How comfortable are we on a truly ‘unmarked path’??
If we were to find ourselves in a new experience without any directions or pre-orchestrated guidance…would we still feel SAFE and provided for??
For many of us free-spirited creative beings…..a rebellious nature has often directed us towards the less structured and loosely enforced parameters of experience. But still…can we even imagine what an outwardly unmarked path is!?!?
In dream after dream last night…I was reminded that there are a million and one voices around us each day…all directing our attention towards their chosen point of believing, seeing, and being each day. All of those voices subconsciously saying “do this. don’t do that.”
But…it suddenly dawned on me in the cacophony of passionate voices…that none of these voices are authentic to their inner undefined nature either. They all formed their current point of view upon the other ideal ways of being that had been placed upon them.
In the hazy clarity of a trance-like dream state…I could genuinely see that we are a society of pre-conceived notions and truths.
We have all been taught that it’s best to color inside the lines, to stay on the marked path, to prepare for all contingencies (that haven’t created themselves yet), to work hard for all we wish to have, to provide for our families, to honor sunday as a day for family and faith (as well as placing a capital S on sunday), to not have ice cream for breakfast and countless other indoctrinated idiosyncrasies!!
In almost all moments…..we have some set of previously established guidelines in place…directing our beliefs, choices, and reactions each day.
How often do we truly accept the opportunity to disempower the previously established guidelines in order to utilize our inner voice as a path of guidance and truth!?!?
That’s why so many of us are learning to honor our unique voices, to explore the unknown, and to imagine new ways of being. We are the brave ones beginning to honor all paths and choices as perfect and purposeful!!! We are the compassionate ones beginning to listen to our hearts above all other outward guidance!!! And we are the wise ones beginning to celebrate the beauty of every unique being!!!
Can we genuinely learn to hear those million and one voices around us….without believing that they have any inherent impact upon us??
Can we confidently know that all potentiality is held in every brief moment….and only ‘we’ can discern that which is perfect and just for us!?!?
Let go of searching outwardly for safe passage, direction, and guidance!!
All you require….already exists within.
Your Spirit is your compass and your neon sign.
Honor your inner voice….and you will always be home.
© Alania Starhawk 2016