As I have learned about the idea that everything is ‘energy’ life is easier to sort out. When an opportunity comes up I can take it inside and see how it would “feel”. Do I get a light, buoyant feeling? Do I have a sense of excitement, anticipation or freedom with these thoughts? If so, I know that I am aligned with this possibility and it is a good sign to give it the green light.
Another situation may come up and I take it inside and when I sit with it I notice I have a sinking feeling. I feel a heaviness and a dread. Pay attention to these feelings! This would NOT be the time to move forward!
This sounds pretty clear and easy. Sometimes it is that simple. Often times when things get complicated it is when we override these feelings with our thoughts. We may get some very clear feelings but then begin to doubt the clear energy readout. We start to say things like, ‘well, this is a good opportunity, I would get a raise, the benefits are good. I would be foolish to turn it down.” And so you ignore your ‘energy readout’ and take the job anyway. Then you find yourself dreading the work week. Living for the weekend. You find you are unsupported in your work……….it could be a thousand different variables. And then you start to say to yourself, ‘ I KNEW I shouldn’t have taken this job! I had a gut feeling it would not be a good fit but I did it anyway!!”
We have all done this.
Here is one more thing to consider. Sometimes we get a strong feeling about something. It might be a strong to hit to go somewhere. It might be a strong feeling that NOW is the time to take a certain class, even tho it doesn’t really fit into your busy life at the moment. And so you follow your guidance and you do the “thing”. And LATER you realize how the timing was impeccable. You met a certain person at this place. You have developed skills needed in your new job or relationship that you didn’t even know you would need! It can feel quite magical!
There were many years that I didn’t know I should follow that inner GPS. I thought my mind had the better answers. No one was talking to me about the value of my gut feelings and my intuition. Yet when I did just go with what I felt, things always worked out.
Our minds are affected by old patterns and fears. If we do our inner scans when we are feeling clear and centered they will be quite accurate. If we do this when our fears are running high, it will be more difficult to get a good read.
It may take some practice. We try it the first way, following the info we get from our energetic scans and we realize we had a good outcome. Less drama, more joy, more ease. And then we do it the second way where we override our energetic readouts and suddenly we have drama, awkwardness, difficulties. Then we may do this. You get a clear reading and then later the head kicks in and you get nervous and back peddle.
Just try and notice this. The mind does not like to give in to the inner guidance. It likes being the boss. But actually when we are aligned internally and then ask our minds to be supportive it all works out better.
We may go back and forth a few times until we realize that we really can trust that inner guidance system!
I will talk more about the idea of the expansion and contraction in our lives next week…….
Much love! May our energy flow clearly this lovely day! melaniej