Clearing Your Own Path

‘Live your dreams.’ ‘Listen to your heart.’ ‘Embrace your uniqueness.’ These messages call you to connect to your inner purpose and to clear your own path in life.

And yet in everyday living, you are programmed to stay on the path created by societal norms. As a young child, you receive messages from your parents about what to do and how to do it. These messages will help you learn how to survive in the world. Siblings and relatives help to reinforce what is considered normal. At school, teachers and classmates encourage you to fit in. And there is a general unspoken directive from a society that reinforces these norms. You become adept at gliding along this groomed path. And if you don’t, you feel the discomfort. When you pause to listen to your inner voice and take action, you can make unique choices. Yet the messages you receive from your surroundings can overpower this inner voice and will guide you to remain within the boundaries of a well-groomed path.

Recognize the well-travelled path

There are many benefits to being on a well-cleared path. It can feel comfortable for a long while. Consider that you are speeding down the road. As a child, on a bicycle and you gradually upgrade to a fancy car. You may get skilled at passing people along the way. You pause to invite a partner to join you. You add a few children and a dog. You know where to stop to enjoy the scenery. You may take a few detours and hit a few bumps. The style of your trip will be influenced by where you started out in childhood and your experiences along the way. You work hard and please others to stay with your group. You may be surviving but you may not feel as though you are thriving.

Connect with what has meaning for you

At some point along the way, your life no longer feels quite so comfortable. You may start to question where the path is headed. You may begin to question what the trip is all about. You may feel like you need more maintenance to keep up the pace. Perhaps things are starting to break down – your health, your relationships, your career or finances. You begin to recognize that your unique talents were not yet utilized to their potential. You notice that you want to clear your own path.

You begin to spend more time listening to your inner voice. Enjoying time in nature and listening to your favourite music offer you inspiration. You know that your unique talents and dreams are still present. Yet there are blocks that can prevent you from accessing them.

Identify and resolve the blocks that get in the way:

The blocks can show up in the form of limiting thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. At times they are so familiar to you that you don’t even recognize that they are getting in your way. ‘It’s just who I am.’ ‘I’m not good enough.’ ‘It’s too late to change things now.’ These messages can easily get in the way of clearing your path and living your purpose.

These reactions are offering you information. You can use this information to resolve limiting beliefs, painful memories, and fantasies about what could happen. When the underlying trigger is resolved, your creative energy is now available to support you in clearing your path and living your life purpose.

Logosynthesis offers a comprehensive model for healing and development based on the power of words to restore life energy. (Willem Lammers, 2021) Tapping into the power of spirit, this work beautifully allows you to shift the energy that keeps you trapped in patterns of reaction. A structured, repeatable process allows you to resolve your blocks, relieve your distress and access your creative potential.

Access resources:

You don’t need to clear your path alone. There are resources available to support you. You can access training, education and work experiences. There are people who want to help you. Together you are able to create something larger than yourself. Along the way, you will experience more blocks. Pay attention to your reactions and continue to resolve the underlying triggers. Notice when your creative energy is available so that you can continue clearing your own path.

Connect with others:

Creativity flows when you are able to connect with others. At times, working with others may feel stressful. They do not do things the way you do. They don’t follow the same set of rules. They push you outside of your comfort zone. This contrast is an opportunity for growth. Your reactions to others also provide you with information. You can use Logosynthesis to shift your reactions so that you feel more at ease being with others. This connection sparks creativity.

Enjoy the journey:

Your life is your unique opportunity to clear your own path in this world. You have the opportunity to take action to create what is meaningful to you. It doesn’t have to be done on your own. But it does require that you pay attention to how you respond to what is happening around you. The work may not always be easy. You are letting go of cruise control. Trust in your internal compass and ability. Appreciate what family, friends, and society have to offer. They will provide company and signposts to guide the way. It is in this environment, surrounded by others, that you are able to take meaningful action to clear your path forward.

If you are interested in learning more about how Logosynthesis® can help you to clear your path, read ‘Thriving In Our Times: From Reactions To Action Using Logosynthesis®: (Caswell, 2020) and visit


Cathy Caswell
Cathy Caswell
CATHY guides people to reduce stress, unlock their potential and enjoy life more fully using Logosynthesis. As a dietitian with an MBA, she enjoyed a corporate career in the food industry in production, marketing, and sales. She knows firsthand the benefits of being able to get unstuck from reactive patterns that negatively impact work, health, wealth, and relationships. As a Coach and President of The Healthy Living Plan Inc. and a Master Practitioner and Instructor in Logosynthesis®, she is committed to supporting leaders at all levels. Through online 1-1 coaching and now app-based remote coaching using the Essence Unlock Potential app, Cathy supports people to routinely use this healthy lifestyle practice to achieve their goals. Cathy is the author of Logosynthesis®: Enjoying Life More Fully and Thriving In Our Times: From Reactions To Action Using Logosynthesis®. 

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