We are such a mind oriented society. We believe the more we know, the better we can influence our course of direction, the better we can avoid failure and the better we can map out our future. But the truth of the matter is that we are in far less control of what happens outside of us than we want to admit. Fortunately for us, our souls and the Universe have an ongoing conversation. Because of this conversation we are often given signals, red flags, gut feelings and an inner knowing. We have to simply be open to receiving them and learn to trust them. This can be challenging because these messages that we get are often not based on any particular fact or theory, so our mind wants to try to negate them or brush them aside. Others, if we share with them these messages, may try to rationalize or question their validity. Our thinking gets in the way of our knowing.
Over time, if we practice following this intuition, we realize that we are given time to pause so that we can hear clearly the message, see the red flag and know that there is a warning coming through. This pause gives us time to reconsider. The Universe wants to support us in meeting our needs and to offer us protection from that which does not serve us. Now that does not mean that we won't have struggles, lessons to learn from or obstacles...but these are often gifts in disguise and will help us grow and expand into our higher good. But we are able to gain from the protective energies of the Universe to keep us safe or to keep us from wandering too far off course.
It is never wrong to take time to reconsider. It is always a good idea to pause to listen to that intuitive feeling. The more we do this, the more comfortable we become with it. We learn to dance around any expectations or pressures from others or their need for expediency. I have gotten really good at listening to this intuitive voice. I have practiced telling others, "I will have to get back to you on this," or "I need to seek some clarity first." If there is a request for an immediate answer and I am feeling the need to pause, I say "No."
I usually don't find myself in such immediacy. Usually people will give me the time to be in my pause. Their impatience is usually their issue and not part of the actual situation. Their need to know takes the back seat.
Trusting that when something feels off, when you get that hesitant feeling, when you feel your soul asking you to wait is an important skill to develop. In the long run, staying in alignment with the Universe's direction, listening to the whisperings of your soul and following the call of your authentic truth will allow you to engage in the life that is designed for you, with all its wonder, beauty and lessons. You will be feel and experience the difference.
Blessings ~ Lisa
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