A couple of weeks ago when we were in
, I found myself poorly navigating the long hallways in our hotel. I was really tired and had to find my way back to our room after visiting my mom’s room on a different floor. I was sure there was a stairwell that I could use to get to our room more directly, but when I got to the spot that should have had this stairwell, it wasn’t there. Baltimore
So down the long hallway I trudged trying not to be frustrated by this mistake but wondering why I needed to walk these extra steps after such a long day. Emphatic words from a conversation that I had earlier in the day suddenly went through my head “I walk in expectation of receiving guidance.” I quickly turned the corner after descending the stairs that were at the end of the hall, and look down to find a shiny nickel. Heads up.
The words on the coin reinforced the words in my head and what was physically manifesting before my eyes.
I knew from this brief and seemingly insignificant experience that not only will I always receive guidance; I will sometimes walk down long hallways for no apparent reason at all in order to receive it. Sometimes the path I think I am on will suddenly not work out at all. I will sometimes find myself on a much longer journey than I initially thought I was on. And the destination that I think I am walking towards will shift into something entirely different. That is the dance of life…it’s the golden brick road. And I am reminded that it is not the destination at all that I am seeking…it is the peace that comes when I surrender and accept that life is this journey.
I had more to say about dancing with expectation over at threading light earlier this week.
I’ve definitely been walking down some long hallways lately and not had much time to find my way back here. Not sure if this will shift in the future, but I am grateful for all of you that continue to stay tuned in.
love, blessings, and gratitude to every one of you~