Trusting divine guidance.

bhudha bhoomi (4)“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”

― RumiThe Essential Rumi

Trusting divine guidance would mean accepting a certain amount of trial and error. Actually this was brought to me by Cheryl in one of her talks.

I had been wishing for relocation to a place near my older daughter. But was focusing my energy on creating my work in the place where I stay. At the same time, I kept affirming that “there is a divine plan for me.”  Everything was so very confusing. That day, the talk by Cheryl was on trusting the divine guidance.

If we needed to listen to divine guidance we needed to have an open mind.

Things have come my way. But I have never had the confidence or trust in universe when it came my way.  There were times it was hard to locate what exactly it was. It could come from anyone.  Cheryl said the only way to hone this ability is by trial and error. Actually I realized it too. The process involved asking and receiving. If the request was not firm, if I had my doubts or in the long range not in alignment with my soul goal it just did not happen.

When we are anticipating a particular response, then it is difficult to receive guidance. Since the anticipation alters our hearing.  So the best way of receive guidance is to have an open mind. It helps to acknowledge what we want and then to symbolically set it aside, making room for whatever wisdom comes through us. My own belief is the astrologers and tarot readers help us handle this dilemma, until we trust ourselves to recognize the wisdom that comes through.

We all have some good ideas, but the only way to know if they are workable is to try to make them fail. If we fail to fail them we are possibly on the right track. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But trying something is the key. The same goes for finding our connect.

Through my journey I started with talking to the family astrologer jairam acharya who is now located in Bangalore. From there I shifted to I-Ching somehow I did not figure it out. Around that time i read conversations with God that’s when I shifted to writing a journal to connect with myself. It is interesting, I started writing a dairy since the age of 13yrs., it was full of complaints, grouses, some minor achievements, but when I started to journal to connect with myself my entire process of journaling changed.

What I did was I created a page with three columns. With the asking, receiving and gratitude. Gradually my trust in myself to recognize the divine increased. I began to flow with ease.

What I learnt is does not make sense to pray for guidance about future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today. How many moments even in the scriptures depend on one person’s seemingly small act of obedience! I now rest assure, doing what God tells me to do now and am confident that will be shown what do next.

“You need to trust
To surrender
To ask for guidance
Go within for the answers
They’re within you
You have the answers
All you need do is ask”
― Karen HackelThe Whisper of Your Soul

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