“Two roads diverged in a wood and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.” – Frost
Are you at a crossroads in your life right now? Perhaps a big one – a job change, a health choice, a relationship issue? Or maybe a small crossroads, like say, what to have for your next meal?
I had an epiphany today while practicing yoga. Every moment is a crossroads, and even the ones that feel small, aren’t. Every moment in which we are mindful gives us a powerful opportunity to choose the highest choice for ourselves and the world. Rather than wandering along aimlessly in life, we can align ourselves with our soul’s compass.
My soul compass, originally a gift from God or the Universe, has been affected by years of collective karma and conditioning (mine and my ancestors). I envision it sometimes as being tarnished and slightly sticky, so that occasionally it has trouble pointing to true north. However, the more I practice being present, the more easily I make life nourishing choices. These positive choices lubricate the soul compass, so that it naturally points me toward my sacred path for the next crossroads to come.
My true north is one of being a spiritual healer, minister, teacher, and guide. In order to stay on course, I often have to choose the road less traveled. It definitely requires me to make choices that do not allow me to numb out. How can I ever be present and truly effective for others, both professionally and as a family member, if I am not in touch with myself?
How do you numb out? Is it television or video games? Gossip? Alcohol or recreational drugs? Over scheduling? We all have something. But each and every moment that we meet courageously and consciously can be used to create new karma, new results. Each moment is a chance to polish and tune up your soul compass. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing “so and so.” Right now is your crossroads, and your soul compass can lead you on the divine path toward wholeness.
I invite you to explore taking the road less traveled. Once you traverse over the weeds and through the density of old conditioning, you will come to a clearing – and the journey will be well worth your effort. Namaste!