You know the feeling. Perhaps, it was only yesterday. Or maybe, it’s been a long time. It’s that feeling of inner knowing. That sense that you’re on the right track, but the details have yet to emerge. It’s that gut sense that precedes any concrete actions. It is the inner alignment of self to outer call, in response to revelation.
Whether actively sought, gift of grace, or feared intrusion, revelation happens in the cusp between what is and what seeks to emerge. True revelation is always coupled with possibility and potential danger, which is why it’s not always welcome. Such is the way new vision is born.
No guarantee (and yet)
You thought you had already risked it all, only to find that more is being asked of you… requiring surrender of your whole self to what is being revealed to your heart. There is no guarantee of success, only promise that the journey is yours alone to take. Revelation presses the question: Are you ready (really ready) to heed the call or are you still clinging to past certainties? Are you willing to surrender your carefully curated ideas of how things should be?
I had a coach whose favorite expression was “Step out and the universe will step up to meet you.” While counter intuitive, this is the dance of call. We step out, call steps up. One caveat from Joseph Campbell bears repeating: “If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” This takes trust and a willingness to be vulnerable.
Confront the Barrier
Is it no wonder that revelation brings ambivalence and uncertainty? As exciting as possibility is, there is always risk of failure. If we’re honest, revelation asks of us a willingness to be changed, healed and expanded in ways we’d rather forego. Revelation is the place where we confront the barrier between our inner yes and actually living our call. This is the way the new is born.
This next week, I invite you to imagine. Albert Einstein suggests that “imagination is more important than knowledge.” Allow yourself to imagine the fullness of possibility. Dare to open yourself up to the possibilities before you. Do not edit your dreams before they have a chance to speak into your life.
Imagine! And then, step out! I guarantee the universe will step up to meet you!