Updated: Jan 16
Have you ever had an issue weighing on you, making you feel like you just don't know what to do? Or how to proceed? Or what choice to make?
It's everyone's story at one time or another. Maybe this is what you are facing right now. I have some wisdom to share with you that may seem counter-intuitive, but I invite you to give it a whirl anyway and see if it works for you.
First of all, let's make an intention to turn over this issue to your higher self. I usually will say "okay universe, it's your job now to take care of this." Even if it is temporary, my goal is to get to "feeling better" before I look at the issue again.
To accomplish this, set your mind on anything that makes you feel better. I don't know what will make you feel better, but here are some ideas to consider, take a walk outside, sit under a tree, read a book, ride your bike, sing a song, dance. Choose whatever helps lift your spirits. (FYI - watching TV is NOT an option! If you play music, make sure it is uplifting and not going to bring you down!)
When we give our minds the opportunity to focus on fun for a while, we let the ruminating mind subside, hopefully into stillness. Feeling better and being in a happier state of mind opens a space for ideas to drop in. We pinch ourselves off from our own solutions by giving too much thought (or ruminating) on a problem.
Do you remember what Einstein said, "we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them"? He was talking about the ruminating mind being the place that creates the problems and the clear mind being the place where solutions occur to us.
Trust that there is a solution, that everything is working out for you, and if you can get to a place where you are feeling better about the big picture, everything will fall into place for you with less effort than you could ever imagine.
Let me know how this works for you! I'm excited to hear your feedback and stories.