Many people want to listen to their guidance, but they are too busy.
For decades, one of my favorite poems has been by William Wordsworth:
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
My mentor in healing, Sue Maes, and I often talk about how important it is for us to be quiet. When you are finally quiet, with zero input, that is when you can actually hear the deep guidance your soul is craving for.
I like to go for a walk and listen.
I like to lie in my hammock and listen.
I like to sit in my rocking chair and listen.
Sometimes I take out my journal and tune in. Which angel or power animal is trying to talk to me? I write down what they say. Sometimes the message is quite simple, other times what I hear is lengthy, unexpected and profound.
Most people in their jobs try to do more and more, rushing from one appointment to the next. One of my favorite lines from the movies is from Bridget Jones Diary. “This is Bridget Jones. I am very busy and important.”
Many people try to make themselves feel more important by flooding their schedule with constant activities. The thing is, to be a great healer, you have to be less busy and less important. This is a fact lost on many who are still caught in corporate/ego mode.
Even in yoga practice, we say that everything happens in the pause.
People who are new to yoga think it all happens when they are straining to achieve the shape of the pose. It’s actually when you release the pose, pause, feel and breathe that you notice how your energy has shifted, when you can get a brief glimpse of a transcendental state.
The quieter you are, the more easily you can actually hear your guidance.