A discussion was raised in one of my facebook groups about listening to intuition. The question was asked, (and I’m paraphrasing) “How do you know the difference between the good kind of fear that is warning you away from something and when you are afraid of doing something that feels more like a resistance?”
The idea sparked lots of discussion about how to follow your guidance: using the feelings of body wisdom, does it feel positive or negative, is the mind dominating instead of the heart, trust the whispers, and more…..Eventually the topic evolved into following the path of heart vs doing what you think you “should” based on outside influences, relationships, making money, etc.
I realized I had a lot of feelings about this, and wanted to write about it here on my blog that is essentially about living my passion and trusting my intuition.
It seems to me there is a common belief that if you are following your heart in life, you won’t make much money…..you’ll be poor. “Other” work in the world has to be distasteful or painful or a drain on one’s life force.
I know that I have held similar beliefs. Upon some examination of why I felt compelled to remain self employed all these years even when business was lousy, I unearthed some interesting thoughts that had been fueling my beliefs about money and work. “If I have to work a regular job….I will lose my freedom.” “If I’m working for someone else, I will be living their life and feeding their dream, not my own.”
And yet somehow I was not valueing my own work in a way that allowed me to thrive in the world. The single act that changed this belief for me was looking deep enough to see what I truly wanted for my life. I wanted to believe in me. I wanted to thrive in life just by being me.
My intention nowadays is to follow my heart and make my living doing what I love. Doing what comes naturally to me, sharing the strengths that came along with me into the world. For me this is expressing my Love for Life, Nature and Mystery through visual art, music and singing, offering inspiration through beauty and passion. Manifesting Mirrors of Divine Love to help us remember who we really are and where we come from.
Living your passion is a powerful stance. It allows for the deepest wisdom to come forth and guide. Being who I am meant to be in the world means being in harmony with life. Trust flows in this position, creativity flows in this position, and life grows, bringing more opportunities to express love.
Now, back to the initial question: How do we listen effectively to our innate guidance, or as I am fond of saying, our Soul’s Voice?
What I have discovered to be true time and again, is that the problem is not in our listening. We know our answers. Our heart is constantly singing them to us in what we are attracted to and what we love. The disconnect happens when we second guess the message. We let our minds tell us stories of how and what might happen if we choose against what is “expected” of us. Will other’s think we are “selfish” if we do for ourselves and not seemingly for others? Even though we know deep down, we can’t give from an empty well. I believe we were put on earth to develop each of our unique talents — to be that intrinsic puzzle piece, we are the threads woven in tapestry that create the fabric of the Universe….
There are a thousand reasons why we talk ourselves out of following the whispers of our intuition. We let our minds scare us, we let our past advise outcomes, instead of trusting the inner voice and moving forward into the dreams of our lifetime. It is not that we don’t know how to listen, we don’t know when to shut up! We strong arm our Soul’s Voice into submission. Or we try rather.
Because that voice is never truly quieted. It is always within us and always singing. We know how to be quiet and listen, what needs more cultivation is learning to sing along, with the song of the heart.
Sing a lullaby song to your restless mind. Soothe the worry with your loving heart and pave the way for your dreams. Your dream is strong, your Soul knows the path. Cultivate beliefs that support who you truly are. You are loved. You are Love. You are a thriving artist.
I am a thriving artist. I spread Love and Joy in the world. I trust my own wise counsel. I believe in myself and my abilities.
When people hold themselves in high esteem, this vibration will dominate on the planet. When we believe, we create the lives we desire. The power is within us. Believe and answer the call.
Retire the words, “It’s so hard,” “I don’t know how,” “I’m living in poverty,” “I have to get a ‘real’ job.”
Following your heart is your real job!
Remind yourself daily: Life gets easier, fuller, brighter, clearer, when I follow my dreams.
Appreciate with Gratitude everthing you have: All the re-sources, people, relationships, ideas, creative flow and all that is coming.
My Soul’s Voice knows what I want, what I need and how to create it in the world. It is always speaking to me. If I answer the call.