Last month we looked at listening to our soul for guidance to take the next step towards self-actualization. If the guidance we obtain is in agreement with what we, our spouse, parents, children, or others – even society – want us to do, all is good. We build and learn to trust our soul’s guidance. In return, there are no issues. But, what if the guidance indicates we take an action that is scary for us – possibly one that our friends and family recommend against? That’s when the trust you’ve built up helps you find the courage to step outside of perceived safety and take action, because you know your soul keeps you on course.

Here is an exercise to start practicing knowing when you are connected with your soul and help build confidence and courage to follow its guidance. Begin by sitting comfortably, taking some deep breaths and relaxing. If you can, get into a meditative state. Now, think about something you love, something true and simple like a flower, color, activity, food. Then say to yourself, “I love____”. Repeat this a few times, feeling what it feels like when you are in truth and in alignment with your soul. You may feel warm, tingly, goosebumps… what ever it is, that’s your signal that you and your soul are in alignment. Open your eyes and walk around for a few minutes. Chances are, things will be brighter and clearer. Go back and sit down and close you eyes again, going again to the meditative state (or as close as you can). Now, tell yourself something that’s not true. Like “I hate____” – whatever it is that you actually love. Feel the difference in your body’s response when you tell yourself a lie.

Developing courage to act on the soul’s guidance can really change your life. It’s how I met my husband, got jobs, my own office space and peace of mind. When you have the courage to act in alignment with your soul’s guidance, you are acting on the guidance of the Divine, even if it does not look like it’s for your own good at first – it will turn out to be in the end. Even if that good is a lesson for your growth. So, I encourage and support you in having the courage to be true to your soul and act on its guidance.

Growth can be scary and yet rewarding. Having courage to in live in alignment with with your soul is what we are here for, is it not? It’s how we become self-actualized. You just have to have the courage to take that step, knowing the Divine, Love, has your back.

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Quote of the month: 

“The soul becomes dyed with the colors of its thoughts.”

-Marcus Aurelius