You've heard of the phrase "Life is about the journey, not the destination." I believe it is a little bit of both.
It is my personal belief that we are being guided by an all-loving, infinite intelligence which we call our intuition. We are always co-creating and in direct communication with this source energy. We simply forget to get quiet and listen.
I trust our journey unfolds before us as we freely choose our next steps but that we are also intended to reach an ultimate, predetermined destination.
I surmise that life is full of magic and the signs and synchronicities we receive let us know we are on the path.
I think we come to this earth to learn specific life lessons for our soul's greatest expansion.
I feel our intuition acts as the reminder to stay on the path towards our journey's end. Any time we veer off the path because of our own free will and choose not to listen, we sense the ping of reminders to get back. Think of GPS: there are many routes to get to a final destination and it's up to us to choose which one we take. If we make a wrong turn, we are given instructions on how to get back to our route most efficiently. We could make left turns all day, prolong our timeline with surface streets, but if we honor that inner guidance system, we hop onto the freeway swiftly moving us toward our landing place.
I used to have the exact opposite perspectives only a few years ago. I used to believe that life was random & chaos and there was no higher power. I lived my life never listening to my intuition and always feeling alone. After a longterm relationship ended, I hit a rock bottom which led me to discover my own spirituality. I was guided to people, places, and experiences that fundamentally changed who I was into who I was meant to become. I began listening to my intuition, having conversations with G.O.D. and trusting my self. I went from seeing life through a negative and cynical lens to a lens of love and abundance.
As I shed old layers of self and return to my truest nature, love, I become more free. I'm learning to trust enough to let go of any worry about my future because I am taking the small, knowing, actionable steps today in order to move me toward where I am needed. I see all of my mistakes, failures, even embarrassing moments (trust- I have MANY!!!) as beautiful learning experiences that can only serve me. I can forgive myself more easily, laugh more fully, cry more deeply. I feel everything, welcome it all, and embrace the idea that I am exactly where I need to be, right here and now.
Life is a gift. Every moment is meant to be savored and the ones full of challenge meant to teach us something profound. I may never know what my final destination is but I can say with certainty that I am so grateful to be on this wild and precious journey called life.
"Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean--
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down --
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?"
- Mary Oliver, The Summer Day