intuition

The Way

Howdy, I live my life doing what my intuition directs me to do.  I don't reject my knowing or concern myself with how what I need to do will get done.  So today I met up with a friend from long ago.  She was passing through-ish and we had an hour to catch up on 5 years of no real contact.  It was perfect and just what I needed after a long day.  I felt rejuvenated and connected after our meeting.  I knew that we saw each other at the right time for us both.  I also knew, when she told me that she was going to be in town for a brief moment, that we would meet up, that it would be helpful in the way of affirming our separate paths, and that I wouldn't have to plan too much because it would basically just happen.  I really enjoy not having to over-plan things that are outside of my classes or clients.  I so enjoy going with the energy or knowing that guides me on a regular basis.

We discussed what it feels like to be 'on the path' or another way of saying it, answering a calling.  The best way to describe it is if you are square dancing and everyone creates a bridge or whatever and lets you through.  There is no resistance, there is only encouragement to continue moving forward and to take your position.  Literally, the world opens up and allows you to walk through without much, if any, resistance.  When you accept your calling you have only to begin doing the work, whatever the work your calling requires, and life tastes sweeter, joy is a daily emotion and life becomes easy.  Some people are called to color hair, others are called to drive busses, and still others are meant to organize people's clutter.  The bottom line, there is something, or are somethings you are meant to do and the only thing that is stopping you is your acceptance of it.

When you do your work the work supports you.  There is no reason to concern yourself with how you will take care of yourself or loved ones regardless of what you may imagine in this moment.  Instead of seeing gloom and doom if you follow your dream, passion, calling, see glory, support, love, celebration, and abundance.  When you take care of yourself, everyone benefits, everyone.  We have, in the past, viewed focusing on oneself as being selfish.  I would like to contend that doing your own personal work is the most generous thing that can be done for humanity.  Living the life that serves your soul's intent is you lining up with the stars, the moon, and the entire universe (or divine oneness).

Have fun finding yourself,

xo

a

Listen

Hello there, Pay attention to that voice, the one that isn't mean, the one that isn't abusive.  That abusive a-hole needs to be ignored, and now.  The voice that tells you to turn left instead of right, the voice that tells you to take a walk, to be still, to shut up.  That voice that is trying to get you to calm down and pay attention, most of the time (sometimes that voice will say, "RUN" and you should, knees to chest, if you get my drift).  The bottom line is, your intuition is calling and you would do well to answer the call.

When you know something right away (which is most of the time) and you talk yourself out of it… that is your 'knowing' at work.  What makes you ignore it?  Why do we second guess what we know to be true?  Much of the time we are not aware that we are ignoring our intuition.  Often we deny what we know because we don't like it.  At some point we have to let go of our idea of good and bad and see things as information.  When you judge something as one of two things you bring the other into existence.  That is, bad exists because we have deemed other things to be good.  Yep, it is our doing.  So when we know something, we usually talk ourselves into whatever we feel makes the most sense for the reality we have decided to accept, instead of purposefully create.  We have a concept of reality where there is good and bad, so everything gets filtered in that way… which means much of what is actually happening is absolutely ignored because we feel like it may not fit, or be good.  Take away the judgement and listen to the information.  Listen and feel for it.  You are being given information all of the time.

How would your world work if you acknowledged what that first gut instinct, feeling, motivation told you?  What would you learn about yourself if you paid attention to your knowing?  How would you live your life if you listened to YOU?  What would stay, what would go?  What is stopping you from listening to what you know to be true for you?  How do you begin to move toward being in sync with your voice?

The world is a miraculous, glorious place.  The world is inside of you.  You are amazing.  Remember this, each and everyday.  There is nothing you cannot accomplish when you accept that as fact.

xo

a

Still Movement

Howdy Doody! "Choices are the hinges of destiny." ~Pythagoras

Decisions, decisions.  I make a ton everyday, as I am sure you do.  Some of us are quicker and more decisive than others and some avoid making decisions at all costs (which in and of itself is a decision).  Because I am someone who is usually pretty decisive, I can become impatient with others who take a while to process and figure things out (in my personal world).  Generally, the frustration stems from my feeling used if the person who is indecisive relies on me to be the decision maker when we do things together.  Even though I can make decisions quickly doesn't mean that there isn't work, thought, or energy behind each one.  I enjoy not being in charge sometimes.

The longer I am around and entering into relationships of all kinds the better my understanding around making decisions.  Basically, if you are not sure then that is the information you need.  Not acting on something is as important as acting on it if you feel ready to do so.  It is important to understand that being still (or the appearance of being still) is as important as moving forward (or the appearance of moving forward) when it comes to decision-making.

I am not someone who likes to plan too far ahead… let me rephrase… I have goals, many goals.  I have ideas of what the future I would like looks like.  I manifest my reality on a regular basis.  I have to plan ahead to do so.  However, the majority of my life I spend living it in the moment.  This can be hell for planning travel when I am planning it with someone else.  The truth is I find deals last-minute.  I always have.  I love deciding to go somewhere and just going.  Spontaneity is one of my favorite joys of travel.  I don't plan the activities on a trip, outside of finding passes to various fitness centers, instead I go with the flow of how I am feeling.  My gut tells me when to look for a ticket, when to be still, when to do just about everything.  The gut is also my intuition, spirit guides, what-have-you.

For so long I believed that gut meant action.  And now, even when looking at how I travel, I don't act because my gut tells me it isn't time to; "the right deal hasn't come up yet for us" it says.  My non-action is me acting at the direction of my gut.  When I realized this I became more patient with those who struggle through making a decision.  I began to understand that not acting was moving forward behind the scenes.  I am not saying that some people don't get paralyzed by having to make a choice… I am saying that making choices can be another way of staying in the same place.  Both stillness and being decisive are needed for growth and forward movement.

There are those who aren't in touch with their gut or guides, and that is another issue altogether, but in the same vein, they are exactly where they need to be to get where they need to go.  When you find yourself in a place where a choice isn't presenting itself, that is information.  Enjoy where you are when you are how you are.  Decide to decide or not to decide, if you will.  It is your choice, and it is good.

"Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant." ~Jim Collins

xo

a