The Intuitive Life: Open doors

By Margaret Ruth

Now is a time of venturing forth.
by Margaret Ruth

What next? Where do I go from here? What should I do now?

The theme of 2010 is “Doors,” I think.

After enduring the career and relationship anxiety generated by last year’s economic problems, many of my clients and friends are asking about what opportunities and new ideas are good for them now. People seem to want to know if this is a good time to start something new or begin that venture that had been put on hold. The big question seems to be: What now?

Doorways as a symbol carry quite a bit of meaning. They are a promise, a beckoning, an invitation. Just as opening a physical door leads us across a threshold and into a new space, opening metaphysical doors of the psyche and of our deepest desires allow us to take on new adventures and experiences. The problem, though, of doorways seems to be that many wonder whether they are choosing the right door; they worry about those not chosen or what will be left behind if they venture on through.

You can use your intuition and imagination to explore the doorways facing you right now. By doing this, you can heighten your awareness of your possibilities and of the fears that might be holding you back.

Here’s one idea of how to do this: Start by setting up a quiet time and space and focusing within. Visualize a blank screen in your mind’s eye and allow images of doors to present themselves. You might get just one; you might see many. Now play with them. You can open them all at once or one at a time. You can check to see what vista presents itself in the opening. You could literally get objects, times, dates or people, or you could get more dream-like symbols or landscapes.

As you do this, let your intuition educate you on these possibilities. Watch how you feel when you cross through the door opening. For instance, if there is a new job or career on the other side, are you happy? Are you afraid? Do you resist exploring what is there?

If you do not know which door to choose, or are resistant to taking a new path, then you can imagine leaving them all open for a while. Holding this type of image in your consciousness instructs the psyche to stay available for possibilities. Or, you can imagine that you can go through all these openings without losing anything. You can remind yourself that even if you explore one doorway, you can always leave and try another. You can remember that you don’t have to miss anything by crossing the threshold and adding a new adventure.

Margaret Ruth is a longtime popular psychic living in Salt Lake City. She develops and teaches transformational classes for Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah, is the author of “Super­con­scious Connections: The Simple Psychic Truths of Per­fect­ly Satisfying Relationships” (Sept 2010) and blogs at Huffington Post and Find her at

This article was originally published on March 31, 2010.