Draw a line on a piece of paper and place a B at the beginning of your line and an F at the end. Let's call this line "Time." The B represents the day our life began...your birth day (at least in this lifetime). The F represents the Future... where we are going.
If each of us was able to live a very balanced and natural life with our most essential needs met, we would travel down this timeline like it was an easy and gentle river, moving us through time and space. The river could be likened to the most natural path of destiny, destiny meaning that we would be able to manifest our most natural gifts,traits and qualities without effort. The river would flow through time so that when we reached the end of physical life, we would feel complete and finished.
Some fortunate people have found this river. Other perhaps less fortunate but very persistent people have done what they needed to make changes in themselves so they could find this river. And still others have been forced by life circumstances to break out of this natural river and take another path based much more on survival.
For those in the Survival River, life is usually a struggle. Resources and life force that would have been used to manifest their own, unique destiny are consumed each day in survival patterns. As time passes, the Survival River takes the person further and further away from the River of Destiny.
Do you live in the River of Destiny as you move through time and space?
MARY MILLER MSW is an internationally known author and speaker and co-founder of I Ching Systems, LLC.