I spent the first day of 2019 contemplating how I am going to create the life I want where I can thrive the way I was meant to. The year 2018 dealt me some of the most painful lessons in my life. I am still trying to make sense of the wisdom of these lessons and apply them to my day to day. This year I didn’t make any resolutions though truth be told there is a part of me that things I should. The only thing I did was make one commitment: 2019 will be the year that I will heal out loud. Heal out loud. It’s simple and complicated at the same time.
To do this I thought it would be a good idea to enlist the help of my Higher Self. We all have one and thanks to the struggles of the last year, I have spent quite some time getting to know this part of me. I have learned that my Higher Self is just the right amounts of righteous, ridiculous, responsible, and ratchet. So as I work to thrive in 2019, I wanted to ensure I did something to channel her into my day to day life and decisions. There are lots of reasons to stay in touch with your Higher Self and lots of methods as this great blog post from MindValley describes. Taking this as inspiration, I wondered what would be the best method for me to engage in such regular communication. I was like “Self, how should I stay in touch with my Higher Self when life is busy and I can’t always make dates or plans with her?” Then I stared around my house. I stared at my sofa, my furniture, and my many thoughtfully curated belongings to see if the answer would reveal itself. Then I got hungry, as one does when deep in thought. So I walked to my fridge to get a snack. Then I saw the answer on this refrigerator magnet that features one of my absolute favorite quotes by Sharon Schuster:
“Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.” I thought about that for a moment. What is the most absurd way that I can try to tackle the seemingly impossible task for self-healing? And then it came to me: “Text her. Text your Higher Self!”
So last night I created a phone number, saved my Higher Self as a contact in my phone, and began this self-discovery experiment…
We shall see how this unfolds over the coming months. Follow along as I attempt to use my addiction to texting as a way to go inward, reflect, and thrive in 2019. A commitment like this has the makings to be extremely profound or a total trainwreck of hilarious proportions. Both paths I am willing to walk down and share so long as it results in more clarity, compassion, comic relief for me and the world.
You can support and follow along via the dedicated Instagram account I created for the project: @higherselftexts. Follow along and share with your friends!
Thank you for reading, for your support in my journey so far, and extra, extra, extra thanks in advance for following along! This should be fun.