If you were adventurous of spirit and chose to embark on the feel-your-feelings experiment, you’ll know that putting down those old familiar mental identities of thinker and doer is not for the faint-hearted.
It takes courage and conviction to live a different way of life to those around you, but once you’ve been bitten by the “being-ness” bug there’s no turning back! You’ve tasted the joy and freedom that comes from living in clear flow and you’ve rediscovered the power that can turn dirt into gold.
Let the Universe Show You the Way
Even if you think you haven’t taken the full plunge into being-ness, rest assured you’ve already tasted a little bit of the magic that comes from feeling your feelings and allowing the Universe to openly show you how things really work. You know you live in a vibrational Universe. You’ve had plenty of synchronous signs dropped in your lap to make you sit up and pay attention to the fact that you are not the one actually running the show (although a part of you still thinks that you are).
The good news is you’re at a point in your awakening where you understand you have the power to create. Now you want to know how to use that power with greater effect.
Unearthing Your Purpose
You want to use your power for good—for a purpose bigger than yourself. Usually it’s to help someone or something you feel passionate about. You want to leave a positive, meaningful impact on the world. The only problem is that you don’t always know exactly what that purpose looks like or how you’re going to make that purpose happen from where you are now. Even if you do have some sense of clarity, your purpose doesn’t always unfold as fast as you want, when you want, and most of all, how you want.
It can lead to a terrible sense of frustration. You can drive yourself crazy trying to work out what you are supposed to do with your life. The problem may be that you are making the same mistake by going into your head to try to solve your questions. Stop thinking! Go inward and start feeling your answers.
Shift Your Focus Inside
When you shift your focus inside, the lights suddenly turn green. You begin to ask yourself questions with a fresh sense of openness and freedom, curious to feel and hear the answers to come. Instead of bouncing straight into your thoughts, take a few moments to sit quietly with your feelings and wait with the nothingness. And then, there it is, your next clear step. The perfect instruction to move you forward with ease and grace: inspired action. No confusion. No fuss. Perfect timing.
Act on Inspired Action
You will recognize an inspired action when it arrives; it compels you to move. You can’t see it coming before it lands but when it does, there’s no mistaking it. It will come to you complete, with the energy of Truth you’ll find hard to ignore. And while your mind will try to tell you otherwise, it’s much wiser than thought. An inspired action is always simple, clear, and precise. It may turn up as a feeling that it’s the time to go, the place to be, the person to meet, or the thing to see.
Whatever its sign, it will always leave you with a smile as it magically shows how this piece of the puzzle fits perfectly into the moment that’s about to unfold.
Be Your True Self
The more you practice navigating your life through feeling your feelings, the more you realize a big part of your purpose is learning how to follow inspired actions. As your willingness to trust the process grows, so will your confidence and success.
Every inspired action will bring you a stronger, clearer sense of your best direction and a new sense of wonder, as opportunity after amazing opportunity opens up with effortless flow. And with it, the awareness of a physical sensation within, the feeling of a vibrant, river-like momentum noticeably moving through you. Step by step, the Universe will teach you how to use your power with purpose for your highest good—how to live in your true flow by being more of your true Self.
Let Go of Fear
When you consciously choose to trust your inner wisdom to guide your steps, you realize universal energy is always showing you the path of least resistance, the most efficient way for you to use your energy so you can fulfil your purpose. If you can loosen the mental grips, the misinterpretations you have imposed upon your feelings by simply observing them in the moment, you begin to let go of your fear, the “into-fear-ence” (a term coined by author Michael Brown in The Presence Process) that has been blocking your natural flow. You can open your hands to receive the moments of magic that are waiting for you. The more you can allow yourself to open up with childlike curiosity to what is being given to you in each and every moment, the more you will discover how to surf the waves of your emotions with a new sense of awe.
Every day you are offered thousands of opportunities to notice this one moment, the perfect moment to connect you back into your feelings. You have the opportunity to go back into your Self and embrace the energy of love that can propel you to heights only your soul can imagine.
All it takes is a willingness of heart to trust in your flow and try your experiment. Only you can ask the questions that will light up your life, and only you can feel the answers that will fill up your heart. Keep feeling, seeking, exploring, receiving, and most of all, believing.
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