“I am listening, Lord…Kum Ba Yah.” How many times I have sung that song around camp fires, at retreats and with friends. The other day during my sacred time I discovered what a powerful prayer that really is and I realized that I say it all the time, just using different words. When I want to open up to God’s guidance I say, “Spirit, speak to me”. These words are a signal to me and a reminder that at every moment of my life experience I am infinitely connected to the presence of God.
That connection is my source of ideas, wisdom, insight, clarity, direction and answers. My work is to remember it is there and to take the time to feel the connection and listen to the guidance. This guidance is not coming from anything or anyone outside of me, but from the very essence of my being.
Connecting with and listening to divine guidance is not difficult, but it does take practice. In the professional world, skilled artists of any kind spend countless hours in practice on their craft. Pro golfers hit thousands of shots out of sand traps, opera divas hit every note on the scales countless times, and pianists play their compositions over and over and over again. The consistent practice helps to build cellular memory so that when the Master’s Championship is on the line or the curtain goes up on opening night, their cells know just what to do. Such is the same with our connection to guidance. If we practice each day on the simple, seemingly unimportant decisions then when it comes to the life-altering ones, our cells know what to do.
The process of making the connection has three simple steps. Whenever we have a choice or decision to make we first pause and take a deep breath. Second, we pray our prayer, such as “Spirit, speak to me”, or, “God I am listening.” Finally, we open up and wait to receive the answer we are looking for. Everyone experiences divine guidance differently. Some people hear a still, small voice, others see an image or vision, and for others it is more of a feeling or knowing. As you work with this spiritual practice, you will begin to know quite well just how your guidance shows up.
Think about the word, “GUIDANCE”: God, yoU and I… DANCE! Connecting, listening to and following divine guidance is indeed a dance with the Universe. It is accepting the invitation to live life in a place of flow, grace and ease.
Listen carefully to the core of your being and you will hear….”Shall we dance?”