Discovering Your Inner Wisdom

Following is the first in a series of Musings devoted to the topics of interests shared by readers of Blanche's Place Newsletter. I hope you will take the time to read to the end, share your ideas and comments and join us in 

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Life moves faster today than at any time in history.  We are bombarded constantly by ugly, sad, depressing news from around the world.   Events which can affect our well being. Oftentimes, we find ourselves in the position of being powerless to change a thing.

I'm trying hard to slow down, to be mindful of the week ahead. To take precise steps forward instead of just hanging on the hope I don't fall off this roller coaster called life.

( I transgress for a moment.....I love this image! We as women need to work together to pull each other up)

I fell in love with the Victorian images in my Vintage Wisdom Deck.  In using this deck,  I am pulled into quiet solitude with the beauty of the images.

I pulled the Wisdom Card. It is interesting owls have been popping up for me lately, from hearing an owl hooting outside of my office window, to a friend in Canada walking up to an owl sitting on a fence post. Its pretty cool when you start paying attention to these little "coincidences" and wonder if there are messages being sent to you.

Athena the Greek Goddess of wisdom and the Little Owl.

Owls are viewed as powerful totems. Possessing an ability to see things others miss.

"By pulling this card you are invited to contemplate the far-ranging consequences of important decisions. Wisdom is earned through the process of trial and error, and by trusting your voice over the voice of others".

I find myself following one "expert" after another. Each one sharing the "correct" way to promote my online business. More and more I am taking the time to step back, view the tasks at hand and taking the time to create an overview of what needs to be done.

This applies to each and every one of us.  When you allow yourself to be still, you have the answers! You know what needs to be done and how to do it You just need to have faith and trust in yourself.

I'm working on a couple of projects outside of Blanche's Place, devoted to my love of history and cemeteries. I find myself  stuck in fear of making a mistake and what people would think.  I need to trust and open up to the realization that the only way to grow and make a difference is to put these ideas forth. It's scary as hell, but as the old saying goes

So if you are finding yourself in a predicament allow yourself the luxury of quieting the mind, remove yourself from the incessant noise and chatter that surrounds you. If you have a question or situation you need help with, all you need to do is "ask" and allow the message you need to hear flow through you.

For myself, the best tool is free writing. Take a notebook, journal, or whatever you prefer, write your question at the top and begin having a dialog with your inner wisdom. It may feel weird at first but keep going and be amazed at the answers that arise.

So maybe this week take a break from Facebook and put your phone away and take the time to listen to the messages waiting to be heard.

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Nature's Vessel said...

Great idea. Take a step back. Evaluate. Then move forward! Thanks for sharing your experience.

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