Today I want to talk about something that is the most important thing in my life.
It is Inner Guidance. Available to all.
It’s that nudge. or inner voice that you swear led you to something important.
Every time I experience a “miracle”, I try to recall the feeling or direction I got beforehand. I believe that is Life loving me.
When my mom was in a hospice house for 5 weeks, I stayed with her. I had a strong feeling that I wanted to be there for her last breath, although logically I knew it could happen when I was not right by her side.
One day, the doctor said, “It appears she has just a few days left now.” I let my siblings know, and prepared myself.
A few hours later, I received a message that my cousin Patty would arrive soon from out of state. Wow! I hadn’t seen her for 40 years! She had stayed in touch with my mom though. They had grown very special to each other.
She came in, talked with my mother, then we went to the next room, in sight of my mom, and caught up.
I found out she was a hospice nurse! As we talked, unknown to me, she kept an eye on my mom’s breathing. Suddenly, Patty said, “Bess!”
We went to my mom, and saw that her breathing had stopped. Had we missed it?? Did she go while we were chatting? Oh no…
But then she took another breath, and several more… I got to say the words of love I had prepared to see her off. Patty did too. It was beautiful…
I was given the gift I had asked for.
Patty told me later that she had been doing tasks at her home, when she got the nudge drive to see us. She said to herself, “OK, as soon as I finish what I’m doing.” But the nudge said, “Go NOW!” So, bless her heart, she did.
Thirty minutes later would have been too late to say her good byes. And would I have been alert to catch her last breathes? I doubt it, as I believed we had a few more days yet.
I was sent the help and companionship of a loving cousin, and an experienced hospice nurse at that, to make this a beautiful transition. Patty listened to her inner guidance. I’m grateful beyond words.
I believe we all have this help. How good are we at listening to it? I understand it takes practice. And that the people who practice listening get good at it.
There are people who set aside quiet time each day to be still and open to inner messages, impressions, or ideas that come. I do what are called spiritual exercises. Sometimes these brilliant ideas come that I know are not from my mind. Or I just feel strongly to contact someone, right when they need something. Or I get instructions for my day.
Here is a book I found 3 weeks ago. I could hardly put it down, and I’m reading it again now.
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I’d love to hear your experiences!