A few years ago, I wrote in my journal, “Your job is to listen to the quiet pull from within. That’s it. Listen to it, trust it, move on it, and all will work itself out.”
This felt a bit nerve-wracking at first (and still does sometimes), particularly because the quiet pull often doesn’t look logical, and I never quite know where it’s taking me.
The quiet pull has told me things like “This is not your life” … “Quit this job” … “Move to New York” … “Go to LA for the fall” … “Move in with him” … “Marry him” … “Pause on this project” … “Go to Italy” … “Fuck yes keep doing that” … “This doesn’t feel right” … “This feels REALLY right.”
This voice doesn’t stem from my rational and logical mind, and it’s not rooted in a wave of emotions either. It’s never what I’m propelled to do out of fear, and it’s not what my head says I should or shouldn’t do.
It stems from a place of quiet, peaceful and deep knowing, and ultimately moves me toward love and enjoyment. When deciding from this place, a strong sense of relaxation and ease waves through my body. The body always knows.
(Kind of like that time I was fundraising for a project and my body broke out in a massive rash. That was the result of NOT listening for months. Lesson learned.)
Right now, and the past month, as the #alivetribe mastermind comes
to a close, I’ve been nurturing this quiet place. Creating space to simply pause and listen, to enjoy the moment, and hear what she has in store for me next.
You may be wondering, HOW do I strengthen the relationship with my inner voice? Here are a few experiments to try, that I’ve been playing with:
+ Go on an “intuitive walk and talk,” letting your inner voice guide the way. Notice when you hear “That way!” or “Nope this doesn’t feel right!”
+ Skip your morning routine and stay in bed until you hear a signal on what to do next, and then next and next.
+ Go to the market with the intention of cooking dinner, and don’t bring a list. Notice where you feel drawn.
The path for our lives cannot be “figured out.” It’s a mystery that’s always unfolding, and the guidance is within us, waiting for us to listen. (at DUMBO, Brooklyn)