Designing Your Pathway

women-fantasy_00391855Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laying the foundation for our authentic pathway begins when we make a conscious choice to live an inspired and intuitive life.  The who, what, where, when, how, and why will follow when we are truly ready to move forward.  We will then be divinely guided to the people, places and things that will help us along the way. In light of that, we are encouraged to pay attention to the circumstances we find ourselves in and to the people who come into our view, because our new intention may unfold in ways we may not recognize at first glance.

Due to our divine connection, I believe that we are all here to help each other grow and learn through relationships and interactions.  We can therefore be inspired by others, and others can be inspired by us.  So, who are the people who have made a difference in our respective lives?  Who do we admire?  And when we determine who those individuals are, why do they inspire us?  What makes them appear special to us?  What is it that they have accomplished that moves us?  What quality or trait do we see in them?  Is it their perseverance?  Is it their courage that has us in awe?  Is it their confidence and self-assuredness?  Asking ourselves these questions can help us to understand why these individuals have gotten our attention.  There are probably many reasons why they stand out to us, one of which could be that we feel these individuals have that certain something that may seem impossible for us to master.  Perhaps we feel that our circumstances are different from theirs, and therefore could not accomplish the same things.  The truth from my perspective is that whatever we see in them, is most assuredly in us.  We cannot see what we do not have within ourselves…how would we know what that quality or trait looks like?  When we feel inspired, it moves something powerful within us.  Consider this…could our intuition be telling us what we need to know about who we are in our own uniqueness?  Or perhaps inspire us to use our own  unique gifts to make a difference in the world?  Remember, we set an intention to be inspired and intuitively guided.   Something to think about is it not?

For example, Helen Keller, who most of you know was not able to see or hear, has been an inspiration to me since I was a young girl.  While I did not understand fully why she meant so much to me at the time, I did feel that if she could accomplish all she had given her circumstances, that I could do anything given mine.  I came to realize much later in life that she was the person who most influenced my life because of her extraordinary courage and equally strong convictions, as well as her  passionate desire to live life to the fullest.  This is something I aspire to, and have embraced fully my own sense of courage to create my life with great passion and conviction.  Helen Keller has shown me the way.  And, I am certain that she too was inspired by her teacher Anne Sullivan, who in her own right was a remarkable woman…a “Miracle Worker”.  So, who inspires you?  And, are you open to bringing those same qualities along with your own uniqueness into your life more profoundly…into designing your own pathway?

We are all influenced by the environment around us, which includes the people, places, things, thoughts, and all other factors that contribute to how we are conditioned to be in the world.  And, we have all grown into the people we are today by all we have experienced in our lives thus far.  We will continue to evolve into all we can be when we are open and willing to grow.  As I mentioned in the previous blog, the key to growing more into our authentic self is to listen to the urgings of our soul, and to the Divine Spirit within us.  We have an immeasurable Source within us to help us move beyond our comfort levels and into living more inspired lives.  Learning to listen will also bring to light many thoughts and ideas that will inspire and help us in making choices that will best serve our intention to create a pathway designed for our unique journey.

We have come to understand then that listening to divine guidance comes from within us.  It is that small voice that can capture our attention when we are ready to hear it.  In order to hear it however, we need to learn how to drown out the loud ego voice.  This small voice can captivate our attention when we least expect it.   It is that voice that tries to get our attention much like a child tugging at our arm talking to us in that little voice when other adults with bigger voices are talking (I believe Eckart Tolle shared this).  It is that thought or idea that sneaks in-between other conscious thoughts.  It is that thought or voice that comes out of seemingly nowhere that does not even relate to what we are currently thinking.  It is hearing our own voice say something out loud without knowing where it came from or why we said it.  All these thoughts or voices could be clues into how our intuition speaks to us.  We are encouraged then to stop and listen and discover for ourselves how we receive messages.  We are invited to learn to be quiet so that we are able to distinguish which voice is speaking to us…the voice of our ego, or the voice of our intuitive guidance.  Meditation is an empowering spiritual practice in which to tap into that silence and get to know God within us.   Are we ready to listen?

Designing our own pathway is a journey, not a destination.  Throughout the journey, our lives will begin to change because we have designed a new way of relating to the world and to ourselves.  This means the old way of thinking will be replaced with new thoughts based on inspiration and intuition, not our past history, nor the “shoulds” of other people.  We will be guided by our own sense of  “self” knowing that everything is always in divine order for ourselves and others.  And, since the Universe responds to our thoughts, what we manifest will be testimony to what we have come to believe is true about who we are, and the innate power we possess to create.  We may encounter many twists and turns along the way, yet when we remain true to our convictions in faith, we will continue to move forward one step on the pathway at a time.  And remember, in the process, let us be gentle with ourselves and know that we are always supported by a most loving Universe, because we are all in this together…are we not?

Thank you for allowing me share my thoughts with you.  Namaste’.

In Love, Light and Divine Inspiration,

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.





Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sheila Kennedy
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 14:26:06

    Thank you Regina, I too was inspired by Helen Keller from a young age. I look forward to reading more of your inspirational writings.
    Peace Love and Light


  2. Francine
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 17:37:20

    Thank you Regina for sharing your fearlessness in discovering the authentic self. Your light shines and continues to lead me on a journey I never thought possible.
    Peace my friend,


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