Sometimes Being My True Self means listening…
Listening to what? Listening to your favorite music.. that music that makes you cry or laugh… that makes you dance in the shower or in your car (yes, its possible to dance in the car while you are driving).
Listening to those around you when you are in the store.. their conversations, whether they are on the phone or conversing with someone they are with. Listening to a friend… if they need a shoulder to cry on or someone to celebrate them.
Listening to all the non-verbal communication. I may take this a bit for granted. It does happen to be something I am fairly good at naturally, but my training in counseling fine tuned it. I don’t even know I am listening in this way much of the time, I suspect. However, it is very important. Think of the times when you knew your partner was angry and they hadn’t said a word. It can be helpful to pay attention to the details that lead you to that conclusion. It is fallible, by the way, so you can’t trust it 100%, but it can be helpful and at the very least can lead to a conversation that is helpful in sorting out miscommunication.
Listening to my body… I have worked very hard to develop this one. This one probably came naturally to me as a child, but through my life, society and culture beat it out of me. Told me to listen to them rather than my body. And I did. And I got so out of touch with my body that it got sick… Listening to western medicine did not help which lead me on a journey to discover for myself what was best for me and my body.
But, when it comes to listening, maybe one of the most important things to listen to is spirit… and our own soul (which is closely connected to spirit, intricately so). Listening to those super subtle nudgings to go a certain way or do a specific thing… at the time you may even wonder where the thought came from. Those come from the very deepest part of us. And they have a wisdom that comes from being able to see the bigger… biggest picture… and how we fit into it. Sometimes its scary to do the things that come to us in this way, but they are in our best interest and sometimes even in the best interest of mankind.
Listening to this deep part of me, My True Self, is not easy. I miss stuff all the time!! I know I do because later I can see what I missed (usually as I kick myself). But, when you follow the rainbow that shows up, right in front of you, when you are trying to figure out if this thing you’re about to do is a good idea or not… Follow the Rainbow! But first, be open to signs like this that will help lead you along your chosen path… Being My True Self means listening to that deep inner voice guiding me to be everything I was meant to be… in this lifetime and beyond!
As always, with Light and Love