Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start, go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness. Lesley Ann Warren
Meditation: I do not know about you, but I have noticed that when I try to “think my way through” a situation, I am often becoming extremely anxious and doubtful. I imagine many dangers, and I project a lot of negative images into the future. However, when I am able to tune into my heart and begin trusting my “inner voice”, I usually find a sense of peace and regain my hopefulness. When I am able to get in touch with my inner core, my heart, I feel more connected with myself and with others. And this sense of being connected usually leads to me projecting more hopeful and positive images into the future. Sometimes I notice how my heart and my head then start playing “tagger war” with each other. In the morning, I might feel suddenly very anxious about a heart decision that I have made (like taking my daughter recently out of public school and finding a smaller school for her). Hundreds of “buts” and “what ifs” steal my peace and make me unhappy. And then in the afternoon, when I pick up my daughter from the new school she is attending, and I hear her happily humming a song, I suddenly feel hopeful. I feel at peace with my heart decision. Interesting how connection and love ground me and give me access to my heart. In the Bible God’s love is being described as the “pouring of God’s Spirit into our hearts”. I imagine God’s healing Spirit as the One “humming” happily within my heart and thus calming me and shifting me out of my anxiety into new hope.
Prayer: God, we want to trust our heart and follow Your healing Spirit. However, often our worrying minds get the better of us. We pray for Your humming Spirit to calm our racing thoughts. We pray for Your healing presence to strengthen our hearts, so we can learn to trust our instincts and our intuition more than ever before. Thank You for pouring Your love into our hearts. And thus, we are hopeful. Amen
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:5