Around the New Year, I was talking to my dear friend, mastermind buddy, and business partner for Visionary Ignition Switch, Amy Ahlers and we were visioning for 2012. When I asked her about her plans for the year, she was just finishing launching her book, finishing up some unfinished business, and rocking a super successful 2011, but in response to what 2012 might hold, she answered, “I’m awaiting further instructions.”
Her comment has replayed in my head a thousand times since then.
When The Future Is Uncertain
How many times in my life have I refused to admit that the future looks fuzzy? How many times have I made up a plan – even the flat out wrong plan – just so I could have a plan – any plan? How many times have I pushed something when the timing was wrong or forced something when it wasn’t supposed to happen at all?
I’ve lost count. My head spins when I think about it.
The Fuzzy Future
Right now, for the first time in five years, my professional path is beginning to feel pretty clear. I can see it happening. But there are some other parts of my life that are a complete mystery to me. I can’t even imagine the happy ending, much less figure out how to make it happen.
Which makes me breathe a sigh of relief when I think that maybe it’s time to just await further instructions.
The Universe has been good to me over the past six years since I stumbled (more like got knocked on the head by a 2′ x 4′) onto my spiritual path. Whenever I’ve been confused, Signs from the Universe usually show up to light my path.
But why do I forget to trust the process sometimes? Why can’t I be more relaxed when I’m just awaiting further instructions?
During those times, I’m not lost. I’m just… waiting. It takes all the pressure off.
My Prayer While Awaiting Further Instructions
Inspired by Amy, I’ve developed a new prayer that I use during times like these.
“If I’m meant to do something, please make the action clear. If I’m meant to wait, please grant me peace.”