Finding Your True Path

Finding Your True Path

What is your true path? More importantly, how do you find it?

Most people devote a great deal of time and energy to finding answers to these questions. We have often made declarations to ourselves such as, “I was born to be…”, “My mission in life is to…”, “The Universe wants me to…”, and similar pronouncements. Finding our true path in life is more like gently waking up from a dream we don’t even realize we’re experiencing. The truth is, we are all on our true path, but oftentimes, we are simply unaware of it.

We conjure up several erroneous ideas, beliefs, and images of who we are based on the voice of our egos and other illusions. This destructive cycle can oftentimes act as an obstacle or energy blockage in our consciousness, which can temporarily cloud our perception and prevent us from seeing the truth of who we really are and the path we are already on. As a solution, we must engage in practices that will allow us to clear out mental debris from the paths of our lives and allow ourselves to see clearly again.

Here are some guidelines that can help you to achieve this:

Accept the present moment fully.
The power of “now” is the only reality there will ever be. The past is gone. The future is only a projection (at best). Embrace the moment! So often, we convince ourselves that there is something else that we should be doing other than whatever is in front of us right now. In reality, this is only our ego trying to convince us that there is something better than the present moment. Only the ego compares, whereas the spirit accepts.

We are as God created us.
By reminding ourselves that we are as God created us to be, we align ourselves with God’s vision and see ourselves (and our world) as God sees us. As “A Course in Miracles” reminds us, “As God created you, you have all power. The image you made of yourself has none.” Which of the two would you choose: reality or illusion?

Happiness is just being.
To simply “be” is to be truly happy. There is nothing more that we need to do. As Abraham (Jerry and Esther Hicks) reminds us, “There is only a Source of Well-being–which you are either allowing or not.” Therefore, the only thing that can ever be lacking in any area of our lives is whatever we are not allowing.

Some concluding thoughts…

It has been suggested that the only way to find our true path is to realize that we are each already on our true path right now. We have everything we need right here and now in the present moment; everything outside ourselves is unnecessary to discover our best spiritual path. As Abraham (Jerry and Esther Hicks) concludes, “All the resources you will ever want or need are at your fingertips. There is nothing holding you back, other than your own contradictory thought.”

The key is to allow the present in and be as we were created to be – here and now.