North Star (part 2)

My most recent blog, North Star (Part 1) may have left you feeling like Debbie Downer. I promised you we’d create your “I’m SO on my right path” scenario in the next blog.

Same song, different verse. Ready? 

1.  Nuclear Energy – List three things that can always get you moving (i.e. golf game, supper with the girls, a Reiki session with Melissa).  Circle the response that makes you feel the most enthusiastic.

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2.  To Your Health – Try to remember a time in your life when your health seemed better than usual.  What was going on in your life at the time?  Circle the situation that has the most positive associations for you.

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C. 

3.  Memories, Light the corners of my mind……  Where’s your super memory? If you can’t remember, ask friends or loved ones what they’ve noticed about your ability to pick up certain categories of information (i.e.  math, acting, learning, singing, nutrition, helping others – stuff that ‘seems’ to come naturally or easily for you). Circle the type of information that interests you the most.

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4.  Time Warp – List three types of activities that make you forget what time it is (i.e. you’re enjoying them so much, you literally forget what time it is – – – crafting, reading, shopping, etc.).  Circle the activity you find most absorbing.

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5.  Emotional Intelligence – Name three people who make you feel socially adept and confident.  These are people who seem to understand you and enjoy spending time with you.  Circle the name of the person who makes you feel the most comfortable and relaxed.

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C. 

6.  Magnetic Attraction – List three times when you’ve felt strangely drawn to a person, place or thing.  You may have temporarily become unable to concentrate on anything/anyone else.  Circle the one thing that brings up the most positive feelings.

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C.  

7.  A Natural High – List three times you experienced a wonderful mood, particularly if your good mood came at a strange time or from an action other people may have criticized.  Circle the situation that makes you feel the happiest.

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C. 

Now to the good stuff!! Let’s create your POSITIVE or Best-Case Scenario.  Review your answers above and in the words of Jackie Gleason, “and away we go!”

It’s an incredibly beautiful day.  The air is clear, the scenery is dazzling and you’re setting out to do (#1 – High energy activity) ___________________ with (#5 – your favorite person) ______________________________________.  You’ve no other responsibilities, no immediate deadlines and no major problems weighing you down.  You feel great, even better than you did back when you were (#2 – your best health situation) _______________________________.  In fact, you’re in the best physical shape of your life: strong, lean, robust and full of energy. 

You’re having a great conversation about (3 – the information you remember most easily) _______________________ when a message arrives for you.  It’s a letter from the President saying you’ve been chosen to receive a lifetime of financial support for doing (#4 – the activity that makes you forget time) ________________________.  This will require you to spend a lot of time with (#6 – the person or situation that creates the ‘urge to merge.’) ______________________.  You feel just the way you did when (#7 – your best mood setting) __________________________ happened only more so. 

Sit with this. Take in the feelings associated with this scenario and enjoy knowing this is how you’re going to spend the rest of your life. Uh uh uh! Don’t rush though this… keep enjoying it.

OK, now you can give me a chaaaCHING!!!  Who’s with me??!  ‘Hum on! ChaaaCHING!

Now, notice how you FEEL (yes, there’s that word again!). THIS is what it’s like when you’re ‘in the flow’ or ‘following your bliss’ or as the book’s title would indicate ‘following your North Star (soul)’.  In truth, the instant I made my leap without a net (quitting a job without another in place), I was hit by this type of euphoria.

As my future became my past, it was evident why it felt so liberating to do what I did even though it scared the BLEEP out of me.  Finding my own internal North Star has made a hugely positive difference in my life. What will it do for yours?   

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