We’ve Got It a Bit Backwards
A beautiful, new idea pops like a tart into my head. “I should call this doctor I used to know and share how healing the essential oils have been for me. I bet she could help people with them too. Hmm...cool,” I think. Then the dreaded floodgates of the mind open. “I can’t do that. I haven’t talked to her in years. I’ll sound silly. I’ll sound too salesy since I haven’t talk to her in so long. Maybe another time,” I proclaim. This is the ol’ heart speaking then ego overriding mechanism we humans are all too familiar with. So what do we tend to do? We wait to call the doctor. If we are lucky, we listen to our heart and do it anyway.
It’s been brought to my attention, so I wanted to bring it to your attention too that I think we’ve got it all backwards.
Love, which is the formless energy that powers us, that we are tapped into at all times, is pulsing through our being. We get these cool ideas all the time that are in alignment with this loving energy like, “Hmm, I should call that doctor.” And we say no to this. But it’s LOVE! Love is safe and kind and lovey dovey and cozy. It wants what we want. It has our best interest at heart. And we say no.
I say we have it backwards because what we do innocently and unknowingly is follow the voice of fear instead. We think fear is safe and love is scary. We follow the familiar voices that don’t have our best interest at heart. We just think they do because they are familiar. Familiar doesn’t mean truth. So the next time you start following internal suggestions that are sounding or feeling complex, scary, hurried or uncomfortable; wait a minute. Let that pass. Love will come back on line to tell you what to do next. It’s always there, no fail. We must be insane to follow fear and not love, but we do it all day. We just need to learn to lean into love more and more and remind ourselves how beautifully safe it is there. The scales will begin to tilt in the right direction. Let’s “unbackwards” ourselves and set the heart free.