When everything is flowing in our idea of how we think things should be, it is easy to think we are living in harmony with the rhythms of the Universe. But when there is a clear gap between what we want and how our life is unfolding, we are more likely to feel stress and doubt. We may judge a situation as wrong or unfair, or judge ourselves for what we perceive as shortcomings or failures. When our mind is full of resistance, it is hard to access our innate sense of wisdom, clarity and creativity. We get caught up in our thoughts and begin to think we are our thoughts.

In the spiritual law of karma, every action generates a force of energy that is returned to us in kind. It’s the law of cause and effect – a tool for creating abundance. If you do not like what is manifesting in your life, you can change your choices and thereby change your karmic pattern.

Every day brings us a chance to start over. Though it is hard to imagine that when you lose what you thought was a perfect relationship, when the job that defined you for 20 years is gone, when the people you counted on turn their backs on you, you may actually be taking a step forward on the path to your truest desires and ultimately to your destiny. Perceived failure is just life trying to move us in a different direction and bring us more of who we are.

When we get quiet, become more observant, more contemplative and less reactive, we can find the gift buried in every problem awaiting us. As our awareness expands, we begin to see the hidden possibilities in whatever challenge we are facing. With a shift of perception, we realise that what appeared to be a devastating set back, has actually cleared the way for our rebirth and transformation. From the soul’s perspective there is no such thing as success or failure, there is only the present moment, which is filled with infinite possibilities.

Allowing more of your innate goodness to emanate in the world draws abundance and goodness back to you. When we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success.

Each choice you have made throughout your life has brought you to this very moment where perfection lives. This life is a great adventure and your partner on it is spirit. Enjoy the journey – I can hardly wait for the next turn, something wonderful is waiting at the next bend.