Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Road Less Traveled and Often Unmarked

When I launched out on a prolonged study of various religions in the early nineties, as I was exiting conservative Christianity, I determined that since at the core of all established religions is the same message--Love of the Divine, of others, and of the self--any was as good as the others, and as long as you hold to the core of all, none was as good as any. That conclusion has stood me in good stead. I learn from the many paths, but listen to Spirit and follow my nose to forge my own path. Which explains a lot about me actually. It's why I don't always know why exactly I'm doing something until I do it. I'm not only following my bliss; I'm following my guidance, which may not feel so blissful in the moment, but is always leading me to the next thing, the next lesson, the next connection. As long as I go there with a thankful heart and PAY ATTENTION to what's going on around me, I'll make that connection, learn that lesson, and move on to the next thing after that.