I was sharing some thoughts with my husband over coffee one morning and I pondered outloud: “I wonder why I’m feeling like making this change?”. Without a pause he said; “you don’t have to know why and you may never know, and you might. Trust your intuition.”
WHY is a word that can take you in circles. It sends the subconscious on a treasure hunt in the middle of the woods on a moonless night. A why question can wear you out and keep your brain fired up as the endless search goes on.
Why can take a stance of curiosity OR control.
Curiosity embodies the feeling of wondering, pondering, dreaming, imagining. There’s a softness and a surrendering.
Control takes the stance of: I have to know to feel safe internally and externally. It can feel tight, restrictive and desperate.
Every person has the ability to engage their intuition, it simply takes practice. Intuition sometimes gets buried deep within if you continually trust outside sources for decisions and information. Your internal world is rich with information and there are many ways to access it. The intention I hold for all the the healing work I provide is for you to listen and live from your soul, your inner most self.
If you find yourself asking why and getting nowhere, here are some other options to begin hearing the answers from within:
- The next time you just have to know the answer to something ask questions that begin with how, what, or where and journal the answers quickly. These questions will expand far beyond the why.
- Write the question down before you go to sleep and invite an answer or clue to appear in dreamtime.
- Write down an intention and affirm that with each day you are becoming more clear or your next step is being revealed to you.
- Note signs along the way; hearing the same information over and over again. Literally watch for signs; on a bumper sticker, in a magazine, a song, movie, in conversations etc. If you resonate with it, it’s for you.
- Talk it out, I can help with that. Having space held for you to speak, feel and explore can bring answers as you tap your inner world.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke