Steadying the Ship

Though I don’t personally know how to sail, I’ve been on a sailboat fairly recently with my daughter when we visited the beach. It was really beautiful to see the captain work gently with the elements, positioning the boat to let the sails catch the wind and propel us forward. It was truly the work of a very patient expert. So it is with life, where you are the boat and God is the wind. When you discern in your heart the correct way to go, position yourself by letting go of harmful thoughts and preconceived notions of what your life should look like, and get ready to move forward with God’s help. God’s breath will take you there.

Steering your Ship

Steering your ship means guiding your life in the way you would like it to go. There are so many opportunities each day to connect with many different types of people and experiences. Which ones do you choose? All experiences are ultimately good and will bring you to a new understanding of who you are, but getting still and listening to the voice within will help guide you towards your most joyful choices. Get connected and use that knowledge to steer your ship. Create the life that is right for you. 

Free Choice

“Every single free choice you ever undertake arises out of one of the only two possible thoughts there are: a thought of love or a thought of fear. Every human thought, word, deed is based in one emotion or the other. You have no choice about this, because there is nothing else from which to choose. But you have free will about which of these you choose to select.”

Conversations with God, Book 1

I thought today would be a perfect day to explore freedom, in a spiritual sense. Freedom in the form of “free choice” is one of God’s great gifts and allows us to live out a life of our own choosing. We are always able to choose to create our lives, and to create them out of love or out of fear. Are we thinking, speaking, and acting in love, or in fear?

Which one is better to choose? Free will means that God does not punish for making choices out of fear. We are free to make these choices in however way we wish, but choices made in fear will result in more fear, and that really doesn’t feel too great. Choices made in love will result in more love and will grow to beautiful heights of peace, love, and joy. At least, that’s been my experience. 

Free choice can also be daunting, especially when faced with forks in the road. Which way are we to go? How can we make good choices? As always, getting still and feeling one’s inner guidance can help immensely. If that’s not easily determined, as it is sometimes not, just go with your best guess and pray for guidance along the way. 

Wishing you freedom and peace in your choices today and always.

Choosing Wisely

One of the biggest shifts in my life has occurred around making choices. I used to make choices using my mind only, reasoning out the best course of action from facts presented to me. That’s a good way to choose things a lot of the time. But what if all things are equal? What if the facts don’t tell the whole story down the road? The truth is, they usually don’t give you a full picture. Your heart can. 

Your heart is part of God’s reality, which can see and intuit things that your mind is not aware of yet. Getting in tune with your heart before you make a decision can help save you a lot of headaches down the road. It can be hard to do, especially if you’re not used to listening to your inner reality, but it can truly shift your life. Learn to trust what your heart is telling you, and you can step into the life you dream of.

After my experiences, I began having very strong senses of which paths to take in my life, particularly for the first few years. These choices were small sometimes, and choosing one path or another didn’t always make sense to me at the time. Once, as I was deciding whether or not to study abroad in graduate school, I felt a very strong inner pull that I shouldn’t go abroad, and was guided towards spending the summer at home with my mom and stepdad. This was a lifechanging and very healing summer for me, but I couldn’t have known that in advance. My heart and angels did know that, and made it clear to me in a spiritual sense. 

Sometimes it’s hard to tell which way to go, especially when thoughts cloud your brain. It helps to get quiet, be still, and give space for your heart to speak. If you feel that you still can’t hear your heart, other tools that might help could be a pendulum, cards, applied kinesthesiology, and automatic writing. The tool that works for you is the best tool for you! I use them all from time to time, but find meditation and automatic writing are most helpful to me. 

Your heart wants you to have a great and happy life. Spend time listening to it and making choices from your heart’s guidance, and let yourself to be happy from the inside out.