Grateful Sunday|Inspiration & Courage

This week I’m grateful for the courage to listen to my Divine messages. I’ve learned to expect less and follow more. You see, if I were to have too much expectation I wouldn’t be flexible enough to listen to the Divine messages I receive. For example, right now my logical mind says the best way to proceed is by going all out with my coaching business. I just got certified and built my business blog and put a lot of focus, energy, and effort into it. On one hand, it makes sense, on the other hand, I’ve been lead in a different direction.

I could ignore the direction I’ve been lead to follow choosing instead to focus on coaching thinking this new path is a distraction. Instead, I’m choosing to follow this new path that I believe coaching has lead me to. I think the destination is the same but the route is different than I anticipated. I thought coaching would get me to my destination but it looks like coaching will support me in getting there in conjunction with this new opportunity.

Ever since I was young, I’ve wanted to write books. I loved to read and have always been a daydreamer and loved to create stories. However, I wasn’t a very strong fiction writer. Non-fiction didn’t really interest me as much even though I’d read the occasional biography or history related book. So it came as quite a surprise when I was inspired to start writing a book. On Monday I received the inspiration for the topic of the book. On Tuesday I heard the title clear as day and wrote it down. On Wednesday I heard the subtitle (something I’ve never even considered when thinking of a book) and I also began writing.

I know this is the next step for me because I wasn’t even considering writing a book. It’s something I haven’t thought of in a while and I was actually quite satisfied with blogging being my form of writing. Non-fiction has never been a genre I’ve even entertained. So the fact that I was inspired to write and take that path is confirmation that this comes from something bigger than me. My logical mind had a clear plan in place to get my business up off of the ground and utilize the training I received. If I was too set on moving forward with that plan and not being open to other ways, I’d miss out on a great opportunity.

So even though at first I was a little nervous and considered sticking to my plan, ultimately I’ve decided to go with the Divine inspiration. I didn’t want people to think I was being pulled in too many directions. I didn’t want people to think I wasn’t focused. I didn’t want people to think that I was spontaneous and not take me seriously. Then I realized I’d be passing on an amazing opportunity by making a decision by what I thought other people would think. I’ve had enough life experience to know that when I don’t listen to the messages and signs that I look back and realize that’s exactly what I should have done.

Once I decided to embrace this new path, the confirmations and synchronicities started flooding in! The two that impacted me the most were in two separate interviews I watched. I was soaking up the wisdom Lisa Nichols was serving in a series of interviews I watched this week. I let the videos auto play as I tended to the house. I can only imagine I looked like the blood drained out of me when I heard Lisa say the second half of my title in her interview. I couldn’t believe it! You might call it coincidence but for me, it was a sign. I didn’t click on the video, it just came on and there’s no way I could know she would say those words! The very next day I watched another interview and Lisa said the keyword of my subtitle. I had listened to several interviews and she hadn’t said that word in any of them! That was enough to let me know that I was on the right path.

Even though logically it makes the most sense for me to pursue coaching right now, everything within me is telling me to write this book. I have a feeling that this will get me to the destination sooner than I anticipated and I know coaching will fit into that as well. I’ve already received a lot of ideas and inspiration without having to put much thought or effort into it. I just get tons of messages as I wash the dishes and have to dry my hands often to jot them all down. I’m very excited to push myself outside of my comfort zone in so many ways and embrace this unexpected opportunity. I’m so grateful for the Divine messages I’ve received and the courage to listen to them.

What are you grateful for this beautiful Sunday? Feel free to share in the comments! 

24 Replies to “Grateful Sunday|Inspiration & Courage”

  1. mmm a lovely read…. Yeah sometimes the destination we are on requires a detour. It’s really good that you can be so flexible. I guess I am grateful that my MA in Creative writing has started. I’m scared- there have been a few hil billies lol) obstacles on the road but I am grateful I have hope and determination to carry on and um….
    I’m glad I haven’t given up. I am happy to be able to catch up on blogs. I am not a conventionally spiritual person – my faith is based more on facts- I think that can still be spiritual. I just prefer things to be less vague.
    Anyway thanks for drawing my attention to life and the good we can take from the unexpected. Have a great week!

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    1. Good for you! Perseverance is so important! Some of the most amazing success stories come from those that have dared to fail more than what the average person is willing to. Keep being consistent in your efforts and listen to whatever signs that you receive. Have a wonderful week Daisy! ❤

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  2. I don’t believe in coincidences. I’m glad to hear you start following your Divine power.
    Your life will never be the same now.
    I can relate because my spirit told me to write a book also.
    And this was about two years ago.
    I haven’t started yet so hopefully you will inspire me to follow His will too.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. It’s been a while since I believed in coincidences. I started following the signs consistently about 4 and a half years ago. It has been the most amazing chapter of my life! My only wish is that I had started sooner but I know that even the timing is Divine and so I no longer question it or look back and wish it had been any different. I am who I am because of all of the experiences and lessons I learned along the way. Now it’s time for me to share that with the world around me.

      I’m so humbled to be able to encourage you to listen to the message you’ve already received. As neither of us believe in coincidence, this is one of many confirmations I’m sure for you to move forward ❤


    1. Thank you so much Simon! It’s terrifying and exhilarating at the same time! I’m shutting my logical side down because that’s the terrifying part. The exhilarating part is listening to my heart and just going with it! The worst that can happen is that no one will buy it so that’s not so bad at all. The best that can happen is that it can help people and that’s more important than my fears. It reminds me of a message I get often “Your message is more important than the temporary discomfort you may feel.”

      I hope all is well with you!

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      1. Hi Niki, I’m good thanks. You seem to have the opportunity to be able to do this, so you should do it! Your fist and best trader is here. I know what you mean about shutting down the logical side, so I hope this works for you! 😃

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      2. Glad to hear you’re doing well 🙂 You’re so kind Simon! I’m steadily writing away, it won’t be too long before you have a copy 🙂 I’m very humbled to have the opportunity to move forward with this. My only intention is that it help as many people as it’s meant to given the nature of the book. I always wanted to be a writer growing up but I envisioned writing fiction novels and I was terrible at it. It’s kind of funny to see that I wasn’t that far off base just my genre is different than I would have ever imagined. If even 1 person writes me or leaves a review letting me know it helped them, then I’ll know I’ve done what was intended by writing this book ❤

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