This morning I awoke, a bit tired from my seminary experience last week. The change in environment resulting in a sore throat, an extensive travel day Sunday coupled with an important invitation to participate in my husband’s 8th grade class appreciation dinner left me needing some time to rest and rejuvenate. Without question, everyone can relate to this. But I was still faced with a major decision that had a fast approaching deadline.

As I’ve mentioned before, I believe the universe is responsive. By this, I mean we have to take action to engage in the exchange. This is the very essence of free will. We can choose to be happy or unhappy likewise we can choose change or we can do nothing. It is entirely up to us. Often, we make a choice and proceed down a pathway even though we have a sense of uncertainty about the pathway we have selected. The universe then, in kind, offers opportunities to take business loop around the situation, the toll-road straight through it or the scenic route which often leads to a ton of additional folks in the road. The important part is It is all up to us.

This reality unveiled itself in my personal life this past week. While away at seminary, I received contact from my previous employer asking if I would be interested in a temporary contract assignment. I felt it prudent to examine the possibility and so I arranged for a brief conversation. The projects I was asked to assist with certainly fell within my range of expertise. Shortly after this conversation, I wrote an email requesting more clarification.

The response, while attractive to my immediate needs, was after further examination rather lack luster. But I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I spoke to a handful of friends in inner circle and still didn’t have the clarify I sought. So this morning, after a bit of rest, I spent time in meditation. The monkey mind of the situation had set in as I attempted to concentrate, but fortunately I fairly quickly was able to focus and plug into Spirit.

Directly following my meditation, I realized this opportunity, while in ways was attractive to my logical mind, it was a literal folk in the road. I had to decide where my priorities lie and how invested I was in my current path. I could accept this offer, but what would the opportunity costs be? Could I maintain the level of focus and investment in the build of Spirit Empowerment? Absolutely not. This opportunity would require extraordinary effort and had the potential of derailing my focus and commitment to my own dream. As you’ve heard clearly from me before, my life’s journey is underscored by authenticity, self-expression and truth. So in many ways accepting this offer would be the scenic route at best. It also had probability of yet another derailment into the business loop, sucking me back into corporate leaving my current dream in a trail of dust only visible to through the review mirror.

After further contemplation and review of the details of the contract position, I respectfully declined.

As you branch out into your own passions, remember to be true to yourself. Perhaps you are at this crossroads now. Think of your situation in terms of response to the universe. What do you want your energetic signature to be? For me, it was an affirmation of my current pathway from a position of authenticity and empowerment. This congruence action will be met by the universe in the outpouring of abundance in ways I can’t even begin to imagine. And so it is. Namaste.

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