Do you allow yourself the time to be still and go within?
With the hectic pace of today’s world it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and allow the sounds of the world to drown out the whisper our souls are longing for us to hear. Of course, my intention every day is to stay tuned into my heart and listen to the whispers of my soul but like so many of you I still struggle with creating the space in my life to slow down. At times I remind myself of an important truth with the infamous line from the old Virginia Slims commercial “You’ve come a long way baby!” and lovingly pat myself on the back.
That truth allows me to be more gentle with myself when I become aware that I am caught up in existing and doing instead of living and being. In that moment of awareness I flip my ‘heart switch’, bring myself back to the moment, slow down and reconnect with my inner wisdom.
This weekend was one of those times! I was experiencing a sense of inner unrest that I couldn’t particularly name. Maybe you’ve experienced it too. That moment when you realize that you’ve allowed yourself to become so busy trying to ‘get it all done’ that you’ve become almost robotic in your existence instead of feeling connected to your source, your relationships and most importantly yourself.
“Your inner unrest is your Soul whispering to you “Remember me; Hear Me; Allow me to lead you” – Linda Joy
On Saturday of this past weekend I chose to tune into my inner unrest – shut off the computer, sit out on my waterfront patio and just BE. No book, no music – just myself, nature and the beauty of the moment. In the past I would’ve just pushed forward with completing my never-ending to “DO” list allowing my ‘old story’ to kick-in in order to smother the feelings coming up and the message that it may bring. As I tuned into my body I could feel myself relaxing, almost melting into the cushion of my rattan chair. I could feel my thinking mind slowing down with each breath I took.
“Ahhh”, said my body as my shoulders dropped.
“Mmmmm,” said my Spirit as I continued to take deep, cleansing breaths that brought me closer to my essence.
My eyes on a beautiful hawk circling the pond I relaxed deeper into the moment and asked my Soul out-loud “What would you like me to know?” As I waited for a message I continued to watch the hawk as he circled above the patio.
Quite a few minutes pass so with a lightness of spirit I say, again out-loud “Hello Spirit… I am waiting! Any message for me?”
As more time passes I find myself deeply connected to the moment, feeling the heat and warmth of the day on my skin and enjoying the hawk as I begin to wonder if he is showing off for me. His wings spread in all their glory as he soars and seems to cut through the day’s humidity with ease. I feel my heart swell with love as I continue to watch him. I become lost in the moment as I relax into the beauty all around me. I hear children across the pond laughing and giggling in their summer play. I wave as my neighbor’s pass by on their paddle-boat enjoying the beauty of the day.
Over an hour passes with no message from Spirit. Nothing, nada! Usually I receive my messages via strong inner knowings, phrases or for the big epiphany’s what I’ve come to call Divine downloads. It’s that moment when you have a sudden sense of ‘yes, that’s it!” But today, none of that! Zip, zero, zilch!
“I guess Spirit needed a day off too”, I giggled to myself!
Suddenly I am hit with the realization that over two hours have passed since I had came down to the patio with the intention of getting an answer to the unrest in my heart. As I processed that realization I also noticed that my energy had powerfully shifted and I was feeling so much more grounded, joyful and light! I was filled with a sense of gratitude and peace for all of life.
“Maybe I didn’t need a message from Spirit after all” I thought, “just needed a little down time.”
As I savored my last few moments of solitude I looked up for my friend the Hawk. He was gone!
As I lay in bed Saturday evening reviewing my day and mentally doing my Gratitude List I was tuned into the Divine energy all around me. Feeling happy, content and grounded in love I lovingly said to Spirit …
“I hope you enjoyed your day off. I never received your message but I’m feeling much better now.”
“Ok, Ok, I get it! It looks like you had a message for me after all.”
As I sleepily placed the card back in the deck I suddenly ‘heard’ Spirit’s response….
“Dear one, my message was sent time and time again today through the Hawk circling above! I waited for you to release your vision of HOW the message was to come. I am always with you – you only have to stay in awareness to receive me.”
As I hugged my pillow tighter and drifted off to sleep I felt embraced in the love of Source.
YOUR THOUGHTS MATTER!
How do you honor the whispers of your soul? Do you have a special way of connecting with Source/Spirit? Share your thoughts and journey here.