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Do You Enjoy Being “In The Dark”? July 3, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.
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I prefer to remain “in the dark” most of the time, following the impulses of Spirit and intuition on a day-to-day basis rather than referring to a “road map.” 

When we have our eyes focused “on the prize” (i.e., our intended destination), it’s easy to get side-tracked and forget to keep our eyes, ears, and heart open wide enough to enjoy the journey.

For example, if I knew that I was “supposed” to write a book this year, I might start writing the “wrong” book in an effort to make the “prediction” come true.

While spinning my wheels writing the “wrong book,” I might miss out on an opportunity that would have been more advantageous.

Instead of knowing what I “should” be doing by looking at a “map” . . . I keep asking myself, “What do you WANT to do right now?”

Spirit communicates with me easily enough (if I remain mindful) . . . directing my attention where it needs to be when it needs to be there.

And often I’m both surprised and delighted at what appears on the horizon, when I least expect it.

Synchronicity and mystery add some fascinating twists and turns to life. 

Buckle your seatbelts.  Sit back.  Enjoy the ride.   

No rules.  Just write!

What about you? 

If you could have the rest of your life mapped out for you, would you take the map?  Or would you rather remain “in the dark” as the path unfolds before you?