Following inspiration is about listening to that little voice inside.
I like to think of it as my higher self, steering me in the direction that will best serve me.
Very often, that little voice is trying to tell me something I don’t want to hear. Or something that will require me to make a change, break a bad habit, or do something I know is good for me but that I’d rather not do.
I realized over the weekend that my inner voice had been chattering away on a few topics for a while, but I was choosing to ignore it.
For a variety of reasons really. But I suppose what it comes down to is, I was ignoring it because I didn’t want to deal with what I knew was the truth.
I knew honoring that truth meant change, and I was resisting.
But as I share in my book, The Following Inspiration Experiment, ignoring is not the same as letting go. Not even close. Ignoring that little voice urging you to do something only creates inner conflict. It often creates guilt. And it never results in peace.
In the spirit of total transparency, and so you can see that yes, I too, still struggle with listening and letting go at times, in this video I share three messages from my higher self that I was ignoring, and what it took to get me to finally pay attention.
I was talking to a dear friend recently about this very issue.
That’s why I decided to be so transparent in this video. Because I realized I’m not alone in this struggle. We all do it!
So, yes, I have been practicing following inspiration for more than 10 years now.
And, yes, I do pretty well most of the time.
And yes, I still get stuck in my head sometimes!
It’s a process. One that takes practice.
One that requires awareness. One that demands you stay tuned into your heart instead of always caving to your head. And one that requires you to keep picking yourself up and putting yourself back on the inspired path, over and over and over again.
And yes, it’s worth it.
I wouldn’t trade the life I have now for anything. And the only reason I have this life is because I’ve chosen to follow inspiration 99% of the time.
Now that I’ve fessed up, I want to ask you: What are you ignoring?
I encourage you to acknowledge it, ask yourself why you’re ignoring, and considering letting it go and doing what that little voice is trying to lead you to do. I promise you, while you may find it challenging at first, you won’t be disappointed!
If you’d like some support with living or working inspired, or just some reassurance you’re not alone or crazy, check out my book, The Following Inspiration Experiment. I share honestly about the challenges, and rewards, of following inspiration.