Thursday, October 9, 2008

my direct line to destiny

Daily OM
October 9, 2008
Answering The Call
Taking Responsibility For Your Destiny

There are those of us who believe that our lives are predestined and that we should resign ourselves to our lots in life. Yet the truth is that it is up to each one of us to decide what that destiny will be. While each of us is born with a life purpose, it is up to us whether or not we will say yes to fulfilling it. And just like when we choose what to eat, who to keep company with, and whether to turn right or left when we leave our home everyday, choosing to say yes to your destiny is a decision that can only be realized when you take action to make that choice a reality.

Whether you believe it is your destiny to be a parent, an adventurer, an artist, a pioneer, or a spiritual guru, saying yes to your destiny is only the first step. While manifesting your destiny starts with knowing what you want and believing you can attain your goals, there are then the actions that must be taken and the decisions to be made before your destiny can truly happen. When you take responsibility for fulfilling your destiny and begin acting with the intention of doing so, you not only take fate into your own hands, but also you become the hands of your own fate. Doorways inevitably open for you to step through, and every choice you make can be a creative act toward realizing your goals and dreams. You begin to follow your instincts and intuition, recognize opportunities when they are presented to you, and seize those golden moments. You also begin to recognize the decisions that may not serve this greater picture and can more easily push them aside.

Remembering that the decision to fulfill your destiny is always a choice can be empowering. Knowing you are fulfilling your destiny because you want to, rather than because you have to, can make a huge difference. When you are freed from obligation, obstacles in your way become challenges to be overcome, and the journey becomes an adventure rather than the obligatory steps you are being forced to take. Your destiny may be waiting for you, but whether or not you meet your destiny is up to you. Your fate is in your hands.

...and i did just that today before reading my daily encouragement from DailyOM. even though the mood clinic i've been asked to work with hasn't returned my last seven calls, i called them again today and left a message with someone different this time. someone who seemed to think my kind of peer support for PPD could very well add to their own counseling services. someone who runs a 'speaking out' program to those well on their way to recovering from depression, but i decided i wanted to work in the trenches instead. someone hopefully who still believes that my survival story can also make a difference to other women.

i am not giving up, damn it...i refuse to accept that NO ONE needs another advocate for getting through PPD, that one mother's story isn't of the same quality of healing as professional, medical guidance. i'm persisting because i believe i'm destined to help other women make it to the other side, and hello, i'm answering the call and not letting it go into the grave of unfulfilled dreams!

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