Category: Anxiety

Whispers of the Winds: Listening to Intuition

One morning, I woke up and had a vision of living in Fairfield. We were living and working in the downtown area. My vision was simple but clear. We were walking from our home to our office, taking in the sunny sky. The morning I had that vision, we were living in New Fairfield, and our practice was in Ridgefield. We had begun to feel our own energy shifting, and we were continuing to follow the current, no matter where that seemed to take us. We had been in New Fairfield and Ridgefield for 9 months, and we knew it was time for this phase in our lives to be over. We knew it was time for the birth of something… but what?

I forgot to mention the vision to Teresa, and so we started going about our day. We started working on the days work and meditating, as we usually do. Our meditations that morning were frustrating. We felt as though energy was trying to move, and it was not moving. There was an energy blockage of some sort. We worked on it ourselves for quite some time, and after minimal progress, we decided it was time to reach out for help. If you cannot make the progress on your own, having trusted others around you can be helpful in keeping you steadfast on your journey. So we called and scheduled an appointment with a beautiful woman who is a psychic, clairvoyant, energy healer, and much more. She is a woman who follows her true path and graciously helps others with theirs. She has often been able to help us, and we knew with our energy block today, that she was the one to see. Although we learned many things during that meeting, we also heard a crucial piece. Our time in Ridgefield was up. She asked if we had heeded that warning from before, and we admitted we had not. We had planned to continue with our private practice in Ridgefield. Yet, admittedly, we had received multiple signs, including direct guidance form her, that our time in Ridgefield was up. Again, admittedly, it is not always easy to follow your intuition or the guidance you receive from helpful sources. We were ready though, and we knew it. This plunge was not too different from how our lives usually were. We quickly accepted that our time in Ridgefield had served it’s purpose. We accepted that we were being called to move. Our psychic then brought up the Firehouse Deli. “I keep seeing the Firehouse Deli.”

From that point, we began to talk about how the energy was changing and what we were experiencing. The session and what we had learned was moving us again. I shared the full vision I had that morning of us residing in Fairfield. So we made it official, we decided to move our home and office to Fairfield. Within one hour’s time, everything came back into place energetically, and we were back on track with our lives. We posted on Facebook about looking for a space, and a therapist reached out. She had a space next to where? Of course, the Firehouse Deli. We laughed. We met her within a few days and agreed to take the space. Immediately when that happened, we began to receive contacts from clients in that area interested in our services. We had not even begun to advertise. The universe provides when there is trust and faith and choice.

My intuition that morning was subtle. I had barely noticed what had happened. I was busy listening to my monkey mind of the day. Our monkey mind usually obsesses over various topics, such as a situation that occurred with a friend or co-worker or things that need to get done for the day. When we quiet our monkey mind, we can better hear and follow our own intuition. Intuition comes in many shapes and forms and sizes. We can receive intuition through all five senses. Intuition can be seen, heard, smelled, tasted, and felt. It can also be a combination of those five. Intuition can also be a sense of knowing – information you know with no seeming rational as to why. Intuition can be simple, and it can be complex. Intuition can tell us we need to physically move our residence, now. Intuition can tell us we need to make a phone call to someone who is in need. We can choose to listen to our intuition, and we can choose not to listen. Feed what you want to grow. Give yourself the gift of intuition.

Moving Past Distractions

An active participation with the spiritual realm and what we have started calling your “spiritual posse” (that is in reference to your angels, guides, ancestors, and spiritual beings helping you on your journey) can be more challenging than one may think. This can be particularly true when one first begins to walk the path of active participation. We definitely thought it was easier, until we placed it into practice. There are all of these distractions in the way of having a relationship with the spiritual realm. Our lives here have so many parts to them, things to do, people to see, places to go, etc. Our life can be one giant distraction if we let it.

My distractions were focusing on negativity and cleanliness. I was generally pessimistic, and I believe this was rooted from my environment’s tendency to over emphasize negative things. Generally speaking, society can have a way highlighting the negative things or experiences in life versus the positive. And the more negativity that is bred, the more negativity that is attracted. So for me, I could always think of things I was mad about. I also had an amazing ability to see dirt, dust, and all things dirty, which could really drive me crazy. Either way, be it the negativity or the focus on dirt, I was taken away from real life and from living in the moment. To add to my difficulty with things that are dirty, we have two amazing, beautiful, and helpful dogs. They are constantly guiding us along our journey. We have a fenced in area for them to be outside, and as a standard with dogs, there is poop. And my beautiful wife, who I am convinced does not see poop, with extraordinary frequency, she steps in it and then unknowingly brings it into our home. I could literally focus on this for an entire day if I let my self. And to my wife’s credit, she does try her best. So, I could breed my own negativity and become hypervigilant about the germs it carries, which then leads me to think about the other dirt in the home. And yet, I’ve learned to choose not to!! Why? I think back to one day in particularly. I remember clearly and distinctly seeing poop by the main door, and I was really trying not to be upset when she called from inside of the dining room “I was just told to meditate to get the knowledge of the universe.” And really these are the moments to figure out what is more important: the smidge of poop by the front door that I could easily and quickly clean or access to the knowledge of the universe? I, of course, picked the latter and after that my focus for the day was light and beauty.

My distractions are quite different. I become quickly overwhelmed by the amount of things in life to do. Some mornings when I wake up, it is the first thing on my mind. I run through a checklist of the morning. Here’s what it sounds like, ‘let the dogs out, brush my teeth, wash my face, let the dogs in, feed the pets, make coffee, pack lunch, stretch and brief workout, play with the pets, take my wife coffee to wake her up, get dressed…’ I’m sure I could keep going. I visualize all of these things and run them through my head on a repetitive loop. And once I’m done with one list, I come up with another. Some days I have difficulty simply being still and sitting in my own house. I end up looking around and finding a million and one things that could be done. There’s dust on the table. There are things on the floor. There are dishes in the sink. The light bulbs need changing. Really, the list could go on and on and on. In my mind, if I let it, there is never nothing to do. Sounds stressful! And it definitely can be. I had to learn over time that I can focus on all of those things or I can choose not to. The things around the house and the “tasks” of the day will be accomplished one way or another. And if I let those things fill my mind, then they will fill my mind. However, if I let go of those thoughts and allow myself to truly be in the moment, then the world takes on a whole new meaning. And If I focus on all of the “to-do’s,” my ability to focus on spirituality and meaning is diminished. My ability to walk my own life path is diminished. Admittedly, some days it’s easier than others. Some days I’m ready to go and focused on my life path and walking that path, present and in the moment. Other days, it’s not so easy. My wife has helped tremendously on identifying when I need a time-out to stop and settle down. She’ll call me out and say, “it’s time to meditate.” And usually, when my head is filled with “to-do’s,” meditation is the last thing on my list, and usually, it is the first thing I need. If I meditate and become present in the moment, I can refocus myself on the day I am meant to have, a day where I can follow my purpose. And when I’m present and in the moment and not filling my head with chatter, all of those tasks are easier and quicker to accomplish without the stress that my own thoughts can bring. Sounds simple right? It can be, if we let it be.

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