It happens in everyday life when you have to go to a new place that is not so familiar. You don’t know the directions or have any clue where it is. Of course, life has never been easier these days with all kinds of support systems – GPS, Google Maps, you name it. I was getting ready the previous night to go to DMV the next day morning. I got all my documents together. The DMV was not far from my home but I had never been in that area. No problemo – I punched the address into my phone and Lisa (that is the name I gave to the female navigation voice) started talking to me. She makes me feel more secure; I literally feel as if I have someone with me. At times I even start having a conversation with her about the traffic and weather as well – yeah, I know what you think of me, again – no problemo
So I started driving and Lisa was with me. She is very smart. I was following her directions until I came to a point where I was familiar with the roads. All was well until the car behind me was driving so close to me and then I wasn’t sure if I had just missed my right turn. You know Lisa is very passive; she doesn’t Scream or Yell when I miss a turn. O GOD even with Lisa guiding me I missed it! So I started following her directions much more carefully and I made it to my destination. Thank You Girl !
But this small incident was lingering in my mind for some time as I was heading home. I started to realize how this little incident explained my whole life here on Earth. Let’s see if I can express it so you understand what I am talking about.
When I came into this life there was a clear purpose or Goal. Why would I be here randomly for no reason? I prefer to have the idea that there is a purpose behind every little thing. Here’s the idea: My physical body is like the car that I am driving in to reach my destination, and my Heart is like Lisa’s voice – very passive and NEVER getting annoyed when I really do something stupid, but keeps giving me directions over and over until I reach my Destination. And the gas in my car is like my life-time. I only have so much fuel, so if I screw around without reaching my destination I might have to start all over again. And why would I screw around? As I said, there could be factors that are beyond our control like the car behind me. I couldn’t slow down because it felt too risky and I wasn’t 100% sure if that was the right turn anyway. My own mental interference was confusing me, even though Lisa was guiding me to take that turn.
The other thing that fascinated me: As I was driving the route again for the 2nd time, now the roads and exits were more familiar and I was much more clear and confident where I was going. This made me think: I believe I am an OLD soul that has made many visits. I am not distracted by many things as if I know, on a deeper level, the value of those things and want to stay focused. O WOW! And that also gave me the insight about the Spiritual Masters who guide us – they know the path and their only aim is to guide us reach our own destination. Irrespective of how stupid and ignorant we are, they just keep guiding us. Following a spiritual path is getting your own LISA J activated inside you with the help of the Masters.
I felt a deep sense of peace when this realization came to me. Everything needed for this journey on Earth has already been provided. All I have to do is be closer to my heart, listen to it, enjoy the ride and make it to my destination, IN THIS TRIP.