Guest Writer: Wemi Opakunle
Based on my experience and those of the people close to me, I have to admit, there are times when we feel like we’ve been dumped on an island with an expectation that we just have to figure things out. We wade through this world, through our journeys, taking action and hoping that everything comes out okay. We question if our fates are set or if our choices matter…we wonder if we’re just walking a set path or if God or the Universe takes our wants and dreams into consideration. The more thought I give to these matters, the more confident I am that we weren’t just dumped here. I believe we came with a purpose, I believe each and every single one of us chose the journey we’re on. We’re not victims of circumstance or fate and we’re not slaves to our environment. We’re powerful creators and collaborators. It’s true that as humans, we’re only able to see the past and the present but when we see ourselves as divine beings, the view is a lot more expanded.
So if we’re truly divine beings and powerful creators, we must have had a plan when we chose this journey right? We wouldn’t just be stranded in the middle of an island with no aid and no tools to help us not only survive but thrive in this environment. This is where your internal GPS comes in. GPS stands for Global Positioning System and the way it works is that GPS satellites circle the earth twice a day in a very precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth. GPS receivers take this information and use triangulation to calculate the user’s exact location. Your internal GPS works the exact same way, pinpointing your location, guiding you, telling you to turn left, make a right, take the next exit or turn around. Your internal GPS works in collaboration with your instinct/intuition. That little voice that you hear just when you need it is like the voice on your GPS system. The trick with these tools is that you have to actually use them. How can you make something work for you when you won’t even acknowledge that it exists? Turn up the volume on that voice and let it guide you. These tools are like muscles, the more you use them, the stronger they become. I want to ask one last thing of you and that is to trust your journey! You are not alone and you are not lost. You will be more than okay.