Recently, I found myself in a several day period of self-doubt. It was starting to overtake my life.
When I’m in a “down” place, I take my “down-ness” all the way. I don’t manage my energy, I don’t eat well, I don’t exercise, I don’t sleep well, and I’m certainly not the nicest person to be around.
(Insert hubby unhappy image here!)
One day during this period, I was feeling particularly angry that I wasn’t receiving any messages of support from the universe (which would be very hard to do when I’m eating brownies, skipping workouts, and avoiding writing my book).
That night when I went to bed, I had a tough time falling asleep. I could sense my fear that I was on the wrong path coursing through my body.
At 3:15a.m. I woke up. I was lying on my left side, facing the edge of the bed.
In the dark, I could sense that someone was there, crouched next to my bed with arms perched on the edge. Their chin was resting on their arms.
This didn’t feel scary to me – if anything, I was drawn in and became deeply interested in what was occurring.
I heard, “We’ve given you all of this” and I was shown about a dozen beautiful, opaque, globes of light, each the size of an extra large orange spread out across my chest.
Then, I felt this immense energy of love spreading through my body.
“You have everything you need to do what you came here to do, Danielle. See?” and the arms again gestured toward the gorgeous balls of light.
“We’re so excited to see how you do it! Can you do it? Here you go!” said the voice inside my head.
I then remember sitting up in my bed, clear-headed for the first time in almost a week. I thought to myself, “Well, of course I’m going to do it!” and just wanted to yell, “Wooo hooo!” (But of course I couldn’t as Kevin was sound asleep next to me.)
Now, you could say this was just a dream or maybe it was a vision from the universe – or whatever else you want to call it.
For me, it was the reminder that, just like everyone else, I already have everything I need to explore, grow, and be in service to others. It’s all here, right here, right now – and it always has been.
Do I know what is in each of those golden light globes? No. But, I don’t need to. All I need to do is to keep following the passion – building and creating what makes my heart SING and I’m doing my job.
That’s what that “guy” crouching next to my bed helped me to remember.
People ask me all the time, “how do I know if I’m on the right path?” or “How do I find my path?” To you, my answer is – just follow the passion.
The passion IS your path.