TO THE SIGNS OF LIFE
Most of us miss the signs that signify an impending crisis in
our own lives.
You may have seen
the movie "SIGNS" where odd events and quirky moments are
an omen of what terror is coming. What youd most likely do is
panic if actually faced with aliens, but what if it isnt beings
from outer space that are sending you signs? Perhaps something
closer to home, someone or something you know well? Most of us miss
the signs that signify an impending crisis in our own lives. My question
to you is this; do you listen to the signs in your own life? They are
there all the time. Sometimes hard to read, sometimes right in our faces,
but nevertheless signs of what is coming or how to cope with it when
it does arrive our present in our daily lives in some form or other.
You think that you are having a premonition, a flash of something to
come. You may have deja-vu, a flash back, but no matter what it is,
it is a sign, a map of where to go and in how to get there.
You may call it instinct, or intuition, tapping in to your sixth sense.
We hear things but do not listen. We see things but do not believe our
own eyes. We touch things with our own hands but do not believe what
we are feeling. We sense something but again we do not trust what our
instincts may be telling us.
Have you every met a complete stranger who has imparted meaningful and
even profound knowledge to you that you still think of today? Just a
chance meeting. Perhaps you only spoke for a while, but it left a memory
and a key of understanding that will always be there to guide you. This
is not a coincidence, there is no such thing. It is the universe trying
to tell you something. But now you are busier, more easily distracted,
will you be listening if it happened today?
I find that most people do not even listen to the person next to them
never mind their innerselves. Where do they go? What is distracting
them? Are we so overloaded in life that we cannot focus on the moment?
Perhaps we are being overstimulated so therefore our minds cannot focus
on what is at hand. It sometimes seems that you are channel hopping
unable to tune in.
In the olden days (in my youth) one paid attention to things in front
of us because that is what was there. There was less television, no
personal computers, less white noise. No one carried a phone around
with them and video games were just sci-fi. We had to actually use our
imagination and think about what was the meaning of it all. Today it
seems that your thinking is done for you. So no wonder no one listens
to their innerselves or the universe around them. No one can hear it.
You have heard the term, stop and smell the roses and you
hear what you listen to well how do you expect to do any of that
if you are always swamped by noise? Most people cruise through life
completely unaware of the way they feel or acknowledge the emptiness
inside of them. Nevertheless they wonder with all the stuff around them
and the conveniences of modern technology why they are unhappy.
think, slow down, tune in, take note of the way you feel.
Stop, think, slow
down, tune in, take note of the way you feel. Now listen with your intuition,
your inner ear, what is it trying to say? Perhaps it is saying you are
unhappy because you cannot feel anything anymore? Or that you are uptight
because you do not understand life? Alternatively, maybe you just cannot
feel anymore because you do not know how to.
BE CALM, RELAX. AND TUNE IN.
All the signs your life needs to flourish are out there waiting for
you to see them. Listen and the questions will be answered. There is
nothing more irritating than talking to someone who is looking at you
but not listening. Clear your mind, tune all other things from your
mind and tune in to what is being said to you.
My word what a concept, just tuning in to one thing at a time. My how
your knowledge of things grows and your understanding. There is something
inside of you telling you what to do. Amazing. Listening to your innerself
and to your outer environment is great because it clarifies many things
that you have been confused about.
You do not have to do everything today, one thing at a time, it makes
for a job done much better and for more appreciation of the doing.
When you rush things you cannot do the job well. When you short change
yourself, you cheapen the value you put on yourself and others in your
life. Think of yourself as a retirement plan, a well planned and good
investment makes for a harmonious retirement.
Invest in yourself with time, energy and values. There is not quick
fix, no short cuts, time is all you have, so us it wisely and learn
to trust your instincts by listening to the world around you. The universe
is shouting at you to listen and learn, so there is no time like the
present to begin. Stop what you are doing, relax, tune out the noise
to tune in and trust what comes to you. It takes time to do this with
ease but with practice, it becomes second nature and a must. Some people
take up Yoga; others can do it by listening to classical music. Others
like to run, ski, whatever. Find a way to slow down. Stretch your arms
out side to side so that you can feel the very end of your fingertips.
Dance the blues away with sultry tangos or energy releasing salsa. No
matter what you do, you must feel alive doing it. When you feel that
life energy running through your veins, that is when you start to feel
your life has meaning. REMEMBER THERE IS NO QUICK FIX. You get out of
life what you put into it. You must enjoy all its flavours one at a
time to appreciate it.
So are you going to slow down and tune into yourself? And are you going
to make an effort to listen to what others have to say? Most importantly,
are you going to try to listen out and watch for the signs they are
there to guide you. It is all up to you, try it and see, you never know
it just might work. Remember a person who values themselves will also
values others around them.
Harmony to us all.
© Sara T. 2003
Sara runs workshops in Vancouver on colours and harmonious
relationships. Check her website for when the next classes are.
Previously by Sara Towe - Saying Thank you
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