Destiny and Spirit Guidance
How do you tell the story of the soul’s path? For each one of us the journey of the soul is unique. Yet, the place that we journey toward is the same for us all. Some call that place infinity; some call it eternity, and still others, God. No matter what name you give to the destination, one thing is certain - we all long to return to that place. It is the most ancient, primordial, and innate desire. It is almost as though we are programmed instinctively to yearn for our origin.
Our human lifetime is the exquisite opportunity to unravel the mystery of who we are. Yet, most people are unaware that this is the reason why we exist in the dimension that we refer to as human. The unceasing pursuit of happiness and fulfillment is the clear indicator that we must strive for this hidden knowledge. What would happen then, if you became aware that this was the purpose of your life? You would presumably seek a more conscious and direct pathway to fulfill that purpose.
Yearning for our soul-path intensifies when we realize that life experienced solely through the five senses does not bring true fulfillment. I have seen this with clients who are just beginning to discover their true direction. They want to know their destiny, and fervently question, "What is my purpose in life?" There is a hunger within them at the soul level. These clients crave information that will satisfy the deeper longing for truth.
The need to be in alignment with our individual destiny is an inherent need of the soul. We begin seeking information from sources beyond what our human senses can discern. The search for our higher soul-path is set in motion as we reach for a level of wisdom that does not exist in ordinary reality.
A multitude of inspirational scriptures, ideologies, and spiritual practices that assist in the process, are available to us. These are the myriad forms of wisdom left behind by previous spiritual seekers. It is not enough, however, to rely upon someone else’s revelation, no matter how inspiring it may be. The destiny path must be walked, not only by each individual, but also in the exclusive way that it is designed for that individual.
Destiny is not our vocation in life, though. It is the distinct way that our individual path leads us toward completion of our soul’s journey. The destination of that journey is the same for all of us, but how each is called to that destiny is unique.
It is pragmatic advice to acquire a road map or GPS if you are traveling to a place you have never been before. Nobody wants to get lost or be uncertain of his direction. Then why is it that we do not automatically seek our unique destiny? Because we are not aware that our destiny is established before we are born. How do we know it is determined before birth? By the profound yearning that we feel within to fulfill our soul-based desires. It is a longing that feels timeless, as though we have been eternally seeking this knowledge. The need for deep fulfillment becomes a lifelong search, even at a subconscious level. Until we acknowledge this inner thirst, a part of us will remain unfulfilled. The pursuit of this destiny, then, is essential to our happiness.
We are typically influenced by our cultural, political, and religious upbringing. Often we are told that there are specific things we must achieve to find happiness. It is believed that abiding by those exact dictates, we will be able to live a satisfying life. Sometimes, however, an individual is directed inwardly on a pathway that is different from what is expected of them, and a departure from conventional thinking becomes necessary. An internal directive toward fulfilling our true purpose, even if we do not understand that this is the undeniable force of our destiny, drives us.
To understand why this internal decree exists, the individual must first become aware of the soul-path. This inner roadmap becomes apparent only when we recognize that a higher path actually exists. Although it is natural to seek the outward manifestation of a purposeful life, it is only through inner awareness, that we can discern true guidance. Therefore, a connection to the counsel within must first be established. The soul-path requires a shift of one’s consciousness from efforts to coerce the physical plane reality to bend to our will. Instead, we learn to allow our destiny to be revealed to us. It is not disclosed, however, by waiting for something we desire to happen. The true path is unveiled only through an internal alignment at the soul level. Then we are directed through inspiration and higher guidance to take appropriate action in our lives.
When the plan of our destiny is activated, a profound sense of rightness occurs in our life. There is often a deep knowing that we were always meant to walk the specific path that is unfolding. At such a point, it becomes essential to relinquish our linear-based ideas about life. We must trust this inner directive and the divine design that created it. This is the beginning of a purposeful life.
At this point, the guidance of our Master Spirit Guides, Guardian Angels, and Teachers, becomes relevant. This enables us to make conscious choices based on our free will. When I first began my work as a Channel, many people came to a session with a preset agenda rather than legitimate receptivity to the wisdom of Spirit. They thought a Channel was a psychic with extra special powers. These clients believed that the Spirit Guides had a superior vantage point to see what was going on in their lives, and could predict exactly what was going to happen. They did not realize the power was within them to walk their path. The role of our Guides is to assist us in that process, not tell us what to do. I even had one client who wanted to take me to the casinos in Atlantic City because he thought Spirit could help him to pick the winning numbers.
The Guides, however, are often more interested in helping us to become empowered and fulfilled at the soul-level. Their role is to support us in awakening to who we truly are. Yes, our Spirit Guides can frequently predict a course of future events, but sometimes a prediction is not appropriate if the person believes that they are powerless in their life. It is usually more important that a teaching is given on a particular subject so that we can make enlightened choices. Our Guides want us to realize that the authority lies within us to bring about true alignment with our path. To be powerlessly subjected to whatever arbitrary circumstance befalls us is not the only option. We are returning to our original state of being through the awakening of our consciousness. The role of our Spirit Guides is to assist us in getting there.
©Asandra 2016. Excerpted from Contact Your Spirit Guides, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
About the Author
Asandra is an Artist, Writer, and Channel. She attended Parsons School of Design in New York City, and was an Art Director at Art & Auction magazine. For the past 32 years, Asandra has worked professionally as a full-trance Channel, and has an international clientele. She channels Master Spirit Teachers exclusively with a focus on assisting individuals in the fulfillment of their souls' highest journey. All of her work is done by phone and an MP3 recording is provided.
Asandra's paintings and monoprints reflect her spirituality through vibrant color and symbolic imagery. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Washington, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, and California. Her artwork hangs in numerous hotel chains throughout the USA including Marriott and The Omni. She is included in the book, Miami Contemporary Artists (Schiffer).
Asandra's book, Contact Your Spirit Guides, 2011, includes a set of spirit guidance cards© designed by her, and is available through Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, and Amazon.com.
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