Ten years ago, when I was first learning about the mysterious word called “awakening,” I spent months reading every book I could find on intuition, and writing in a journal. I had never been much of a journal writer, but one day, while perusing a book store, something inside said “buy me” after picking one up. So I did.
I brought it home and stared at it for awhile, not sure what to write. And finally I wrote something. It was a lot about relationships I found myself in and out of, and poor me entries such as: “My heart is sad, relieved, and missing him already. We could have a life together…” or “God, I want to hear from him so bad and it’s driving me crazy. Where is he? What is he doing?” and on, and on.
Yet interspersed in between the dire straights of my romantic heart, were reflections or quotes I found as I read some insightful books such as this one:
Choose to live according to these rules:
1. Make no judgments
2. Have no expectations
3. Give up the need to know why things happen as they do
4. Trust that the unscheduled events of our lives are a form of spiritual direction
5. Have the courage to make the choices we need to make, accept what we cannot change, and have the wisdom to know the difference
I wrote down what spoke to me in that moment. I didn’t know why intellectually, I just knew that I needed to write it down. Then I would follow it with another journal entry from poor me, “He doesn’t mean to hurt me, he doesn’t even know he is – I must forgive and focus on our special friendship and the other things he can give me.”
Gradually the story lines of my varied romantic life died down to be replaced by quotes, reflections, sentences, or anything that caught my eye, heart, mind, or intuition relating to living an “awakened” life.
Here are some of my favorite journal entries (I cannot quote the source as I didn’t quote it in my journal):
The 7 sacred truths of the body and spirit:
1. All is one
2. Honor one another
3. Honor oneself
4. Love is divine power
5. Surrender personal will to divine will
6. Seek only the truth
7. Live in the present moment
“To not work for the sake of others, but as if there were no “other,” this would be real happiness, this would be true contentment.”
“Refuse to devalue the feminine. Trust your instincts, your intuitions, your feelings in the here and now. Take up full residence in a fully conscious body. All else will follow.”
There are many, many more to be shared. When I was writing these down, I didn’t see how these fit into the bigger picture of my life, and I definitely didn’t know that I’d start a business teaching these very concepts. What they did give me at that time was an “Intuitive Pathway.”
They gave me a seed or clue to where I was heading, a light of sorts, to follow in the darkness that I felt myself in. I encourage you to start your own Intuitive Pathway. Find a journal that is special to you, that says “you are special” from it’s cover and pages and the way it makes you feel when you pick it up. And write in it the quotes or reflections that speak to you from your intuitive place, the place of knowing.
It could be from a book, magazine, on-line, or a teacher. It could be from a friend or lover, or perhaps your next door neighbor. These are quotes or reflections that strike you, that cause you to turn your head, pause, or resonate in your heart, listen to them and write them down. They are a clue to what is ahead, to what really matters to you, to your soul’s journey.
Down the road, you will read back through your journal and have complete clarity on why they mattered to you, I guarantee.
Categories: Meditation & Mindfulness