Many have used doors to describe an idea or concept when trying to explain something to someone else – either verbally or in writing. The same symbol of a door, however, holds different meanings for different people. The meaning is related to one’s experiences and to how one understands one’s experience, which will often occur in retrospect.
I am curious if other empaths have the same view of doors as I do. I feel that I am guided to the right ones and barred from the wrong ones. Although, I don’t always see this as it is happening. I’m getting better at following the signs and trusting my heart intuition.
Over the years, I feel that I have been presented with closed doors and with open doors. Oddly enough, I was not the one to open or close them. Yet, my actions were what brought me to the doors in the first place. Many closed doors were reached after something that I did, some action that I took, something that I wanted. Those were the heartbreak doors saying this one is not for you. The open doors often stood open for awhile before I walked through them. Yet looking back, I can see that the steps that I was making in my life were the stepping stones leading up to an open door. As I was growing, the door was opening.
Here is an example of what I mean. I was looking for a different job after completing some courses. I was sure that I would get a job in a certain city, but a job in my field in a different city kept appearing – an open door so to speak. I saw the job listing and someone told me about it, but I didn’t think my qualifications in one area were good enough, so I didn’t apply. Finally when the job appeared to me again (time number three if you are counting), I decided, okay, this is a sign. I am supposed to apply for this job. So, I stepped through that open door and applied. End of story is that I did get the job, and it was the right fit for me.
So what is the take away here? Don’t keep banging on the heartbreak door. Keep your options open. If an open door appears, think about going through. If you get clear signs that you are supposed to enter the door, even if it is just to check out the new space on the other side, go! Walk through. You can do it.