A group of us came together to vision the "highest and best" for our lives. I wasn't expecting anything earth-shattering because my life seemed to be on track.
I had recently started my spiritual life coaching business, and I was happy seeing clients and running workshops. I had completed an Olympic triathlon and my health seemed phenomenal. I had deep loving relationships in my life.
I thought to myself, "Let me keep doing this!"
This is where visioning and visualization differ. In visualization, I usually have a pre-conceived picture in my mind of how I want my life to be. I picture the things and people I love, and I tap into the feeling and images of the life I want to create. Visualization is a powerful spiritual tool that I regularly practice.
Visioning, on the other hand, invites you to let go of any pre-conceived notions of how you think your life is supposed to be, and to open to a higher possibility you may not have considered.
Visioning creates a safe, sacred and loving space for you to intuitively open to any and all ideas, images, sounds, feelings, words. What's powerful in this process is that you don't censor whatever comes through. You merely listen and pay deep attention.
On that one fateful night in 2009, as the Visioning facilitator guided our group with her set of questions, the feeling and inspiration came through loud and clear.
"It's time for you to go to ministerial school."
"What??? Is this for real?" I thought to myself. And then I had to remind myself not to judge or censor what was coming through.
Inside me, though, I felt an excitement bubbling up. My heart felt as if it were ready to leap from my chest. The message resonated, and felt true to the core of my being.
After the visioning process, we had some quiet time to jot down what came through for us. Then, we were invited to share with the whole group.
When my turn came, I took a deep breath, and said, "So...the idea of going to ministerial school came up."
The group immediately cheered and clapped in support. By saying this out loud, I knew I had set a new cause into motion.
One of the things I teach in Visioning is that the power of the process isn't so much in the "visions" that come through. The power is in awakening to who you are called to become in order for that vision to manifest.
As a result of that one night, I can proudly say that I received my Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion this past May 2015. I even received a special distinguished award for my work in building interfaith connections and community.
Visioning is a powerful spiritual practice. You can use it to vision the highest and best for your health, finances, career, relationships, and your whole life. You can use it for business or work if you have a particular project you're starting. Corporations even use this process in boardrooms and for team-building.
If you're interested in learning more about the Visioning process, I'm holding a special tele-class on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, called "Visioning Your Best 2016." Click on the button below to learn more and to register.
For your coaching assignment for this week, I invite you to remember a time when a life-changing idea came to your mind. How did it come through? How did you feel? Who did you have to become for the idea to reveal itself in your life?
Visioning is also a practice in building your trust in your own intuition.
You see, your inner and Divine self is continually calling your highest and best self forward. The communication is like a streaming broadcast. All that's needed is for you to be quiet and listen in order to "catch" what's being broadcast.
What is seeking to express as the highest and best in your life? Are you ready to listen?
Peace and Abundant Blessings to You. Namaste.