“In many ways, not knowing what the future has in store brings out in us the qualities we need to grow. For example, it would have been difficult to commit yourself to certain people or projects if you knew they wouldn’t ultimately work out. Yet, it was through your commitment to see them through that you experienced the lessons you needed to grow. Looking back on your life, you would likely be hard pressed to say that anything in your past should not have happened. In fact, your most challenging experiences with their inevitable lessons may have ultimately brought you the greatest rewards. Not knowing the future keeps us just where we need to be—fully committed and in the present moment.”
~ Madisyn Taylor ~
Ever wondered why you aren’t shown the truth about the purpose or final result of any given experience on your spiritual journey?
Someone comes into your life and you want to know with certainty they are “the one” and how it will all work out, for example. Or you want clarity on why tragedy strikes, or why you suffered disappointment or loss in some way, or why all that seemed so certain completely unravels leaving you confounded, confused and — worse still — vulnerable.
We crave a sense of control — even if it’s false — to feel like we are on sure footing with a clear plan and path from point A to point B. But our plans, grounded in our human-ness, never include all the information. They can’t. Yes, we have free will but we are a creation, created based on a “higher”, divinely inspired plan. So the point of it all, perhaps, is to constantly (re)align our will with the Divine. We do so in the present moment, the “NOW”. Continue reading →
“Every time you appreciate something; every time you praise something; every time you feel good about something, you are telling the Universe: “MORE OF THIS, PLEASE!” You need never make another verbal statement of this intent and, if you are mostly in a state of appreciation, all good things will flow to you.”
“The love you pray for is trying to reach you at every moment. Your longing, your deep fantasies about being loved are mere shadows of the melting sweetness that makes spirit want to love you.” ~ Deepak Chopra
Deepak’s quote conjures up such vivid imagery for me. For some reason I envision love as he describes it as a winding, clinging vine reaching up and out in search of a sturdy foundation with which to connect.
His words remind me that I am the love that I seek and, because love is a divine exchange, in that same moment the love I reflect into the world is constantly being reflected back to me.
Affirm: I am both the transmitter and receiver of Divine love.
Do not concern yourself with how love manifests or try to control it. Be love. Give love. Embody love. Expect love. Reach for love. Rest in the blessed assurance that the love you seek is reaching for you in each moment, waiting for the shadow of doubt to yield to the light.