Too often on the journey to manifesting a dream/vision, we pressure ourselves, or feel pressured by outside forces, to make a decision and take action too soon. We believe we “should” be well on our way to making that dream/vision a reality. We feel that we are done exploring our options and simply need to get on with things. We’ve fully engaged the autopilot controls, given ourselves a deadline, outlined a plan and have been driving to get this done on time.
We Get Lost
On the path toward our dream/vision, the Universe unexpectedly shakes up our well-laid, autopilot plans and asks us to pause and rethink things. It steers us slightly off course and makes us feel a bit lost like we have taken one step forward, ten steps back. We get frustrated at the unplanned detour and don our crabby pants in response.
But the Universe has given us a generous invitation. It is inviting us to reengage with and percolate some more in the field of possibilities. It is asking us to find a new way forward by bringing our conscious awareness to the unexplored, ignored, avoided and/or nuanced possibilities.
There is indeed beauty in getting lost while on the path to a dream/vision. Getting lost affords us the opportunity to find a new and perhaps more rewarding way forward. A detour like this can be time worth taking and it is truly an opportunity for conscious entrepreneuring.
A New Path Forward Emerges
When you take the time to sit with the possibilities once more and look at them through different lenses, new opportunities may emerge that you hadn’t seen before. There is often a new, even better possibility and direction that has been waiting to be discovered and claimed. This is a gift worth consciously mining as the return on investment can be extraordinary.
When given this chance to consciously reexamine, you may find that perhaps your vision in the past had been clouded by your inner critic or limiting thinking. Or perhaps, your desire to sprint to the finish line got in the way of a more conscious examination of the possibilities. Or perhaps you had only been listening only to the voices of “shoulds” around you instead of listening to your own inner wisdom.
Or perhaps your closest allies, mentors and biggest champions had seen a different, more authentically-aligned possibility for you and even shared their heart-felt observations with you. But until now, you couldn’t really hear what they were saying or see it for yourself. Or perhaps you simply weren’t ready to claim your genius and the right-aligned opportunity at hand.
The Gift of The Detour
So the next time the Universe sends you on a bit of a detour while you are on your way toward your dream/vision, consider it a gift and an invitation to slow down and take another look. Perhaps there is a glorious new possibility just waiting for you to claim it. The emergence of a new and clear path forward will make all the time spent waiting and consciously exploring the possibilities well worth it.
And then, with a new road map and compass in hand, you can truly begin to mobilize and to consciously navigate this new and more authentic and enriching path forward.