(I couldn’t think of a photo to go with “Planners” – so you get a cat and a budgie!)
In Episode 14 of the Joyful Telepathy Podcast I introduced the idea of Planners, Wingers and Rafters as a way of looking at our life plans.
Life Plans are generally what people talk about when they mean “my soul’s purpose, my intention when I incarnated, my contract with the Divine.”
With the idea of a “Life Plan” came this anxiety that if you’re not “on track” with your life plan, not doing what you’re supposed to do, that this is the source of your anxiety, discontent, depression or unhappiness.
Just like universal manifestation ideas like “The Secret” can be erroneously boiled down into a blaming the person for their own unhappiness, the Life Plan idea has resulted in the same anxiety:
If I’m unhappy, I must be doing something terribly wrong.
Are we responsible for how we experience our lives? OF COURSE. There is so much you can do relieve the mental and emotional suffering you experience when life rains crap.
But where is the crap coming from? Is THAT your Life Plan?
Maybe. It depends on whether you’re a Planner, Winger or Rafter.
I’m going to split this up into three posts over the next three days, so keep checking back! Today, we’ll cover Planners.
Everyone knows Planners. You can spot them a mile away. Planners never ask me to look at their life plan, they’re so intuitively plugged into what they want to do next that they have difficulty relating to people who experience a lot of uncertainty.
Planners have excellent saving habits (because they’re so plugged into the future and what they want to do) and Planners seem to have a near-limitless amount of energy. They were born with a drive to burn through a Divine To Do List with a thousand little action items!
Planners are the ones who seem to get ALL the lucky breaks. If they incarnated with a Life Plan to touch the lives of millions of people, that fame comes very easily to them – they’re always in the right place at the right time.
Wingers can get very discouraged if they compare themselves to Planners.
Here’s a secret about Planners: they experience the same level of spiritual challenge as everyone else. It doesn’t always LOOK like they’re struggling, which is another great Planner characteristic – on the ground floor, Planners can intuitively sense what they need to do next.
That doesn’t make it easy.
My grandfather’s mother was a planner. She had many children and an extremely difficult life. Yet, her whole life, she always “did what needed doing,” and she didn’t waste a lot of time agonizing about it.
Planners put so much detail into their life plans, they’re capable of setting up some of the greatest spiritual challenges on earth. Their life plan may not actually be about their individual sentient consciousness. In fact, a Planner can end up taking on a massive karmic burden (past-life baggage that needs to be worked out on the other side or in future lives.)
Planners often come in to make a big splash, and they often make huge sacrifices for the team.
They volunteer to provide this life experience so that others can be affected by their story. They’re challenging, they’re controversial and many planners die in dramatic and shocking ways.
Who do you think may be a planner?