I recently experienced a fun progression of insights that unfolded in a client's phone session. Consultations often deliver unexpected gifts to my clients — and to me as well. New ideas might become new concepts or useful tools I can use to empower other clients. A little gem from this particular session already proved to be valuable in the few consultations that immediately followed this one.
'Carol' is the disaster relief worker I mentioned in the Preface to Fearless Future. It's through her timeless consciousness — and only hers— that tend to view future disasters. It's the only time I access that sort of information. Because of the way I’ll ‘merge’ with the timeless consciousness of my clients and travel beyond time, in the course of a consultation I'll most often find myself dropping down into potential a positive future moment. In many of Carol’s future moments I find her on assignment at the site of an upcoming disaster.
I read Carol in Chicago on September 4, 2001, one week before the horror of 9/11. Many predictions relating to the event did unfold, however, I can only interpret intuited impressions through my own (positive) filter, and in the context of my own repertoire of experiences. My words fit the events that ensued for Carol, but my interpretations were naturally within an entirely different context.
(Ex: I’d seen Carol on a ship, “Perhaps a cruise ship,” I said, “Maybe you're going on a cruise!” This information took on very different meaning, when one week later she found herself having lunch on the USS Comfort with other co-workers stationed at Ground Zero.)
I’ve observed over the years how Carol continues to grow spiritually from her life challenges. She’s becoming increasingly more practiced at shifting into ‘observer mode’ to watch where her thoughts are taking her, especially when she gets pulled into a tailspin of fear, or finds herself caught in a relentless, obsessive ’thought loop.” She's learning how to re-route those thoughts and re-frame situations to manifest more positive future outcomes.
In Carol’s recent session she shared with me a poignant observation, a pattern that seems to occur toward the end of any of her given assignments, one that’s not an uncommon issue for people in the workplace. She starts to feel fearful and insecure at her job as the future becomes more unpredictable. Sometimes she perceives her co-workers and employers as though working against her.
As Carol talked about those fears at the start of her session, I felt compelled to move to a moment in her past, one in which she felt loved, useful, effective, appreciated, connected. I can usually access specific past moments for clients, and as I proceeded to do for Carol. However, she went there herself (beyond time) to the perfect past moment! "It was at Ground Zero!" she exclaimed.
She said it was a particular day when she walked into her team’s office space, everyone standing around for their usual meeting. Someone announced that Carol had pushed through some daunting bureaucratic red tape, successfully enabling them all to move forward with their work. There had been a lot of frustration caused by a logjam of news releases and the flow of supplies. Suddenly, everyone applauded Carol’s efforts, an unexpected acknowledgment that came as a complete a surprise to her.
More than that specific moment representing (what I call) 'ego fluff,’ Carol said it was one in which she felt as though the outside world was confirming the purposefulness of her mission on Planet Earth, helping to heal and elevate others to a more authentic, unified frequency.
"That’s it!" I replied. “That’s the moment you need to feed with your thoughts when they stray (or yank you) into fear or doubt. It’s essentially creating a new response to an old trigger — that old thought pattern!”
Carol now knows that this cycle of fear and doubt is likely to arise toward the end of any given assignment. She now knows to do her best to divert those thoughts back to her “Ground Zero Moment” — and eventually, the emotion from those few brief minutes of acknowledgment — confirmation of 'job well done!' — are sure to override intruding fears and position her to be facing her best, most joyful future!
What’s your retrievable moment?