Mapping Your New Year? Take This Quick Quiz First!

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Updated: January 9, 2012

Do you ever find yourself all wrapped up about a future outcome feeling like you are fending off bigstock_Treasure_Map_1238216negativity at every turn? Or does your mind run willy nilly to a past hurt as if it just happened? Do you live in constant emotional chaos?

While obviously and physically here right now, most people barely visit the present moment rushing from past regrets and future trauma. The human mind has the incredible capacity to draw you back into the past and/or propel you into the future, all while you go about your day-to-day life.

Just like you, I love to relive old memories and dream about the future, in fact daydreaming and visualizing your desired outcome is advised. What you want to watch for is repetitive cycles of self defeating thought.

As I describe in my best selling book, The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in Your Life, you are living out a narrative of your life. Some argue they would not tell their story this way.  Maybe heartbreak has crossed your path.  Maybe you are in a life or career challenge that you didn’t see coming.

In the book I lead you through a profound process to discover the inner landscapes you inhabit on your path—the unseen patterns, hidden motivations, and family legacies—and show you how to break free of whatever is holding you back from the super amazing and meaningful life that is your birthright.

If your thoughts are stuck and you can’t see the next logical step, you might be doing a little ‘Time Wandering’–living “some-when” other than the present moment. Here’s a short quiz to find out when you’re often living:

  • Have you ever found yourself back in frustrating situations that are eerily similar to your past and make you feel powerless?
  • Does your mind often wander to past relationships or old frustrations or “failures”?
  • Do you ever run scenarios in your mind about conversations you’ve had with someone or are about to have with them, taking your attention off, say, driving your car?
  • Have you ever found yourself sitting in a meeting and running through scenarios that have nothing to do with your surroundings?
  • Do you sometimes find yourself anticipating the worst to happen, just like it once did in your past experience? (I.e. He/She will leave me, just like the others.)
  • When you’re frustrated with something in your life, do you tend to focus on your past or future rather than deal with your current emotions and experience?

If you answered yes to any of these questions (and I don’t have to be psychic to suspect you had at least one yes!), it’s a sign of being “some-when else.” And, when you’re some-when other than the present, you are never in the now.

As I’ve often said, right now is where all your power is! In this moment alone is where you access the magic wand to direct your life.  Of course, there’s absolutely no shame in having slipped back into an old landscape or in getting caught up in anticipating a future event, we are all story-telling beings, after all.  That is why I am launching the Master Intuitive Coach® Institute. There are more people than ever who need the processes I have discovered along the way.

You see that you have the power to choose your perceptions about whatever you’ve experienced.

Stop and go back.  Read that again.  You can learn to change your perceptions about your past.  You must choose it. IN-Vizion ® process, available at the Master Intuitive Coach® Institute training, is the preferred method to transform memories of lands you traversed long ago, and even awaken new memories to shore up your new perceptions.

Remember, now is where all your power is to shape your Map—past, present and future!

Exercise:

Close your eyes as you focus on your breath. Let all your thoughts fade away and then ask yourself: Where am I? Allow your inner awareness to show you where you are and this place’s features.??Then, in your journal, take some time to describe the landscape you were just pointed to, and then answer the following questions: Have you been here before? Are you in the future or past? How do you feel here? What lessons are to be learned here? Have you been here before? If so, does it feel like you keep coming back for a reason? How can the experience of being in this particular landscape help you today?

The Master Intuitive Coach® Institute is a new and exciting integrative coaching program designed for anyone who is interested in becoming a coach, looking for a new skill set to add to their coaching, counseling or therapeutic healing practice or even if you’re someone looking to experience your own personal transformation, growth and development- there is something here for YOU! http://masterintuitivecoachinstitute.com

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