I read those words yesterday and when I did, I let out a huge sigh of relief – that is just what I needed to hear (okay, read). For as much as I know in my heart that where I am in life is just where I need to be, I have moments of mild panic (okay, sometimes sheer paranoia) that I am missing out on something. Something others have that I don’t. Sometimes I have waves of worry that make me think I’m going to miss out on something and I need to go get it before someone else does. That’s my shadow, I suppose…coming out in an ugly way.
Those who know me know that person I was with when I started this site and I are no longer together. I’m single now and I’m not looking. Well, not in any sort of active way. I have my soul mate list and I put it out to the Universe that when I’m ready she will come. But I’m not looking looking and sometimes, I feel like I’m missing out by not looking online like so many people are doing. A good friend of mine said to me, “Lindsay, it is not a race.” I know that in my heart but I appreciate her saying it out loud – it’s what I needed to hear. My mind and soul and intuition are telling me that looking for love on an online dating site would turn out to be fruitless, forced and frustrating for me – that my future partner is someone I will be meeting organically.
Affairs of the heart aren’t the only area in which this feeling rears its ugly head for me – it often happens when I see someone who is self-employed and doing what they love while I’m still trying to figure out how exactly I can do that and work on my intuitive skills and energy healing – all while sitting in a cubicle in a stuffy office. My ego gets a pang of jealousy but I know that in divine timing, I’ll have it too and the ugly green monster doesn’t serve anyone (least of all me). Just because someone else has it now doesn’t mean I won’t in the (very near) future. Intuition tells me that with both of these issues, it is only a matter of time, patience and due diligence.
I’ve spent enough time ignoring my intuition and then living to regret ignoring it to know that this time, I should listen. And I will. Because any time I listen to my intuition, I am always rewarded and reminded that it is the guiding force in my life that should never be ignored. Every time I have decided that I “know better” than my intuition I have regretted it. 99.9% of the time when I follow my intuition things usually turn out even better than I could have ever imagined.
I know I’m not the only one with this issue of worrying about missing out. We sometimes look at people with money and wonder why it’s not us who are the wealthy ones. Or we look at someone who has an unbelievably hard body and wonder why we can’t seem to get rid of our love handles, no matter how hard we try. We may look at our neighbor’s home and longingly wish ours was as big as theirs. The list goes on and on and on about what we may feel we’re missing.
Hear this: what is for you won’t go past you. It’s the simple truth. The universe brings to us that which is ours. Of course it’s not just handed to us (well, most of the time anyway) and you do need to work for what you want. Ask for what you want and you shall receive. But don’t spend your life envying what others have or feeling like you’re missing something or you’re going to miss an opportunity. The fact is that if it is meant for you, it will come to you. You can make it happen, but certainly not by envying and fretting. I will be reminding myself daily that what is meant for me will come to me in divine timing. And until then, I will remain grateful for all I do have in my life and choose to be okay with where I am and what I have now.
- Intuition: How Your Essence Speaks to Your Mind (beliefnet.com)
- Listening To Your Inner Voice (psychologytoday.com)
- Awakening Intuition (sidhere.com)