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!