As children we had a gift for dreaming, for creating our reality in the moment with our imaginations. When we envisioned our future the possibilities seemed endless, the prospect of being ‘grown up’ awaited like one big, exciting adventure!
Then a certain age is reached and the voice that drives our direction no longer comes from within; instead the fearful words of our parents, who desire to keep us safe; our teachers, who desire ‘Grade A’ students; and our governments, who simply desire control, become the forces that drive our decision-making. Inspiration is replaced by obligation and our inherent thirst for creativity and adventure becomes suppressed. So why do we stifle the voice of our soul?
We Worry About What Our Tribe Will Think
Thousands of years of conditioning has us still clinging onto safety mechanisms that are completely out-dated and hold us back from stepping into our truth. When we lived in tribal communities those who threatened the group by being too ‘different’ were often out-casted, resulting in isolation and almost certain death. Nowadays that fear of being seen as different still plagues our subconscious mind, but rather than fearing death, we fear ridicule – which can feel just as powerful as the fear of death!
We Fear Failure
We fear making the wrong decision, or even worse: making the right decision and failing to make a success out of it! Failing at something we don’t care too much about doesn’t seem like much of a loss, but failing at something that means the world to us would be awful! So we choose mediocrity over risk; mind-numbing certainty over adventure.
However, the whole concept of failure is very much an egoic construct. To the soul there is no such thing as failure. Every choice we make is an opportunity for expansion. If we don’t like the outcome of a choice at least we have gained experience and clarity.
We’re Too Confused
Sometimes we just feel so lost that we become immobilised. Consistently making choices against our Divine nature creates distortion in our soul level memory and we forget that the purpose of life is to be the Divine creators of our experience.
Being numbed to our truth for so many years can only be rectified by re-establishing the connection to our heart, soul and imagination that we felt so strongly as children. Choosing inspiration, every day! What would the world be like without the dreamers?
By Emma Gibson