Threads, ribbons, cables, links. Like a web they pull us together. Some of us follow the tugs of the threads knowingly; some of us even follow willingly; however, whether willingly, knowingly, or not, we all follow the threads that entangle our lives.
Some of the more forceful tugs on your soul are for life lessons that you (the essence of you) have chosen for yourself. Other lesser tugs can indicate someone you want or need to meet, a job opening that you’ve been waiting for, or even something as simple as an opportunity to save some money (a sale at the local dress shop) or make some money (by buying a lotto ticket).
Of course, not everyone pays attention to these unspecified urgings, these tuggings on their energies. But then, not everyone recognizes them for what they are. For example, you get up and are following your normal routine for a work day, but suddenly you have an urge to do something differently. Perhaps you normally take a train to work, and suddenly feel the urge to drive. There’s nothing specifically wrong—no suspicions that the train will crash, or that the bridge you travel over will collapse…nothing like that. No, it’s just an urge that says, “Hey, instead of taking the train, drive your car.”
Now, most people might just shrug it off, and head out for the train station. However, some folks hear that little voice urging them to make this change, and do it. So, maybe the car does break down out there on the road, but you meet a really nice guy (or gal) who lends you a hand, and things develop from there. But if you had taken the train like you always do, you might not have met that person.
Some folks call it serendipity, destiny, or coincidence. However, I’ve looked beneath the surface of things, and I’ll tell you, it’s all part of the web that each of us creates as we build our individual realities.
Each soul comes into the world with a “game plan”, a set of goals (lessons, objectives) that they want to try to achieve while they’re here. Here’s an example of a fairly typical “game plan” for someone we’ll call Pete. He plans on being born to a middle class family, in Middle America. He wants to finish high school, and hopefully go to college on a sports scholarship. He wants to major in computers, get a job, eventually marry and raise a family. Along the way, he wants to learn a lesson having to do with tolerance for those with disabilities, and perhaps rebalance one of his karmic imbalances.
That seems pretty easy doesn’t it? Nothing major there. Yet, think about all the choices that Pete will make from the moment he’s born until the day he dies. So, essence sets up a framework of energy links, a web, that will help ensure that he’s at least reminded of some of the milestones he wants to make in his life. So, when he reaches high school and is trying to decide on a college, maybe someone he needs to meet (a professor, let’s say) is at a specific university. Therefore, Pete will feel a tug that leads him to think more about that school’s offer than some of the others.
Of course, he can ignore that tug; after all, his choices are still his own to make, but the tug is there to remind him of what he (in essence) set up for himself. It could be that the professor can help him find his first job, or introduce him to a concept or idea that could change Pete’s whole way of thinking. But it’s up to him whether he follows that tug or not. So, even though we each create an initial web as a frame for our lives, we change the pattern of that web with each choice we make as we live our lives. We weave people in, and other people out; we weave a path that may take us miles, but never gains us any insight or awareness.
We weave patterns, places, people, and milestones in and out of our lives with every choice we make. Some of those choices we make blindly, and others we make by following those small tugs from the original framework that we each built for ourselves. So, next time you feel an urge to drive rather than fly, to walk rather than drive, to bypass the home and hearth for a visit to the bookstore (even though you’re tired), don’t just dismiss it. It might be that you’re trying to signal yourself into making a choice that just might change your whole life.