I’m a planner. I want to know my schedule and what is happening in the days ahead. The problem is that when I do this, I don’t allow space for the unexpected to happen and sometimes it’s the unexpected things that are the most beautiful in my life. So, when I plan everything out, I get in the way of the most beautiful things happening.
This came into my awareness this week during one of my meditations. I’ve been challenged to ask myself the following question during my meditation each day.
“How am I getting in my own way?”
I’ve been asking myself this question for about 2 weeks now. It’s interesting the responses that I get. It’s helping to point out some patterns that aren’t really helping me & some patterns that are just really bad for me.
I’ve been getting all kinds of gems just by asking myself this question.
Another example of what has come up for me during this time, is that I need more sleep in my life. I get in my own way by staying up late at night. This leads me to not getting enough sleep each night and feeling less than 100% the next day.
I find that my inner wisdom is happy to answer when I ask it how I’m getting in my own way. My own inner wisdom is usually fully aware of these patterns that aren’t really helping me. I just have to be open to listening to this wisdom.
So, that’s what I’ve been doing the last 2 weeks. I’ve been more open to listening and it’s actually been very helpful. I can see little tweaks that I can make that will make big differences in my life. I may not have made all of these tweaks yet, but just by being aware of these patterns, I’m taking steps in the right direction.
Learning to trust my own inner wisdom has taken a long time for me. Until a few years ago, I didn’t really believe it knew what it was talking about. However the more that I’ve begun to listen to my inner wisdom, the more that I’ve grown to trust it. It’s actually pretty smart and tells me what I need to hear.
I’ve learned to listen to my body and the wisdom that it has to tell me. Now, I help other people to learn how to do this. I’m very excited about the 2 groups that I recently started. Transform Your Trauma has already led to some incredible discoveries from within. The Next Chapter will do the same for the empty nesters that will be meeting for the next 9 months. My small groups allow you to learn from others while you also learn to listen from yourself in a way that is free of judgement and builds community at the same time.
I still have space for 1 or 2 more to join The Next Chapter if you are still interested. We’ll catch you up to speed and you’ll be able to enjoy this journey of self-discovery. Just email me and we’ll get you enrolled.