All Roads Lead To God

In my quest to find answers, answers to the questions, “why am I here?” and “this can’t be all there is, can it?”,  I went down many paths:

  • Churches of varying denominations
  • Healers
  • Psychics
  • Spiritualists
  • Metaphysical books
  • Seminars
  • Programs

But, I wasn’t finding the answers I sought.  It was frustrating because I spent 10 years relentlessly seeking yet my outer circumstances barely changed. I was still, essentially, the same person.  Sure, I was more thoughtful but I wasn’t much happier.  Not as much as I thought I would be after 10 years of absorbing spiritual material and working with healers.

Then one day I had a realization.  I had been traveling down this path, this road, seeking God/Universe/Source/call it what you will.  But, it was always outside of me.  I thought the answers were out there.  In reality, the answers were inside of me all along.

Once I began to be still, journal and hear what my heart was saying, I realized I always knew the answers–I just hadn’t been listening.

Do I still read books, see healers, listen to seminars?  Yes.  Yes, I do.  But, the difference now is that I seek the answer within, first.

  • Will this enlighten me?
  • Will this move me forward?
  • Is this the next, best, step for me?

And, depending on the answer I receive, I join that program.  Or not.  I work with that healer.  Or not.  I listen to that seminar.  Or not.

For me, and I daresay for many of you, all roads do lead to God/Universe/Source.  After exhausting ourselves looking out there, walking down various paths for answers, we realize that all of the paths we’ve taken have led us back inwardly to our truth and to ourselves.

So, set up a daily practice to get into the habit of looking within.  For me, it is prayer, journaling and automatic writing.  For others, it could be meditation, sitting in nature or any of a dozen other methods.  Whatever speaks to you, try it.  And then get into the habit of daily practice, first thing in the morning.  I have found that doing so helps me to stay centered throughout the day and also allows me to pay attention to the little nudges and guidance that I would otherwise miss.

Thank you so much for reading.

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth

What Is God Here To Experience Through You?

Hello everyone.  I wrestled for a month about what I am about to share with you.  Several questions flitted through my mind:

Will anyone resonate with what I’m saying?
Are people going to think I’m a nut case?
Will people unsubscribe in droves?

What I write is divinely guided.  In this case, it wrote itself.  Literally, I felt the urge to write and the words flowed as I struggled to scribble fast enough to keep up.

I really didn’t want to send this out or publish it on my blog.  So, a few weeks went by and then I had lunch with one of my loyal readers, and good friend, Dee.  (Hi Dee!)  And she asked me why I hadn’t sent out my newsletter and reminded me of a previous conversation we had had about the direction my newsletter was taking.

I gave it a great deal of thought.  Truly, I didn’t want to send this out.  But I realized that God/Source/Universe/All There Is wanted this article written and published.  And, it will reach those it is meant to and those who are not meant to identify with it will move on.

I can honestly say that I have reached a place where I am at peace  with that and let the chips fall where they may.

Today’s article may hit some of you in a raw spot, and others may feel a resounding Yes! in their being.  Whichever it is for you, I invite you to keep an open mind, breathe, and really feel and expand into the words that follow.  From that place, you can decide what is Truth for You.

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What Is God Here To Experience Through You?

That’s a pretty controversial title, isn’t it?  And yet, it is what my higher self is calling me to write.

So, what do I mean?

Well, you are here for a reason.

And I don’t mean “your purpose.”  I used to think I had to find “my purpose.”  I thought it was set in stone and I believed that when I finally discovered what that was, the world would spin counterclockwise on its axis, the heavens would part and angels would sing,”AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.”

But I now know that is not true.

After becoming in touch, truly in touch, with my higher-self, soul-self, God-self, or whatever you may choose to call it, I realized I was following the crowd rather than listening to that truth within that we ALL have access to.

Please don’t take what I write at face value.  Take some time to really give it some thought, spend time in contemplation and really feel what is true for you.

So, the reason you, I and everyone else is here, or even the reason why we EXIST is not to perform some preordained task that we must do in order to find true happiness.

Certainly, what we love most, what we lose track of time doing, what we would do every day of our lives if we could, will certainly lead us down the path of personal fulfillment.

But, it is not the destination that is our reason for being.

It is the Journey.  The Journey is the reason we exist.  The Journey is the reason we were created.

The day in and day out, the mundane, the miraculous, it is all our purpose because only we can experience it in this way.  Our way.

We are individuated expressions of God, All There Is, Source, Universe, call it what you will, we are IT.

And IT desires to experience life in its many forms and shapes.  As people.  Insects.  Dogs.  Cats.  Birds.  Trees.  Earthworms.  Everything and anything you can think of is God, for there is no other consciousness in the Universe.

Instead of getting caught up in “what am I here to do?”, think instead, “what am I here to experience?” and “who am I here to be to have that experience?”

All of life’s wonders and trials are treasured experiences to the Divine.

Why?

Because there is nothing else.

(I’ll have to write a future article about Origins so you can see the broader perspective of where I am coming from.)

I got caught in this trap of thinking what am I here to do, spinning my wheels, looking for the magic purpose and when I thought I had found it, it wasn’t what I expected.  Now that I thought I knew what my purpose was, I didn’t understand why I hadn’t suddenly become happy overnight and why my life hadn’t turned into a fairytale.  Then I thought, oh, this isn’t my true purpose and the (fruitless) search began anew.

When I stopped my frenetic searching and became still, I could finally hear the truth that was within me all along.  The truth that said, “You will search until you die and you will never find it.  Your purpose is not the end, it is the beginning.”

The beginning of a life lived well.  A life of experience.  A life of emotion.  A life of feeling every bit of what life has to offer.

Be a singer.  A rocket scientist.  A dog walker.  A fisherman.  A candlestick maker.  Be whatever you want.  All There Is does not care what profession you pick.  Choose what feels right and good and brings you joy.

But remember that what you DO is NOT why you are here.

You are here to experience.  You are an individual expression of God here to experience life in all its forms, in the daily, mundane tasks, the painful ones and the magnificent ones.  Treasure the moments, all of them.  Experience them fully and then move on to the next moment.

THAT is why you are here.

Don’t waste your life searching for the magic “purpose” that will change everything.  It won’t happen.  It’s like a magician’s smoke and mirrors:  you’ll wake up one morning in 10, 20 or even 30 years and wonder what happened, how did life pass you by and why are you no closer to true happiness and personal fulfillment.

Stop distracting yourself and LIVE your life.

Today, I have consciously chosen to step off the hamster wheel of the never ending search for my purpose and, instead, choose to become the person I am here to BE to experience what God can only experience through me.  Whatever that is, wherever it takes me, I choose to live it fully, in each and every joyous, and sometimes heartbreaking, moment.

Won’t you join me?

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth