The water effortlessly flows downstream regardless of rocks in its path.
The water doesn’t stop and yell at the rock to get out of its way. The water doesn’t complain that a rock is there.
Water takes the path of least resistance and keeps it moving.
There’s no problem with a rock being in its path. It actually creates beautiful, peaceful, healing sounds when the water meets the rocks. Their meeting creates art.
I’m realizing now that the water’s effortless flow downstream — its path of least resistance — is led by the living spirit of the water and the living spirit in all things.
*Aho is a word of confirmation in the Native American culture. It’s similar to the African-American saying, ‘Word!’
In looking at the concepts of Destiny vs. Free Will, I’ve discovered I’m limiting myself by choosing to subscribe to destiny or free will.
There’s fulfillment in recognizing and honoring destiny and free will. Both exist simultaneously.
A friend of mine recently did my natal astrology chart. She was able to break down, with uncanny accuracy, major events that have happened in my life. That’s not possible if there’s only free will.
My natal astrology chart was set in motion before I made any choices as Simone. There were certain events that were set in motion for me to experience, regardless of my personal choices and free will. That’s destiny.
The concept of destiny used to make me feel powerless. It made me feel that I was a victim of God’s* plan. However, I’m finding:
God’s* plan has been set up for me to feel good, feel fulfilled, feel joy and feel blissful in moving towards and fulfilling my destiny.
So, whatever makes me feel good** is in service to me fulfilling my destiny.
Free will comes into play as to whether I’m choosing to feel good, or not. Am I choosing to focus on what I love and what makes me happy or not? When I focus on what I love, I get more of it. When I don’t focus on what I love, I get more of that. It’s been that simple.
More and more, I’ve been easily and naturally creating a life I love.
It seems there is a predetermined destiny. And, within that destiny, I have the free will to follow my joy and feel good fulfilling my destiny, or not.
Within the free will to follow my joy and feel good or not, I can believe, not believe, think or not think whatever I choose. That’s freedom. I’m free!
* I recognize there is no separation between myself and what I call ‘God’
** I acknowledge that my feeling good is done in integrity and is not a result of bringing someone unnecessary harm
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Recently, an open letter to Oprah Winfrey asked her to stop promoting ‘The Secret‘ because it espouses blind positive thinking. Actually, positive thinking is not what Oprah nor ‘The Secret‘ claim or espouse.
I specifically remember watching the show where Oprah interviewed participants from ‘The Secret’ documentary. One of the participants said, ‘This is not about positive thinking’. And Oprah said, ‘Yes, that’s right. This is not about positive thinking because that doesn’t work.’ In my experience, they’re right. Positive thinking is like trying to clean a sewer with a few drops of bleach.
‘The Secret’ isn’t about positive thinking, it’s about feeling good. Law of Attraction is the engine that brings the life I want. Feeling good is the fuel.
Feeling joy and laughing is a powerful cleansing solution to clean up the sewer of negative beliefs and negative feeling patterns that I have about myself, other people and certain situations. The more I feel good, the easier it is to see the things that don’t make me feel good. Then, the easier it becomes to discover the negative beliefs I’ve never noticed before.
In seeing those negative beliefs, there’s choice. There’s the choice to continue to believe what I’ve been believing that makes me feel bad. Or, I can feel the ‘bad’ feeling fully, which inevitably makes me feel better. Or, I can choose to believe something else that feels better. If I feel better and feel good, that’s a sign I’m in alignment with Source energy.
Alignment with Source energy is the key to living the life I long for.
Source is divinely intelligent, unlimited love, conscious of itself. It knows what I want and why. Source informs me by how I’m feeling. The more I continue to align myself with it, the quicker the life I want will manifest.
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