When a big event happens in your life, there is often a message for you. Some sort of guidance can be gathered any time you have a big moment that makes you pause and think.
One of my students, Denise, recently came to me feeling confused about her circumstances. She had a serious car accident that totaled her vehicle, yet she walked away with only minor bruising (which was lucky). This shook Denise up and made her think about her life, business and the direction in which she was going. She told me she wasn’t sure what to do next.
Stop when you feel confused
I shared my own story and how every so often, I get confused too. There comes a point when I am learning so much and thinking of 20,000 opportunities, and then I feel stuck. I found that I actually don’t implement anything new because I’m overloaded. When this happens, I listen to my own inner guidance. Last time I heard, “Stop everything and take a 30-day break.” I kept working, but I didn’t take in any new information and instead put all learning and planning on hold.
Ask for help
See, we are always being guided, especially when we ask for help. Remember: “When you ask, it is given.” This is why asking for guidance is an essential part of the equation. Then, to get the guidance, you have to slow down. Keeping yourself super busy can prevent you from hearing the assistance you requested.
You might wonder, “If I am guided all the time, why do I get so frustrated?” The reason is because you are probably busy running around in circles and going into too many directions. This is so distracting that you cannot hear the guidance.
Quiet the mind and be open to receive
When you catch yourself feeling confused or frustrated, that’s your signal to slow down. It’s time to “clean the slate” so to speak, clear the decks and quiet the mind. If you are someone who knows how to meditate, that can be a huge help.
Do things that help you stop thinking so much
The way I achieve this more relaxed state is to stop learning and start journaling. For me, the act of journaling allows me to focus and ask for assistance. Then I write down whatever comes to mind. I also quiet my mind by playing with my children, going for a walk or reading a fashion magazine. All of these activities slow down my mind so I’m not thinking as much. Sometimes it takes a few hours, a few days or even a few weeks to start hearing the guidance.
For Denise, the car accident was her wake up call. She knew she had to slow down and take a look at what she was doing in the big picture. Denise decided to take a break to ask for help and then remain quiet to listen. If you find yourself in a similar situation, these are the steps to take to get back on the right track.
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Are you running in circles, feeling confused and not moving forward? If so, then find time to slow down. Stop learning anything new for a short period to give yourself a break from information overload. Quiet your mind, ask for help and create the space to get the answers you need. Your inner knowing will not let you down.
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