Are you allowing your Soul to get a word in edgewise?
Hello Dear Friends! Six months ago I posted a blog called “Your Soul is calling, are you listening?” (12/14/09) “…If your soul calls to write, or anything else for that matter, always answer the call … no matter how hard it may be at first… it is your SOUL calling. You SOUL always has your happiness at heart.
So Here’s to listening to your soul… doing what you yearn to do… and taking full responsibility for your joy, happiness and full realization of your dreams!”
I also quoted from Stephen Kings book “On Writing”. At the end he tells of his horrendous near-death experience of being mangled by a van while taking his afternoon walk mid way through creating this book, and his “grim slog” through his first day of writing after months of excruciating recovery. To quote his words about his “inner voice”; “It is possible to disobey that voice, but very difficult to disbelieve it.”
We all know how profound that voice can be -when we listen- so…. why don’t we listen more often? Why don’t we let it guide our every moment? our every step?
Some would say it’s fear. Some would say it’s ego. Some would say it’s just plain doubt.
I’d say all those answers are right -and it’s all the same really- but just for the sake of simplifying I think it all really comes down to … mind chatter. Forwards, backwards, upwards, downwards, and spiraling every which direction continually. We over, psycho, and cross-analyze the past to sort out the present and prepare for the future. We THINK we are solving our problems and planning for a better future, and true, we may make SOME progress… but the truth is, we have totally blocked ourselves into very limited prospects when we over-analyze and over-plan based on a past that is no longer relevant and fear that we project into an otherwise pristine and potentially glorious future.
The Truth is…
If we quiet the mind chatter -even a few moments- and tune into the quiet stillness within, there lies all the shining inspiration that takes us quantum leaps beyond what all our “diligent mind-chatter” tried to “safely” plan for us, and into something more glorious than we could possibly imagine. That quiet voice within KNOWS your deepest desires. It KNOWS the best route to get you there too.. one step at a time. All you have to do is asks… be still … and LISTEN in peaceful quiet.
Now my dear friends, no one knows mind chatter better than I. Although I have always listened to my inner guidance,… how much agony?… how many lifetimes worth of peace and brilliant, joyous creation have I ignored?… to spend time with that time and inspiration wasting kill-joy; over-analyzing, doubting, cross-examining and future planning/questioning/boxing in mind chatter??
Being rather sensitive to “future” energies, one of my biggest mind chatter issues is trying to put the puzzle together with out all the pieces. Especially when I REALLY want what I think the final picture will look like!! But I just end up driving myself crazy trying to sort out the puzzle of ‘how’s’ and ‘when’s’ with inadequate pieces compared to the far more wise and brilliant picture the Universe has planned. -I only saw parts of the picture anyway:). I may not always understand the answer I get at that moment. I may not feel like I am getting there fast enough. The answer I get may not make any sense at all and I want to argue… but… The Universe ALWAYS hands us the right pieces at the right time. While the little consciousness of “Jamie” needs to just trust and keep focusing on one piece at a time.
How do we all need to do that? Quiet the mind chatter and listen in quiet patience for our Higher Souls solid wisdom. No future planning. No past analyzing. Just the stillness of NOW. That is where our most glorious future is born. Free of the fears of the past and projected anticipations of the future. Period.
That’s all we have to do at any moment of question. Be still and listen in quiet. Only quiet. Something greater is calling you. Follow in trust of your Souls wisdom to lead you to your true happiness. Morning and evening meditation is highly recommended, but anything that works for you is worth the effort!
So let’s make a promise to each other. Let’s promise to keep ourselves free of future limitation by over-analyzing and over-planning. Let’s stay in the NOW and act in every moment as we are guided from the brilliant and wise stillness within. If we need to plan ahead, we will be guided to do so, but other wise… let’s leave it in hands of the Universe Who knows best!
In case you were wondering, in regard to the Next Top Spiritual Author contest, I thank you all deeply for your support and votes! I did not however, get enough votes to make it to the next round. I am not disheartened by this in the least as I received some very wonderful connections and leads that I never expected and I absolutely believe it was just another unexpected piece of the puzzle!! I still have no clear idea of the “how’s” but I do know Source works in amazing and brilliant ways so I will just keep going day to day!!
Below is another excerpt from Flashpoint (which once again, I selected as instructed by my guidance )Enjoy!
As always, please feel free to share with me your thoughts or questions on my blogs and book excerpts.
“Climbing into the helicopter cockpit, Avlyn knew the guards were getting close and there was no room for error. The hatch opening was not a wide birth for a helicopter but it was the only way out. Taking a deep breath she remembered the pilots every move she’d watched when the Sutra had brought her here and began running through every action he’d taken. The stick controlled the direction… the pedals controlled the angle of the nose… the lever to the left of the seat controlled altitude… the throttle was to maintain the engine power and rpm’s. Simple enough really. Ok… not really! So many things to balance at once! Avlyn knew she was never going to get out of the hatch opening alive without some help. She took another calming breath.
Ordinarily it would take some time and deep meditation to open her consciousness to another being who could help her, but in her heightened state of vibration all it took was a simple request. I am open to anyone who will help me safely fly this helicopter out of this hatch and back to the mainland. Immediately she felt a knowledgeable presence that put her at ease and guided her every move.
“I can do this… with a little help” she said out loud as the engine roared and the blades began spinning, picking up speed. The guards had just rushed through the door when Avlyn began pushing the throttle. The blast of wind as the blades picked up speed knocked the guards against the wall.
The helicopter wobbled off the pad lifting slowly upward.
“Steady now” she told herself as her hands and feet mindlessly and subtly adjusted all the controls “Just slip up and out.”
Another deep breath and she slowly maneuvered the helicopter smoothly upward. She didn’t know quite how she did it, only that it was as if there were many hands guiding her every move, and she thanked them… profusely. ”