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Release and Spiritual Guidance

“Spirituality can release blocks, lead you to ideas, and make your life artful. Sometimes when we pray for guidance, we’re guided in unexpected directions. W

e may want a lofty answer and we get the intuition to clean our bedroom. It can seem so humble and picky and that you don’t necessarily think of it as spiritual guidance.”

~Julia Cameron

Releasing can be funny work. We’ve all heard the phrase, “You can’t start reading the new chapter until you stop reading the old one.” We have to release the old to make room for the new, be it the new sweater or the new idea or the new partner. We struggle against release, though. It’s as if the Hunter-Gatherer deep within our psyche is still trying to horde nuts for the long winter. We don’t want to let go of anything that we perceive as ours, even when we know it’s holding us back. We want, somehow, to keep the old and still have room for the new.

So, in search of the answer, we ask for Divine guidance. We look for signs and we debate the next step. Should I move on? Should I let go? What am I supposed to do when I feel so stuck? And here’s the deal – you already know. Deep within you is the Knower That Knows. You know what you are being guided to do. You’ve seen the signs. You just don’t like what they are telling you.

I have a friend that loves tarot cards. When she’s in a quandary like this, she’ll do a reading for herself. And if she doesn’t like the answer, guess what she does? Yep – she pulls another card. We struggle with guidance that doesn’t match the easy path or the preferred path. We struggle when we are told to let go of something that used to serve us well. And yet, when we feel the pull of that still small voice, we owe it to ourselves to answer. We owe it to ourselves to live the life of Divine guidance.

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