I am certain that almost every human being, as they have walked their road to fulfil their destiny, have reached a point where they have met the road sing: “ROAD CLOSED – DETOUR”. A project not working, something unexpected turning up and placing obstacles in your way etcetera.
The problem with detours is we never know where they are going to take us, or if they will take us back to the road we believe is meant for us. When we see the sign “ROAD CLOSED” normally it means the road is being repair or built so that we can continue on our life’s journey in the right direction
I believe the unexpected is part of life’s mystery. If we did not meet the unexpected, we would not come into contact with our weaknesses or our strengths. When we meet the unexpected, we connect with hidden reserves. When life’s detour presents itself, we can meet with a myriad of feelings.
I have been on a detour in my life for some time. It has been a little inconvenient and it has disrupted some of my plans. I have had to put things on hold, but the interesting thing is that this period has given me the time to stop and think. It is an opportunity to meet myself again. In so doing I can find a new way of thinking and being. At times I can be an impatient soul and yearn for adventure, I love to pioneer in all sorts of ways, but this also means I can be in too much of a hurry some times. I want to get going and get things done.
“When we find ourselves on a detour we cannot continue at the same pace, we need to slow down.
When I open my eyes, I realise what a wonderful opportunity this detour has been, it has given me time to prepare myself for the next stage of the journey. For many years I have had a very busy life and for the last couple of years I have been thinking: What is it I want to do next? Then, the other day, I realised that I really have had to slow down. When we find ourselves on a detour we cannot continue at the same pace, we need to slow down. My spirit counterparts are now showing me a new road ahead. I do not have the full picture of what awaits, but I know they will show me when the time is right, when they feel I am ready.
I have also realised that many of the things I am carrying in my backpack, that I thought was necessary, no longer are important. We all must have these periods in our lives, where we jettison those things that have become surplus to requirements. As I write this, I hear laughter and a voice saying: “But I do not think you have, Terry. There are still a lot of things for you to do.” Another thing that will never become a surplus is my trust for my spirit counterparts. They help me on my journey that very often takes me to a place that I have never visited before – the unexpected.
Where I find myself right now in my life, everything is changing. The spirit world and Ascala are preparing me to go forward and to work with the third phase on my life’s journey and the work I have promised to do on behalf of spirit. I have a strong feeling it will help me fulfil my purpose.
The changes will offer new things, but before anything can be achieved, I have to be like the North American Indian and stop for a minute to allow my soul to catch up with me.