Listening is my guidance this month. So powerful, so profound, such a gift.
Think back to a time where you felt heard, I mean really seen and heard. We weren’t taught to listen and understand others for who and where they are. For some reason we want to fix, take others pain away, pass on our experiential wisdom without it being asked for.
Can you imagine if we simply listened
and were a compassionate presence.
and were a compassionate presence.
:: listening to others ::
Listen to understand and truly hear… their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. What if I listen without trying to fix or advise or change? What if I simply give the gift of listening, so another fellow human feels seen and heard?
That alone feels so extraordinarily loving and kind I could almost stop there. Yet I can’t. We too deserve this deeply loving and kind gesture. First from ourselves.
:: listening to ourselves | body & soul ::
What if I give myself the time and attention I love giving others? My body which holds wisdom. What if I move this curvy vessel, get intimate with her and say, I’m listening? What if I make getting silent and still each day a commitment, a date with my soul, to listen to her love and guidance?
Mmmm. I do meditate each day and I’ve started doing gentle yoga again. Yet, asking these questions invite me to meet myself with a more tender and intimate energy.
:: listening to Mama Earth & our Higher Power ::
The messages and messengers are all around us… mama earth, plants, animals, food, angels, spirit guides, our Higher Power. What if I pause and listen, throughout the day, to the messages… both in the noise and silence. Would we feel less lonely if we regularly check in with these allies among us?
We are not alone.
:: listening to our thoughts & emotions ::
Oh this one. We are not our thoughts nor emotions. They are visitors. Each day. What if I befriend them, treat them as such? Greeting, listening, discerning, distilling… then send them on their way?
We are so busy doing, figuring it out, making it happen BUT what if you could access more ease, more productivity, more guidance simply by listening? I’ve been playing with listening. Listening to my soul and Higher Power. In doing so…
- My complicated relationship with time has dissipated, I rest more, I move more. I never had time to move my body, now all of a sudden, I do.
- I’ve get more done.
- I am trusting that quiet voice within, guiding me through my day vs planning and figuring it out.
- I have more energy and forget less.
- Situations work themselves out by the time I’m guided to handle them.
- I’m experiencing more magic and manifestation than ever before.
WONDER is a big touchstone for me this year. When I continue to meet what I already know with wonder, asking questions, everything opens up. I step back from the closeness of knowing. My attention and awareness softens and widens. I gently open and am in awe to more mystery, deeper understanding, and greater possibilities.
I offer you this… ask more questions, wonder, and listen. Live in the questions.
I invite you to listen deeply. There is surface listening, deep listening, and everything in between. Sometimes all we have time for is surface listening. When you have time, go deeper. A few ways I listen deeply…
- sit and stare out my window… daydreaming, wondering and listening
- lay down with instrumental music on, in silence, or listen to a guided journey track
- journal. pen and paper. asking questions, listening, and letting more information come, whether it makes sense or not
And how crazy cool is this (part of the magic)? I was on Instagram and this popped up. A friend is working on a documentary called Listen Closely. Yes, I donated. I listen and believe in magic.