Stop looking for the clear cut path

Posted on Posted in From Scared to Sacred Thought, Life management

Have you ever felt like you were living a version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears?  Are looking for a moment where you can say, “Ah, this feels just right!”  I know I have found myself doing that many times in my life. I kept waiting to find the path that would lead me to ultimate happiness, health and success–that was comfortable, clear cut and had no bumps in the road.  You may laugh reading that. I do!  When we write out what our expectations of life are, they often look immature and quite silly.

When we are looking for the clear cut path, we are looking for certainty about how it is all going to work out.  There are too many twists and turns in this mystery we call life for that to be true.   Joseph Campbell said in his book:  The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work:

“You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path. You are not on your own path. If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential.”

Forest trees
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Take a deep breath and see what happens if you say to yourself: “There is no clear cut path.  It unfolds before me as I work with the Divine Source within me. I simply take the next step in the direction I am being called to walk and spirit meets me there to help me see the next step.”

How does that feel? For me, it feels  wonderful.  It’s a little like going on a grand adventure. Each of us is blazing the trail of our own experience of life.  When we surrender to that, life gets more exciting and relaxed at the same time.  Spirit is like a GPS.  If we turn left instead of right, it is going to help us get back on purpose if we listen and allow that to happen.  Part of me still wants to control and figure it all out in advance.  It doesn’t work.  It just makes me anxious and makes life more complicated.  If I work in the unfolding, life is simpler.  And simpler feels better.

Do you get caught up in thinking that someone else can show you the way? Are you walking someone else’s path?  Are you spending time trying to get on the right path rather than just taking the next step right now?

I would love to hear what you think.

4 thoughts on “Stop looking for the clear cut path

  1. Hi Carol, I can so resonate with what you are saying – we beat ourselves up when things go wrong and can end up feeling we ‘should’ have taken a different turn to a different path. You are right, when we allow ourselves to see that it is all part of an unfolding enlightenment it truly does start to make sense! Thank you for reminding me… :-)All the way from Scotland’s mists x

  2. Yes, oh, yes! Thank you for this reminder – why do I forget to just stop, listen and take the action or actions that come to us each new day and jut watch what magic enfolds! Thank you!

  3. Chris–I agree when we can let go of the right/wrong duality it is so much easier. I think we get it in hindsight the trick is to reminder it in the moment, yes? And welcome from Scotland! I’ve only been to Edinburgh and would love to explore more!

    j.m.r. I love thinking about it as letting the magic unfold.

    Thanks for stopping by both of you!

    Love and light, Carol

  4. Great reminder. I know I’m a month late, but you don’t need to worry about posting every week. As you can see, some of us have trouble keeping up with our favorite energy healers even when they only post once a month. An excellent reminder, though, Carol. Obviously, I needed it in September. 😉 I’ve got so many irons in the fire it boggles the mind, but your article helped me to remember to not worry about getting somewhere in particular right now. Just keep expanding and moving one step at a time in some direction that equals joy. :)

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