A clearing is an opening.
A doorway and path for things to come through.
But not just anything; it’s a gateway that allows us to connect with our future self, pulling them into the now to make seemingly impossible things happen rapidly.
“In the midst of beings as a whole an open place occurs. There is a clearing, a lighting… Only this clearing grants and guarantees to us humans a passage to those beings that we ourselves are not, and access to the being that we ourselves are.” ~Martin Heidegger
One of the fundamental principles for making the impossible happen is adopting a new way of being in the world. This means stepping outside the subconscious strategies that have kept us in perpetual states of self-sabotage and small living so that we can move metaphorical mountains in our lives.
There are many approaches to this I take for myself and with my clients.
But one of the most transformational approaches is becoming a clearing for our future to come through. We do that by stepping into the way of being of the version of us who already has it.
This can be mind-bendy and hard because… that future feels impossible.
That version of us feels out of reach and overwhelmingly far away.
And yet, I bet you can imagine bits and pieces of that future and vision to some degree, right? I bet you have a sense of what it would feel like to have what you desire, or at least some sense of what would be different in yourself and your life, right? Hint: you do, otherwise you wouldn’t have a goal at all.
It’s about taking that one step further and tuning into the energy and consciousness of who you are inside that vision and pulling that person into this moment.
If you can master this skill, everything shifts to being in reach with far more ease.
The trouble is our subconscious mind.
It will do anything and everything it can to keep us from visualizing that version of ourselves because if we can, that means certain change—the one thing it cannot allow.
But, don’t worry. There are ways around our subconscious.
One of the best ways is to find expansive examples that help our subconscious get on board with what’s possible, so it feels more secure in us going for what we want.
Here are three simple questions you can ask to expand your subconscious:
1. Who has what you desire?
If you’re unsure, or what you want to do has never been done before, who are expansive examples that have made impossible things happen? It can be in related fields or goals, or it can be in wildly different areas. The closer the person is to you and your circumstances, the easier it is for our subconscious to believe it’s safe and possible to go for what we want. But someone doing the impossible at a scale like your goal is also a solid starting point for becoming a clearing.
2. What’s their way of being in the world?
This isn’t about copying it because even if they’ve done what you want to do, that won’t produce the results you’re looking for. It’s about creating a point of reference.
What are their ways of being the world? How do they show up? What are their belief system and values? What practices have they adopted to solidify how they move through life and toward their goals? What process did they go through to step into who they needed to be to make impossible things happen? How do they engage with the world around them as they make big things happen?
Make note of anything and everything that stands out to you.
3. What’s your version?
Once you know these things (to the best of your ability based on what you can see or the information you can access), what’s your version? What’s relevant to you and your impossible desires? What needs to shift within you and outside of you? What does it look like for you to start engaging with the world as someone capable of making impossible things happen based on what you’ve learned?
Just remember, this isn’t easy work.
You don’t just become a clearing overnight and start calling in impossible things.
In fact, even if you can get your subconscious on board enough that you can start adopting a new way of being and you become that clearing, it’s still going to freak out and find ways to derail you as you start moving toward your goals.
This happens to all of us, and it doesn’t mean anything is wrong.
It just means you’re in the Terror Barrier.
Something I talk about in this in-depth workshop.
And something I walk my clients through in our coaching work.
(Because it’s not easy to navigate alone.)