‘Hi Jackie – what’s the question you get asked the most from your fans?’ ~ Edward Palmer, The Wise Sage
How interesting that this question was posted directly on my wall first thing this morning. Edward and I haven’t met, we’ve only become acquainted through sharing on Facebook. Often we’ll tag one another on posts or leave a comment. Today was the first time I recall Edward posting directly to my wall. There’s a synchronicity at work my friends, and here’s why. Today is the very first day of this new column–based on questions from fans/readers. I’ve only promoted this new space a few times, and to my knowledge, Edward wasn’t specifically tagged or focused at any of those times. There’s a rhythm to this question, do you see? Let’s get to some of the questions sent in, and perhaps it will become more clear as we go along. Edward, for me, served as the voice of Spirit today, providing guidance and clarity as this next step takes course.
Am I on the right track? What areas do I need to work on to experience this connection? What signs am I already receiving but not picking up on that confirm this? ~ Angela Kate Ozog
This is one of the questions I see most from people. ‘Am I on the right track?’ The answer of course, is YES. I don’t believe we are ever on the WRONG track because always we are held in the arms of the Universe and there is purpose to the steps we take. Even if there is a more ‘direct path’ to the place we wish to end up–or WILL end up–that doesn’t mean there won’t be some side roads along the way, or even some U-turns to bring us back to a place we know we need to be. Each piece of our journey offers to us the opportunity to connect more fully to the deep truth of who we are.
If we listen more closely, with our heart rather than our ears, we hear two questions being asked when someone inquires ‘Am I on the right track?’ The first comes from our survival instinct and really truly is asking–’Am I ok?’ Yes, love, you are doing just fine. One of my greatest teachers, Andrew Harvey said years ago–if you’re aware enough to ask, you’re aware enough that you’re right where you need to be. And so again I say to you Angela–YES!
The second inquiry feels as though it’s really a call from our souls. As we hear the words from within asking ‘Am I on the right track,’ what’s really happening is that perhaps something is about to shift and our soul is calling to us, beckoning us to tune in more deeply, to really be still and listen to the whispers of our hearts. That would be what you need to practice love, being still, listening and hearing those whispers, They have every answer you need, and they are ALWAYS, always there for you. The truest, purest truth of your life, your journey, your path–comes from within. And that’s where your signs come from. They can be as gentle and subtle as a breeze, or as loud and alarming as a tornado coming through your town. The guidance is always there for you, in every moment. It can be something as simple as ‘go for a walk today, rest today, eat something healthy, let yourself eat whatever you wish.’ These whispers are different for each of us, as we are all so very different and the path of our journey is as unique as the hairs on our head. We must be willing to hear our own heart, to honor our own truth–THAT is the key to experiencing the connection. THAT is the key to being able to connect to the ‘big, magnificent, life-changing’ guidance–listening, honoring and being true to the seemingly ‘small’ guidance. Baby steps, my love; and you’re already taking them. Trust your heart.
I’d appreciate more clarity around any energetic barriers which are holding me back from creating a larger client base in expanding my business. ~ Sherri
My very first sense for you Sherri is to really assess your beliefs around this process. Take time to explore how you feel about money and clients coming easily into your life. Too often we carry old beliefs around this, especially if our work is based in spiritual health. But even when it’s not, we sometimes tend to naturally make ourselves ‘smaller’ so as not to offend or intimidate anyone. We feel we shouldn’t have more than someone else might–be it opportunities, money, love, joy. Over years and lifetimes, we’ve been programmed–or programmed ourselves–to feel guilty when we do well, to be sure we don’t allow ourselves to become ‘more’ than anyone else (in perception at least).
Our self esteem isn’t ‘taken away’ by anyone else, it’s robbed of us BY US. We too easily set aside our inner truth in favor of someone else’s. And none of this, my dear friend, is about us not being good or doing the right thing. It’s generally not even limited to just us as individuals. It seems to be something that we as human beings are collectively still holding onto–part of the ‘old paradigm’ that is falling away. No longer are we meant to feel ‘guilt’ about whether or not we did something ‘right’ or ‘good.’ We already ARE good!
I would ask you to re-evaluate, to write down a list of your genuine, true beliefs about what you feel you do or do not ‘deserve’ or have ‘earned’ Allow yourself the time and space to do this undisturbed and without a filter. Let it sit for a few days without feeling you have to change or make it better. And then, when your heart is ready and sends to you her whispers, find a gentleness within and create another list–this time of the truth that your heart shares with you. SHE is your true compass, and she is calling to you that it’s time for change, release. It’s time to see yourself in your full Divine presence, radiating light, beauty, majesty.
And then set your intention. Allow yourself to really see your dream, and ask the Universe, your guides, angels, Divine beings–whomever it is you call on–to assist you in taking the steps that will lead you to them. Open your heart to the whispers…for they come always. And let them be your guide. Trust–you are exactly where you’re meant to be at this time. All is falling into place already for you.
I don’t feel the need for a question to be answered…but my guides said you would create a perfect affirmation for me to use. ~ Melynnda Button
Thank you for this note Melynnda, as I feel an affirmation out of today’s post will be helpful for all who sent in a question over these last few days. We can all use the encouragement of our inner spirit and the connection of community to uplift us and guide us to the center of our soul’s truth.
I listen to the whispers of my own heart, honoring the truth of who I am and allowing my light to shine bright. I am EXACTLY where I’m supposed to be. The Universe smiles her love through me.
And so in closing my friends, I return to Edward’s question posed to me this morning, and it feels serendipitous that the gift he gave to me was validation of my own heart’s whispers. For I too, am EXACTLY where I’m supposed to be–in this time, in this place, in this moment.
Sending my love to each of you….