As we move through life there are things that,although at one time
or other made sense to us and played an important role in how we functioned, later on just make no sense to us. Things that we used to believe in that with time, experience and our own evolution or soul growth, become moot.
An Unchangeable Future. One path only. Now that I look back on it I have to laugh at myself. But at one time I used to believe that we all had only one path to follow in this lifetime. It would lead us to the big fantastic future that we had set out for ourselves before coming onto this planet. Any veering off of that and we would be wasting our life. If I came across someone who could see my future ( myself included), I would hang onto that vision believing that specific future was it. The big banana.
Fast forward 15 years later, after more living and more soul nurturing/growth, I now understand that this belief was not only limiting but makes no sense. We are Ulitmate Creators on this planet. One of our main purposes, no matter who we are, is to Create. (And serve, but that is another topic for another post…). And our future is part of the creative role.
If our future was already set and we only had one path to follow, what is the point of being on this planet then? How do we evolve and grow if our choices do not make any difference?
Every single moment of every day we have a choice. And those choices are what shape our future. I now understand that our future is constantly changing. Every second. Every day. What one person might see for me or what I see for myself can completely disintegrate in a matter of seconds based on a choice that I make at that moment.
This epiphany was a truly liberating moment for me. It took the power of my future out of someone else’s (or another being’s) hands and put it smack back into my own. I was in back in charge. I am the only one responsible for what future I decide to create for myself.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
I look at the future now as one of the books I used to read as an adolescent, the ones that had multiple endings depending on what choice the character made at that moment in time. We have multiple futures out there hanging in the ether, and the important thing is not the future itself but the journey that shapes the decisions we make.
So my focus is now changed. Each day is a new adventure. Each day I live in the present moment, making conscious decisions based on who I am and what is best for me at that given point in time. There is a new excitement now about the future because I know that I am creating every part of it.
And that is a beautiful way to move through life.