Lake Superior Driftwood Inspiration … Which Path to Take?
DEB Art – Dream. Embrace. Believe.
Many of us have a special place that is healing for us. Renews us. Welcomes us. Accepts us just as we are. The shores of Lake Superior is ‘that place’, for me. This piece of driftwood called to me, as I was reflecting on life. I picked it up and brought it home.
The driftwood looks like a road to me – Life clear sailing – straight ahead … until there comes a Y. Now I have to choose. Life is full of choices. Some choices are black and white, clear as day. Others are fuzzy, spider-leggy – going out in every direction. Living life – we choose. The thing of it is … any choice … it’ll be ok. Mistake? Lesson learned. Make a new choice. Thank goodness for options, hm? Not choosing, is also a choice, which took a while for me to understand … I get it now.
Author, Mike Dooley, has a great analogy. He talks about a GPS System we put our outcome on life into – our destination choice.
(My friend, Cindy, referred to GPS as God-Powered-System – love it!). Once it’s entered, we trust the GPS to get us ‘there’. Sometimes, there are detours, unexpected stops, open-flying freeways – you get the idea. We simply trust, the GPS will ultimately get us there … despite worries, despite unforeseen happenings, despite overthinking something to the Nth Degree … we get there. Wisdom teaches us … worry doesn’t help … nor does overthinking. That GPS – God-Powered System – has our back.
I loved how the driftwood Y’d out … and came back to center. I put a clear crystal in copper (connection) with a feather = Spirit/God. The beads and shells are choices and experiences along the way. One took a little bit longer, meandering and experiencing life, but all came from the center.
My encouragement to you: Trust. Make choices as best you can. There will be mistakes. There will be lessons learned. You will become more wise with each lesson you experience. Life isn’t always a open-flying freeway – enjoy it when it is. Breathe through the detours. Trust (again). Take time-out to enjoy a place that fills you up and restores you. Don’t forget to ask for help when you need it … and be grateful for the blessings that unfold.
How’s your journey going?
Thank you for joining me on mine!