Do you ever find yourself feeling resistant to following the guidance that you get from your inner voice?
Sometimes it’s our ego that doesn’t like being told what to do, and sometimes it just plain fear of the unknown. Fear of what will happen if we follow that guidance.
At the end of my marriage, I remember feeling that inner knowing that my husband and I had completed everything we came together to work out, and it was time to let the marriage go. I had every excuse in the book when it came to why I shouldn’t trust the inner nudgings:
- What about my step-son? How will he take this?
- What about the dog? He’ll be so sad…
- Will I get to keep the house?
- Will I ever find love again?
- Will my mother-in-law think I didn’t try hard enough?
- Should we give it a longer try?
- Maybe my inner voice is wrong this time (even though it’s never misguided me before)…
The bottom line was that I was afraid of the future without my husband. There was a certain security to being married that I liked having. It was fun to be a “Mrs.”
For three nights in a row, before going to bed, I asked the Universe to please give me a clear sign as to what to do. Three mornings in a row, I got the same message: it was time to move on.
I now look back in awe of how well it all turned out. The Universe supported both of us in our new lives and my ex-husband and I have remained good friends.
All of those thoughts were simply fear. Fear, fear and more fear of change, of the future and of the unknown.
Are you aware of any silent, but rather loud inner nudging that you’ve been getting lately that you’re pretending not to hear?
There have been so many nudges I’ve heard along the way that I didn’t want to hear or act on, but every time I gave in to the resistance of trusting the voice, it always turned out in my favor.
One of the thoughts that stays in my mind has to do with 9/11. I always wonder how many people in New York woke up that morning and had a very strong inner nudge not to go to work that day, but had a dozen reasons why they shouldn’t trust the inner voice and went to work instead. How many people had a sudden urge to get up from their desk and get out of the building?
I heard the story of a woman who said she was sitting at her desk with her morning coffee when she had a sudden, very strong urge to get up and go across the street to the coffee shop to get another cup of coffee. She said the nudge was so strong that she heeded its advice in spite of the fact that she’d just gotten herself a cup of coffee. When she was standing across the street in line at the coffee shop, her floor was hit by the plane.
So how about if we all keep an eye on any resistance we might be having in regards to trusting the inner nudges we’re getting this week? If you feel stuck in fear, ask the Universe to give you courage to trust that the guidance you are getting is for your highest good.
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