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A New Perspective: Follow your heart, not your mind

Catherine Zeeb
Eagle County CO, Colorado
Columnist Cathy Zeeb

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” When your activities and actions are gratifying, when you become engaged in what you are doing, when what you do serves you and others, when what you do does not tire you, you are doing what you are meant to be doing. When we are doing the work of your soul, there is no fear, there is no tiring, there is no negativity. There is a feeling of purpose and meaning.

Every challenge, every obstacle occurs so that we take a look at who we are. These are not to disappoint us to the point of feeling shameful or like a failure, they appear so that we become more aware. Each challenge is an opportunity to take a look at what lies beneath it, the fears behind it and choose to learn its wisdom. In the midst of the challenge, this may seem impossible, but the ego-mind is the only thing telling you that it’s impossible. The soul will be asking, guiding you to move forward into awareness. We can’t change what we don’t recognize.

Whether you listen to guidance from spirit, God, Buddha, divine or whatever works for you, you have free will to make your own decisions. Your decisions may guide you to the right of spirit or the left of spirit. There is no “standard” path of spirit. You choose how you learn and spirit will give you the freedom to do it your way. Your personality may be in control and not allow spirit to guide you, which in metaphysics is the hard way. You will always be battling your desires over that of your soul’s desire. You may continually feel like something is missing or that everything is always hard. This is the personality at work.

Let go of thinking you know how to do it better. Trust. Have faith that you may not know it all and that maybe, just maybe, there’s another way. What if you let go and trusted? What if you did and things went smoothly and you actually felt better about who you are and how things are unfolding? Doesn’t that sound easier than the battle of your own will?

The ego, you, your personality does not need to drive your bus. Take your hands off the wheel.

Thy will be done.

Consider this statement for a moment. Releasing your control and trusting a higher power will guide you towards your authentic power. If what you are doing now in your life isn’t working, what harm would it do to let go, release, take your hands off the wheel, to trust?

Trust that the faith you are allowing yourself to have or believe in is working. Do not get caught up in the “what ifs?” of your life. Keep your power in the now. You will always remain conscious of the outcome of your choices but you will be more present in every situation today.

Do what you need to do. You need to be involved in your life. Allow your intuition to guide your timing and motivation. This way you will trust that what you are doing is right because it will feel right. You will be moving through this earth plane as an empowered spirit.

Trust allows you to follow your feelings, bringing them into consciousness and letting them be directed by what feels right to you. Follow your heart, not your mind. The humanness in us will appear, the mind will take over, but we choose to recognize it and say “stop,” then take a breath and return to and trust the divine guidance of our hearts.

Catherine Zeeb holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Metaphysics. She has a private therapy practice in Edwards. You can visit her Web site at http://www.healing-spirits.net.

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