I was on the phone with someone from the Mainland who right before hanging up, said “You two (my husband and I) got the great life over there.” He was referring to our life here on the beautiful Island of Kaua`i. Interestingly, I immediately let him know (jokingly) that we weren’t just sitting here sipping Mai Tai’s, and that were working hard.
Now that I think upon what I know, “God is speaking no matter who is talking,” there was a deeper answer that needed to be expressed. This answer did not necessarily have to be spoken to my friend, but the deeper answer is here revealed to me.
I do have a great life. However, what I know is I co-created this life with the Law of my Being. My energy is equal to this life. I took a long time getting here and had many detours along the way. However, each detour was perfect and led me here to this “great life.”
Sometimes, we are afraid to make decisions. We think that if we do not make the right decision all is lost and we will never succeed. We think that every decision has to be the perfect one. What I know from my own experience of 68 years is there are no mistakes and the only important thing is to MAKE A DECISION.
Decision is not an analytical process where you get to write down the possible pros and cons. Pros and cons are written from past experience and “Principle is not bound by precedent.” Decisions come from the present moment and are born out of our Cosmic Urge to express life. When we are in touch with that Identity and our rightful place as Cosmic beings and cosmic creators, our decisions reflect this. I know this, because I have not always made decisions from this Cosmic place. I moved my life forward somewhat unconsciously.
Thank God for “Grace,” because even when I fell, the Universe caught me. The bumps and bruises might have been experienced, but again, there are no mistakes; there are only lessons.
Yes, I have a great life, but I am equal to it, as we all are. It is just a matter of getting in touch with the highest part of ourselves, the passionate side of ourselves, the urge that calls us into expression that is always led by love. It isn’t always easy to hear it and follow it. Sometimes, we have to take all those detours and sideroads, but it’s okay. We all eventually come home. “It’s a journey, not a destination” is a very true statement.
The next time someone tells me how great my life is I will let them know that their life is great also and that they have every opportunity that I have to express that great life. Enjoy your great life, everyone!
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Spiritual Director, CSL Kaua`i