Saturday, June 25, 2011

Responding to my soul

It has taken me years to learn that if I am able to be present and respond to my own soul, everything else that I need to do will get done as well, and I may just find that some things I thought I had do really aren't so important after all.

I used to worry that if I didn't get everything on the "To Do" list done as quickly as possible, my chores and obligations would pile up and I would never get to rest. Looking back, that is just plain funny! Although it is a common belief, it makes me laugh to think that I still thought, at my age, that I had to "finish my homework before I could go out to play." That belief may have been appropriate as a child, but we carry these things inside of us forever, until we stop to question our assumptions about life.

It is easy to believe that we have to "stay on top of everything," but in truth, as the angels say, what matters more is that we are present, listening to our hearts, and living with our priorities centered around the most joy we can create reasonably in each moment. I still work, pay bills, take care of my dog, take care of a large number of clients, friends, etc., work on products, maintain a home, exercise, etc., but I've learned that if I stop, check in with my heart and ask what it wants given the situation, everything proceeds a lot more smoothly. If I get crazy and start putting out the "I have to do so much work" vibe, the universe gladly reflects that by piling more on to my list. If I am spiritually sane and put out the "I love my life and live in balance" vibe, the universe says, "Yes, lets help!"

Doing this newsletter is a constant reminder to practice what I preach. It takes some time to get it updated every week and sometimes I just don't feel like doing it. I started turning it into a "chore" this week and the angels wouldn't cooperate at all! So I stopped, checked in with myself, and decided lunch was what I really wanted. Sure enough after lunch and a few minutes to relax, I heard the angels in my head, ran to the computer, and captured their thoughts.

I still ask myself how I can make my necessary jobs more efficient, loving, and productive, however I also stop to ask how I can add more joy, balance, and inspiration to my life. These questions have become as important to me as the first ones. And as a result I get more done and I'm happier.

It isn't so hard to be responsible towards yourself. The things we want in each moments aren't the big things in life. It seems we only want the big things when we're ignoring the little ones on a regular basis. If you can pay attention to what your soul wants 'now' then things won't pile up and you won't need the giant fixes later. For example, when I listen to my heart and take little rest breaks and recreational breaks on a periodic basis, I don't need or long for big vacations. When I rest and treat myself well, I don't get lonely and needy. When I feed myself decent food and have at least three meals a day I don't crave the bingey stuff. When I'm responsible to my heart in the moment, I realize I don't need to spend much and have more to pay the bills. As I allow more joy into my days the law of attraction goes to work and makes my life run more smoothly.

So by paying checking in with my body, mind, and soul and honoring the "little" needs, I avoid the snowball effect of longing for the "big" bandaids. Instead of living for "someday when I'll get what I want," I enjoy lots of little bits of satisfaction each day. After all, a happy life is a lot of happy days, and a happy day is a lot of happy hours, and happy hours consist of a lot of little happy moments. I hope you have quite a few this week :)

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