Future Me Leads the Way
I asked fellow creators at GVU what’s fueling their inspiration for change. Christa Den Boogert answered: “ME!”
Her explanation was so uplifting that I asked permission to share. Here’s Christa:
Earlier this year, around June/Solstice, when I was on my way up and resurfacing after having hit rock bottom emotionally, I did a meditation that helped me visualise how I saw myself for the second half of 2015.
I really focused on how I held myself, how I looked and how I felt. I saw myself with arms wide open, laughing, with amazing hair, a pair of fabulous heels and kick-ass pencil skirt, dancing on my own yellow brick road and saying YES to life without fear.
It was a big one to visualise after the tears and fears of the months before, but the ME of the future beckoned me and I knew I had nothing to worry, because that was ME there. Not an actress who I wanted to resemble, not a friend with amazing style. No, this was ME, so I knew I would be exactly like that image.
I let it go, but in harder moments I brought future ME back. I became best friends with her. She grabbed my hand and I walked side by side with her, thinking “Wow, I’ve pulled a hot babe!” And She/ME pulled me out of my panic attacks or anxiety moods when they hit me. ME looked at me and said NO, you’re not going there, you’re coming with me towards me.
In September this year, I was having a really good day. My hair was bouncy, I was wearing a new skirt I had bought the other week and was trotting on my sexy heels to my new amazing job, with giggles in my throat because of the memory of a very fun night before … and I stopped … that was ME! The ME I had seen in June! I had caught up with my vision!
I played that image over in my head many times since and a few weeks ago, I sat down with it and started to visualise what the next future ME would look and feel like.
I saw ME a few months from now and the ME next year and then all the MEs for next years and decades and then I looked back … and saw myself as I had been in June, and in March, and in 2014 and all the years back.
And I knew I am my own inspiration. I am the inspiration for my past MEs, helping her, supporting her, comforting her and forgiving her. And all my future MEs are inspiring me to just keep dancing along my yellow brick road.
That realisation, that the energy of ME is timeless and that I am my Best Friend, Supporter, Inspirational Guide and Creative Source was THE best feeling in the world!
What a power to have this knowledge, what gratitude to bask in knowing you hold all that you want for yourself within …
So, here’s to looking ahead and seeing YOU with amazing hair and kick-ass clothes, feeling fabulous, laughing and dancing and having no doubt whatsoever that you are about to catch up with YOU!
Christa Den Boogert is a mum of two young teenagers and is currently living in Hong Kong. Her wish is to inspire others with her experiences through recognizable and funny anecdotes in her blog www.thousandthankyous.com