There is something within us that wants to be whole and when we give it just a bit of attention it multiplies. That is Grace. The un-manifested potential has an organizing intelligence if we give up our own will, letting go into the flow of life.

It’s like the large tracks of a tank or bulldozer that sets down one piece of track at a time for the equipment to move onto. And then right behind that piece of track is another. And another. And another – as the equipment continues to move forward. Likewise, our paths are set out one piece of track at a time and it is in moving onto that next piece of track that we enable the possibility of the following piece being in place. Quite simply, life unfolds and is constantly creating itself. The completion of each step is necessary to determine what the following step will involve.

If we chose not to engage a certain piece of track as it is laid before us then all future pieces are changed because all those future pieces are built off this piece of track before us today. So, it is impossible to know what the next 5 or 10 pieces of track will look like as their appearance is directly dependent on how we choose to engage the current piece of track. The next right action is always the one just before us. And it is in taking this action and the quality of completing it that the next piece of track is revealed to us.

In this manner the creative energy of consciousness has an organizing intelligence yet is not judgmental. Our choice is whether we attempt to impose our own will on the creative energy and infinite possibility of un-manifested potential or simply fall into the flow of life and trust the grace, benevolence and generosity of the universe. We do have free will – our choice is how we choose to exercise it. Imposing our will on this un-manifested potential is naturally limiting as we cannot possibly know what the future holds and thereby what is best for us.

On the other hand, when we set a high intention without attachment to specific details or outcomes we leave sufficient room for this universal, creative energy to carry us forward with grace into a future we could not possibly have imagined on our own – our destiny. The individual steps and actions along a guided life are frequently illogical in the moment yet these steps along an inspired life make perfect sense when viewed backwards at the end of our lifetime.

Let go of the shore, float into the middle of the river and go with the flow – simply do what comes up each day and be amazed.

Author's Bio: 

Barry Lipscomb is a writer, healer and mentor with a mission to empower people to reach their potential. Through a practice of Focalizing, Chakra Cleansing, Blessings and Rituals, he works with clients to heal what prevents them from realizing their potential, mentor them along their journey to a more meaningful life and explore the possibilities for a successful, prosperous and abundant future, creating a more sustainable life for his clients and our world. For more information visit my website at