BO N US P A G E S - DIGIT AL EDIT IO N - PSYCHICS DIRECTORY 2017 Life at the Crossroads by Victoria Cochrane A re you at a crossroad point in your life right now? The arrival at a crossroads can be messy. A relationship might be in tatters, your world could be in a general state of upheaval or the past may have reared its head forcing you to face people, memories or situations you thought were behind you. Whatever brings us to a crossroads can be confusing, upsetting and disorientating. Some people come to me feeling so demoralised they feel like giving up. Being at a crossroads generally means we need to be careful about the decisions we make as they will determine the direction our life will take from here. To move forward into our soul’s higher purpose, we must first detach from the past and shed anything, or anyone, that is no longer serving us. This is not so 44 straightforward. It is not easy to let go of something or someone we love, even if we know they are draining or even breaking us. However, the energies of domestic violence, hatred, jealousy, possessiveness and self- centredness cannot remain in our lives (whether it comes from within ourselves or from another) if we are to move into a state of oneness, peace and harmony and fulfil our highest destiny. As confronting as a crossroads event is, it can actually be a blessing. It can be an opportunity to embrace the changes required to take charge of the next chapter of your life. If you feel out of control, take control! If someone has taken away your power, take it back! Be completely honest with yourself. Lay everything on the table and ask yourself what you really want? Where are you heading? Where would you like to be in five years? Do you love or even like yourself? What are you not facing up to? When we are at a crossroads, it is time to be brave and face our fears, to accept the challenge, embrace the need for change and let go of anything that is holding us back. This can be scary, confronting and overwhelming, but it is also extremely liberating! Letting go means forgiving the people who have hurt you. You may have felt justified in holding onto hatred, anger or resentment, but the only person these feelings hurt is yourself. The past is gone and cannot be changed, but you are in the driver’s seat of your future. What you create is totally up to the thoughts you think and the decisions you make. Angry, negative thoughts create actions with destructive consequences, whether they be on a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual level. Changing your thoughts in a positive way will immediately change your reality, because the words you speak, the decisions you make and the actions you take will have a higher vibration and a much friendlier impact on the world around you. Forgiveness releases the dark, negative emotions and lets the light in! If you are at a crossroads, you are there for good reason. As challenging as it may be, it is your doorway to a happier future. Take your time to reflect on why you are there and choose wisely! You don’t want to miss this chance to change your life for the better! Victoria Cochrane is an author, Theta® Healing practitioner, Reiki Master, psychic channel and author living on the North-West coast of Tasmania. She can be contacted through her website at www. victoriacochrane.com.