Young Self / Old Self
This morning I wrote a dialogue with my 16 year old self. It's something I've thought of doing for a long time and going to bed last night it was rolling around in my head and was still there on waking.
So I took pen to paper and started what was like a news report to my 16 year old self, catching her up on where we are now and where we have been. This was an interesting process to be both teller of the story and listener. it was bizarre to witness the things that popped into my head as my 46 year old self and then to imagine how my 16 year old self would respond.
When I felt I had dialogued enough I started to feel that I would like to hear from my future self. To learn how my life goes, what unfolds. So I began a discussion with my future self, me at the end of my life. What would I have to tell my current self?
These experiences had a very different feel. Although both were enjoyable, talking to my younger self felt more like coming to terms with the ways things are, accepting and understanding what has been. Whereas talking to my future self felt wonderful, really relaxing and life affirming.
I share this because if you're feeling a bit lost or unsure it might be something you'd like to try, I certainly found it valuable.
Oh and after writing of a morning I always read a page of Doreen Virtue's book 'Daily Guidance from Your Angels' and this morning was Guidance 329 which stated "Everything that's brought you to this point has been a learning experience." and "You may not be able to see how far you've come until you can look back on this moment from some point in the future." - loving the synchronicity.