Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
The Tao traveler has little serendipitous moments, and we often proudly talk about them in our spiritual community: number sequences appear like 11:11 or 12:34, just to remind us that we are aligned with the Way. Sometimes messages or visitors get announces a second or two just before they appear, and so forth. The sun tends to shine brightly during these magic moments, but sometimes they announce storm clouds as well. It is as if God taps on our shoulder and says, "Hey listen my friend, you are not going to like what is coming now, but no worries, all of this is part of the grander plan." I wrote the spiritual meaning of suffering once up in the little note of the bamboo-tree: http://zeitgeistinma.blogspot.com/2012/05/story-of-bamboo-tree.html The ego experiences something as a sacrifice, yet the soul is serene about it as this outcome is quite meaningful for the spiritual journey we are on.
So it turns out that the Tao traveler is connected with the Way no matter what. When the ego wants to deviate from our spiritual path, little messengers pop up who encourage us to change directions. Otherwise we are free to do whatever we feel like to align our ego desires with our soul mission. We become thus co-creators of the Way. And in those few occasions when the "I" would feel like being left standing in the rain, we hear a divine Voice encouraging us to start dancing instead. As long as we hold on to Her, our soul rejoices every step of the Way.