Archive for the ‘Trust’ Category

Saving Time by Tuning In

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

There’s something that I experience frequently that’s interesting to me. The more vigilant I become for releasing opinions and judgments the more I AM listening to my Higher Holy Spirit Self. I find that I take my time in answering questions. I am listening to guidance from the Higher Self more and more.

I’m also taking time to feel how I feel.

Many times, people will ask me what I’d like in a particular situation and I will pause to feel what it is that is the highest guidance. It takes a moment. Many times, while I’m taking even a brief pause, people will quickly say “hello? did you hear me?” and I say, “I’m just taking a moment to feel the answer.”

This especially happens to me on the phone. The one I’m speaking with can’t see me so they wonder if the call’s been dropped. This happens to me a few times a week. Many people aren’t used to having a conversation with someone who takes time to tune in before they respond.

I’ve learned that if I don’t wish to let the ego run my life, I must be willing to pause and listen.

I find that this simple spiritual practice of listening, truly listening to the Higher Holy Spirit Self has dramatically improved the quality of every day of my life.

It used to be I could feel myself “push away” the insight and the guidance because I’d have an idea of what I’d like and I didn’t like the guidance telling me another way is better. I’ve learned to laugh at myself about that one.

Why pray for guidance and then not follow it?
That’s insane.
And yet, I did it all the time.
And not so much anymore.

Life is vastly improved by cultivating the ability to deeply listen, listening with the inner ear. It does require a willingness to actually hear the answer. It also takes extra time, but like all spiritual practice, it actually saves time. Spiritual practice saves a LOT of time that used to be spent in making time-consuming errors. My spiritual practice saves time that used to be spent in being upset because I acted from the ego.

Being able to eliminate the causes of suffering is a way of loving myself. All Love is healing. All loving choices are liberating. All loving choices bring benefit to everyone, everywhere.

We help ourselves and everyone else when we take some time to tune in to the Higher Holy Spirit Self before we answer automatically from the ego!

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Trusting Intuition

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

My intuition is SO helpful to me.  I’m getting better and better at listening to the still small voice and my life is becoming more harmonious because of it.  

I have prayed MANY times to be a good follower of guidance.  

My Higher Holy Spirit Self often tells me where to go and what to do and even though it may not make “logical” sense in the moment, I’m learning to trust it more and more and for that I’m so grateful.  

We all have a connection to the I AM presence which is our own Higher Holy Spirit Self – the Holy Spirit.  We’re all receiving excellent insight and guidance perfectly designed for us.  We’re receiving this inspiration all day, every day.  The thing to ask yourself is – “am I accepting it?”  

For several years I prayed constantly to accept the guidance I was getting.  I prayed to allow myself to really receive it.  I prayed to listen and follow.  I felt that I had so much resistance and reluctance and I knew I was delaying my joy and awakening.

The more I increased my spiritual practice, the more I felt that reluctance falling away.  It wasn’t quick and easy.  I really had to focus on my desire to be aligned with Truth.

In the process I discovered the inner guru was real.  

I discovered for myself that I had what it took to commit to this path.

So often, I would receive a prompt of intuition to not say anything and keep my mouth shut.  My ego would have  a lot to say and want to rebel against the idea of not speaking up, but my Spirit would prevail and clearly guide me not to say anything.  I’ve had many experiences of speaking up and many experiences of not.  Through the painful experiences I brought upon myself by not listening, I learned to listen.  We learn through contrast.  I’d like to be a joyful learner in all things, and in all ways!

My intuition is, quite literally, a Godsend to me.  

Life without it would be unbearable.

Intuition is that still small voice without opinion or judgment.

Ego always speaks with judgment, complaints, jealousy, guilt, criticism, blame, shame, and giving to get.

If you desire to learn the difference between ego and intuition if you desire. It’s worth your complete attention!!

I came to realize that the teaching was written in my heart and in everyone’s heart.  The question became – will I look within?  Will I discover that teaching and live it?  My willingness is all that’s required.  My inner guru knows the way if I will trust.  It’s not easy, but it’s worth it!

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Doubt Out!

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

There’s a real difference between going with your intuition vs going with your heart.  At least I’ve come to realize there’s a difference for me.

When people talk about going with their heart, vs their head, I don’t think they’re talking about their intuition.  I think they’re talking about going with what they “want.”  

Here’s an example:  

Someone really wants to have a new car.  They’d like a new Leaf Electric Car.  That’s what they want.  Feeling how that feels – it feels very different from feeling inspired to get the Leaf car.  Or feeling led and guided.  And that’s SO different from feeling like “I’ve done the math, and looked at all the pros and cons and decided upon a Leaf.”

There’s the reasoned opinion of what is best.

Then there’s what someone actually feels like they want.

And then there’s the intuitive choice.

Each one of those three feels VERY different to me.

I’ve learned that the path of least resistance is the path of intuition and inspiration.

When I’m choosing from the place of wanting, needing, and craving there will be lots of doubt.

When I’m choosing from the place of analyzing the data, I will also doubt.

I don’t like to doubt myself or my decisions, so that’s why I’ve learned to go with trusting Spirit.

Well, then, you might say, how do you know that you’re getting intuition, inspiration and guidance from Spirit?  How can you trust that.

It’s a vibrational thing.

I feel the vibrational match of inspiration.

We can learn the difference between ego wanting and needing, vs Spirit guiding and leading.

Our willingness to know the difference and to be led and guided by Spirit when we really feel like we’d prefer something different, that’s the willingness I’m talking about.

Life can feel so tricky when we’re not relying up on Spirit’s inspiration and guidance.

I wouldn’t wish to go back to living with all that doubt.

It’s one of the reasons I teach the classes I do – so people can learn the secure life of Spirit – and get rid of the doubt.  

Let’s get the doubt out!

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Train In the Distance

Friday, July 17th, 2020

I’m in Vermont and enjoying the sounds of the countryside here in the Green Mountains near the Sunray Peace Village where I’ve been coming since 2006. I just LOVE the sounds of the birds. They lift me up all day long.

When I’m in Maine, on Deer Isle, in the summer one of the great sounds I dearly love is the sound of the foghorn in the distance. It’s faint, and so you don’t hear it all the time. The wind has to be right. It’s odd to really love the sound of the foghorn – after all, it’s a warning signal.

What I love is that it reminds me that I’m in a place I dearly love. I’ve been hearing it since 1986 and it feels like home to me. I love to sit on the porch and just listen to the birds and the foghorn. Maybe the waves lapping at the rocks if the tide is high. The call of the Osprey.

I love the sound of Paul Simon’s music and he wrote a song called Train In the Distance that is absolutely gorgeous. In the lyric of that beautiful song he says

“Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
Everybody thinks it’s true.”

It’s a clever lyric. I do think everyone loves the sound of a train in the distance. It makes sense to me.

When I think of the sound of a train in the distance it instantly transports me to my childhood and summer nights at my grandparents’ house in Bowling Green, Ohio. It’s a hot summer night with the windows open. Crickets and the train whistle in the distance. Feels like summer time, family love, hot nights, vacation time.

Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance. Everybody thinks it’s true. I think that Paul Simon means that we hear the sound of something good coming, and we believe in it, we believe it’s real and true.

At the end of the song he says, “the thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains.”

The train in the distance is symbolic of that belief that life could be better.

Yes, I get it. I can agree with it.

Life can be better.
This is written in our heart.
And we are reaching for it, are we not?

Can we ever be satisfied with anything less than our awakened self?
I don’t think so. Why would we when we don’t have to be?
We’re going home, to the Real world and our true identity in Spirit.

The still small voice reminds us every day that we can choose higher. No shame if we don’t, but what a reward when we do!

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Trust As A Skill

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

We all have challenges going on in our life that we’d rather not look at. We want to hide and run from them. I was talking a bit about this in my podcast yesterday. Many times, we choose to avoid looking at them because they’re overwhelming to us. It’s not that we’re completely unwilling to examine what’s going on, we’re just overwhelmed. It’s too much for us to handle. We don’t have the inner resources.

Sometimes it can feel that we simply don’t have the energy, the mental or emotional bandwidth, the time to look at something and so we just keep pushing it to the sideline. What then begins to happen is that tension begins to build.

Some people have a habit of denying, delaying and procrastinating until there’s so much tension they HAVE to do something.

Sometimes we treat our life like one of those rubber-band airplanes that you wind up tighter and tighter until we have enough tension to fly.

What I’ve learned is that if I wait until there’s an intense pressure before I make a move, then I’m creating stress that may not be necessary.

We’re developing the spiritual maturity to address things directly and without delay. It makes life easier, cleaner, neater and dramatically eases tension.

Being Self-loving is healing. We often look outside ourselves for all kinds of healing solutions to physical, emotional, mental, financial, relationship and many other kinds of issues, but the solution is often to be kind and loving to ourselves.

When we’re Self-loving, then we naturally open to divinely inspired solutions to our challenges and we don’t have to have lots of simmering pots on the back burners. We don’t have to create an unbearable tension in order to choose to fly, we can steadily and devotedly Love ourselves free of lack, attack and limitation and then life gets a whole lot easier. Spiritual solutions naturally present themselves.

Let’s make a commitment to making the Self-loving choices that make life more enjoyable and more successful.

Let’s decide that we can transcend overwhelm. Instead of looking outside for solutions, let’s discover how problems actually dissolve when we live a life of Self-Love. It might sound crazy, but Love really is the healer of problems.

How do we do it? We Partner UP and trust spirit to lead us and guide us. This is the way that works. It’s far more nurturing then managing and coping. It does require a willingness to trust – and that’s a skill that can be learned.

It can be difficult to trust, but if we’re willing it will become a new skill.

We’ll all get there eventually. Why not start today?

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