Since I retired from 9-1-1 Dispatching, I’ve spent the last year and a half trying to decide what I wanted to do next. I’d been “responsible” and held down a steady job for 25 years, so I thought this was my opportunity to follow my heart and do something that involved something I’ve always loved. I decided to learn about and get involved in the horse industry somehow. After moving to West Virginia for 6 months and figuring out that wasn’t the right avenue for me, I moved back home to Seattle and decided to focus specifically on horse massage.

It’s been a very long year and a half. I’ve been so focused on that one goal, to make a living at doing horse massage full time, that I wasn’t paying attention to what the Angel’s, my Guide’s, and my Higher Self were trying so hard to tell me. And that was, as it turns out, that right now is not the time to do that full time but that I can work my way into that over this new year of 2019. I wanted to believe so badly that I’d “paid my dues” and was now going to get to live my passion and joy of being around horses that I was misreading the signs and making them what I wanted them to be. Of course, this was an honest mistake, I wasn’t being obtuse on purpose, but I let “my plan” of what my future looked like to override my Higher Self’s plan for how it needed to go.

Our Angel’s, Guides, and Higher Self know the plan we set for ourselves for our physical incarnation. We plan out everything ahead of time so that we accomplish the things we desire to accomplish while in this physical incarnation. When we are born into physicality, we have no memory of this, so we arrange to have our Angel’s, Guides, and Higher Self, who do remember for us, to guide us down the path to lead us where we have previously chosen. The path that will help us to accomplish all the goals we have for this incarnation.

I was recently told by an intuitive friend, who I’d asked about why things weren’t happening the way I thought they would lately, that I was taking a lot of unnecessary detours lately that were taking me off that path. It was hard to hear. I wanted to move on to simply working with horses, but my Angel’s and Guides were saying that it isn’t time to do that full time right now. That I need to get a regular job to pay the bills and the rest would happen eventually over the year. I cried and rebelled. But after throwing a slight childish tantrum (lol), I accepted the truth. Because I know they only have my higher good as their priority and want to help me. While what they told me I needed to do isn’t what I want to do, I also know that there is a reason for it. Even if I don’t understand what that is right now. There is something important that will happen by taking that path that needs to happen to further myself towards the goals I set for myself for this incarnation.

The important thing to remember, is that if something does or doesn’t happen the way you want it to, that it will fulfill some higher purpose either way. Even if you don’t understand what that is or could be. Trust in your Angel’s, Guide’s, and Higher Self that they are taking care of you and helping you to follow the path to the goal you set for yourself before this incarnation. Things are going to happen the way they’re going to, you may not have control over that. But you do have control over how you choose to look at it and feel about it. Go through the pain and disappointment of something not going the way you hoped it would, but then realize that you are loved by All That Is, and you are fulfilling the life plan you set for yourself before this incarnation. Move forward with a positive outlook and watch for the blessings that come to you.