Two years ago, I wrote a post in this space called “I Wish to Venture Forth.”
It is short, so I take the liberty of repeating it here in full. But I will follow it with new consciousness gained during the interim.
I wish to venture forth to explore what Steps to Knowledge offers me. Step 41 was a crucial milestone for me in affirming and acknowledging the power of God. This Step calls for not being afraid of the power of God, and not only should I not be afraid, I “must venture forth to explore what is most natural.”
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
To me Robert Frost’s poem is very ambiguous. I like to think the last sentence means that he made the right choice. But does it? He was ambivalent at first, he wondered if he might regret his choice, since both roads looked equally inviting and who knows where the other one might have led. He would never know, so he took a leap of faith.
So it was with me. I made a choice over twenty years ago, I ventured forth on an uncharted journey, and it has indeed made all the difference.
This is why the poem so resonated with me when I did this Step.
After stating that I must venture forth, it goes on to imply that if I do, it will be “like breaking new ground and coming home all at once.”
And it has.
I Continue to Venture Forth
Today I am living the full benefits of that choice I made over twenty years ago and am seeing how serendipitous it was to take that leap of faith and follow the road less traveled.
Second, it brought me to the fulfillment of my dream, a dream that began as an echo of recognition and has since blossomed in full.
Yesterday I reached Step 349 “I Am Happy That I Can Finally Serve The Truth” for the second time.
I wrote in my journal:
“Everything you have truly wanted is being given to you now.”
This is my experience today. I am constantly thinking this, realizing that recurring thoughts, wishes, dreams are now becoming a reality. This particularly applies to what I am currently experiencing in my country home.
To me this is verification of the truth as I continue to venture forth.
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