Tuesday, February 26, 2013
When we don't get what we want...
We know what we want and we go after it. After all, that's what society calls for, people who fight, work and strive for what they want. Overcome obstacles!, they say. Work hard!
And we do. We want something and we wish for it, pray for it and work hard for it. What happens when we don't get it? We get disappointed or, worse, we cause a hardship in our relationships, health or finances. We figure we have done something wrong. How can we work so hard not to attain what we worked so hard for? Maybe we should be thankful for what we didn't get.
Sometimes we do get what we work so hard for. We get it in spite of obstacles, troubles and setbacks. We are so bent on getting it, that we do. And then it turns out not to be what we thought it would. Frustration sets in.
I have worked hard for many things that turned out to be less than what I hoped for. Some of these things and accomplishments still seem to have filled an outward measure of success. Yet they were not what I wanted or needed. I realize that some obstacles I encountered where messages for me to think again about what I was striving for. The setbacks were trying to tell me something. I didn't listen.
Then there were the times I struggled for something and didn't get it. It took a while, but then I realized it was what the best outcome. I dodged a bullet.
This can happen with things, achievements and relationships. Listen to what the Universe is trying to tell you. Where is it pointing to? What is it telling you? Is it supporting your goal? Or is it telling you not now? Sometimes the answer is not ever.
Today is a good day to meditate on what you want and pay attention to the messages you are receiving. These messages are subtle, but they are there. Connect to your Spirit for heightened awareness. What you consider coincidence is a response to your questions. Are you finding the research you need, the right contacts, the funding? Or are you running into problems every where you turn? Are doors opening up for you? Are you getting the support you need? This is not about what you want being easy, it is about what you want being right for you. When something you want is meant to be, even if you have to work hard for it, you receive the help and direction you need. You will know.