Most of us carry old habits, thoughts and beliefs from the limited perspective of our experience that have us locked in a cycle of the past repeating itself. However, when we release these old thoughts we open to the possibilities in the present moment. Likewise when we take responsibility in each moment, we no longer create karma to carry forward. In this manner we shift the direction we live, from the limited, conditioned thinking of our past and into a future emerging in the present.

The brain is a stubborn organ, finding it difficult to integrate opposing ideas once its primary set of beliefs is established. When we resist something it tends to persist. A teacher once described it as pressing my hands together – with the left hand being my path and the right the will of my ego. Pressing my will (the right hand) against my path (the left) keeps me stuck, but when I drop my will (right hand) then my path (left hand) is free to move forward.

When we are going in the appropriate direction, our lives unfold without difficulty. Challenges may still come, but these are either necessary to teach us some lesson or to help strengthen our resolve. However, when we continue to encounter obstacles it may be an indication that we are no longer on our path. Our intuition is connected to our higher mind and can see our purpose. It provides guidance and can understand whether a particular action takes us closer to this purpose, or turns us in the wrong direction. Much like GPS, it makes a quiet statement of “turn here” and then we listen or not. And, just as the GPS does, our intuition then adjusts and prepares the next suggestion.

Nothing is a mistake as long as we are listening in each moment. Allow ourselves to own what it is we really want. If the desire is appropriate, owning it paves a path for its manifestation. If not, owning it is also necessary so we can surrender it for transformation.

In the present moment, which is all there ever is, there is no future to step into. When we stand firmly in this present moment, unencumbered with the past, we allow the future to give rise in us – and it emerges – without us moving towards it or pulling it to us. In this manner, we are unconsciously manifesting which can occur almost before we even know that we want the thing that just manifested. We come to trust the benevolence and abundance of a higher intelligence that causes all things to happen.

As the future emerges through us, we are living the life that the life within us wants to live.

Author's Bio: 

Barry Lipscomb is a writer, healer and mentor with a mission to empower people to reach their potential. Through a practice of Focalizing, Chakra Cleansing, Blessings and Rituals, he works with clients to heal what prevents them from realizing their potential, mentor them along their journey to a more meaningful life and explore the possibilities for a successful, prosperous and abundant future, creating a more sustainable life for his clients and our world. For more information visit