It is said that hindsight is 20/20. This rings so true yet only becomes evident once time has passed creating a road map for us to look back on.
So many times in my life, since walking my spiritual path, I have followed my guidance to experience certain relationships and situations that haven't always ended up being all butterflies and bubbles. I can see now that is because they were meant to be experienced to protect me from doing something that would not have been good for me at that time. It was also to make me stronger, but I can only see that after time passed and I had a road map to look back on. The series of events allowed me to connect the dots, so to speak, and understand it was for my good.
While I must admit that moving through those sometimes very painful experiences of the past was not fun or pleasant by any means, it is very clear to me now that they were all blessings in disguise. Sometimes I felt I wanted something so very much and when it didn't work out I would get so frustrated and angry. It was only after time had passed was I able to look back and it became crystal clear that it either wasn't right or it wasn't time. I've learned through those experiences to trust that the universe can see ten steps ahead of me and is constantly conspiring for the highest good of my soul's path.
Keeping this in mind is a great practice because it teaches us trust and faith in a bigger plan for ourselves. Bigger than our human part can dream up, even though we are fully aware of our potential and purpose on a soul level.
Moving through the difficult experiences can become something we meet with less resistance if we are able to take this perspective. It offers us an opportunity to look for the crumbs of good along the way, as they accumulate to a point where we can look back some day and be grateful that things happened the way they did.
If I try my best to make something happen and I run into obstacles, I stop and know there is something in the works going on behind the scenes. Or if something I had planned gets cancelled, I watch to see what ends up happening at the time the event was meant to take place and it's usually that something better would take the place of the original 'plan'. Sometimes I will cross paths with someone I was meant to see but that wouldn't have happened if the universe didn't arrange for the 'rejection' of my plan.
I believe we are constantly being given opportunities to take the high road and when we do, we find ourselves working with the universe, instead of fighting the flow. I only have my own life to reflect on to see how this process works but I'm sure if you take a look back on the road of your own life, you will find those times where you've felt rejected by someone or something and can see now that it was for your highest good.
'What is for you can't go past you' and 'rejection is the universe's protection' are two great mantras to remember when things don't according to our plans, and when things are muddy and muffled if we keep looking for the crumbs of good......we'll find them.
Peace, Love and Protection