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Sometimes the best laid plans, the ones I was certain would be fulfilled are not to be. Sometimes things crack wide open, so light can fill the spaces and make room for something much grander than I could ever have imagined.

Friends, how often have you found this to be accurate in your life? It seems an oft proven principle to remember when life takes a left turn, when we meant to turn right. It wasn’t what we intended, but in time we find that something even better is down the road. Or an encounter with an important other happens while we are being steered off course, someone whose influence shapes and changes our lives in the future.

The possibilities are endless, and looking back we all have our stories of how this has proven true in our lives.¬†And so a sustained trust comes to mind for these left turns, that, and a pinch of curiosity for the wide open potential that lies before us. Together, these shall be our guiding light…

*image by needanewname @ Deviant Art

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Yesterday I had a session with my Enneagram therapist. I’m a 6 on the Enneagram, by the way, queen of the worst case scenarios. I asked my therapist if she had any wisdom to share regarding my recent biggest worry and concern. She told me my answers were innately within. Though it seems a 6 may often doubt their own wisdom, and seek the answers from others, they have that instinctive intelligence within. (Don’t we all?!) That’s when I asked — “you mean I already have the ruby slippers?”. “Yes, indeed,” she answered.

I found such comfort in her affirming my inner strengths. Suddenly, I needed no specific, tailor made answers after all.

I’ve also, not coincidentally, had a several week break from meditation. During this time worry and anxiety were amping up, but I told myself meditation didn’t really work anyway. Such the foolhardy tale! Yet today I just felt inspired to pick it up again, and wound up doing four Linda Hall meditations in a row on Insight Timer. Linda’s voice and meditations are like sinking deep into an island of warm snuggles, and they’re all freely offered on Insight Timer.

Afterwards, I realized sometimes the only answer is to simply “take my hand off the hot stove” (ala Abraham Hicks). If worry feeds anxiety, and I wind up in a cycle of it, then stop doing that! Meditation is what breaks the cycle.

Last night I also felt inspired to do a solar eclipse ceremony outside and burned several pieces of hand written notes detailing what I wanted to let go of (burn away) and/or transform. Who knows if it helped, but it sure didn’t hurt!

Today, I’m donning and rocking those red ruby slippers! What do you know?! They still fit! There really is no place like home — the heart home…

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Your principal responsibility in this life is to keep your own consciousness free of negativity.

When you indulge in fear and doubt you flood the arena where the Higher Power is attempting to work, thus blocking the beneficial energies seeking to enter.

~ I Ching; No. 5, Hsu

We all know this, right? It’s also been said a myriad of different ways. But this somehow gets to the heart of it. I also like how it’s without the over-used catch phrases of current new thought ideology, specifically “manifestation” and “alignment”.

It’s this simple – do I want to work in concert, in *partnership* with a Higher Power, or against it?

It is sometimes harder said than done, so we can also ask for the Higher Power’s help in keeping the mind free of fear and doubt. These days I’ve been praying to Archangel Michael. If I find myself feeling any fear, or I am about to enter a situation that brings up vulnerability, I begin by praying for Archangel Michael’s assistance.

We’re not alone and isolated here, I believe there are forces working on our behalf. Why not actively seek to engage those forces?

(Image taken along coastal Hwy. 101 in Oregon. If memory serves correct, the words on the image were spoken by Dr. Joe Dispenza at one of his workshops.)

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Infinitely wise intelligence has supplied all that I need today, and then some:

The birds chirped their good cheer.

The wind sang of the invisible made visible, as it caressed my skin.

The brook babbled on and on with its tales of an endless sea.

Sunbeams seared their Grace into the very heart of the world.

Spirit took its place in all its forms.

I took my place among them.

Love, infinite and eternal, made manifest in all.

(words and image by Bethie)

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