All of our childhood, it seems that we learn about the importance of preparing & planning. Preparing for tests, exams & papers. Planning for university, birthday parties & talent shows. So much is put in place to teach us the role of preparation- a lot of the time we create a lot of patterns/thoughts/stories around how important it is to prepare & what will happen if we show up to something not prepared.
These things are all good- AND then this other thing happens where you realise that life isn’t just or always going to be about preparing. There are some things that you can’t prepare for & the truth is- even when we feel “prepared”, what does that even mean? How can we know what is truly about to come. How can we exactly know the unknown? Is it possible? Let’s just assume- that we can’t. So then what is the “point” in preparing?
What happens when you are caught off guard & put in the spot light? How does your mind react? How do you feel?
When it comes to intuition & working with intuition- there is no true mental preparation. You can prepare all that you want- but what is going to show up, is what is meant to show up for you in that moment- and it is not always going to feel “good & easy”- at least at first.
On my journey w/ intuition & with work- I have found that the more pressure I put on myself about preparing- the more that I actually struggle. The more that I suffer. Then this funny thing happens, when all of the fears/thoughts of what would happen if I didn’t “over-prepare” don’t come true? Am I right? I can remember, as a kid, having conversations with my Mum about how scared I was for a test or writing a paper- voicing all of these terrible scenarios of what would happen if I failed. They never came true. Of course not.
These fears & mechanisms are there for a reason- to keep us safe & secure, where we are. In our comfortable uncomfortable. When you begin to tip toe (or even leap) out of that space- your mind begins to step into ideas of preparation, planning. The truth is, no amount of “pre-work” can prepare you for this life. Just step in, open your mouth & allow. Give voice to the energy that is ready to move through you. It’s all here. ✨🔮