There are four basic indicators in which we can ascertain that the direction we are headed is the right one:
- The material/manifest/form
Is what we are seeking clearly manifest before us?
Do we experience the opportunities that match our desire?
- Sensory response
How do we respond via our outer senses (taste, touch, sound, smell, sight)?For example, if you love the ocean, when you are near the water, you may have an immediate feeling of expansion, or connection to the infinite.
What is our immediate emotional response to the situation, environment, etc? In the aforementioned illustration, you feel an immediate sense of expansion near the ocean, and this makes you feel safe; that all things are right with the world.
- Intuitive/higher knowing
What is our instinctive, ‘gut’ feeling?Do we have a sense of rightness, do we feel calm, and at peace?
Some approach the movement toward destiny fulfillment solely based on whether or not something has materialized. The problem with this is getting stuck in a mindset of waiting for something to happen. The markers that reflect back to us the movement of destiny, however, can be experienced most clearly through the other three indicators. The materialized form is the result of following these other signs.
The materialized form is anchored in third dimensional time and space, whereas the sensory, emotional, and instinctual are not limited in this way, and can be accessed continuously. We are players in the universal mindset, that of the eternal. Here we can mix and match, layer and nuance, and be endlessly creative in a rhythmic dance of life.
So, where do we get stuck? The deeply ingrained paradigm of limitation has been in motion for eons of time. The human experience has us gridlocked in the notion of the finite defining our reality. Furthermore, we have become so skilled at believing our own lies that we can passionately defend our position based on past experience like seasoned trial lawyers.
Returning back to our original connection to Source through any means (meditation is top of my list), is a way of erasing the patterns we get stuck in. Clearing our mental mind-field and letting go of the gunk that we’ve accumulated is just as necessary as taking out the garbage. You can live in a privileged, Ivory-tower-esque mansion, but you will still accumulate garbage.
When we let go of all the trying, pleading, praying, negotiating, planning, etc, the four indicators of destiny find their natural alignment. Everything falls into place. We call this synchronicity; a place that Spirit says is a realm that we can live in, not an occasional, arbitrary right-alignment of the stars.
I was once taught a saying that aptly describes the movement of destiny:
“Whatever you vividly imagine,
sincerely believe in,
and enthusiastically act upon,
must inevitably come to pass.”
--Paul J. Meyer