Love & Light Blog by Diane Donovan-Vaughn 10/27/2018
Everyone has his or her own unique destiny. It is sitting inside the center of your Sacred Heart. If you place your hands on your chest, and listen, you will be able to hear the guidance it has for you. This guidance is yours alone and you are the only one able to fulfill this particular destiny.
Florence Shinn called this destiny, the “Divine design” of your life, which she said is the “square of life” and contains “the perfect plan that includes health, wealth love and perfect self-expression.” (The Game of Life and How to Play It, Shinn) This square of life brings perfect happiness.
In our world, we are taught to compete with each other, which implies that some people have his or her unique destines and others fall short. For example, I am a therapist and there are many therapists. People are coaches and there are many coaches. Nevertheless, we are not competing for clients. If my client goes to another therapist because we do not connect, then our destiny is not meant to be. Each situation is unique and changes from time to time.
In fact, what serves your unique destiny or mission is in your life right now and the destiny you create is what is happening every second of your life. Where we get into problems is with our awesome survival system and accompanying thoughts that can spin and spin and spin realities that actually keep us distracted from our unique mission in life. Notice when you place your hands upon your Sacred Heart that the poly-vagal nervous system in the center of your being relaxes. As you speak and listen to your heart, you relax. Notice as you move your attention from that area to the thoughts spinning in your head that you are tense. You are embracing fear.
This scenario sounds like the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other, which it is but more accurately, it is the choice between love and fear.
I know I disparage the brain too often and that is simply because I swim in the waters of the suffering it creates for so many hours each week. The brain belongs to you. You do not belong to your brain. It is meant to be the most awesome tool we have. It is our own personal miracle to store, retrieve and create our destiny. However, when it is charge it becomes a toddler tyrant making choices based on fear and escaping fear. The choices based on fear are devoid of fulfillment. You will never find connection and satisfaction choosing from the vantage point of fear. Fear is the distraction from your unique destiny.
When the Sacred heart told me years ago to become a therapist, I was still very fearful. In fact, the controlling fearfulness I have had in life could have kept me locked away, never getting to my mission in life. However, God or the Universe is persistently guiding us and giving us the tools to accomplish our goal. Throughout life, I had been guided to listen to the Higher Self or listen to God or listen to the still, small voice inside rather than the loud voice of fear. When you literally follow that voice inside your heart, you are in sync with the Universe and your destiny.
You can see how being mindful and present to each moment is a key to finding and living a destiny of love. As long as fear is in charge, you cannot accomplish your mission. Your mission requires a sober brain that is guided by your Sacred Heart or Higher Self. Then, life becomes magical. I seriously hope that I have the time left to record all the seemingly miraculous events that I have had the privilege to experience but I am only unique to myself. You have the magic awaiting, the magic to create your destiny.
A Course in Miracles says in Lesson 91:
“Miracles are seen in light.
“It is important to remember that miracles and vision necessarily go together. This needs repeating, and frequent repeating. It is a central idea in your new thought system, and the perception that it produces. The miracle is always there. Its presence is not caused by your vision; its absence is not the result of your failure to see. It is only your awareness of miracles that is affected. You will see them in the light; you will not see them in the dark.”
Light and dark again could be thought of as love or fear. Fear blocks the light and makes you believe that the miracle is not present. Light reveals the miracle that is always present. Remember, your unique destiny is inside your Sacred heart waiting and whispering to you. Listen to your heart every day, unlock your vision to see the light. Look into the light of love and know who you really are.
Today the daily meditation from Living a Life of Awareness – Meditations on the TOLTEC Path by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. is titled “Fear and Attachment” and I just read this passage as well.
“I know that whenever the fear of change takes hold of me, it means I have created an attachment to something outside myself, In change, the world I know can disappear, forcing me to go into the uncomfortable darkness of not knowing.
“But change is inevitable, and it arises time and time again throughout our lives: a relationship ends, we lose a job, leave a home, get a new wrinkle, a graying hair, or experience the death of a loved one.
“If you look at all the things and ideas you have become attached to, you will find that your identity is entwined in the these attachments. Fear comes when these attachments are threated in some way, because you have interpreted these attachments as being an inherent part of yourself, when they are actually arbitrary and ephemeral.”
Ruiz practice: “With awareness, notice how every time you cling to an object or an idea, you are in essence defending your definition of self. Release this attachment by remembering you are far greater than any object or idea you ever encounter. Let it go with ease and grace.”
Let’s practice: Close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Relax. Place your hands upon your Sacred Heart and listen. Listen to your breath. Listen to your destiny. Listen to the love, peace and compassion that your destiny reveals to you. Life is game. You are here to play the game with honor. You are not here to survive. You are not here to make your choices to keep you safe. Imagine living your destiny here on earth, playing the game with honor. Connect right now to the still small voice within that is quietly whispering love into the world in a way that only you can give it. Breathe, relax and stay inside your heart.