“Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold.”
~ Peace Pilgrim
“Guidance streams through the whole of creation, and in any moment we can recognize the form it is taking right before our eyes.”
~ Patricia Campbell Carlson; Gratefulness.org
Stop and take a moment to see/hear/sense/feel the guidance that is coming to you. We only need to take a breath, coming to the present moment, to allow our awareness to open. Ask for guidance on a topic that is troubling you or where you feel stuck and guidance will come. It often comes very subtly, and yet, it can also come loud and clear.
I’ll share one of the many examples from my life – When I was attempting to move back to the Bay Area after 3 ½ years recovering in So Cal from my hiking fall, I had just spent a month house-sitting for a friend and had re-situated to stay temporarily at a friend-of-a-friend’s in a portion of a large barn they had converted into a guest room. I was eager to find a more permanent residence but I was feeling doubtful as to how I’d be able to afford to live on my own. The stress was swimming around right along with my dream of finding stability in the East Bay. While driving on an unfamiliar segment of the 680 freeway, I turned on the radio to the perfect song that I’d never heard before that moment:
“Hold onto me as we go; as we roll down this unfamiliar road; and although this wave is stringing us along; just know you’re not alone ’cause I’m going to make this place your home; settle down, it’ll all be clear; don’t pay no mind to the demons, they fill you with fear; trouble it might drag you down; if you get lost, you’ll always be found; just know you’re not alone; I’m gonna make this place your home…”
The song is called Home by Philip Phillips, an up-and-coming artist who, unbeknownst to me, had won on American Idol less than a year before. Tears came to my eyes and I felt instant relief. It was rare that an entire song spoke to me so unmistakably. The Universe was clearly telling me that all is well and I needn’t worry; the Easy Bay would be my home. That was in early 2013 and now, without a doubt, I call the Bay Area my home.
Guidance has come to me through a variety of forms over the years: a single line of song lyrics the moment I turn on the radio; a random/unexpected conversation with a checkout clerk; a billboard on the side of the road that caught my attention amid traffic; an ad on a piece of mail that happened to catch my eye; a license plate number series (I follow the older interpretations of Doreen Virtue’s number sequences); a bumper sticker; an email in my inbox discussing the exact situation I’m seeking solace about; a sentence in a magazine or book that happens to fall into my hands; a synchronistic conversation with a Hospice nurse, who happened to be intuitive, and spoke to me in a way my grieving heart could hear; missing my exit…annoyingly crossing a $5-toll bridge…then hearing a quiet nudge calling me to aimlessly head to the only location I know in that area…leading me to a wondrous surprise. These messages usually come when I’m not intentionally seeking them and the message itself is not related to anything in my current conversation or experience. They are usually surprising and out of context. Some might call them happenstance. I call them magic.
Guidance comes to each of us in ways that speak directly to us. We merely need to be open to receive the messages. Set an intention to keep your eyes and heart open to the guidance that is eagerly waiting to be discovered.
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