In the past 24 hours, I have been blessed with a variety of rich conversations where all participants were fully present and unaware of the time passing by. Some of the conversations had nothing to do with my work; yet, I found myself experiencing numerous Aha! Moments and increased creativity within and after these conversations.
It’s as if I was being showered with gifts in return for fully showing up in the presence of others. I’d like to tell you this is a common occurrence; however, the truth is I’m often at least a bit distracted, with one eye on the clock or a piece of my mind working on something else. Or, if I’m fully present, the person or people I’m talking with are distracted. To have all of us fully present and engaged creates electricity in the room.
When I ask you to “check in” to see what inspired action you’re called to take, I often suggest you take a few moments in solitude and silence to do this.
But, there’s another — sometimes better — way to tap into the wisdom of your Higher Self. It’s via a conversation or activity in which you’re fully present. You know you’ve experienced something holy when you breakaway from the conversation or activity.
While you were surrendering to the moment and experience, you later realize a new outlook on a challenge you’ve been wrestling with or a new idea was being revealed.
This awareness may arrive in the midst of the conversation, after you breakaway, or later that day. But, you intuitively know you can point to that time you were present as when your new perspective was birthed. The blessing is that the experience was likely so nourishing on so many levels that any Divine inspiration that came in was simply icing on a phenomenal cake.
Is there someone who comes to mind that you could each give yourselves the gift of your undivided attention? One way to do this is to set a timer, so the fear of missing another appointment or meeting is addressed. Then, try flowing with the conversation wherever it leads (yes, throw out the agenda after you’ve begun the conversation).
Trust your intuition to guide the conversation in the direction it needs to go, be authentic, and witness the energy created from this experience.
What inspired action are you called to take today? Does it involve connecting with another person?
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