Ever have those moments when you wonder 'what if'... I had left my job to start my own business, bought that house, took that trip or travelled the world, when the opportunity arose?
I sat here musing this morning over a decision, a £4,500 decision, so I wasn't going to make it lightly. I weighed up the pros and cons and before I knew I had talked myself out of it. I had headed straight into Gremlin City! Sound familiar? Until, I started to hear my inner voice saying, 'you know you are only going to be asking yourself, 'What if?' in a years time.
Thankfully I've learned by now to trust my intuition, so once I've weighed everything up and made a decision that leaves me feeling less than inspired. I know I'm on the wrong vibe. Heading straight into 'what if city,' to only be left kicking myself a year down the line and saying to myself, 'I chuffin told you so!'
Often we go through life waiting for something or someone's permission to do something, when in actual fact that's all we end up doing is waiting but life is happening right now. The present moment is all we have and yet often we focus our attention on the future wishing for something to happen, to come to us, or on the past filled with regret wondering, 'what if?'
If Elizabeth Gilbert, Author of the bestselling novel Eat Pray Love, after her messy divorce had sat on the fence, ignoring the call to take off to Italy, India and Bali, or waited for permission from friends or family, Eat Pray Love would have never been birthed. Friends and family thought she was crazy to be leaving at such a vulnerable time in her life. Penniless and dispirited, she put her faith in a higher power and bought 3 tickets! Taking off to eat through Italy, find peace in India and meet Ketut Lier, a Healer in Bali. Even though it went against all logic. No longer could she live through someone else or wait for something. Alas, 9 months later she found Love in Bali with a tall dark Brazilian and just over a year later delivers a bestselling novel, taking her well into the 7 figures, which also turned into a handsome 7-figure movie deal, which ends up a blockbuster, all from taking action on her vibes. 'What if' she had never bought those 3 tickets?
When we begin trusting our vibes and taking action on what is readily available, we move into the flow of life, we move into our flow. A higher power, Universe/Spirit call it what you will begins flirting with us, opening up the floodgates for a stream of synchronicity to come into our lives. We find ourselves with the right people in the right place at the right time attracting the right opportunities. Whats not to like?
Time to act is now, miracles happen in the present moment. Listen to your intuition and trust your vibes, trust your gut, that inner voice. Act on the things that light a fire in your belly. Tomorrow may never come. Life is to short to be putting things on the fence or waiting for someone else to give you permission to do what your heart is saying. Your heart will never lead you wrong but the mind and its inner Gremlins will. They will always be there ready to pounce at the first opportunity trying to convince you that you are crazy. Listen to the heart, dial into intuition and take that inspired action. Then watch the magic begin to unfold.
Acting on intuition leads to the promise land, trust your vibes!
Trust your Vibes
1. Breathe and calm the mind for a few minutes to come into a neutral Place.
2. With you hand on your heart, ask what would my intuition say if I ...then fill in the blanks.
3. Stay centered, don't look for a response just allow whatever surfaces arrive unedited.
4. First thought best thought.
5. Intuition is immediate - it may take you a day or two to receive the answer if new to playing with this - practice makes perfect.
6.You may have a sense of a deep inner knowing that it's a 'YES or NO! Or you may receive a sign through some other person later that day. The Universe loves to send us messages through other people. You may be out walking, or having a latte with friends and your attention is drawn to a conversation that just happens to be about your question. Or you may hear a song come over the radio, giving you the go ahead. Someone you randomly bump into at a bar may just happen to know the perfect source to unplug you from your dilemma and say one thing that clinches it for you.
7. You can always toss a coin, heads YES, tails NO! If you feel inspired you're on a winner. If you feel gutted with the answer and not inspired, follow your heart.
Intuition is for your interpretation, the more curious you are the more you will build this muscle. Trust, follow the nudges and begin joining the dots. More will show up and your life will become peppered in miraculous moments.