I have been dreaming of herbs lately. Angelica, fennel, and mullein have appeared in name and shape. It seems that they want to be seen and heard by me, to guide me, to help me toward optimal health. I would love to plant them this spring! Which herbs have been your guiding spirits?
We are constantly co-creating with the universe. Before we are born, we agree with the universe on what our purpose in life will be but we forget it when we are born so that our life has that crucial component of free will. The universe helps us remember our purpose by guiding us using signs and synchronicity. The trick is to listen to the universe by living consciously.
Interestingly, we are often resistant to our purpose and we don’t live consciously enough to notice the guidance. The universe reminds us in the form of unsettling events such as an illness or a heartbreak. Yes, we can be so oblivious to how we are treating ourselves that life itself has to reflect back to us the damage we are putting ourselves through. In these situations, it feels like there are higher forces looking out for our well-being – we are gently guided along until a time comes for the universe to give us a harder push.
It is not that the universe judges our actions as negative and does things to punish us, it is loving and compassionate in its essence. It merely pinches us so that we can wake up and realize what we are doing. This pinch is perhaps the best thing that can happen to us because we are often too slow in learning our lessons. The aversion to pain we associate with these experiences aids us in our expansion so we can remember our life’s purpose.
To love the uniqueness of oneself and to express it wholeheartedly and with joy is such a divine vision to behold. We write our own unique life stories; no one is preventing us from doing anything, it is only our desire to feel accepted and safe that makes us stop in our tracks when we just want to expand past the speed of light. We have to break our limiting beliefs in order to reveal what lies beneath the hard shell.
We don’t have to proscribe to any specific beliefs…we can be guided by our inner intuition of what is right for us, what is our truth, what makes us passionate about living. This way, we can be a unique individual contributing to the beauty of the universe in our own special way. Listening to the judgments of others or trying to fit in could be comforting in the short run but in the long run, can contribute to illness and other crises if we aren’t living in our authenticity. The world is also robbed of somebody who could change it for the better.