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FOLLOW YOUR HEART...and you won't get lost.
Every once in a while I have to take a few steps back and regroup! The things of the day, week, month all begin to make this huge pile in my life and I find myself feeling this huge sense of the "I'll never's..."
"I'll never get over this big pile of #$)%(#&$%)(&!" Do you ever feel that way? This pile, like a conglomerate rock, compiled of our daily grind, the issues that arise, the pains that we feel, the emotions that we stuff, the joys we experience, the fears we try to hide, the hopes we hope will happen, the truths we hope are true...they're all there...all mixed together...all stuck together like a huge boulder in the road.
Then... if I stop looking at the boulder...if I just take the time to close my eyes and listen...I hear it...
I begin to hear a faint yet familiar sound...my heart. Yes, yes...I hear the thump...thump...thump... but if I listen past the thumping... I hear the still small voice...the one that tells me the truth...the God Honest Truth! But only if I listen.
Back in the nineties, we lived at the beach for an amazing 4 month span. It was during, what could have been, one of the worst times of our lives for my family. We had no work, no income whatsoever, and we had to move from my dream home of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage, corner lot, beautiful home, beautiful trees, full of beautiful things. During the year prior to our move we had to take care of a huge debt which forced us to sell most of the valuable, heirloom contents in our possession so we could get this paid off and make a new start. There was such ripping and tearing of my heart as I let "things" go that had belonged to my parents and were now mine. But the debt was paid... and it was time to move on... then finding ourselves living in a bungalow on the beach for the summer for next to nothing. What an amazing blessing...for new beginnings and healing hearts.
That summer, I had days on end to stare at the ocean and listen. One day, as I was listening to the rhythm of the waves I heard..."Follow your heart and everything else will take care of itself." What a peace that settled on me that day. I didn't fully understand what I had heard...but I knew it was truth. For weeks I pondered this "truth"....asking God what it meant. And all I could ever "hear" was..."It means whatever you desire it to mean." You mean, I have a choice? This brief thought, gave me permission to stop looking at the past...to stop responding as I thought I should...which was sulking. I gave myself permission to enjoy the beauty around me and to stop feeling guilty for living in such blessed moment in time!
For years I looked to others to tell me how to feel, how to think, how to respond appropriately, to react in an acceptable way and so on...and now, sitting by myself on the beach...I am facing the reality that I have a choice! A choice to choose my path! Whoa! But what if I fail? What if I can't? What if others don't like what I choose?
We spend our lives thinking we have faith while we follow the advice or expectations of others....all the while not trusting that WE too have what it takes to make a choice for ourselves. When in actuality...true faith comes from diving off that cliff with only the expectation that God is in control. Who are you listening to? Who are you following?
"Follow your heart and everything else (that huge boulder) will take care of itself." What's in your heart? Have you asked?
Today, I am finding myself needing to be reminded once again...To Stop...Listen to My Heart... Trust What I Hear...and Take whatever Action it directs... I know that as I do, that the boulder will either crumble or roll away. My focus will be on embracing the moment and not on fearing the things I have no control over.
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