Insurance for the Journey
by Leslie Sann
Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead. ~ Louisa May Alcott
We are sometimes afraid to ask for what we want for a number of reasons. Perhaps we are afraid that once we get it we may no longer want it. Or maybe life will be so changed that we might lose touch with those we love. Or we imagine some other form of harm may come to someone.
This makes sense to me. When we move out of the “Zone of the Known” the mind gets agitated. “Eek, oh no!” it exclaims. “What if — bad things happen? I may as well stay put and deal with life as I know it. I’ll just make do with what I have. It’s not so bad, right? Right.”
Yet we are creative beings. We are human becomings designed to grow, learn and evolve. It is no fun to stay at home, in bed with the covers pulled up over our heads. I personally prefer to risk going for what I want. Might this also be true for you?
Here is a tool to help you escape from the familiar into action towards what you want to create in your life. I suggest you add the phrase This or Something Greater for the Highest Good of All Concerned to all your intentions, dreams and goals.
I see this as an insurance clause. This way I will not receive anything that is not in alignment with my highest purpose. Nor will I create anything that contributes to the detriment of anyone else. If anything, my request is about expanding goodness for me and for others.
An example, if you are visualizing getting a promotion on your job, don’t picture the person above you being fired, but rather imagine him or her moving on to other, better opportunities, or to a more fulfilling job, so that it works out for the good of all. You don’t need to understand or figure out how that will happen, or attempt to decide what is the best way it could work out; simply assume that it is working out for the best, and let whatever it is that keeps the Earth spinning on her axis take care of the details.
It is important to realize, we often don’t know what is for the highest good of all concerned. Our human consciousness is very limited in comparison with that of “Spirit” or “God” or the “Universal Intelligence” or the “Magnificent Mystery”. (Fill in whatever word works for you that describes this greater consciousness).
I may imagine that it is really a good idea that such and such will happen. I set my sights on that goal, with the intention that I want it only if it serves the greatest good. Now I find myself thwarted. Ummm, what’s this about? Later I discover that what has occurred instead is an experience far more wonderful than anything my little pea brain could have imagined left to its own devices.
I have experienced this over and over in my life. I have come to know the Universe as beneficent. If I don’t get what I think I want, there probably is a gift, a blessing, much greater on its way — even if that gift is not having what I thought I wanted in order for me to learn to cherish what I have. Just as often I have received more than I knew to ask for.
That’s why I encourage you to go for your dream. Your dream may be to climb a mountain and so you set out on your journey, only to discover once you have climbed that mountain, vistas have opened to you that you could not see before. If you hadn’t climbed that mountain you would never had known what else was possible.
You thought that mountain was your dream, yet it turns out to be a stepping stone to something even greater. Either way, climbing the mountain is part of your journey.
Dream your dream and begin your journey. In doing so, you will discover that which serves your greatest unfoldment.
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Blessings and Peace,