Cultivating belief in the connection of dots and giving thanks
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path; and that will make all the difference.”
Following your heart many times goes against the “rational” thinking we learn as we grow up in our society. But following your heart is exactly how you create the dots that will one day emerge, retrospectively, into the pattern of your soul’s journey on this Earth. What appear to be disconnected events or choices when viewed in the present moment, somehow evolve into a cohesive design that has clearly been orchestrated perfectly for your soul.
Following your heart requires a daily leap of faith, like Indiana Jones in the Last Crusade stepping out into the void to cross the bottomless ravine, and discovering an invisible bridge.
There is the path well traveled, the predictable safe path. And there is following your heart and trusting in the magic and mystery of the Divine that everything will happen just as it should to create the masterpiece that is your life.
To assure myself that the dots really are connecting in my own life towards a purposeful destiny, I witness and recognize the unfolding of the divine patterns in the lives of those around me. It’s so much easier to see the dots connecting for others than for myself! By witnessing the connecting of dots in the lives of those people who are following their hearts, stepping out into the void and being held, and manifesting the lives of their dreams, I reinforce faith in the Divine and belief in myself. Expressing gratitude for how these amazing people INSPIRE me, simply by witnessing their lives, also just plain feels good.
Giving thanks and praise for so many who are fearlessly walking the path of the spiritual warrior. Thank you for inspiring my own fearless journey!