We have so many things around us at all times that are helping us along our journey. If we are going through life without accessing these effective and powerful tools, then no wonder we may not be moving forward towards our peace, joy and happiness.
Just like we have friends, therapists and coaches that help guide us we also have a huge host of spiritual helpers that are continually, prodding, pushing and suggesting paths, decisions and directions to take. Our first instinct is that our physical friends are much easier to hear and communicate with, but that is because accessing the others is something that either we are not used to or we have not put in the time to develop those relationships and the “ears” to hear and the “eyes” to see them. Among these spiritual or non-physical friends are angels, spirit guides, loved ones who have passed over, ascended masters, elementals, and of course, the Divine or God.
There is a place for physical and spiritual guidance in our lives. One without the other results in a life that feels somehow lacking or deficient. When we rely too much on one then we are out of balance and we are ultimatley cheating ourselves of a full, rich and rewarding experience of our lives.
I am not saying that you need to “believe” in any of the above non physical guides that I have mentioned, but I am saying that if any of these are hard for you to accept, then just be open to the concept of “wonder” in your life. When we open up to wonder, we open up our perspective about life and what it can mean. Wonder is an amazing tool that we have access to at all times if we choose to use it. It is through the eyes of wonder that we begin to drop preconceived ideas about life, ourselves and most importantly what “it” all means and our place in “it”.
With the help of wonder, we open up to other possibilities. Once we open up to wonder and then move in that direction, real shifts can begin to take place in our lives. It is when we do that, that we become driven by inspiration and not by motivation. Living our lives from inspiration is a much more natural path to peace and happiness. This path is ultimately more satisfying than having to live by temporary external motivation that will always wear out at some point. As the great coach Micheal Neill says: “Happiness leads to success much more often than success leads to happiness”.
As you move through your life become acutely aware of when you may need physical guidance and support and when you need non physical. When you become good at knowing when you need which type of guidance, one day you will back and say “It’s a WONDERful life!”