by Cara Lumen
Someplace in all this we have to have a belief system that carries us through. We have to believe in ourselves. We have to believe in our ideas. We have to believe in our intuition. And we have to keep our eyes open for those wonderful ever-present signs that show us we are being guided and guarded by the Universal Mind, the Grand Plan. We have to believe that our part in the overall web of life is so important that we have to be alert to do our very best, to show up where we are needed, and to do what we are supposed to do.
So how do we do that?
Watch for the Signs
The other day I was typing an email to a friend I’ve collaborated with in the past. I had some suggestions for his new project and suddenly the whole email simply wasn’t there anymore. It had been deleted and I couldn’t retrieve it. So I took that as a sign. If I had offered those suggestions 1) maybe they weren’t wanted and 2) it might pull me into his project rather than my continuing on my own projects. I read it as the latter – that the two courses I am working on are important and needed and mine to do and that I don’t need to volunteer or get involved with anything else right now.
Listen to your hunches
Call it impulse if you will, but listen to your instincts to do or not do something. I was doing some introspective sorting out of my own over the weekend and as I got clearer I knew I had something to share with you. So this post is for me as much as much as it is for you. Be aware of your own discovery process, be aware of the many ideas that pass your way every day – either through something you read, something you say, or something you hear. And if you have the urge to act – do it.
Answer the call from others
This is a fascinating way to receive a sign from the Universe. What do people ask you to do? I was asked by an author friend to create the exercises for her soon to be published book. As it turns out her editor really liked them. I said to her, “If you have the opportunity, tell him I’m available to do that for others.” Now I don’t know whether that will happen or not, but I got the message and stepped up to the plate.
Believe you can
If the idea has come to you, if someone asks you for it, if you have the impulse to do it – it is yours to do. If you want to. So start looking at those unexpected invitations, those signs from the Universe and see them as an opportunity for you to take another step. Believe you can because the Universe has just invited you to and will be by your side every step of the way.
© 2010 Cara Lumen