The other day I was talking to someone about a little child who knew exactly who he was from an early age. We sat in conversation about how some people just know from the time they are children what they want to be. It might be a dancer or a singer or they might come gifted with the idea that they were meant to change the world in some big way. We are told that Jesus was one of those. And then there were musicians like Mozart or Beethoven, who from an early age were able to play music as if they were channeling from another world.
However, for the most of us, we walk many paths before we find our path, if we find it at all. Speaking for myself, I wonder what it would have been like to be one of those totally focused people who knew their mission. I went there for a brief moment this morning, and it gave me a twinge of regret. What if I knew what I know now, then? How would my life have unfolded differently, more expansively. Maybe I wouldn’t have experienced the many twists and turns I took up and down. Were there opportunities I missed?
I didn’t stay in this frame of mind long because I know better. Spirit within came to the rescue and I remembered that my life has been the perfect life for my soul’s journey. There could be no such thing as missed opportunities, because that would mean that the Universe was limited and that time mattered in the sense that I could run out of it.
Dr. Ernest Holmes states it best in the Science of Mind on page 290,
“Suppose someone says, ‘I have made a lot of mistakes in my life, I had opportunities I did not grasp.’ This is a direct belief that there is but one opportunity which comes to a person and if he doesn’t take it he will have no more. This is a belief in limited opportunities and it must be denied completely and specifically. It is not that we have made no mistakes, but if the belief in the necessity of mistakes stays in the consciousness, then there is bound to be a repetition. It is scientific practice to declare that there have been no mistakes in man’s consciousness; that if there have been they are not wiped out. There are none in the Divine Plan, and there is no plan for a person other than the Divine Plan.”
I and You “exist in Limitless Opportunities, which are forever seeking expression through us.”
This is the Truth of our being. And, for that matter, who says that we would have been better off if we’d known exactly what was ours to do at age four? Would it mean that our life would have been easier or that we would have had less challenges, etc. I don’t think so.
Everything in life comes from what we believe. I believe each of us are exactly where we need to be and our only job is to open up now to the limitless opportunities that are ours now. These opportunties have always been here. Our only job is to work on our belief and faith and trust that our journey is unfolding perfectly and we are Divinely guarded and directed every step of the way. Our only job is to live now with all that we are.
One of my friends said she wanted to be used up before she left the planet. I understand her intention in saying this, but I don’t think we can ever be used up, because there is no ending to our creative energy. However, we can surely be used well.
Have an amazing day remembering who you are and knowing that your opportunities are limitless. Let us remember that our life isn’t about what happened in the past or what we might have missed out on. It begins new today. The field of opportunities is wide open.
In invite each of us to declare: “I exist in Limitless Opportunities, which are forever seeking expression through me!”
Love and Aloha,