obstacles to destiny

Do you ever find yourself in a position where you feel you’re so close to evolving into something bigger and better?

Even in just the slightest way—like you learned something new that you’ll now use whenever you get the chance. Or, you have been reading every day—something you used to swear you hated. Or, you’re no longer friends with someone who once dragged you down.

Have you noticed that when something in your life is trying really, really hard to go right for you, there is almost always a lot of unexpected things that are thrown your way all at once? As if the universe is trying to sabotage you to see if this new life is something you really want—something you’re willing to fight for.

In the past, this sabotage may have worked. Hell, you probably never even saw the sabotage. You simply saw all the unexpected obstacles and gave up before giving yourself a real shot.

It takes a certain perspective to catch onto the games of the universe. You have to be wholeheartedly focused on whatever it is you’re fighting to achieve or keep. Only when you fully appreciate and recognize the light can you truly see each thing being thrown your direction for what it is—a test.

This is happening to me right now. Actually, I almost feel like it’s been happening to me for a couple years—this last year specifically.

I’ve had so much heartbreak in such a short amount of time, I wonder how much a person can take. But, telling you this isn’t me calling for pity. It’s me telling you, that if I came out the other end of this year on a happy note, then you can also make it through whatever you’ve got going on.

See, I do believe in destiny. I believe in mini destinies.

For example: when you are at a store and your total purchase comes out to $22.22 and two just happens to be your favorite number—that’s a sign that you are exactly where you need to be in a moment.

Or when you’re driving to work and your favorite song you haven’t heard in forever randomly comes on the radio—that’s also a sign.

How about when you have one of those rare moments where you daze for just a minute and fall into a serene understanding with yourself that everything is exactly as it should be—it may not be okay right now, but it will be.

Lastly, when you’re reading a book, listening to a song, or any form of creative consumption when a sentence suddenly hits you like a train. Why did I never think of it that way before? That’s so obvious!

The last time this happened to me, I was watching Jane the Virgin, and one of the main characters said, “It’s a lot bigger in your mind. Once you say it out loud, it shrinks.”

That one line has caused me to stop, reflect, and realize my anxieties won’t become so powerful if I simply speak to them.

I think the whole point of this is simple. If you follow your heart, your gut, your instinct—or whatever you call it—you will find yourself standing exactly where you belong. Always.

With Love,
Kelsi

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