I love this reminder to allow the universe – and other people themselves – to participate in our creations. Isn’t the idea to allow in new ideas and directions so that together we can create far more than what we could have by ourselves? To me that’s one of the huge joys of relationships and life itself. Together we are more and grow exponentially more than if we cling only to what we can conjure within our minds.
I was talking to a friend recently who was thinking about entering into a relationship, but she had already decided what all of his answers would be, how they would work out logistics, and that it wouldn’t work – and she had never even talked with him about any of this! She had it all mapped out and had lived the entire relationship before he ever was even allowed to join in! I have done the same thing, and so have many of my clients – we all have. We get an image in our minds and reject anything that doesn’t match it. As if we have a check list – or scavenger hunt list – and are so busy trying to find those items we walk right past the most gorgeous things and don’t even see them, labeling them as “not what I’m looking for.”
I have to say, it would be a bummer if I was limited to only what I can imagine in my own, small, human mind. Pretty sure the universe has a bigger repertoire and more resources than the singular perspective of “me” does. And I’m sure that other people have wonderfully different, new, fresh-to-me ideas, resources and perspectives. Sign me up for a co-creative life, relationships, and world. I’m definitely willing to be surprised. I’m willing and honored to embrace the Mystery in all its infinite love and infinite ways of expressing it.