Life is always giving us opportunities to “choose once again” as A Course in Miracles encourages us to do. Last weekend I noticed myself being concerned about how I was going to deliver a stack of Big Sky Retreat flyers to the Center for Spiritual Living in Fort Lauderdale. Friday at our monthly online Big Sky Retreat Board Meeting our registrar reported that the batch of flyers she sent to the center was returned to her. CSL Fort Lauderdale moved over a year ago and apparently we sent them to their old address. It just so happened that I had already made plans to visit the center that Sunday with some friends who attend regularly. I told the registrar that I would be happy to hand deliver a stack of flyers. Sounds like everything was falling into place perfectly, right?
Well, Saturday night my controlling ego mind started trying to figure out who I was going to give the flyers to after the service. I had never been to that center before, so I didn’t know the minister or anyone on the administration team. It wasn’t until Sunday morning as I was getting ready that I realized I had fallen into my own trap. I tell my coaching clients all the time that we don’t have to “figure it out.” Instead we “let it be revealed.” Why rely on my limited perspective when there is a Force in the Universe that knows and sees all things past, present, and future? I truly believe we can call upon that Presence to guide us and we don’t have to figure anything out on our own. In fact, I very consciously have removed the phrase “figure it out” from my vocabulary and replaced it with “let it be revealed.” It’s become a little joke among some of my close friends.
As soon as I realized I was trying to “figure it out” I laughed, took a deep breath, and released it to that Loving Presence. I know it was not a coincidence that I was planning to attend that center on that Sunday after the registrar mentioned it. If that detail was arranged ahead of time, why would I think the rest wouldn’t be? I didn’t have to know how it was going to happen, I just had to know that it was going to happen and let the how be revealed! Miracle Principle #26 in A Course in Miracles says, “Miracles represent freedom from fear.” My realization was a miracle because as soon as I remembered that I didn’t have to figure it out, I was released from fear and I felt better immediately.
I enjoyed the service that morning. The message from Dr. Chris Michaels was powerful and just what I needed to hear. The music was beautiful and imagine my delight when the female singer sang “Reflection” from Disney’s Mulan. It’s one of my favorites! As they say, you can take the boy out of Disney, but you can’t take the Disney out of the boy. After the service, my friends and I went out to the main lobby to mix and mingle. I remained open for the perfect opportunity to reveal itself for me to deliver those flyers. I didn’t have to wait long. I spotted a woman with a CSL Fort Lauderdale name tag who had attended a few of my Family Constellations workshops. She is a sweet soul and we had a nice connection. I knew she would know who I could speak to about the flyers and she did. Thank you, Shelli!
Once again I was given an opportunity to learn a familiar lesson on a deeper level. I truly believe that there is a Force in the Universe that is only good and only wants the best for me and everyone else. Why would I jump on the fear train and try to figure anything out on my own when I can simply take the action steps I know to do and let the rest be revealed?
Is there something in your life that you are trying to figure out on your own? I invite you to jump off that fear train and stop trying to figure it out on your own. Take what action steps you can, and let the rest be revealed. Perhaps that action step is scheduling a Life Coaching session or series of sessions or making the commitment to attend a Family Constellations workshop. Both are great ways to reveal what might be preventing you from living the happy, prosperous life you were meant to live! Please look around my website for more information about these opportunities or send me an email to make an appointment.
Until next time, I challenge you to replace the phrase “figure it out” with “let it be revealed” as often as you can. Then watch for miracles both inside and out!