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You can’t figure life out. It feels too complicated. There are too many unseen twists and turn that don’t make sense. You think you have the path figured out and then changes.
A sentence spoken by a stranger, a change of the wind, a job loss, the destruction of a friendship, or the loss of a loved one.
How can we ever know or control the direction of our life?
Unless we have a crystal ball to consult, we can’t.
We can fill ourselves with angst as we try to work out which path we should walk upon, or we can just give it all up and allow life to guide us there?
I believe so strongly in the power of questions. You tell me picket fence, and I say
I won’t accept anything as truth unless I’ve tested it first myself.
The questionings help guide me to the testing.
Life is about asking the RIGHT questions.
If you’ve been following the blog and reading my emails, you know our recent travel journey was filled with dramatic changes. It was freakin’ scary to move through it, but what moved me forward was the guidance I received from asking the right questions.
These are not questions I expect a definitive answer for – from someone wiser than me – but ones I’ve thrown out to the wind with total openness and trust to hear the answers from within.
I never used to be this way. I was always second guessing myself and looking towards others smarter and braver than me to tell me what to do. But over the past couple of years, I’ve learned to believe and trust in my intuition and inner voice.
I noticed this unravelling of trust and flow on our road trip around Australia. Every journey we go on helps us learn and grow; I think my biggest lesson on this trip was to learn to let go, trust and just believe that what I need will arrive.
It took me years to get to this point, and as I mentioned in this post, meditation and inner reflection has helped. My brilliant spiritual and modern mystic mentor, Belinda Davidson has had a huge impact on my life in helping me get there. I did an intense six-month course with her while we were travelling, and it helped me to believe in what my inner voice was telling me and to trust in following it.
When it became apparent to me our road trip was no longer working, I felt such upheaval and confusion. But I released the question of why and what next to the wind with openness. Even though I was impatient for the answers, I trusted they’d arrive in good time.
The answers came Uluru Uluru Uluru. I didn’t now why, but I just knew this was the voice to follow. (I listen to it all the time now, whether it’s selecting a present for someone or choosing which way to go for my morning walk. It leads me to moments of awe and miracles each time)
Once I decided that Uluru was it, without any effort on our behalf, all other options, but the road to Uluru were severed. After our week in Uluru, I felt like everything clicked into place, and I was being carried to the perfect path.
By perfect, I don’t mean the opposite of imperfect, but perfect for what you need right there right now.
There were no lighting flash aha moments. The Uluru spirits did not speak directly to me, but the answers arrived subtly, just like the subtle change of the giant rock at sunset. It slips from orange to red to purple without you even noticing. All you see is the magnificence grandeur of it.
But, at the end of it, I now I’ve changed. I have clarity. I know what I need to do next, and everything feels perfect and right to me. Uluru changed me slowly.
The questions carried us all he way through the Queensland Outback to Burleigh. Why Burleigh? Because the voice kept saying, You’ve got to go to Burleigh.
And here we are. We were lead effortlessly to an amazing apartment right near the beach, and I feel like my soul has just exhaled.
Here I am, right where I’m supposed to be.
(Then today, I ran into Belinda Davidson at the local farmer’s market, and we hugged and chatted and giggled like friends who’d known each other forever. And I had a post published on her site today about maintaining a spiritual practice on your travels)
Since I’ve grown into this way of being – just allowing life to guide me, every day is a WOW day I can see how everything is connected and supportive and waiting to deliver you a blissful life. When things don’t go the way you want them to, you don’t care, because you understand something more powerful is at work taking you to a more perfect place. It’s all perfect.
So whatever you need to move you forward, don’t push or pull, just ask. What do I have to do? What is the most perfect place for my journey? How can I best serve? What do I need to learn and do to help bring the life of my dream to me?
Then sit back, trust with an open heart. When you feel those answers in your soul, follow them without letting fear tell you why you shouldn’t.
Then it doesn’t matter what is happening around you good or bad; life is just a miracle and purposeful, and you are at the centre of it.
Tell me about how you’ve noticed this happening in your life. I’m sure I’m not the only one, and if you think carefully in retrospect, you’ll notice how that clear voice within has always been guiding you to the right place.