What I know now,
that I didn't know before:
The story writes itself.
testimonial Tuesday #23
Perhaps you want a pet. Perhaps, to you, this implies the acquisition of a dog or a cat. However... perhaps life wants you to have…a frog. It could even be a magic frog -you know, the kind that you kiss, and a prince (or a Lamborghini or the perfect career) pops out. BUT, because when you think pet, you think ‘cat or dog’, you proceed to NOT recognize that life is trying to hand you exactly what you’ve been asking for -even going to far as to place it on your doorstep and ring the doorbell- and so, instead of exploring what lies directly in front of you, you open the door, see a frog…and walk away.
Then you call pest control. Sound familiar?
The underlying message has been the foundation of my work with Rachael over the past year. Through her teachings and my willingness to absorb them, I have come to understand that one of the hardest things about receiving the gifts that we ask for, is learning to STOP EXPECTING IT to look the way you had always thought (or always hoped) that it would.
When I first started working with Rachael, I approached our work and her magical abilities as more of a psychic presence. I felt like working with her and doing a little soul searching was all that would be needed to clear any blockages that stood between me and the life I was after. It took many sessions before I really stopped to contemplate whether I wanted to continue putting precious collaborative energy into things that I had originally wanted. For example, I spent a lot of time and energy talking with Rachael about Broadway and my desires to be successful, but only after many months of working together was I able to actually hear her when she said to me -something to the likes of- “you know, you have this long list of wants, and this deep desire to be successful, but nowhere on that list do you say that you want to be a successful-Broadway performer”. Huh. Maybe I really DO want a frog.
This weekend, I got to spend some wonderful time with an old friend. Someone who I spent many years wondering if I would ever see or hear from again. But, as life has a mind of its own, we once again found ourselves at the same crossroads, and decided to walk together for a while. It was during this walk that it really hit me: The story writes itself. In fact, life writes the story for us. We are the creators of our own destiny, and simultaneously, at no point are we in complete control of anything. We have the incredible ability to manifest our hearts desire, but that same ability can blind us from seeing what is already right in front of us. The more time I spend working with Rachael, the more I feel myself allowing life to happen. The more I allow life to happen and just ride the wave (instead of trying to sandbag myself) the more I believe that our true purpose on this Earth is to become strong enough and wise enough to dance with life in the way that life wants to dance with us.
To open the door when life knocks.
To kiss the frog.
Life knocks, and we answer.
Or we don’t.
The story gets written either way.
Any frogs on your doorstep recently?
What do YOU know now,
that you didn't know before?