Finding the Path
We aren’t always open in the way we need to be to receive the signs or guidance we are seeking and of course that is because we can’t be in the same frame of mind all the time. Our moods are tied to our emotional state and depending on what emotional state you are in it can determine whether or not you are open and able to make the connection.
I had a book that I bought quite a while before I finally read the whole thing. I had started it but for some reason just couldn’t absorb any of it, after re-reading the first chapter three times I’d realized it just wasn’t the right time for me to read it.
After at least a year had passed I was looking for something to read, something that I could connect with and that would bring me the solace and understanding I was seeking at that time. I picked this same book up again and read it cover to cover in a very short time and it contained all the answers to the questions that were currently on my mind. What I could determine from this after was that the time before when I wanted to read it but couldn’t even remotely absorb it, I hadn’t been at the point of needing the information contained in this book.
We all have different phases in our lives when information given to us is received because it resonates with where we are at that moment. If we aren’t on that conscious level then the signs or guidance can’t get in because we aren’t in alignment with them. When I had picked up that book the second time it completely fit in with what I needed, which is why when I first tried to read it that it didn’t resonate because I hadn’t yet reached that point.
Not everyone is at the same point in their life at the same time, all the time. So if you are wanting to share something that you find insightful with someone else it doesn’t mean they aren’t interested or don’t understand, it just means they either aren’t or haven’t reached a level in their life where what you find in alignment with your soul to be in alignment with theirs.
I believe in the divinity of this universe and when we are most in need of something that will calm or energize our spirit it is usually presented at the time when we are most open to acknowledging and receiving it. If you’re not receiving a sign or guidance that you are asking for then it doesn’t mean that the universe isn’t listening, it means that you’re limiting yourself by looking in only one direction.
Signs don’t always come in the form we expect them to and sometimes in order to receive them you need to expand your awareness. When a door closes, don’t just stare at it and believe that that’s it for you, turn around and keep looking for a window. There is always a path to higher consciousness, it’s completely your choice on whether you want to step onto it. Knowing how much control and power we actually have within our thoughts and imagination while on it, you can’t keep me off of it. For me it’s the path to a much healthier and contented life, a life that I don’t want to live without.
March 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm
I’m really loving your posts, Shelley! I just spoke about a very similar topic with a friend of mine this week. I love the graphic and line about not simply focusing on the one door when there may be other doors/windows that can get us there!
I think it’s also good for us to keep this info in mind when we’re wanting to help others. Sometimes we want to share a message with others (i.e., friends/relatives) that they are simply not yet in a place to receive.
(And I’ve had that same experience with a book: at 1st couldn’t read it, and later, couldn’t put it down!)
March 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Thanks so much Danielle! Your positive feedback as well as your blogs are inspiring for me and this week’s blog came to be because of the dialogue we had about my last one. Thanks for the inspiration you provide!