The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Natural Way of Being: When a doorway to something new opens, step into and explore it. Take it as far as it can go. Typically, a doorway will unfold for a while and then hit a point where it requires time for something further to develop. At that point, leave it in a place that you can return to and let it incubate for a while.
Even after this first doorway opens, continue your practice of creating the conditions for unfoldment. If you are open to it, while your first doorway is still unfolding or developing, a new doorway will open. Step into it. That's right, you are going to manage multiple doorways at the same time. It is time to get more than one horse in the race. No more applying for one job and waiting to hear.
This managing multiple doorways approach becomes your practice. Over time, you will have several doorways all unfolding at different stages at the same time. Your practice consists of: taking doorways as far as they can go, stepping into new doorways, and going back to previous doorways when something new breaks free. You are managing multiple doorways in various stages of development.
This the rinse and repeat step. You are continually reaching out, creating connections, and stepping into doorways. Remember, it is a numbers game. You are leveraging your situation while maintaining your intention. You rely on the abundance of multiple doorways to produce the unfoldment of your intention.
At first, fear of overwhelm may appear. This approach is different than a linear way of working- it is multi-directional. You may have been conditioned to work with one project until it is done and then move onto the next project. At this juncture you may think, "What if several things open up?" Or, "What if I get both jobs?" Or perhaps, "What if several people like me?"
In business, we call this a "good problem to have." Although it may feel awkward and uncomfortable, you ultimately get to pick the best doorway. Or perhaps you end up going with parts of several doorways. It is only your linear mind and its limiting beliefs that worry about too many good things happening at once.
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.