On a busy road near my home, there is a large magnetic sign belonging to a chiropractic office that displays inspirational wisdom. A few weeks ago, the sign read: At the end of the road, there is a pathway. Each time I passed the sign, I considered what this simple sentence might imply. Several interpretations came to mind:
Could the “end of the road” mean the end of suffering in life and the “pathway” represent our rising above it? Is the pathway symbolic of the higher life in spirit we embrace after ending our journey here on earth? If the road represents life, then the pathway at the end represents the continuation of our soul in spirit after we exit the thoroughfare of physical existence. Another possible meaning came to mind: A pathway is typically narrower than a road, thus implying that we must follow the voice of our own soul and not that of the masses. Meeting the challenge of finding that inner voice may lead us down roads that are less traveled by others, as Robert Frost eloquently expressed in his famous poem, The Road Not Taken. At times, stepping onto the pathway requires all the courage we can muster to conquer the looming fear that threatens to overtake us. The journey that stretches before us may appear strange, lonely and uncertain. Yet is there any other way to go besides being true
to who we really are?
In the quest to know ourselves more deeply, we are presented with a wealth of opportunities to discover and explore the brilliancy of Spirit that is present in each moment. Relationships offer us mirrors that reflect the Divine to us again and again. While navigating the peaks and valleys of life, if we keep the primary relationship we have with Spirit intact, our human relationships will assuredly reflect that love. In truth, all pathways, no matter what their origin, lead to the destination of awakening to the Divine within ourselves.
Excerpted from my latest book, Soul to Soul Connections: Comforting Messages from the Spirit World