This week has been an interesting week for me. I've had several readings with other intuitive readers and healers, and there's been a very strong theme going through all of those readings. Most of these people had questions that related to their paths, the work they're doing, and development of themselves or their businesses. Many of them had goals that they didn't seem able to achieve easily for some reason, and many of them felt confused as to whether they are on the right path or not, and they just didn't seem to be able to get clear on what was going on.
I have always thought of my own path as somewhat linear, and even when it took the form of a series of stepping stones they still pretty much showed up as a path forward that was straight. Sometime last year that stopped, and I suddenly felt an incredible need to withdraw from the world at large and just concentrate on my own healing. At that point, and this was back in September, I had been suffering with what I now understand was excruciating pain caused by fibromyalgia. I was so used to powering through pain that I just kept going, but something shifted back in September and taking the advice of some good people I quit my job, and went into "hiding" to lick my wounds for a bit.
The energy shifted back in January this year when I experienced my first totally pain free day in years and with that came an understanding that, and a confusion about why, my path was no longer linear but it seemed to radiate out from me in all sorts of directions.
My first reading this week was an emotional one. This person had gone through a lot this year and things were just coming to a head for her. I kept seeing her standing in a beautiful lotus flower with each petal being a part of her path and her power. She could choose to unfold any of the petals as part of her path, and if she didn't like what came of it she could simply fold it back up again and integrate the energy back in to herself. We had a bit of a laugh at the end of the reading when she told me she has a lotus flower tattooed on her feet. I thought that it would be it for the flower as a metaphor for the path,
But, the lotus flower kept coming up, and it kept making sense to the people I was reading for. The standing in your centred self, radiating out in different directions while allowing your power to reach further out with no other goal than just keep unfolding with the knowledge that this unfolding is infinite, perhaps over lifetimes, and that you're even yourself part of a much larger lotus unfolding with you being one of the petals. It's as though a shift has taken place this year where we no longer chase the end goal just as much as we are just enjoying the evolving of self and the universe.
It rings so true for me because at the moment I just can't seem to get down to concentrating on one thing, or even settling for a "path". The energy seems so strong and the unfolding seems to be happening as much greater speed than ever before. Things are manifesting, synchronicities are occurring more frequently and we seem to be able to accept or reject things coming at us at a much faster rate.
It's been a new way of thinking for me, a new way of looking at how much my path has changed and how my own creation and manifestation process is changing. Even when one of the people I was reading for was told that she wasn't really ready to unfold anything, and we agreed she was more like in a bud stage at the moment just preparing for the first opening to happen, it made sense to both of us. Sometimes you have to withdraw and close up before you can create - just like I did back in September last year.
If you're struggling, feeling like you're not moving forward on your path have a think about how you feel about it. Does it feel more natural to think of yourself as standing in the centre, radiating out in different directions or do you still feel like your path is linear? I would love to know - leave a comment for me!