Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Listening

There are too many things that I want to do with my free time, too many creative pursuits. Wanting to make the best choices, I sometimes can do nothing. I am so full of my own wish to pick the perfect choice that I am blocking out the best advice I could ever receive on the subject: the Divine voice, the Center of Being within me.

When I let go of myself long enough to really Listen, sometimes I catch hold of an impulse, a suggestion popping up within me, which points to an action. The action may not seem to be anything at all, it is so small. But, if I say “alright” and do it, then listen again, the tiniest suggestion more will appear in my heart; and, if I will do that, then the next suggestion will come, and the next, and the next...

Trust is essential. I stop the process altogether if I strive to create an entire start-to-finish picture in my mind of the creation each of these small actions lead to. When I let go and trust, there is the possibility of surprise, even magic, emerging from these inwardly directed actions.

These impulses from within are very quick and very softly spoken. One has to learn to listen gently, to take hold of an impulse as though embracing a butterfly, and to flow with it.

I am blessed when this can happen.

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