I was listening to Lisa Transcendence Brown the other evening. She had several good questions one could ask in their own discernment process. I noted: What am I holding on to?
I happened to be in my kitchen. I just looked around me. I was taking the question literal. While my hands were empty in that moment… my panty was full, refrigerator covered with magnets and pictures and knick knacks lined the window sill. I could see symbolism and parallels to my life. I knew this would be a good question to ask in the silence of mediation. What am I holding on to? And why? And do I still need to? What objects, people, emotions, routines, old thought patterns and stories? What am I holding on to that I don’t even realize? Ghee, this might take several meditations.
I also told myself that I’d be more aware of what I do reach out to do and carry. Any way to lighten the load? The spiritual journey will empty some closets, yet it’s our choice if (and with what) we fill them back up. And any way to get more moments of hugs and positive words? The power of the human touch.
I also noted: What do I NOT wish to hear? Oh boy! What a great question. We will ignore our signs and messages if we are not ready. My first thought was, I’d bet my guides have plenty to tell me and it’s all not so… grand. Yet then I paused, grounded myself and asked for higher energy. While I haven’t had a chance to devote meditative time to this one question, what if it is all positive… encouraging and more than pleasant. Why are we so hard on ourselves or expecting a negative dose of reality? What if…
Your angel, guide or higher self were to whisper to you that they love you even when you don’t.
That they wish you’d stop limiting yourself with excuses and lies.
That they see something better for you and it is all lining up.
That you will always be protected and provided for.
At times we block the best messages and things in life since we are too busy trying to get something else. Stay present and be open.