I had an epiphany when I was journaling this morning.
I have been following inspiration all along!
Not just this past year, or since 2008 when I began listening more closely to my heart.
No. I have actually been following inspiration for my entire life.
I realized that following inspiration doesn’t mean you’re always on cloud nine, or that everything is going the way you want. Life has its ups and downs, even when you’re following your heart. That’s what makes things interesting. As they say, without the bad we wouldn’t appreciate the good. It’s ALL part of our journey.
I’m clear now that I was measuring by the outcomes and experiences in my life, and my judgment of them.
If things turned out well, or I felt at peace, then I must have been following inspiration.
Conversely, when things turned out badly (or at least looked or felt that way to me in the moment) my judgment was that I had gotten caught up—that I was not following my heart but instead was allowing myself to be influenced by others, or even my own head.
As I share in my book, Breaking the Spell: The Truth about Money, Success, and the Pursuit of Happiness, I spent seven years and over $200,000 chasing success. I had labeled this a mistake, a misstep, actions driven by my head and influences around me, and not my heart.
This morning I discovered an entirely new vantage point.
I was indeed following inspiration through it all. EVERY SINGLE STEP.
I had to go down that path… I had to lose that money… I had to lose myself (or at least feel as though I had)…
I had to experience it all in order to fulfill my purpose.
It was training, if you will.
Preparation for the mission I’m on now. My book, my publishing company, the new direction of my business, my message, my platform, my LIFE!
Every person I’ve met, every experience I’ve had was a necessary part of bringing me to where I am today and the message I know I’m here to share. My heart and soul knew that all along.
Without the pain and loss and frustration and anger, there would be no message… no book. And I know in my heart my book is a big part of what I’m here to share. There are people around the world who need to hear its message. Who will be awakened by it. Who will be consoled by it. Who will grow because of it. Of that I have no doubt!
All along I have been judging by the outcomes and this morning I realized all of it really is perfect.
This is not just acceptance. It truly is an epiphany. I have grasped a new level of understanding of the concept that everything that happens is perfect. I think before I wanted to believe that, and on some level I did, but now I get it in the core of my being… in my soul!
I am even clear that this epiphany couldn’t be revealed to me until after I finished writing my book. Timing is everything!
Wow, what a way to start the day… and the rest of my life.
I look forward with great anticipation to where the journey is taking me, and the people I will be meeting and touching along the way.