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Who's In Your Wagon?

posted Sep 15, 2014, 8:38 AM by Suzette Vearnon   [ updated Mar 13, 2015, 8:56 AM ]

After yesterday's smorgasbord of Super Soul Sunday and Life Class, my conscious is more expanded and my vision is even more clear.  Paulo Coelho writes in his book, The Alchemist, "When you really want something, the Universe always conspires in your favor." Paulo, Steve Harvey and T.D. Jakes were all part of the conspiracy.  

As I have gotten older, I know the value of being able to decipher when something is emotionally stirring and that's all it is from when I'm being invited to climb higher with my Creator and see things through His eyes.  The broadness of what I see is staggering.  What was once an inkling is now shining with a Light that hurts my eyes.  Today's pow-wow with God has been to move me from awestruck to stepping into that Light mentally, emotionally, and socially. 

Like Steve admonished, I've taken inventory of who is in my wagon that should not be there.  That's one of the nuggets that hit me up side my head yesterday.  It's not that there is no place for them in my life.  It's just that I cannot bear the weight of their inactivity in where I am going.  I am pulling a wagon up a hill. I don't need riders, I need helpers.  

Lest I should dismiss their value, however, they still have a part to play.  A vital role in my life.  They comprise my home.  Even those enlisted by the Universe for a certain mission need a soft place to lay their head.  There have to be loving arms to rest in. My not knowing the difference, however, caused me a lot of frustration.  I invited folks into my wagon not understanding their role in my life.  That is a weight that has to be removed.  I'm more clear about that.  

I also realize that who you take on your wagon is not limited to people.  There are some beliefs, some involvements, some things that I have on my wagon that are weighing it down.  Some things I've allowed passively, thinking they won't take up too much room or they don't weigh that much.  It probably wouldn't matter if I was only moving horizontally, but I am moving vertically.  The higher you go, the less you can take with you.  If there are too many pots and pans or too many cooks, I have to lighten my load.  Too, if a routine, a lifestyle, a habit, a practice doesn't line up with where I am going, I have to take it off my wagon.    If I am spread out too thin, I have to simplify.