and treat the myriad creatures as straw dogs.
(Tao Te Ching)
Sometimes when you see people in action you become aware of how they are a product of their past experience. The investor who was too negative for years and now realizes that his opportunity has come to be vindicated as the equity market crashes; never mind whether this negative stance still makes any sense after the recent decline or not. The yin and yang of life is at work; the psychological reaction and counter-reaction of prior events is still unfolding today.
For a spiritual traveler there comes a time of awakening when you realize that you actually have a choice to break free from the past. A micro-second when you realize that you are sitting on the fence. You hesitate; you become anxious about making a mistake, but sooner or later it dawns on you that you are in charge, and that powerful FORCES walk right beside you to steer you on the right direction.
It is a liberating period, and it is a confusing period at the same time. "Choose again", Angels whisper in your ear when you have picked ego over love yet again, but it doesn't seem to matter at all because the next choice presents itself soon enough, while the old mistake is water down the bridge. Soon the choice for love becomes automatic. So in a strange way you are back to the old paradigm of making subconscious choices. However, now your choices are of GOD. You are no longer a straw dog - you are a messenger of LOVE, and as such the world celebrates you.