I came across this quote on twitter the other morning:
“God’s plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day.” ~ Louie Giglio
The truth of this quote resonated with me. When we face challenging circumstances that evoke harsh inner voices of self-doubt, criticism and fear or when the circumstances of the day stir up strong emotions of anger or pain – then you don’t always remember who you truly are, let alone the divine plans that the Universe is carving out with your soul.
So how do you move from you move away from your small/negative thoughts and reconnect with the bigger vision and purpose of your life? I ask myself this question each time I face a challenge. Sometimes I’d swear that I develop amnesia in the midst of certain emotional crises or life changes. For a moment, or even day, an invisible bump on the head seems to knock the spiritual sense out of me. As a consequence, I stumble into the darkness, becoming completely overwhelmed by thoughts and the emotions triggered by the situation.
Then I remember to centre myself. The moment I connect with that space of inner peace, calm befalls me. Pieces of the big picture are put into context. Instantly, I regain my memory and I understand that my Higher Self – the Divine spark within me – has already lived through this experience. I become aware that the light of love did not create this overwhelming experience. Giving power to fear-based and negative thoughts did.
Experience has shown me that the only way out of my challenge is to work through it, one loving breath at a time to create a shift. So in a moment of stillness, I breathe in and out, releasing my fears and my attachment to the egos voice, and choosing love instead. By surrendering in this way, something powerful takes place. Taking your faith away from your fear-based and negative thoughts and putting it back into love and light allows your Higher Self and Divine Spirit to flow in and show you the way forward.
By inviting Spirit into these moments, you become cognizant of the fact that you are also learning something valuable through these trials. That something is often preparing you to play the part of the ultimate role that you’re destined to embody. It is the role of your magnificent and best self. This is part of the greater vision for your life.