Exploration: Expand Your Knowing

Exploration“Exploration: Investigate the possibilities. Cultivate curiosity and interest. Go beyond the known and familiar. Ask provocative, open-ended questions and anticipate remarkable, refreshing answers.”* Exploration often begins with the known, the point of departure which leads you to whatever comes next. Sometimes it arises from a simple desire to stretch yourself but other times desperation forces you to explore.

Provocative questions can jolt you out of a stuck pattern. Do you have an agenda? Do you have some investment in your current perception, whether it involves seeing or not seeing something? What benefit comes from staying stuck?

Exploration can uncover soul-level themes and practical solutions to current problems. Often during Akashic Records readings I find a given life theme underpins more than one life challenge. Take the theme of trust, for example. You might experience relationship, career, financial, and self-love difficulties all linked to the need to learn to trust yourself. A practical solution might include jotting a note every time you honor your intuition, building a database of successes.

Sometimes people fear what they may learn if they explore. A potential client once contacted me saying she didn’t want to know about her past or the future, she only wanted to know about now. Yet your past informs your present and your future. While getting stuck in the past or obsessing over what occurred in past lives prevents moving forward, peeking into your soul archives can allow you to untangle knots in your life more rapidly. Other people worry they’ll discover fatal flaws they didn’t know they had. Fortunately the records view everyone through a divine lens of love and compassion, seeing the goodness in everyone and in life.

When does exploration appeal to you and when would you rather avoid it? What have you learned about yourself recently by exploring?

*The exploration quote came from The Original Angel Card Book – Inspirational Messages and Meditations by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake.



  1. Hi Christie, I couldn’t help but chuckle at your description of the friend who wants to firmly stand in the present and avoid the past and future. I am future oriented and love planning ahead. When my grandmother was alive, she would shake her head at my advance planning and share many of her “farm wife” adages. My challenge – learning to appreciate the present moment.

    Thanks for another thought-provoking post.

    Joanne 🙂


    • Hi Joanne,
      Thanks for sharing your perspective and experience. While I’m all about the present moment and how it’s the only time we can ever act or enjoy, I also believe we can leverage learning from the past and use it as a springboard for our future. I love your grandmother story. Clearly her intended lesson stuck with you! 🙂
      Warm regards,


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