It just feels like magic to me, how nature can provide all the answers we are so desperately searching for. Last week I was teaching a meditation class outside in nature, when I was pleasantly surprised by as I call it now ‘the map of life’ presented to me just before my very own eyes. That morning I woke up with as we call it in meditation a monkey mind. My mind was all over the place. As my gut was telling me to make a certain decision, my mind was ordering me to leave it alone. The fear of not knowing what was on the other side of the decision was making my mind go from one unpleasent thought to another. They all started with ‘What if…’. As I was leading the group in a Mindful Meditation walk I consciously made a decision within myself. I decided that I was going to do whatever felt true within my heart and was in line with my higher self. As I believe that through the heart we are connected to our soul and our soul purpose. Then I just accepted the thoughts that came and the emotions and feelings that they triggered within my body.
During these kind of Mindful Meditation walks I always follow whatever way my body wants to go. After walking for a while I felt my body turning to the left. Not yet fully aware of the reason for this sudden turn, I felt my feet became heavy and just stopped. For a while I was just standing there, as the group was silently passing me by. I looked up and in front of me and noticed the path before me. As you can see in the picture the place my feet had stopped looked like a crossroad. And while I was still standing in the same place my feet had stopped, the other people within the group all walked by and took another path. Some walked straight forward. Others went to the left and one went to the right. The last person reminded me of myself. Since childhood I always felt drawn to do whatever felt true to my heart. I was always the girl who went right when others turned to the left.
As I was still standing there looking up on what was happening in front of me, I felt the sudden desire to walk up to the middle and just breath. Silently and alone I stood there for a while and I felt the deep connection with my heart. A connection I couldn’t feel that morning, because my mind was all over the place. As I was silently standing in the middle and breathing, I felt a certain calmness came over me. In full connection with my heart I felt that whatever fear I was feeling was ungrounded. It was preventing me from doing what my heart was telling me to do. So I took another deep breath as I felt that everything would be allright in the end. And after a few breaths I walked towards the group. I looked in front of me and was pleasently surprised that allthough we all took another turn in the end we were all together as we walked to our final destination.
This experience to me is such a metaphor for life. When we listen in silence and follow our heart, we may lose whatever felt true to us for so long. But in the end it brings us so much closer to the life we were meant to live on a soul level. Just by making a consious decision to do whatever feels true to our hearts. Listening in silence while enhancing the heart connection we can feel empowered to do whatever it is we were meant to do.
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