The other day I read a beautiful post by Alberto Villoldo, founder of the Four Winds Society-one of the places I have studied energetic healing and shamanic practices. In it, he talking about the 115 year old version of himself coming back to bring messages to him and retrieve a piece of himself that had been lost. (You can read the post here.)
It got me thinking, what would the future me, want to tell me about how I’m living right now? Where am I making choices right now that are giving a piece of my soul away? Is there any place that I can make a more aligned choice now so that I don’t have to suffer this loss of self?
Whether you believe in the idea that a part of you could travel back in time to talk to you or not, it is an interesting question, isn’t it? Imagine yourself 30 years from now, think about how you are living right now and ask if there is anything you would do differently?
Spending a few minutes simply with that thought, re-energized my commitment to the yoga series I just signed up for and made choosing the apple as a snack quite easy. My 80 year old self wants a healthy body! My 80 year old self also told me to have a little more fun right now–to not put off laughing, loving or creating. She wants me to enjoy life and the opportunities I have today and stop worrying so much about tomorrow. In fact her message was–A today well-lived takes care of all the tomorrows you are worried about.
What would your self from the future tell you?