Exploring Your Potential
This month we celebrated International Coaching Week; the theme for 2023 was Exploring Your Potential. I love this topic because I love exploration! It is not about knowing what is coming next or what direction to take; it is about what your energy or intuition is pulling you towards. Exploration is about being open to learning new things, unlearning what you know, expanding your perspective, and allowing yourself to be impacted in some way.
I was invited to visit an old friend in San Diego who offered me accommodations. This visit would also provide the opportunity to make connections and be able to rekindle old relationships. I had an airline credit that I needed to use, so I would not have the expense of a ticket.
The dates my friend and I had originally set did not work well with the availability of dates and times for the airline credit, in addition to my work schedule. I started looking at the week prior – unsure that my friend would be okay with this change. This change in dates was a better time for me to travel as it caused less interruption to my work schedule. Once I discovered that the flights I found worked out with my airline credit, I called my friend, and she was overjoyed that I would be coming a week earlier than planned.
There was a part of me that was hesitant to go on this trip at all as I had just returned from another trip the week before. I chose to explore the options, and when they turned out to be easy, I decided to do it.
While visiting San Diego, my friend and I will visit a special healer I have not seen in 20 years. The rekindling of this connection will give me the chance to be open to explore what healing will be shown as a result of receiving his work.
Lessons Learned About Exploration:
1. Do what is easy – go where the energy flows.
I booked my ticket with my airline credit, and I decided to travel on the dates that were best for my schedule.
2. Stay mindful of what you are cultivating by exploring a particular path.
This trip was about connecting with a good girlfriend, and spending time with a gifted healer, who offered healing to both of us.
3. Work within the parameters AND what works best for you.
I chose to schedule it at a time with the least interruption to my work and personal life.
Trust that all will work out better than you thought. You will receive what you need to receive, no matter the outcome. I am now excited and curious about what my girlfriend and I will get to explore together from the gifts we received from our experience with the special healer. I am trusting my guidance and intuition that I am to be open and receive.
Exploring your potential is learning to trust yourself, act on your intuition, and honor what works for you and the parties involved. The key ingredient is staying open to possibilities, and what presents itself in navigating the journey. Follow the ease. I was open, my friend was open, and the healer said he would work around our schedules.
Staying open to explore your potential offers you gifts for growth, expansion, and the opportunity to strengthen the muscle to continually stay receptive. This cultivates possibilities, ease, and enjoyment.