Below is an article I wrote appearing in the upcoming issue of Sibyl Magazine. Enjoy!
When we are hoping and praying for specific outcomes in our lives, we can rest assured that the universe will either bless us with what we desire, or block our plans for something better. A great deal of stress and anxiety can be avoided when we believe that only good lies before us, and trust that we will be divinely guided toward what is in our best interests.
For example, we may have our heart set on a particular romantic partner who doesn’t reciprocate our feelings, and feel terribly disappointed as a result. Then, we go on to meet someone more aligned with our heart and soul, which helps us to realize how incompatible our former love interest had been. Gratefully, we are able to see how blessed we are for being led to the harmonious and loving partnership we were meant to have.
Similarly, we may have our heart set on a certain job, which someone else receives. Later, we discover that the desired company ultimately went out of business or had other unforeseen problems. Had we received the chosen position, we would have been out of work again or been extremely unhappy. Additionally, we would have missed out on a better career opportunity that we were intended to have.
When we embrace the idea that sometimes a delay or refusal is actually a blessing, we can spare ourselves the needless suffering that accompanies many disappointments. We thankfully begin to understand that the universe has grander plans for us than we ever imagined.
Therefore, in times of turmoil or distress, we need to remember that everything is happening the way it’s supposed to. Certainly, we can strive to meet our desired goals by taking the appropriate actions toward their fulfillment, while simultaneously loosening our grip on how our plans should unfold.
The big picture of our lives is only revealed to us one day at a time through our instincts, thoughts, and feelings. By deliberately quieting our minds, we can listen to the voice within, and receive the directions needed to co-create our world with divine help.
Typically, we know when we’re on the right path by the positive feelings within us, and the wonderful synchronistic events occurring around us. When conditions begin to feel forced or negative, then it’s time to change course.
Through optimistic thinking, conscientious choices, and the releasing of perceived limitations, we can sculpt the life we desire in concert with universal laws. Just as Michelangelo, “chipped away everything that wasn’t David,” when he sculpted the famous statue out of marble; we too, can remove what doesn’t serve us, and bring forth our authentic selves in the process.
When we walk through life believing, and trusting in the protection of the universe, we allow ourselves to be led to those beautiful experiences that are meant for our best life possible!