In many of my lectures and workshops, I often talk about how your soul is constantly trying to
get your attention when it needs to speak to you, or how it gently guides or nudges you in a
certain direction for your highest good. These promptings could come through your intuition. It
could be an intuitive thought that keeps coming back into your mind, yet all too often, we don’t
follow it. But these prompts are actually quite important, as they’re what I like to refer as “Wake-
Wake-up calls can come in any number of ways and from different sources. It could be from a
relative, friend, a stranger, or pertain to a traumatic event, a book, a dream, or even a health
issue! When your soul wants to get your attention, trust me when I say: “It will do what it has to
do for you to listen!” Recently I had a minor health issue that really grabbed my attention, that I
had to heed its warning. In this case, it wasn’t just my intuition, but my body giving me the wake-
Vacations are really important times for me! I love kayaking trips with my friends and my dog,
days lounging in the sun, good food, or just a visit to some of the small seaside towns to
meander around. On one recent trip, I ended up in the local emergency room! So my vacation
trip that I had planned took another route. I developed a stomach issue that has been with me
for many years. I ended up on a medication, and changing all the plans I had envisioned would
happen. Just a week off is not enough time for me with the work that I do. This was my wake-up
call once again to take more quality rest time for my soul, my body, and myself! Practicing even
more extreme self-care was the message that I received from this incident.
I believe Wake-Up Calls can happen at anytime, and I also believe that some are pre-planned
by you and your guides to happen at certain times in your life. Almost as if you said: “I’m
going to place a Wake-Up Call when I am at the age of 30 to move me in a different direction.”
These calls are personal and are only meant for you. When you think back to a time when you
believed you received a Wake-Up Call, you should be able to understand why you received one
and what it meant.
You don’t need a lot of training to recognize a spiritual Wake-Up Call. They are, like I said, loud
and usually quite obvious. If something happened that made you think of how lucky you were to
safely get out of a situation, and as a result, you promise to yourself: “I’ll never do that again.”
When a call happens and you had the fortunate opportunity to address something in your life,
or change a certain direction that you were about to take – then, that my friends is a Wake-Up
Hopefully when you receive your own personal Wake-Up Call, and trust me – you will, then
I hope that you’ll stop for a moment and answer the call with an open mind and a sense of
complete awareness. Above all, be willing to act sooner than later. The Divine Source is always
looking out for us and it makes every attempt to keep us progressively moving forward on our
When you keep thinking in your head, over and over “What am I doing?” or “I really have to start
to get a grip on my life!” or “I can’t keep living this way!” We often ask these questions when
we’re going through an emotional or traumatic time in our lives. When these questions arise
(and trust me they will), it’s just another way that your soul is trying to get your attention. Pay
attention and don’t wait till the future to do something. Even one small step towards addressing
something that you know needs attention is a good start.
Remember: Your soul’s inner guidance will always bring up a thought, an action, or even
manifest a situation in your outside life – to get you to STOP and think of what is in front of you.
A decision or choice is presenting itself once again, and by acknowledging and listening to your
soul, you’ll be able to tap into its wisdom and guidance.
Live a Soul-filled life!