Lost in the Proverbial Woods

If you feel confused about which way to go, you’re lost in the proverbial forest. And just like in a real forest, it can be disorienting and confusing. Every tree looks the same. You have no idea which way to go. But there is a way out ~ and it’s easy to find.

Follow the river.

In the forest, the river always goes downstream ~ which invariably leads to people, towns, and the sea. In the metaphorical woods, we also follow the flow~ which invariably leads us back to our hearts, souls, and our highest vibrational path. 

Whether you call it Spirit, chi, manna, universal intelligence, or God, the metaphorical flow is easy to find. It vibrates with trust, sharing, generosity, compassion, and love. It is expansive, inclusive, and powerful. It sees the best in everyone. It feels good.

So before you climb a tree, continue in circles, or set up camp in the dark part of your metaphorical woods, consider that you can get out of this situation more quickly than you can figure out how to cope. Listen for the sound of water. Sniff for the smell of nourishment. Feel your way forward. Find the flow.

Even if fear and confusion already have you in a death grip, you can still do this. Slow down, breathe, and use your Command Voice to quiet your internal noise.

Uncertainty is presenting you with the choice to either get into your head or drop into your heart. If you’re in your head, you’ll spin in circles. If you’re in your heart, the way will open up in front of your eyes.  

No matter what your situation, if you are lost in the woods it’s not because of any of the people around you or because of your past. You’re just up against your edges. Welcome to humanity; this happens to everyone. 

Many people find that when they feel lost and uncertain, they start judging and criticizing themselves for their situation ~ which only makes it worse. This is simply more noise, and you don’t have to listen to a word of it. Remember, you were born OK and nothing and no one can ever change that. 

If you’re reading this, you have at least the glimmer of hope that you can change the things you don’t want and get more of what you do want. Like a ray of light shining through the canopy to illuminate the forest floor, use that glimmer of hope to light the way.

To your success,