Trust your GPS…
If you’re anything like I was, you’re probably thinking “wth what is a GPS??” Your GPS is the little voice inside your head when you know you shouldn’t call that guy back… or walk into Aritzia with your credit card for the 3rd time this month… It’s your instinct and if you ask me, it’s always right. Our GPS is constantly trying to communicate with us, our job is to quiet the mind long enough to hear it. And BTW – how amazing is it that we’re born with our own internal teacher, guiding us through life.
I know for sure there’ve been times when I’ve heard my GPS screaming so loudly at me, but I chose to ignore… anyone?? The struggle is so real. Sometimes we can get so loud in our heads with thoughts about what we should or shouldn’t be doing. Expectations of ourselves can definitely take the wheel at times.
In the last year I’ve let go of the white-knuckle grip I had on the life I thought I was “supposed” to live, and step completely outside of my comfort zone. I hadn’t ever given much thought to a career change and it scared me to think of making such a drastic move. I loved my job. As a dance instructor and studio owner, I got to go to work everyday and teach people how to dance… hello?! I’ve been dancing since I was three so this was a total no-brainer career choice for me. Without a doubt this work was part of my path and I know it’s prepped me for the next part of my journey. And just like most journeys aren’t linear, mine isn’t an exception
So how exactly did I get here? In the last year there were moments I felt something wasn’t completely aligned. It was as if there was something else I was supposed to be doing but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I was searching but had no idea what for.
Once I got the ball rolling and began prioritizing “me” time (aka walking and listening to podcasts – lots of walking and listening), it started… Books began to fall off the shelf – so to speak, and I found myself drawn to some really inspiring teachers. Spiritual teachers. I literally couldn’t get enough.
Everything became crystal clear one day in early July. Sitting on my back deck looking out at what I call my “magical forest”, reading Marianne Williamson’s “A Return To Love” … My GPS suddenly went from a calm soft whisper to an authoritative, assertive voice. I knew I had to start listening. I knew my life was about to change. And I knew I’d found what I’d been searching for. Without a doubt in that moment the clarity of why I’m here was undeniable. I’m here to serve. I’m here to help people just like me find their authentic voice and live fully, with passion and purpose.
I can say with 100% certainty my biggest lesson from this past year and quite possibly my entire life is this – Find time in nature or stillness where you’re able to open yourself up to hear the truth of what your soul really desires. Make time to quiet the mind and just listen… I promise what comes through will be inspiring.