“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” -Albert Einstein
Many years ago my boyfriend, his mother, and I were driving to visit their extended family in New Jersey. We had made the trip a few times before, but I had never driven. He was feeling tired and asked me to drive. He told me the directions and I took over while he slept. After a while we came to some beautiful country side, rolling farmland and lovely vistas. Then I was driving through a state forest. To my surprise there were deer visible from the road. Some deer were even resting on the ground, calmly looking out at the cars going by. It was really beautiful. I started to realize though, that none of this seemed familiar. I woke my boyfriend up and found that we were very much off course.
He was very angry. I had followed his directions, but he had failed to tell me about an exit I should have taken. He called me stupid for not knowing that I should have taken the exit. It was not a pretty scene. We finally got back to the exit and continued on to New Jersey and his family. The drive turned into the New Jersey Interstate. New Jersey is a beautiful state, even called the Garden State, but the main turnpike is a wasteland of chemical plants, electric companies, highway rest stops, and factories. It is rather ugly and depressing.
Needless to say my boyfriend and I didn’t have the best relationship. It was not encouraging, supportive, or loving. This drive was symbolic of our life together. If I continued on his path then my life would not be beautiful. It would not be peaceful. It would not be a picture of calm and harmony. The interstate, representing my path if I continued going his way, was a scourge on the landscapre, a depressing picture of industrial waste. My path, the “lost” path,” was a beautiful and serence journey. I had discovered another way, a more beautiful and peaceful way, while he slept.
Our life often brings us messages like this. If we are open to our intuition and what it is trying to tell us then we can use instances like this to help us steer ourselves in the right direction. Just like dreams, our waking lives send us portents and symbols to lead us to the best path for us. Interpret your life just as you might interpret a dream. Especially if you have strange occurrences or feelings about a situation.
If I had continued on the road of life with him, my life would have been less than it is now. It may have been a life of ugliness and function. When I took my own path it became a life of beauty and peace. My life is so much better now that I am on my own path.
When we are on a path with a partner it can be a beautiful thing filled with love and fun. But, we must be sure that this path is one which is nourishing to us. It must be a path that fills our soul with a feeling of joy. Using our intuiton and recognizing the symbolism that we bring into our lives is an important part of living in right action. Had I dismissed this incident as simply another one of life’s pitfalls instead of looking more deeply into it I may have continued on that road for even longer than I did. That would have slowed down my growth and with it my happiness.
If something unusual happens in your life, try looking at it as a sign. See how the symbolism of it fits into your life and use it to grow. We are given many opportunites to “read” our lives and make change where it is needed. Take advantage of these signposts. Read them and learn from them. Be open to signs and symbols in your life. When we can learn from easy lessons lke this it is not as painful as forcing change. It helps us to make decisions.
If you ever feel that you must make a change and you are not sure what to do, do nothing, but look for the answers within your life. You will manifest answers using signs and symbols. Don’t worry, signs and symbols will keep appearing to you if you miss them. Be especially aware of repeated patterns.
If you feel anxious and connot wait for these signs then try the exercise in A Cottage in the Woods. This is a good way to connect with the Collective Consciousness.
Seeing and using the circumstances of your life as signs to help in your decision making is a very helpful tool. Being mindful of these symbols helps us to recognize them and use them. Take your road. Be the director of your own life. You know, deep inside, what is best for you and when you can use these signposts (that you have manifested) you can more easily live your desired life. I may have been lost for a while, but I was directed to my best life and my highest self.
Some directed affirmation:
- I clearly see the messages I send myself in the form of life events.
- I am the driver of my destiny.
- I use the signs and symbols in my life to help me make good decisions.
- I am aware of my emotions and use them as a tool to grow.
- I am living my perfect life.
Do the Cottage in the Woods exercise again. It’s worth a re-visit. Take a relaxing walk in the woods.