This past week, I overheard two very interesting conversations at the coffee shop where I study.
One was a meeting between an astrologer/intuitive and a young woman, and the other between two pastors, planning a sermon.
I listened as the astrologer discussed planetary alignments and the trajectory of this young gal’s path. Arms crossed and supported on her knees, she leaned in, to get as close to the future as she could, to the answers, to the certainty.
One pastor proclaimed to the other pastor what the soul really wants, where it goes when the body dies, and what Jesus would expect from each of us. The other pastor nodded his head, “Mmhmm, mmhmm,” humming in agreement.
We are desperate to know, to have the answers, and capture certainty, so we look to others, who seem like they know more than we do, who claim to have the key to the universe tucked inside their spirit.
We convince ourselves that they do, because, we are scared of this “not knowing.”
They don’t know. No one does.
The only key that exists is that of choice.
We choose the direction we go.
We choose to love or hate.
Our lives are a collection of the choices we make; our present circumstance is a consequence or reward of those choices.
You and I don’t need anyone else to tell us which way to go, or what will happen when Jupiter arrives.
You are the expert.
You are the knower, the doer, the answer keeper, and the fortune teller of your life.
You don’t need the pastor or the astrologer to tell you which way to go, because, ultimately you’re the master of your decisions.
Trust the unknown and the uncertain.
Trust the future even though it’s in the black at the moment.
Trust yourself and the choices you make.
You are the key to your own universe.~Rebecca