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The Step-by-Step Law of Process

Mar 01, 2020 02:53PM ● By Amber McKenzie
Have you heard the old cliché: life is a journey, not a destination? For some reason, I’ve always found this expression annoying. In my mind, destinations, goals and dreams coming true are the whole point of this “journey” of life. Sure, there is a process required to get from point A to point B, but isn’t the destination what’s really important? Forty-four years and a whole lot of journeys later, I finally get it—nope, not so much.

The Universal Law of Process centers around the principle that we’re all here for a very specific purpose, and we each have a unique path to follow in this life. Many times, our path is like a spiral staircase that twists and turns as we ascend each step upward toward our perceived goal or destination, as well as backward when we stumble, lose our footing and fall. Some of us are very clear about what’s at the top, while others of us find the ‘destination’ shifts and changes as we progress the staircase. What once seemed important at the beginning of the climb is now irrelevant, and we are led to another stairwell and a new destination. Regardless, each of us requires our own step-by-step process to get where we are going and to be who we are becoming. Those attempting to subvert this law and create a shortcut or a giant leap from the bottom of the staircase to the top, often find themselves lost, confused and foundationless, causing the entire staircase to crumble. And now, back to step one.

What this law has been teaching me is that my journey is mine and mine alone, and what someone else might perceive as a misstep or fall, is nothing more than divine re-direction leading me to exactly what’s required next on this path of life. It’s teaching me patience and courage and faith to keep taking the small steps, even if they’re unsteady—especially when they’re unsteady.

I love this quote by Meister Eckhart, German theologian from the 13th century, who said, “God is not found in the Soul by adding anything but by a process of subtraction.” Yes, this winding staircase has led me on a process of adding crap I thought I needed to survive and thrive in this physical realm, only to then release most of it, or at least that which no longer served my highest good. It has led me to question and disregard the mistruths and lies I’ve believed about myself and the world around me. It has led me all the way back to myself—my own inner wisdom and the spirit of God within myself and each one of us.

And guess what, this process of life has led me to an exciting new adventure I’m embarking on this month—a trip to Egypt! I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to help lead a 12-day sacred travel tour through Egypt, with the hope (goal/destination;) of guiding my own transformational “soulventure” trips in the future. I will share details and pictures of the tour in the April and May issues of Natural Awakenings. Until then my friends, please enjoy the March issue which is filled with plant-based goodness, the powerful benefits of CBD on mental health (as well as local articles from our trusted CBD resource providers!), my Publisher’s Pick highlighting Pam Flowerday Intuitive Counsel and our Community Spotlight featuring my friend and favorite stress-reducing practitioner, Jennifer Burrows of Mind-Body Wellness.

Here’s to your life taking you step-by-step toward your own unfolding potential!

With Love,


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