STEP 5 - EXPAND
"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible." Arthur C. Clarke
Step five is where all the fun begins. Expand yourself beyond the limits of what you thought was possible. You have decided you want to live, to thrive! Now is your opportunity to proceed with an open heart and an open mind and allow your ideas and thoughts about life and illness to be challenged and changed forever! Let yourself expand to incorporate new information that will serve you on your journey to thriving. Let your mind reach to consider the impossible....let your heart embrace your power to heal.
"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein
So we really do have to expand to heal from the situation we are in. In that way pain, illness, suffering, are always a call to grow, to become more than who we are. Without it we may sit quite comfortably on the couch eating chips and watching television with no desire to do anything else. Ah, but to jump off the couch, to breathe and to live life. There is nothing like it!
"You can't see the whole sky through a bamboo tube." Japanese saying
This step may start here, but will hopefully continue for a life time. There is so much amazing and remarkable information that is so easily available to inspire and ignite hope and healing. Now is the time to research. Research beyond your comfort zone. Entertain it all. Consider how the information may assist you. Follow your path. You may unearth a new awareness or idea and it leads you in another direction....follow. Expansion, and the art of entertaining new ideas or possibilities for life, are possible because you have your breath and you have your conviction to live. You know without a doubt you are going to find your way through whatever you are up against. Remember this as you are delving into new information. It can sometimes be contradicting, sometimes overwhelming. What is important is that you process it through your lens, your life and how you feel about it. This is your journey. Some things are a fit for others and not a fit for us. If we look within for whether or not it fits we shall never go wrong. We get all muddled up and entangled in what is working for others, we forget ourselves. Breathe, remember your powerful decision to live. Be on your own journey! As Walt Whitman suggests "Re-examine all you have been told...Dismiss what insults your Soul." and "Whatever satisfies the soul is truth."
The ideas and information you discover as you allow yourself to expand will lead you to your healing. As you wrestle with new information it will become clear what resonates with you. We are here to support you on your journey every step of the way!
When you have popped....expanded beyond your wildest dreams, see nothing as it used to be...then you are ready to move on to the final step, Step 6 - THRIVE!