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

As a retired board-certified coach, author and Reiki master teacher, I continue to share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? 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. 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, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose sharing hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog and radio episodes help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. Learn more and access FREE resources at For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting, golfing and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee and Maisy Jane.
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