Looking for the Guidance, verses looking for your Guide

IMG00038-20100311-1944I just love this picture of my horse Jack, can you believe it, a smiling horse!! If I believed more in my logic, evidence based mind, I would have never connected with the opportunity to witness a smiling horse, I would have negated the experience, explained it away, or simply turned a blind eye, but because I choose to believe in possibilities, in the unknown, the unreasonable, I enjoyed the utter bliss of watching my horse pose and smile for the camera! Yes, Im using this example again in this blog post because I really want to bring a special message to you, and this just seems to be the most effective way. My special message is, and you have heard it before, in order to live life fully, to explore, create and connect with your highest guidance, in order to live your life in alignment with your most powerful expression of the real you, it is most powerful and effective to start living in the present moment, being boldly alert for the subtle signs, gentle whispers, the unusual events that are the guideposts made visible by your guides for you to endulge in and explore the answers to your questions. You may not know your Guide, but you can know the guidance that is given to you!
“Where is DSC00180my Spirit Guide?”
Day after day in my Work as an Intuitive, I am asked, “please help me find my Guide”. I understand the interest in that, it is important to feel a sense of connection to a source of Spiritual strength, but my answer remains the same with every person who asks, seek to find the guidance in every day, in that you will find your Guide….your Guide is not just a Spiritual being with a name and cosmic address, your Guide is not vested in identifying themself to you, in fact, they may never show themselves personally to you (sorry to say), but, is that of utmost importance in your life, to see the vision of a Guide? Wouldnt you rather live your life in alignment with the guidance of your Highest Self, then wait for the appearance of a Being to affirm your Spiritual journey? Every moment of every day there are messages from Guides, from Spirits Guidance, all around us, but the busy aspects of life, the concious thoughts of doubt or disbelief, or whatever other reason, we can miss these magic filled moments that give us the chance to live our life to the fullest expression of who we are. As I have mentioned in my other blog posts, the energy of guidance is most drawn to an attitude of gratitude, even if you are grateful for the opportunity to be upset or angry, that opens the gateway to further work from your higher conciousness. Once gratitude is expressed, ask, ASK TO BE SHOWN, the guides love to show you the way, for in showning lies the opportunity for free will, or your chance to choose whether or not you wish to explore what lies ahead of you…free will gives us the chance to “grow or say no”, you are indeed the captian of your ship, the master of your universe, you are being given an oppotunity to explore that role. Gratitude, asking to be shown, then living alert, in flow with and willing to take the risks, feel uncomfortable, receive, embrace, relax, laugh, cry, express, feel, being willing to be alive. Oh yes, instead of all of this, you can wait for “someone” to appear in a magic cloak, or a Spiritual big wig to beam a gracious ray of sacred light upon you, or, you can live your life….LIVE your life actively, on the edge of the pulse of your reality, embracing your chances to grow. The Guidance from the sacred is not intended for your comfort…if you say to your divine source, “I want to live my life”, “I want to be write a book”, “I want to make money”, then of course, express your desire with gratitude, then be prepared for the process. The process is often more times then not, three fold…
1) Surrender to Guidance: As Oprah recently revealed in her interview with Babara Walters, her daily prayer to God is, “Use me, till Im all used up!”, surrender has taken place…the door is open now, ah yes indeed the Guidance is awakened
2)Relinquish the old foundation: If a foundation of a home is full of cracks, creeks, fungus, mold, before a new home is built upon it, it must either be demolished, revamped, re-newed in some form or another so that it can be strong enough to hold up the new home. You have asked Spirit to help you, then allow Spirit to rebuild you. Watch daily, in the present moment for signs, does your relationship need a new format from which to exist, is there something, a truth perhaps that you need to say or see, are old patterns, old methods holding you back, is the clutter and junk in your home or car stagnating your energy, is your relationship with money one of trust and abundance or scarcity and fear?…all of this needs to be under construction and renewed, a new foundation as such. Do you remember the prayer of St. Francis (if not, there are lots of versions of it on the net), if you experience hatred, try love, if you experience scarcity, try abundance, if you experience abandonment look for connection (perhaps to yourself!)…the guidance will show you your path, its guarenteed, but not in the way you think it otta be, no indeed, it will be in miraculous ways…an old friend or foe calls to connect, it may not be what you wanted, but explore the moment and listen for the whispers of your mind, you many not be able to pay all your bills, but look around, what DO you have. I think you get my drift…
3)Stop preparing to one day be ready to live your life provided that all the ducks are lined up in a row and your life is wonderful and secure and great and everything is exactly as you think it should be….whew, my hands hurt after typing that one!! I can hear my English teacher in my mind yelling “run on sentence!!!” Imagine how tiring it must be to be a guide giving constant clues, and guidance and to be refused, or put on hold because someone is struggling with trusting their world. Ever heard the term “let go and let God (or whatever you want to call it)” Recently someone told me, “I want to live my life and have fun”, so my question is, are you living your life and having fun as you search for what it is that will give you permission to live your life and have fun!! Do you want to write…then write! Do you want to dance, then dance!! Do you want to be healthy again, in love, then do and be what you need to do to be what it is that you want to be. Take an afternoon and study those great minds, be it famous or those in your neighborhood and really take a look at the pattern that brought them to a true expression of their Spirit filled life…you will see it,…gratitude, asking to be shown, surrender, relinquishing (usually their comfort zone), and taking action, often times without being completely secure in the outcome. Please dont believe this blog, go out into your life and prove it to yourself. Actually, take one small thing in your life and apply the process….have gratitude for your life and the Guidance you will receive, ask to be shown, surrender to the present moment, reliquish old cracked foundations and ways to the new Spirit driven guidance, take chances and live your life! Spirit is always keeping its eye on you, look deep into that eye and just take a chance and say yes to life!
DSC00041Life is a buffet….
Life is a virtual buffet, with so many opportunities awaiting us, if we sit at the buffet of life and only look at one plate offered on that buffet, or wait to meet the chef before we try any of the buffet, so much can be missed! You can wait to meet your Guide, pay some psychic $800 bucks per half hour to find out the name of your guide, or take copious amounts of courses trying to identify your guide, or…you can live your life knowing that Guidances presence is in everything all the time. Every moment is sacred, every being a display of Divine wisdom, all creatures are teachers, all friends are family, all family are friends, those who are your foes are your teachers as well. Every breath you take has been given to you, every sunset is the silencing of the day for a new beginning tomorrow…maybe. Try this at your Christmas dinner, sit at the table, take only one item on your plate, eat only that for the entire evening, observe everyone opening their gifts, just sit on the side of life observing, minimize your experience of the buffet before you, see how it feels…now, I would not advise trying this of course…Im meerly being dramatic for the sake of assisting you to see the beauty that is before you if you just allow it to be, if you take a plate at the buffet of life and give it a try. When will it be the right time to take ahold of your health, the very moment it is slipping away…or the very moment you realize it has been given to you as a gift? When will it be time to write that book,…when all your information is lined up and everyone is all around you, hmm, didnt Harry Potter start on a bus in England out of the blue?! Remember the smiling horse, when you least expect it, when you believe it can be so, when you are present in the moment, it is amazing what will bring you the joy you seek…why, it could even be something as simple as a smiling horse reminding you that life is beautiful, and worth a smile!
As with all my blog posts, please take the time to reveiw the information, then meditate and reflect on what is in alignment with your life path, and live accordingly. My next post, just before the New Year will be a gathering of Nathan’s words, recorded over the last few years, I think you will find it an inspirational way to start your New Year off. For all of you, I wish a most magical, wonderful Holiday Season….Im deeply honored to share this life with you!
Best Wishes