The past few days my husband and I have been searching for an apartment close to where I will start working tomorrow. Two days ago we found an apartment that we loved, filled out the application and were approved. This whole time I had this nudging in my mind, "Check out the ratings on the web" and "the voice" would not stop. Did so this morning, just before we went in to sign the lease. Out of 16 comments only two were positive. The complex had significant issues with personal safety, security, trash, noise, attitude of staff and a number of robberies on site. I LISTENED! Thank you Higher Power ... I'm doing my best to pay attention and today was a perfect example of listening and doing as told. Yeah for me!
A special friend once told me, when you witness a traumatic event, do it as an observer. If there is something you can do to help, you will be ready to help. If there is nothing you can do, then emotional trauma in your emotional and physical bodies will certainly do more harm than good. That was before 9/11; that advice stood me in good stead. Watching people jump from buildings, imagining myself in that situation, the towers falling and the political fallout from such an unimaginable horror was beyond my comprehension. I remembered the advice. View it as an observer. That I did.
Being emotionally detached allowed me to send prayers and healing to the victims, it allowed me to send energy to those in need, it allowed me to focus on what was important for me at that time in history. I could help. I could pray, I could send healing energy, light and love. Had I been embroiled in the anger and hate of that time then I would not have been able to stay focused to send unconditional love.
At times like these, and there have been a number of them the last decade, I always go back to the teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz, The Fifth Amendment. He teaches, “Be skeptical, but learn to listen.” In short he teaches, “Don’t believe yourself or anybody else. Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear. Is it really the truth? Listen to the intent behind words, and you will understand the real message.”
This advice comes in good stead now with all the talking heads in the media. Who to believe, to trust? I’ll write more on listening to your inner guidance soon.
Mother, wife, teacher, healer, psychic, friend, spiritualist, traveler on planet earth at this remarkable time in history.