(also see Navigating the Flow Chart of Life)
A long misunderstood concept among some is that of our Spiritual Path. In a linear view to some this has become synonymous with a preset course of action we must take in order to fulfill our objective in life otherwise we’ve failed. In a spiritual view there is no failure, everything is experience no matter how it turns out. Failure is a human concept not one the Creative Consciousness observes.
A phrase I was given says a lot about the “I must do this” perception. “The past is written in stone while the future is written in pencil.” Thinking our path is something we must do negates our Free Will to change our mind based on new information. Our Spiritual Path is a general plan of what we have proposed to do based on the existing potentials at the time of our reincarnation. We are not under any “contract” (another linear misunderstanding negating Free Will) to do anything at all. We have Free Will to change our minds as often as we decide to. Rather than a ridged plan think of the Spiritual Path as a flow chart. There are choices to make regularly as to which direction we’ll go and none of them are wrong only different. Learning will ensue no matter which way we go. To that end being flexible is a spiritual plus. It allows us the ability to be where we’re best served to be at any moment. This takes the Free Will of others into account too. Someone we would be best served to meet may decide at the last minute to be where we were thinking about going which opens a potential of meeting them.
To say we “must” do something is like saying our path tells us we must take a road trip and drive down a certain road. That may have looked good and had purpose when the plan was made before we incarnated except years later the funding for the bridge wasn’t approved so it was never built. Our path says “we must go down that road” so over the cliff we go. It’s all about potentials, had the bridge been built as was a potential the plan would be valid but without a bridge it calls for a change in our path adjusting for the current prevailing conditions.
Our path is about a plan of intentions, not a fixed one but one which is dynamic with the ability to change as conditions shift. The only constant in the universe is change. Flexibility is a must if we intend to change with it.