Have you noticed how busy everyone seems to be? So caught up in striving for success and perfection many “just don’t have time” to prepare or eat a healthy meal, talk to their children or sometimes even sleep.
This can even extend to our spiritual lives. We get so caught up looking for God we forget the divine is within us — as close as the air we breathe. All we have to do is connect.
I believe all this striving and running after success, perfection and even God is the reason for the spiritual sickness we see in this world. When was the last time you took a minute to take a deep breath, sit in stillness, and just be? This is important. This is when we hear from Spirit. It is also why our dreams are so important. Sometimes our sleep is the only time Spirit can reach us.
I know we live in a world where taking time to be still is considered a weakness. People who do this may even be called “lazy.” But taking time to rest our body, mind, and spirit and listen for guidance from Spirit is actually where we find our true strength.
I will leave you with this reminder from the Jewish/Christian Holy Bible.
Inner guidance, also known as inner wisdom, or intuition helps us learn the ways of Spirit, but it also helps us make good decisions and protects us from harm. But we must listen. Learning to listen, and interpret information received is not always easy. We may ignore this gentle nudging expecting the booming audible voice of God, thunder and lightening or even the physical manifestation of angels.
I experience a vague feeling that something isn’t right. It has taken years to learn if something doesn’t “feel right” I don’t do it. Sometimes messages are more direct, but may not be as they seem. Once I sensed a building was going to collapse. The building stood but the church meeting there fell apart.
Not listening to inner guidance can have lasting consequences. I was very angry when a healer told me a major negative event in my life could have been prevented by listening to inner guidance. But he was right. When this happens bitterness or anger do no good. We must accept the consequences, learn the lessons and start listening.
Learning to listen and interpret inner guidance takes time, patience and openness to Spirit. But remember, help is only a prayer away.
We are bombarded with messages from popular media telling us to do this or not do that. While we would all like to find a perfect one size fits all solution or have someone else tell us how to live, that is not how life works. Life is a journey and we learn the way on the trip.
It is important to remember the words of Carl Jung, “… there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” Finding your way through life can be a lonely experience. Continue with prayer and meditation, following inner guidance and you will find others along the way to share experiences with. Who knows, you may one day find others following you.