The Expansive Life

Dismantle

Our lives are built on foundations. Much of our foundations consist of good, solid beliefs, understandings and concepts. But there's also going to be a lot of false belief, borrowed assumptions and plain lies that we've picked up along the way and thrown into the mix. It's this kind of rotten material that has enabled us to form limited mind-sets, false expectations and keeps us living shaky, small and unfulfilled lives.

Evaluate

As we take apart our foundations we are more aware of the good and not so good that we've taken upon ourselves over the years. Letting go of old beliefs about ourselves and the world can be challenging, but it's also incredibly freeing. We will also uncover precious gold in the mix, stuff we know to be good for us, that colors our lives in the best possible ways. We will hold onto these and other treasures as we rebuild.

Rebuild

The process of rebuilding your life is not accomplished over night. There's no right way or even an easy way to build a new life, but the good news is that it's an incredibly awesome journey of discovery, and you don't have to travel it alone. Along the way we meet new companions, unlock hidden truths and find out more about this person we thought we knew so well - ourself in our purest form. Welcome to the journey.

"With Every Step You Take You Are Held In Love"

Dismantle, evaluate, rebuild. It's not an exact science, and it's not a formula. These three actions are not three steps to success, and do not pretend to give a complete picture of what it means to re-create and re-shape your life from this day forward. Life, thankfully, is so much bigger, and we are so much more than our beliefs and assumptions.

Instead, we are invited to journey. At any time along the way we can weed out unhelpful ideas. At any time we can take a good look at our progress and decide what's working and what's holding us back At any time we can draw on the truth that lies within us to guide our steps.

As we gradually let go of our past and embrace the new and the now, we find ourselves surrounded by others on similar journeys. Everyone becomes a companion as we learn that we are all connected, all important, all part of the bigger picture.

My novel, A Walk Through Rain, is a story about faith, doubt and the spiritual journey of deconstruction. Find out more here...