Be Open to Spiritual Guidance
It’s only human to feel stuck every once and a while. Life gets difficult and perspectives narrow, and we need a little help now and then. I know it happens to me, and in those times I need a little guidance and perspective.
When you feel stuck, where do you turn for help? Do you read an inspirational memoir or a self-help book? Talk to a relative, coworker, or a good friend? All of these are wonderful options to give you some needed perspective. And sometimes I’ve found that the guidance I need is something beyond even the best friends or books. That’s when I’ve found being open to spiritual guidance can give me much-needed answers, direction, and peace.
You don’t have to be uber-religious or a Zen master to be receive spiritual guidance. You don’t even have to be certain what you think or believe about the metaphysical world. I’ve found that just have to be open to it for it to come. You just have to do three things:
1. Get quiet. It’s hard to receive answers when your mind is buzzing or you’re stressed or preoccupied with all of the noise that vies for our attention every day. Unplug and sit quietly. Go on a walk. Go to nature. Just remove yourself from your to-do list and the hustle and bustle long enough to hear something besides all of that.
2. Get centered. Get out of your head and into your body so when the answers come you can really recognize them. Here are 5 tips to help you.
3. Ask and listen. I’m not going to guarantee that you’ll physically hear a voice or you’ll see angels or a light or anything, because it’s not always like that. More often than not, when you really need answers and ask honestly, and when you’re quiet and centered, they come. Maybe they’ll come from inside of you and you’ll feel them suddenly or gradually. Or maybe the next time you talk to that friend or read that book the next thing you hear or read will be just what you need. But when you sincerely need something and are open to it, I believe the answers come.
The next time you feel stuck, be open to spiritual guidance. Whether it’s something with work or life, whether it’s something seemingly small or a pivotal life decision, spiritual guidance can help you navigate it with peace and assurance.
Please take a moment to share a time you received spiritual guidance if you feel comfortable. We’d love to read it to learn & grow together.