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About four years ago, I did a powerful visualization exercise. I was listening to a Lisa Nichols webinar and she guided me on a journey twenty years into the future. Seeing your future self is mighty powerful! I recently did this visualization again Nine Revolution...still amazing!
In this exercise you’re gently instructed to arrive at the door of a home you picture in your mind’s eye. You knock and when the owner of the home opens the door...she’s you. Twenty years from now.
Note: There are several recordings of this visualization available on YouTube. The link above is to the written script for doing this exercise. I suggest that you record yourself or someone else reading it and then use that recording to do the actual meditation. Or you can try this version from YouTube.
If you can really lose yourself in the visualization, it takes your breath away.
It’s fascinating to ‘meet’ yourself twenty years older.
So...I as I listened to the webinar, I took a deep dive into this exercise and I conjured up my future self.
Visually, the most striking thing I recall about her was her hair.
It was soft and curly. Feminine and sensual.
At the time, my own hair was very short and straight. Platinum blonde and spiky. I liked it. I’d been wearing it that way for about 4 years. After years of stressing about my hair and what to do with it, I really felt that I had found my forever style.
During the weeks that followed the webinar, the vision of my future self stayed with me.
Specifically her hair.
I was puzzled by this ‘imagined’ hair and what it meant.
Fast forward about two years. I was feeling the pull to change hairdressers. A friend recommended her stylist. I was eager to try someone new.
I decided to book my appointment a few extra weeks out to give my hair some time to grow a bit. I figured it would be better to have a little more length when I first met my new hair guy!
While the weeks passed and I waited for my appointment, something unusual happened...my hair began showing lots of wave.
Some areas were almost curly.
This development was most bizarre because I’d recently moved to Colorado from Pennsylvania, leaving curl-boosting humidity behind for very dry air.
When we finally met, my new hairdresser said, “Please tell me we’re not cutting off those curls”.
I assured him it must be a fluke. I didn’t really have curly hair.
I do now.
During a recent haircut, I asked my stylist if he thought my hair was getting curlier since it seemed to me that it was...he said, ‘Yes, your hair is definitely getting curlier’.
What the heck?
Logically, I’m figuring these new curls must be a combination of hormones and additional grays.
But there’s a part of me that wonders if I manifested hair that matched my future self.
Freaky and kind of nuts, but the fact remains that my hair is now full-on curly.
I’m still new to curly hair, but want to share a few products I’ve found that works well to care for and define my recently developed ringlets. If you currently have straight hair...you never know, you might find yourself with unexpected curls one day:-)
Be Curly by Aveda - I work a dime-sized dab of this into wet hair. Comb through and air dry. Awesome definition and super light hold.
Devacurl Ultra Defining Gel- I use this product the same way I use Be Curly. I'm still trying to decide which one I prefer. They are both really great for soft well-defined curls.
Moroccan Oil - I apply a dime-sized drop to wet hair in the evening after I shower and let my hair air dry. This stuff helps to keep my curls from becoming too dry.
Microfiber head wrap - I use this instead of a towel. Cuts down on frizz. I bought mine at TJMaxx. Brand doesn't matter.
Easy Rider by Kevin Murphy - I use a little bit of this cream/paste on dry curls. I rub the product in my hands and gently squeeze my curls. Provides definition and reduces frizz.
Davines Oi Oil - This stuff has the most amazing fragrance! I rub a tiny drop on my palms and gently squeeze my curls. Adds shine. This is the last step for my curls.
Curls Passionfruit Curl Control Paste - This stuff looks like orange jelly. I don't use it every day, but it creates really defined curls. Like ribbons.
Be careful what you wish for….
Have you ever manifested a physical change?
Have you done the future self exercise?
If so, please something you learned about your future self...
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