December 23, 2010
In November I journeyed to Wisconsin to conduct a seminar on The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace. I had the good fortune of staying with my dear friends, Bill and Barb Motlong, who I’ve known for 40 years. As a therapist/photographer, Bill is collaborating with me on a new book which combines his beautiful pictures with inspirational sayings.
Like the birds on his farm, Bill rose early to take advantage of his house set in the farm belt of Wisconsin. When I arrived for breakfast, he announced that the day started off with glitches. Barb had a flat tire at the bottom of their winding driveway as she prepared to ferry a friend to hospital. Bill had to exchange cars with her and call triple A. I imagined this crimping our work time set aside for the book. Fortunately, the beautiful fall colors outside their picture windows brought me back to reality.
When a tree releases a leaf, everything is in perfect order. That realization punctured our illusions and helped us understand how our egos are the ones actually creating roadblocks. Our expectation that the day proceed a prescribed way prevented us from seeing the wonderful change of events, just like the change of seasons. So we decided to look for the mystical moments that would unfold as a result of a flat tire.
When Ron from AAA arrived, Bill decided to look for poignant signs during his encounter with this unexpected visitor. After the tire was replaced, Bill returned to the house and announced that Ron did, indeed, have a simple, yet profound message. “You need a new tire.”
Bill and I laughed uproariously. Who were we to judge the way Spirit conveys messages or how the dominoes would fall over unexpected roadblocks.
So if you ever experience an obstruction, ask yourself, “Who is really creating the blockage?” Interruptions can puncture your views about what “should” occur and may provide opportunities to meet someone new, to connect on a deeper level, to gain penetrating insight, or to share a heartfelt experience.
In the process you may receive unexpected news that you need to replace something broken in your life, even if it’s a tire.
When faced with a roadblock, encounter it, embrace it, and evolve on the roadmap home.