I recently had the honor of speaking at an online spiritual service called Sundays with Spirit. At the time I had no idea what I would speak about. Spirit had other plans for me and nudged me to say “Yes”.
I am learning that when I listen to Spirit, it all works out perfectly. And bonus! I’m not afraid. When I listen, I don’t have to figure it out on my own. When I listen, there is not second guessing and struggle. Listening entails trust. Trust means believing that there is a loving force out there that has my back. Trust means listening for the loving choice for all involved.
Trust is nice to think about in theory but not something that is comfortable to practice. At least at first. With more practice, it becomes easier AND lately I’ve had opportunities to practice often. LOL. Every time I listen to Spirit’s YES, unbelievable and wondrous results occur. Not sometimes, not occasionally, EVERY SINGLE TIME.
So, I said YES and said, “OK Spirit, show me what to talk about.” The funny thing is, I was the speaker for Sundays with Spirit a year ago. It was a vastly different experience. The first time, I looked for a message rather than listening for one. The first time, I had mountains of anxiety. Why? Because I was afraid of what people would think of me. I thought I had to figure it out on my own. I typed up 3 pages of notes. The week before my first time was hell!
Here's the thing, I put myself in hell. I took myself out of the flow. If we believe that our soul is eternal, we are already in the flow. So, if I am saying I wish to be in the flow, it means that I am out of the flow. Who chose to take me out of the flow? Me. Who can choose to believe I'm in the flow? Me. When I am not feeling like I am in the flow, it is me that is choosing it. To feel in the flow again all I have to do is connect with Spirit.
We all grow up doing what was taught to us by our parents, by society and by our educational institutions. We are taught to look for the answers (on our own), we try to find the solutions (on our own) or we try to figure things out (on our own). That’s looking without listening. What if we started listening and then went where we were guided to go?
That is the approach that I took this second time around. I listened. And each day, as I was on my walk, I listened and little by little the message formed itself. Coincidentally, I was feeling emotional about something else in my life and Spirit’s breadcrumbs helped me with my issue AND provided the content for the Sundays with Spirit message I shared.
I didn’t have to figure it out. All I had to do was be willing to listen.
As a result, I had so much fun at Sundays with Spirit this second time around. And I’ll let you see for yourself.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Oh! As a bonus, I got to lead a guided meditation after my talk. Enjoy that as well. This meditation supports you in connecting with Spirit yourself. It helps you stop looking and start listening.
As of today, I am down 20 pounds. YES!!! Let it go. Let it go. Let it go.