Finding Ourselves at a Crossroads

Welcome, Spiritual Warrior, to another edition of The Source in which we explore what happens when we find ourselves at a crossroads.

It never fails. Life tosses you a curveball; throws off your mojo; lays difficult decisions at your feet.  And, we find ourselves at a crossroads feeling confused and overwhelmed about what we really want.

We don’t acknowledge that so much of what we want is already inside. All we have to do is awaken what already rests within. For the process to work, we need to come from a place of stillness and silence – which allows us to be less conditioned in our assessments, and less knee-jerk in our reactions. If we can come from this space – with greater regularity & consistency – we will make decisions LESS out of fear and desperation.

We all have experienced making a choice out of fear, poverty consciousness, desperation, or constricted less-than thinking. Rarely is the outcome what we envisioned. In fact, most likely, you will feel even more confused or overwhelmed because after the dust settles, you will not have what you really, really want.

In moments like that, we need to breathe deeply and remember the words of Lao Tzu: “Do you have the patience to wait
 until your mud settles and the water is clear? 
Can you remain unmoving
 until the right action arises by itself?”

If that feels right to you, then here are seven steps to help you gain clarity and make more conscious choices:

1. Meditate. Spend at least ten minutes slowing down, breathing, and relaxing your bodymind.
2. Let go of anyone else’s opinion of your choice, vision, or decision.
3. Close your eyes & place your hand on your heart as you walk yourself through each realm and envision choosing one.
4. Project yourself into the future & ask, “How does it feel now that I have made this choice?”
5. Listen to your heart. Listen to your body. Listen to the whispers of your soul.
6. Trust in the divine plan of the universe.
7. Feel yourself merge into the choice.

This conscious choice-making process can be activated in any moment – and is ALWAYS worth taking the time to first slow down and pattern interrupt from your relentless swirl of thoughts, mental activities, chatter, and confusion. So this week, let’s make a commitment to get clear on our vision – and stay focused on it … keep leaning into it … letting go what doesn’t serve us and allowing in what will nourish us.

In the meantime, I’ll see you in the GAP.  peace. -d

8 thoughts on “Finding Ourselves at a Crossroads”

  1. That helps. I’m in a quandary now whether to stand my ground or get out fast because there could be danger here. I’ve been doing my one-woman woman’s march from home since I couldn’t get to Washington DC. There are some real bullies in this neighborhood, even one neighbor who I thought was kind lied to my face and tried to gaslight me. Yet the house I’m in is perfect for me and all of my pets. They, of course, knew I loved animals so that is the button they pushed to strike fear into my heart, threatening the TNR cats and acting as if I don’t have a right to have 5 indoor cats, 1 indoor/outdoor and a dog. It’s a small house, but has a space enough for all of us. I have always tried to keep to myself and not interact much, but when Trump won, I began my protest. I hate to be pushed out, but I don’t want to risk my pets’ lives or my own. Low on funds as well, so that has to be a consideration. Fixed income, basically, with ability to earn some via production, but when I’m upset and uneasy, it’s hard to sit still and do that. I’ve been meditating and that helps. I don’t know if this will blow over or if this is just the quiet before the storm.

  2. Thank you davidji! I have been in this research explore state since teacher training and reminding myself to be patient every day. I have been working with Patty ever since I met her in Carlsbad and working on each realm and how I would like to envision them. Right now I’m looking at my own spirituality as I realize I have blocked it for most of my life based on old stories that were never mine to take on. Thank you for these seven steps … I am learning to pay attention to my heart. Meditation has helped me be more present and is so helpful when helping critters and their caretakers! Peace and love!

  3. Thank you Davidji, you’ve helped me every day with your charming kind way, your wisdom. I’ve been following your teachings every day for a few months after discovering you while building my Wanderlust schedule for Whistler this summer. Your videos and meditations have come to me just in time..during the most challenging transitional period of my life..
    Thanks so much!

  4. Love this. It’s coming into my life at the right time…at a crossroads. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  5. Perfect timing! Exactly what I needed to hear at this crossroad. I’ve been spinning in circles of indecision. Now sitting still, breathing, finding comfort and focus with clarity. Thank-you!

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