There has been one area that I’ve struggled and questioned over the years which seem to be opposing one another. Depending on which camp you come from or believe. One school of thought (mind driven) will tell you ‘if you don’t know where you’re going you’ll end up there’ and adamant about goal setting, self purpose and self direction.
The other is the way of the spirit, which if you are familiar with, will tell you to relax, get out of the way, allow yourself to be guided and that everything happens for our greater good. Since we have no earthly way of knowing what that greater good truly embodies, we need to become receptive and to calm the mind which has a million questions.
Silver Birch teaches that when we begin to feel anxious we set up a vibration around us where by the spirit world cannot reach us. If we stay calm, they can guide us, a book will fall off the shelf, we will turn on the radio just in time to hear something we’ve been asking about, we are more aware and alert to our signs. This is the manner which I have been becoming more adept at, its a sort of living more intuitively.
During times when Ive travelled with only a mud-map, I have become in tune with such guidance. The challenge is in day to day life, in a world which is screaming at us for our attention, what will we give our time to? How will we stay in a state of calm? What do we do daily to achieve this? Is there a way to combine both of these factors, to use goal setting without feeling like we have failed if we don’t reach it? Curious to hear your feedback.