[Monarch: (n) A sole and absolute ruler]
The Monarch Butterfly instinctively migrates south every year to the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. Traveling 50-100 miles a day, over land and sea. They are guided by the magnetic pull of the earth and the position of the sun, among other things. It is a miraculous phenomenon that the Monarch makes this journey. Especially since they’ve never taken this path, nor has a previous generation shown them the way. It is just inside them.
In life, I think there is an imaginary path that we all walk, that is just as instinctual. A straight point of reference from beginning to end. Mapped out for us in the stars. And it is our choice to either be pulled by it, or to run from it.
When we run from it, life seems to be working against us. We experience heart ache. We experience suffering. Things just don’t click. Each step feels like a step backwards as you kick up dust in a different direction. Maybe you walk in circles. Maybe you zig then zag. Or maybe, you just stand still, unchanged. Unwilling to follow your instinct.
So you keep running. You run from hard decisions; from people. You chase things that you think will serve you, that you think will make you happy. And you run away from the Universe. Away from God. Away from You.
In my life, I’ve lost myself. I've found myself - but only when I made the conscious decision to focus all of my energy to the things that truly serve my life's purpose. To the things that bring me light. And with love and gratitude, I let go of the things that did not. And suddenly, I found my wind current to soar.
The Universe works for you when you walk your truest path. It gives you exactly what you ask for. But the secret is to ask. To believe in the journey. And to walk forward with faith. That is the only way to live this life.
Like the Monarch, our journey is instinctual, it is guided. It is a force that pulls you forward to the incredible dreams that lie ahead of you and just within reach. It is a soar over the ocean. It's sunshine through the trees. It's warmth from your neighbor. It's leaving a part of yourself for generations to come. It's a magnetic pull. A flutter of the wings. A divine path created just for you.