Exploring Your Life – by Nancy Zimmerman

When we hear about exploring, all sorts of things come to mind. We think of the vast frontier that is Outer Space. We recall all of the past voyages out into the Universe. We draw from pictures taken on lunar exploration and we become excited with the possibilities.  We think of the exploration that those brave souls did when they crossed the unknown waters and came from the eastern hemisphere to the western hemisphere. We also think of the exploration that occurred on all of the continents in the world and all of the exploration that is still taking place. We sink to the depths of the ocean to find wonders that abound there. All of this is exploration at its finest and we are a part of it as we read about the adventures of other explorers.

One of the soundest and most exciting explorations occurs, however, when we begin to explore ourselves. This is the exploration that will result in the most astounding discoveries in the Universe for us. We will have a chance to discover who we really are and what our purpose is. When we explore ourselves, our inner workings, we need to set aside any preconceived notions about what it means to belong to the human species. We need to set aside what religion has taught us about where we came from and where we are headed. We need to follow our thoughts and feelings to arrive at our current station, then we can begin to explore possibilities that are out in front of us.

We arrived on this planet from a woman’s body. We may or may not have been conceived naturally and we may or may not live with our biological parents. None of this matters as we explore our beginnings. That is only part of our story. What we are seeking goes deeper than our story. What we are seeking serves to explore our soul and what we came here to experience. This is the kind of exploration that will leave us breathless as we discover who we are. We are all beings of energy. All of creation is simply energy observed. From the soil to our homes, from trees to desks, and from concrete to our bodies. We are energy in motion. We operate on different frequencies. What our eyes perceive as solid is simply the  result of fast moving energy. There are more atoms of “air” in a solid than there are atoms of “matter” yet still we can place our hands firmly on a structure and deem it to be a solid. When we consider our bodies, we are about 75% water. This is a fluid. But we are not fluid, or are we? There is much to consider when we explore ourselves in this manner.

In order for our exploration to have meaning, we need to consider some of the following ideas. You do not have to accept these as true, but rather I would ask you to accept the possibility of truth. Your gut instincts and feelings will lead you and guide you to the truth. Set aside what you have been told and what you think you know to be true. After all, there was a time when it was thought that the earth was flat and if you went so far, you would drop off the edge. That was proven to be false once exploration began taking place.

We are energy, pure and simple. If you look at the creation, regardless of how you think it began, you can see there was a great deal of energy involved. The Universal Source, or what we may call God, cannot be divided. It is all encompassing. If we believe that to be true, then we can accept that what cannot be divided is then within each of us. If, indeed we are created in the image of that “God” and “God” cannot be divided, then we are an extension of that very creative force. What does this mean in a practical sense? It means that we are co-creators with that Universal source. It means that not everything has been decided already and it is up to us to help create. This is what humans have done since the beginning of time from the use of fire to the discovery of the wheel, to the creation of automobiles, and so on.  Whatever we think can become our reality.

This is where exploration really begins to take flight. When we think we use our imaginations. Whatever we imagine can become real when we focus on it. When we configure our world in such a way that our thoughts become things, we have been doing the kind of creation that is discussed in spiritual circles. We have taken those thoughts and configured them in such a way as to create. This creation often takes years or generations to manifest but once the thought is put out into the Universe, there is nothing that can take it back or “unthink” it. Everything you see around you is the result of someone’s thought at one time before it became a reality.

So, as you explore yourself, consider those things. When you think thoughts about yourself, they become your reality. I believe it was Henry Ford who said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.” This is utmost to keep in mind when you are exploring your reality. What you think, you become. If you think you can’t, you can’t. But the good news is, when you think you can, you can. So, in the exploration of yourself and your reality, put aside any feelings or ideas of doubt about your abilities. Don’t consider the how and when of your exploration, simply consider what it is you want to see in your life and dwell on that, knowing that it will come to you when it is supposed to. Make certain as you explore, you give yourself the best possible outcome of that exploration. Consider what it is you want your life to stand for, what you want your life to become for yourself and for others.  Follow those thoughts to fruition by knowing that it will come to be…. and so it will.

About author

This article was written by Nancy Zimmerman

Nancy opened a flagship line of self help books centered around the work necessary to achieve ones “Best Self.” The first in the series was “Embracing Your Best Self,” which focused on identifying the habits that keep us from being and doing our very best. In this book Nancy focused on her personal storyand how she was able to overcome personal set backs on her way to discovering that a life without failure was a live void of true self discovery. “If you truly wish to live, learn how to fail.” Her second book “Confronting Your Best Self” deals with how to keep from slipping back into old habits. The third book in the series, “Balancing Your Best Self”, was published in late 2015 and is the story of how to find ones Zen and maintaining your best self. “Great personal failure always pave the way to the abundance of great personal success.” In addition to writing for The Magic Happens Magazine, she is currently host of a show on TMH Radio called, "A Look at the Bright Side" with guests from around the world. She also hosts a local show in Anderson with the same title. She recently completed a learning based children's series of books, Sadie's Great Adventures, for children 3-8. Her current project is a new children's series under the umbrella, "Young Artist Series" offering high school artists the opportunity to add to their body of work. Learn more at her website, www.nzbestself.com


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