Book a session. A vision is an expression of contribution, and what you see as your purpose on a larger scale. It includes how you are going to be of service and help to others and is often a global perspective on your life's work that includes your talents, gifts and passion.
In addition it is a sense of direction and meaning that helps you to move forward when you find things challenging or you experience difficulties on your path.
When you don't have a vision you often experience a sense of meaninglessness, no direction, and purposelessness.
A helpful tool to begin to get a sense of your vision is to explore the Logical Levels.
One of the ways to recognize your disconnection from a vision is to carefully explore four ways a vision is prevented from manifesting in your life.
These four ways are
- inner conflict preventing your guidance to be activated
- inability to focus on what you want and disconnection from your vitality and energy
- identification and attachment to other people's beliefs and habits, which is preventing enjoyment of the process
- inability to set specific commitments and staying in a victim position
Each of these limitations brings about specific issues and also presents a specific way of transforming and dissolving this disconnection. Some of these very helpful distinctions I learned from Annegret Hallanzy, who explored in detail how people disconnect from a vision-oriented life.
1. Lack of vitality and energy
Oftentimes we might have given up, on some level, on moving towards what we want, instead of pursuing actively what is important, we may passively wait for things to happen, or focus on not wanting certain things. There may be a lack of vitality or energy to really engage and open ourselves to opportunities and focus on possibilities. As we move forward with what is truly meaningful, it will increase our vitality and expand our energy allowing for a clearer focus of our vision and how to be of contribution and service.
2. Inner conflict
Inner conflict prevents the ability to see clearly where we are going and prevents our inner guidance from unraveling the direction to take. It often involves two internal voices, providing a stereo of an internal dialogue, and keeping us locked in a loop of indecisiveness and inability to move forward. It is particularly immobilizing if we have no ability to move into a neutral witness around the two conflicting aspects, which simply demand equal attention for their perspective on the situation.
3. Identification with limiting beliefs of others
A lot of times, beliefs we have held are not our own. As we learn and grow, especially when we are younger, we are permeable to beliefs of people surrounding us and oftentimes take on conclusions or limitations related to our sense of identity. We may take on certain traits or habits in an attempt to maintain the balance of our inner family system. On some occasions this may mean that we live through the lens of someone else, or try to carry on with an unfulfilled ideal of another person.
4. Victim orientation
When we avoid setting a specific time frame for a goal, we often procrastinate completing something important, and this will result in staying in an effect position waiting for something or someone to rescue us. Instead of letting go and allowing a feeling of achievement and completion, we may hinder our progress by clinging to a position of being a victim.
This has often been learned in the family system, where there was a lack of celebration for our achievements and instead a criticalness around what we took action on.
This is an exploration that can help you gain more insight into your own structures and habit systems, and hopefully will facilitate more openness in your awareness as well as transform some of your limitations.