RecalculatingToday, as I was driving down the highway to meet a new friend at a new Starbucks, I drifted and missed my turn. Fortunately, my faithful GPS, Chatty Cat, alerted me to my oversight with the immortal word, “Recalculating.”

I know people who go absolutely ballistic when their GPS says that word. They hear it as a criticism and insist the GPS is really saying, “You stupid, worthless cow. How could you have missed that turn. I gave you plenty of notice. You never listen to me. You’re such a screw up! We’re through!”

Fortunately, Cat has never treated me that way. When Cat says, “Recalculating,” I hear, “No worries, Honey, you made a boo boo just now. Give me a couple of seconds and I’ll get us back on track.” Cat is my faithful GPS Angel. She never becomes impatient or abandons me as a lost cause, no matter how far I stray off the path. She keeps on loving me unconditionally while she recalculates for the umpteenth time, providing me a new path to my destination.

The Universe works the same way. No matter how many wrong turns I make, even if it takes me twice as long to get there as I had originally planned, the Universe continues to loyally guide me toward the Highest Good. There are no mistakes. Everything’s an opportunity. There are many paths to the same destination. The Journey is only further enriched by more opportunities to learn additional lessons along the way. Today’s missed turn is a perfect example: it wasn’t a mistake, it was the vehicle through which I’d get this insight to share with you.

You are Loved and Loving, Blessed and a Blessing. Namaste.

P.S.     For your convenience, below is the link to the recording of this week’s new episode from my Radio Show, “Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!” You may listen online or download to your PC, phone or other mp3 player to listen on the go. In future blogs, I’ll include the recording link for that week’s new Episode:

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About djwlifecoach

I am retired from 40+ years of helping individuals and teams build lives and organizations they love. One of the great joys of my retirement from professional practice is having greater bandwidth to donate my professional and creative talents to support and promote animal and social welfare charities. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world’s largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. As a board-certified coach, author, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. 111419 DJW Sid CH Pet Corner Photo ShootI help clients achieve rapid, extraordinary, sustainable results by connecting who they are with what they do, a connection often lost through stress and the sheer busy-ness of daily life. Courageous self-awareness and unconditional self-love lead to honest choices based on priorities that nurture you and those around you on a journey to wholeness. Decades in coaching, consulting, change management, organization development, human resources and mixed media artistic expression honed my business sense, professionalism, creativity, intuition, leadership and communication skills. The result? Practical tools that help you become more insightful, creative, committed, productive and fulfilled. Even the most dedicated and hard-working individuals can shift from frustration to a sense of futility when their values, passion, work, and lives become disconnected. One of the problems with not taking care of our health is that the effects of ignoring it are often slow to show up. We continue to juggle family responsibilities, work and finances until we lose ourselves, waking up one day 50 pounds heavier in body and soul—no good to ourselves or anyone else. I love working with people who are ready to take life-changing action to make their dreams a reality. At each moment, you have inside you all the wisdom you seek to choose your life and your way of showing up. Limiting thoughts, beliefs and feelings can block you from moving forward. An absence of love and concern for yourself can result in negative head talk that holds you back with discouraging messages about who you are and what you can do. By listening and caring deeply, I guide you in connecting with your own inner wisdom. We identify the way you’d like to live. We determine what’s blocking you and release you from the hold those blocks have over you—unleashing the positive energy that will fuel you forward. Together we develop a plan to move you closer to your heart’s desire. My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. What’s love got to do with it? Everything! My book, Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life! (Hay House/ Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. For fun, I love reading, sewing, knitting, yin yoga, afternoon tea, opera and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my spouse, Wilson Abney, and the cat who runs our life, Maisy Jane.
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