Unfolding is one of my favorite words — it’s full of possibility. What may come because you made a choice? Who may you meet? What opportunities will present themselves.
As you make a choice, you begin walking with two feet. Your left foot walks in action, with purpose and at your command. Your right foot walks in openness, attentive and receptive to inklings and happenstance. Your left foot represents masculine, doing energy, and takes the necessary action to bring your choice to fruition. Your right foot, more feminine in nature, represents observing, noticing and allowing. It enjoys the meandering and surrenders control, allowing the present to unfold instead of forcefully shaping it. Just as the power of seeing with both eyes enhances your visual perception, walking consciously with both feet allows you to sense the full spectrum of what’s available to you. You have one foot focused on action, the other on what is magically unfolding, and you walk with balance and awareness.
In my upcoming book, The Alchemy of Choice, I speak about making a choice that matters, taking inspired action to manifest it, and then walking in faith and staying alert to notice what unexpected gems show up along the way. It’s about being conscious to how your life unfolds and what momentum is created because of your action, and being open to and eager to see the possibilities of what may come.
It’s easy, because of the noisiness of our daily lives, to not notice that whenever we act, our intentional, carefully chosen steps forward are mirrored by a magical unfolding that’s outside of our expectations and beyond our control. This is the X factor, the alchemical spark, the stroke of luck that causes people, experiences, and opportunities that you likely didn’t predict or imagine to show up, seemingly out of the ether. Once you realize that this magic is always available to you, and hone your senses to notice its subtle footprints, you can harness the power of choice and appreciate the richness of what lays before you at any given moment. Suddenly, choice is not just about action, a burden of getting things done that rests heavily on your shoulders. Instead, each action is fodder for alchemical transformation, allowing opportunities and experiences to appear that defy planning or expectation.
Cathy Chapman says
Alchemy of Choice… what a wonderful title. Such a succinct way to describe what happens when you make a conscious choice. I may have to steal that concept from you when talking to clients. When is the book coming out?