A sign…

 

 

This cart~ ⁣
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One of my most favorite sightings & the perfectly-timed reminder to not abandon myself in the face of an “authority figure’s authority”. ⁣
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2013– ⁣
Spotted in Paris, walking through a beautiful “neighborhoody” neighborhood of amazing buildings & architecture… with NO stores anywhere near where this cart happened to be. ⁣
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I was there working with a mentor, seeking outside help in “…finding my purpose & how to live it…” ⁣
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Ironically enough, I shared my “sign” of the cart analogy & background story with her- how it came about, etc – (& the subsequent song that was written and recorded that helped bring it to life for me. But that’s for another time…) ⁣
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Her response was essentially, as I experienced & recall it: ⁣
“…it’s time to grow up. That’s a high-school level sense of humor…” ⁣
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She didn’t “get it”. ⁣
And no matter because it wasn’t hers to get. ⁣
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The sign of random carts being out-&-about, nowhere near a store is for ME, as well as the message that goes w/ it… ⁣
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Which has actually evolved a bit over the last 6 years, from: ⁣
“Don’t abandon yourself” ⁣
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To: ⁣
“Trust yourself” ⁣
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And now: ⁣
“Knowing.” — as in a knowing of what’s meant for me, is meant for ME, purpose & all. ⁣
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No one outside of you or me knows the unique purpose that lives inside of you or me respectively, or how that purpose is to be played out. ⁣
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And in following her idea of how my purpose was to unfold, I was no longer on the path that had been created for me naturally & the life I was given. I abandoned that path & me in the process because I trusted her knowing of me & the direction of my life over my own. ⁣
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I detoured, will-powering my way through it… but not for too long, as the emotions & body sensations I felt in response to veering were quite, uh, loud. ⁣
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And uncomfortable. ⁣
And not in the uncomfortable-of-newness kind of way. ⁣
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More of a this-feels-like-the-wrong-direction kind of way. ⁣
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And YOU KNOW the difference… ⁣
& you can trust that knowing, because it comes from within, therefore it’s meant for YOU. ⁣
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A loving reminder to discover what’s yours and leave what’s theirs to them. ⁣
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Love, ⁣
Me⁣
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