventure or all of the above? Pack your mental suitcase for where you want to go and be sure to leave the extra baggage behind!
2. How to Recognize a Signpost
Signposts will appear in the most random manner. You don’t need to look for them. They will hit you on the head as long as you set your intention to see them. You might be having a conversation with a friend and they’ll talk about the Mayan Riviera and suddenly, you’ll feel really excited. Bingo! Signpost!
Maybe, you’ll turn on the radio and hear the last snippet of an advertisement for a travel website. Signpost!
While I’m using travel as a metaphor, this would apply for any adventure that you wanted to create in your life.
For example, when I had my “aha moment” to create the Lotus Blossoming Telesummit, I also had an idea to create a weekend retreat workshop. I didn’t know anything about it other than it would have a feeling of fun, exploration, creativity and relaxation.
So, I kept this in the back of my mind and set the intention that I would learn more when the time was right. I could have struggled and tried to force my mind to give birth to the idea, but that would have just been unpleasant and unfruitful.
Sure enough, signposts began to appear. During a conversation with Lotus Blossoming speaker, Marielle Smith, we talked about meeting one day in person. I remember saying, “Hey, you never know when I’ll be in B.C.” And right after I said that, I felt that little tinge of excitement and I knew that my retreat workshop would be held in British Columbia.
Oh, I’ll have to fess up that I did allow my mind to chew on the idea of a retreat and spent an hour researching potential locations in the Santa Cruz mountains. Nothing felt right. That was a wasted hour. I could have skipped that step and trusted that the information would appear in good time.
On August 18th, I connected with the wisdom of my inner Dragon Spirit and it told me exactly what the purpose of the retreat would be and exactly how much to ask for the workshop. I would teach people how they could channel their own Dragon Spirits and I would ask for $2,688 for an all-inclusive trip.
Ah, so on that note, we return full circle to my travel example! ;)
There is one more thing I wanted to mention about signposts. Notice the energy of what you’re doing as you’re doing it. This will tell you when you should back off and allow a signpost to appear. When you do, you’ll be amazed at how much more powerful your resulting action becomes.
For example, I’ve been wanting to write this post about signposts since the 18th, but each time I thought about it, I just didin’t feel like doing it. I noticed the energy wasn’t there. So instead of writing, I chose to wait.
The signpost appeared yesterday when I was prerecording the interview with Lotus Blossoming speaker, Olivia Vicky Lee. She walked me through her very powerful vision mapping process. This process builds a road map to your success.
It’s the perfect process to compliment using signposts to get to where you want to go. I invite you to listen to her interview on August 25th, 6pm PST (9pm EST). You can register for free here: http://www.lotusblossoming.com/register.html.
She’s going to walk listeners through the vision mapping process and at the end of the hour, you’ll have a vision map, or as she calls it, a “cheat sheet” to get to where you want to go. Combine your vision map with watching for signposts, and you’ll be amazed how quickly you can get from Point A to Point B.
Because I observed my energy and acted AFTER the signpost appeared, I now have exponentially magnified the power of sharing signposts with you.
3) Create a System for Filing Away Your Signposts
This sounds a lot more complicated than it really is. Buy a notebook, a paper one! Create a page for your next adventurous project. Whenever you receive a signpost, write it down on the page along with the date. Over time, a pattern and form will begin to emerge. When there is enough form, you can choose to act on it.
You can blog about it too.
So, in my example, I still feel my weekend retreat workshop needs to take a bit more form before I act. Stay tuned, and so will I!