Suddenly your gut says one thing and your mind says another.
What to do?
Looking back over the last 10 years of world travel I see that when I trusted my gut and didn’t over analyze a decision the path opened up before me and sometimes it was even lit with sunshine.
Thinking didn’t get me to the source of my own wisdom. It appeared as a tiny nudge in my gut, or a soft whisper in my heart.
One time a voice woke me up and told me Go Home! I was living in San Francisco, 35 years ago, and was wondering if I should go back to New York where I was born.
Clearly I got my answer and was startled by the dramatic way it came to me.
So I bought a one-way ticket and crossed the entire country by train, California to New York. It took 4 days but I knew it was the right thing.
I had connected to my own divine guidance.
You can’t look in a Lonely Planet guide book for it. You can’t ask someone else what to do.
No it wasn’t comfortable and it wasn’t easy but leaping out of your comfort zone isn’t pleasant. It can be messy going into the unknown.
But every time I’ve done it, my life opened up in a way I never would have predicted.
I used to try and meet up with my son Wolf, who has traveled in 50 countries, I’ve only been to 32, and it was difficult to pin him down to one country.
Then when I went on my first round the world no-itinerary global adventure, I couldn’t be pinned down either.
Learning how to let go of planning made me wake up.
And thats how I got to Hawaii. By trusting my gut, what I call waiting for my instructions from Grand Central God.
But you can call it anything you want.
You can test it out by asking your gut little things through out your day. Which way to drive to work, who do I need to get in touch with right now?
I love how when I trust it, I get to a place that I would not have envisioned being in.
The other part of it is to stay positive and focus on a remarkable result but without being attached to the outcome.
I’m still practicing that one.
But every day brings new opportunities to let go and see what your divine guidance says to do.
The more you listen to the layer of truth under your reasoning mind the sharper it gets.
Sooner or later you won’t be able to ignore it.
Recently I found a little cottage to rent here on Kauai and everything checked out but there was just one thing. My gut said no. I wanted my gut to say yes.
I have a strategy for hearing my guidance. When I go to bed, I present the issue or question and I know as soon as I open my eyes in the morning the answer will be there, shining on the inside of my eyelids, in my heart waiting to tell me.
The answer was no. And I immediately felt relieved.
This is all the evidence we need to trust our guts.
Trusting your gut changes your life.
Was there a time in your life when you didn’t listen to your thinking mind and went ahead and acted on your own inner guidance?
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