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Trust Your Inner Voice and Create Change

My Live EarthHave you ever thought about how your life would be today if there were no obstacles standing in your way? What if all possibilities you see for yourself lay before you only waiting for your choosing? How would you respond? What would you change? Would you change your present condition or situation if the doors opened, doors to opportunities you have dreamed of or longed for but settled into a thinking pattern that such ideas were just not for you?

I have asked myself these questions over and over again as I made a few career changes over the years. What’s for me? What’s my purpose? What do I need to do or can do when I “feel” new choices would be of benefit.

Questions are vitally important as they can begin to build a foundation for positive change. Listening to our inner voices, giving credence to unspoken ambitions or unfulfilled yearnings can open those doors for self- growth and new decision making.

Many of us may have been conditioned to believe that old paradigm of the American Dream: go to school, get a good job, get married, raise a family, retire, and live happily. But many of us have not had that pleasant, idyllic experience. We work hard and wonder when “our” ship will come in. Then perhaps we stagnate waiting.

Life is so full of opportunity to get in touch with our creative, innovative, and specially unique selves we all too often mask with the tasks of every day’s living. It is important to listen to those innate inner voices and take a leap forward to contemplate positive and constructive change enhancing so many facets of human need for wholeness and purpose.

Think about the feelings you would have when no obstacles stand in your way, when you are experiencing your dream as if it were happening now. Let yourself feel those feelings. What steps would you then take toward that dream? What momentum could you build now as you move forward? Seeing possibility and recognizing how we would feel if we were living our dream helps overcome fear, worry, and inaction.

Ask yourselves these questions, listen to your heart and your ideas, plan ahead, establish some goals to move yourself forward and list out all strategies you can use to be successful. You may then recognize that the risk of changing really isn’t that scary and now your new perspective becomes energizing.

For me, I am creating again and finding such joy at accepting change and new possibilities. I invite you to ask yourself what you would love to do and use questions and planning to bring your unique ideas and gifts to the rest of us.


Krystle Shapiro, LMT, MSHN owns NewTritionally Yours! and provides nutrition education classes. She can be reached at (208) 290-6760.

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