The last several days in Denver have been particularly hazy. Smoke from wildfires to the west has filtered into the Front Range and has created a red tinge to the air. While it’s beautiful to see the sun and moon draped in an auburn glow, it’s a stark reminder of the destructive power of the fires raging just to the west of us. The smell of smoke and the haze also reminds me that in our lives, when signs appear, danger may not be far behind. The question is, do we recognize the warning and does it lead us to action?
As we pursue our life’s purpose, we are often presented with different paths. Some of these paths are clear enabling us to know with certainty we are moving in the right direction. At other times, the warning signs are subtle and appear distant, much like the haze settling down around Denver. When we recognize the signs, it allows us to prepare and exercise greater caution. Our actions are measured and our senses heightened to the potential dangers. On the other hand, we can sometimes be lulled into a false sense of safety believing the danger lies a great distance away.
I’ve learned that even if danger isn’t imminent, that it’s often wise to be prepared. All we have to do is think about the recent hurricane in Texas or the one now approach Florida to know that what seems to be far away and non-threatening can quickly change leaving us unprepared and in a panic. As you journey through life, change is inevitable. Sometimes those changes come with sufficient time and warning to allow us to make adjustments. Yet if we choose to ignore the signs, we may realize too late that real danger is now upon us. It is in those moments, that panic becomes the primary energy driving our decisions.
Think about a career change or some other major life decision. Chances are there were warning signs on the far horizon that something was about to cross your path. Yet the smoke seemed to be from a distant place and of no immediate danger. I know for example of people who grew concerned that they could be facing a layoff or the company was in trouble. Yet they convinced themselves it would happen to someone else. Even in the face of other colleagues being laid off, they still denied the potential the fire could quickly envelope them as well. It was only in the end they realized the severity of the crisis and they were left ill-prepared when it happened to them.
On our spiritual journeys we also face very similar situations. The Universe sends reliable signals that we perhaps took the wrong fork in the road or that we have somehow lost our way in the haze. Yet all too often we continue on the path believing that around the next corner the air would clear. Deciding when to make a change is rarely easy. Deciding if persistence is called for or a change in direction is often a choice clouded in smoke. Each situation is unique yet one simple truth remains. What is your intuition speaking to you? Your intuition is the internal compass gifted to us at birth that always points to true North.
So when you’re faced with smoke and haze on your path, perhaps it’s time to reflect and listen. If you ask for spiritual guidance, you must always be ready to be quiet enough to hear the answer for God often whispers to us in the quietness of our hearts. We are uniquely gifted and born to read smoke signals.
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