As humans, we can be such logical creatures. When it comes to making decisions we use reasoning techniques, such as comparing options. We make a list of pros and cons and choose based on the column with the most pros.
And this makes a lot of sense. Right?
But what about those parts of life that don’t make logical sense? Where are the stats on miracles and aha moments? How do we make logic of stories where people risk it all and come out manifesting their wildest dreams?
This is where the question comes in:
“What happens when we get out of our head and step into our heart?”
I’ve heard that feelings will betray us. That we can’t trust our heart. I understand this thinking, but the space I’m referring to is the heart center. That place that doesn’t live in the physical world as we do. That part of us that just knows. Sometimes it’s called our gut or our intuition. Whatever term you choose, you’ve felt that sense before.
We all come equipped with this inner knowing. I believe this heart space is the connector to the divine. Think of it like a USB plug to your phone that gives it a recharge of power from the direct source. This heart center connects us to our Source.
When we are connected to the Source, there is no need for someone else to explain to us what we receive during these moments of charging. This resonance of this impulse is our truth.
I like to call these sparks of truth the little whispers of God.
I have heard these whispers. They’ve told me to stop and talk to a stranger or to go back and grab an extra bottle of water before I leave the house. These whispers seem to make no sense when in comparison to the plans that we make for our lives. But, there is evidence later discovered, that when we follow these nudges, they somehow fit into a bigger picture of our lives.
That talk with a stranger may connect us with an unexpected opportunity or be the loving attention needed for someone struggling with depression. That extra bottle of water may be useful in a mid-summer traffic jam when the A/C is acting up. Or maybe the water could quench the thirst of a man holding a sign on the highway at a red light.
So while we are making our lists, and checking off on our life plan, there are intricate strings woven together for our good that we can’t even see.
But, where do I start in listening to these whispers?
- Experiment a little – Every new practice we introduce into our lives can be approached one step at a time. Try out being open and willing in smaller settings or little decisions throughout your day. Tell yourself, “In this moment, I will be open. Whatever is supposed to happen will happen. I will trust how it flows.”
- Ask yourself these questions – Many times we are waiting for someone to confirm what we already know within ourselves. Take time to ask yourself questions, such as, “How am I feeling right now in this moment?” and “What do I truly want?”. A great way to lead many questions is “If I’m really honest with myself…”. The more you use this phrase, you will get closer to the root of the answer. You’d be surprised to realize many times we give ourselves politically correct answers, but we know the truth when we finally hit it. It resonates very clearly.
- Step, rinse and repeat – Little by little, after continuous practice, you will start to build the muscle of trust with your inner knowing. What used to feel uncomfortable will start to become familiar territory and will not be as hard. Over time, you can make bigger decisions with less fear of the unknown. Because you will learn that every step is leading you in the direction of growth.