Does Life Always Bring You Where You’re Meant to Be?

Conversations from the Heart - June 25th 2021

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Growth, Lifestyle, Healing

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way we expect. We can sit in nature, ask for guidance, notice the signs and follow our intuition, but it still doesn’t lead us to the answers.

This week’s episode begins with a beautiful guided meditation to anchor you into the spiritual practice of sitting with the unknown, and holding space for everything that you are. If you feel anxious, worried or angry, this meditation will help you hold space for the discomfort. Sometimes, that’s just what life brings.

Rachel continues on to share and process her last days in the Swedish cabin, and dwell on the feeling of not knowing what is coming next. After all the places life has taken her in the past year, she is not sure if she can fully trust that life is taking her where she is meant to be anymore.

But maybe being lost deep in the woods of unknowing is part of the process, too. No matter where we are, even if it’s not meant to be ours, can lead to learning, growing and healing. Not everything is black and white - there is gratitude in uncertainty, trust in the disbelief, and even dreams found in heartache.

Tune in to be reminded that it’s okay to not know where you’re going. It’s the journey that counts, anyways.

Key Takeaways

  • If you have a dream and it doesn’t work out, don’t minimize the heartbreak and jump right into the next thing. Allow yourself to sit with the discomfort, just as much as you held space for the dream.
  • Part of growth and learning is practicing disappointment.
  • You don’t have to accept everything life brings your way.
  • Anchor into a spiritual practice of allowing yourself to take the blessings as they come, and hold space for sadness as well. Allow yourself to be a human, and embrace all parts of yourself.
  • If there is a part of your life that you skipped over the heartbreak because it was too much to bear, or a part of your life you skipped because of disappointment to focus on the next big thing, allow yourself to sit with that pain, to process and hold space for the dream that once was, before moving on to the next.