If you knew you would find gold, guaranteed, every time you dug for it, would you do it on a regular basis? What if that gold is just waiting for you to open your eyes and see it. And there is no fluctuating market controlling the value of this nugget, it is always priceless.
Question for homework in preparation for Chakra 4 weekend coming up at the Rhys Thomas Institute of Energy Medicine www.rhysthomasinstitute.com What have the signposts in your life been? This is from the reading of Michael Newton’s Journey of Souls. An incredible book and it is high on my list of recommended reading. Quickly, this book is about having a conversation with your Soul in between the lives it has lived and the one you are living with it right now. Less simply put, it is about your life purpose.
I am very familiar with some of my signposts. There was the dream I had for years and years about a place I could not recognize until one day shortly after dawn in January a few years back I came out of the mountains as a fog lifted and at the next curve on the highway there was the town. Every building was exactly as that dream placed them beginning 20 years earlier. This was a signpost and represented many things. First, of course, there was no question about the place I was heading to that day. What I was embarking on was exactly right. This sign was huge, I mean a whole town! In a different state! Like any turn you take on the road it changed the direction of my life. It placed me on the path I was supposed to get on. That signpost really read, “Yes, there is something bigger going on than just living until we die.” It wasn’t just about the place I was going to or the people there but it was also about this dream I had repeatendly for years. How could I dream about a place I had never been to that was coming down the road literally years later?
That signpost took years to come about. I wasn’t supposed to leave my house the first night I dreamt of it and travel until I found that spot on the highway. I was supposed to keep on living but having that dream made me wonder and ask questions and to seek answers. The dream itself was a signpost.
Signposts or messages often come in the form of the people we meet. The person who wasn’t in your life until two years ago but now you can’t imagine how it would be if you never knew them. But the key here is not just that you like this person, enjoy them, have fun; it is about how you are growing and changing and moving forward because of them. They are a signpost.
It is not always good, or at least it does not always turn out well (at first). Sometimes that person is a big thorn in your side. But look beyond the person or event that is a game changer for you. See what the message is. What lesson did you learn that helps paint the picture of your life purpose?
I met a person once who by all accounts is great. Friendly, kind and someone I loved to be around. Then suddenly it wasn’t the same anymore. I had to look past the loss and even beyond the “why didn’t I see that coming?” question we often ask ourselves. I looked instead at what I learned in the relationship, what my great experiences were and where I was. Instead of lamenting for long the loss, or staying for long in a place filled with angst and blame I stood up, looked around and looked within and kept moving. That person was a signpost. Someone I was going to meet in this life and regardless of how it went down or looked or even felt like, I was going to learn something that is part of what I am here for.
Oftentimes these people come in and out in less than five minutes. Typically they are in the line at the grocery store or they are the clerk behind the register. The story you read in the news or while a co-worker is telling everyone about an event they know of you drift off and find yourself feeling a huge “ah-ha” somewhere in your body. Maybe you run to the phone and tell someone you love them or you make a decision in that moment to stop a certain behavior and from there your life feels different. You just uncovered a signpost. And maybe because they found an important signpost or two in their lives pay particular attention to the elders you come across in your life. In a brief moment with any one of them you will find a rock and see gold in it.
You can look back in your life and see a signpost you missed. Well you didn’t really miss it if you are seeing it now. Remember the dream that took 20 years for me to place. But if you look back and find people or events that make a difference now, that teach you something about your self or your life you have discovered gold again. The lesson may well feel completely different then when you were younger and this is called growing and learning and living. And like my dream, I was meant to figure it out 20 years later. That is when it would mean the most.
What is a signpost really? They are the people, places, events that you were meant to experience in your life and they were meant to help you in whatever way they do to learn and grow. They have another purpose too. I call it the primary purpose because when you get that signposts are part of what your Soul chose for this Life to help in the purpose of it being here then you see the connection you have to your Soul. You discover that there is something going on here besides people living on Earth. Signposts are the magic of the universe, the gold nuggets that our Souls sent on ahead to help us in this life journey. (You might want to read Journey of Souls now.)
What are the signposts in your life? Remember, we oftentimes bump into them and still don’t recognize them. And sometimes we have to shovel the crap (snow) away to get a good look at them. But they are always there. Everyone has them, more than one, in fact lots. You just have to stop for a moment to see, and then move forward knowing there will be more.
Next time….. When you are a signpost for someone else!