Discernment means to perceive or recognize a truth by sight or with other senses; knowing.
Faith is a passionate intuition. ~William Wordsworth~
I used to have trouble with the word faith. In the religious sense of the word, it means to have a strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. Until that is, I realized the word also means complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
We can’t know discernment without faith, faith in ourself that is. How can we know something is true if we can’t trust ourselves to know that it’s true? That is what I am being pulled more and more into, faith in myself. I say pulled into because that is what this feels like. I am gently being pulled deeply into my center. And in my center I find my Truth.
While entering into an abundance meditation this morning Spider came to me. She showed me that building her web is the part she plays in co-creating abundance. There is no grasping or being greedy. She trusts in the process of life. Building her web is executing her plan. Laying in wait is trusting the Universe to bring her abundance.
How does this vision translate to the mundane world? I have been very busy spinning my web since I moved back to the Twin Cities a month ago. I have been planning new workshops for 2018. I started teaching a new yoga class in Hastings and another one will begin in January in Eagan. My nature would have me keep spinning more and more web but Spider is telling me that my plan (web) is ready. Spider says now it is time to trust in the Universe and allow the abundance to come.
Definition – a thing intended; an aim or plan; the healing process of a wound in medicine.
Plan – a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something.
What is your plan for 2018? Have you started thinking about your intentions yet? Take some time to think about it before the new year so you can be ready to pull back that bow and let the arrow fly as we make our way into 2018.
I will be co-hosting an FREE Setting Your Intentions New Years Day event. Click here to find out more.
I am thankful for my friends and family. I am grateful for the work I get to do on the planet. I am thankful for my health. I am grateful for each breath I take. I am grateful that I am being kinder to myself.
Definition – make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction.
We don’t often think about the word struggle in a positive light. When a salmon swims upstream to deposit its eggs it is so the cycle of life can continue. Are you struggling to free yourself from old patterns and behaviors? Within struggle lies the seeds of new life.
Definition – a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep; to imagine as possible by freeing your imagination.
“I have a dream. . .” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Yesterday, we talked about listening and how what you put your attention to grows. Are you putting your attention on your dreams? Are you listening to your dreams of the night to help guide you to accomplishing your dreams (desires) of the day?
Here are some things you can do to help you with your dreams:
create a vision board of your dreams (what you want to manifest)
meditate – meditation helps clear the mind for dreaming
write down your night dreams to see clues to how Divine Guidance is trying to help you
Get The Dream Book by Betty Bethards to help you interpret your dream symbols
There is a saying in the New Thought Movement that “What you put your attention to grows”. That really struck me as I wrote today’s definition.
When I think of listening I always assume it’s about hearing someone like a friend, neighbor or even Divine Guidance. But I rarely think about deeply listening to myself. What am I saying to me all day every day? What am I giving my attention to without even realizing it. Food for thought. . .
Definition – At the present time or moment; a command
How many of us actually know how to live in the present moment? I don’t. I do practice pulling myself back into the now time and time again. But, to be honest, I’m just not very good at being present. Here is a technique I use to help me get into the now.
Put your awareness in your feet. Begin to breathe long, slow and deep. Wiggle your toes if you have to to get into your body. When you are consciously aware of your breathe you are in the now moment. When you are out of your body the breath tends to become shallow. A shallow breath is also an indication that we are no longer in the present moment.
Prana is the inhale (life force). Apana is the exhale (elimination). Breathe in life and exhale anything that no longer serves you. Do it NOW.
Guidance– advice or information aimed at resolving a problem or difficulty, especially as given by someone in authority; Spirit Guides, Angels, Higher Self, etc.
How do we get quiet enough to hear our Divine Guidance? Yoga and meditation are one way. I also have a daily writing practice that helps me sift through the dross in my mind.
Yet, there are many more ways that Spirit speaks to us. Have you ever read a book, either fiction or nonfiction and a sentence jumps out and speaks to your soul at the right and perfect time. I have received messages from Guidance via podcast, billboards and songs on the radio. There are many ways the Divine can communicate with us. All we need is willingness to open up and allow Spirit to shine through.
Definition – a means of access or entry to a new way of being.
Are you ready Guidance asks?
Today’s word beckons you forth on your journey of discovery. You are on the precipice of something big. Change is coming and we are being asked to be courageous in stepping through to the other side. The old way of life may be comfortable and complacent but is it joyous? Are you living your dreams or someone else?
To be sure you are ready Guidance asks us to pause and reflect before we step through that Gateway. Is there anything left unfinished? It is important not to bypass our unhealed wounds as we step into our new life. If we skip ahead we end up creating the same old life we had before.
Today’s word shows the opportunities that are available now. It also invites us to pause and reflect. Are we as ready as we think we are?