So by now you know that I am all about discovering and playing around with this innate knowledge and belief that there is an Energy Force around us, supporting us and guiding us on our journey through life.
It’s not that anyone has shown this energy to me in its physical form, I just KNOW and TRUST that it’s there. I mean, countless times in my life, I have made decisions based on gut feeling, and my gorgeous ‘gut’ never fails me. Admittedly, there were time that this concept of ‘trusting’ wasn’t something that came easy for me. The more I grew up, the more I realised that I had this inner faith, an inner voice, an energy field, protecting me and showing me what to do and what to say, how to act in certain situations, and whether to react to circumstances in my life.
I realised that through my early 20’s, I allowed circumstances to get in the way of my hearing and listening to my ‘gut’, and things in my life started to go in all directions that I knew, were NOT GOOD FOR ME. I could feel my life downward spiralling, and those that were close to me, were I’m sure, quite afraid for me as I didn’t have any direction, and was just meandering through the days, looking for any highs or fixes that would that cure satiate my thirst for thrills.
So, I started to listen to that voice again. Goodness knows how, but it happened. It was as if I woke up one morning, and considering my actions of late, I’d gone completely mad! CRAZY!
My actions at the time were erratic to some, and even though I can’t say I was fully understanding at the time, I was committed and head-strong to complete the tasks ahead. I call them ‘tasks’ because at the time, they most certainly were.
If I had to think back, I realise now that I entered into a conversation with my inner voice (now I’m sure you think that i’m crazy right?). I managed to weasel my way out of countless situations which weren’t serving my highest purpose, and started to head down the path that has lead me to the amazing truth that I am in today.
So when I say, I started to get into a conversation with that voice, what exactly do I mean?
I got really clear about what I wanted in my life. Of course it started with what I didn’t want in my life, and at the time, partying and living life aimlessly was definitely something that I DID NOT want. So, I started to get clear on what I did want. Some call it prayer, some call it manifesting. Call it what you want, but that’s what I did. I began the practise of setting intentions. I first learnt how to do this on my yoga mat, and I experienced this when my yoga-instructor used to offer us a time before practise to set an intention for the next hour or even for the next day, for whatever we wanted in our lives. She would always explain that we were to set our intention to imply as if it had already taken place, and to practise gratitude for it having already happened.
As time progressed, (and I’m talking a few years here) I started offering my intentions to a higher power – a power that was and still is greater than me. I now believe that I should have started offering this up a lot sooner, but this is how it played in my life. Se la vie.
Setting intentions is a beautiful practise that I continue to do daily. The mood that I infuse into my daily intentions is one of gratitude rather than need. I feel like ‘needing’ something is a sign of desperation. Coming from a place of total belief and trust that what I intend to happen is for the greater good, and not just for my selfish needs, also ensures that the energy behind my intention is that of love and compassion both for myself and for others.
An Example of these intentions or manifestations would look something like this:
When I’m trying to decide on something, I ask ‘Show me what to do where to go. Thank you for revealing to me what it is that I need to know’
I also stopped setting intentions only for myself, and quite often offer up a yoga or meditation practise for others. This has transformed my life – truly ! How? it’s placed a stop on always having to control outcomes. Being in a place of service and surrender is so much softer than ‘needing’ and ‘wanting’ and fearing the outcome if it doesn’t go my way. I learnt to surrender through prayer /or meditation, which just spiralled more gratitude for my inner guidance. Does that makes sense? You’ve often heard me say, ‘I go first, the universe goes second’. I have to put myself out there FIRST, before I get good things come my way.
You KNOW when you’re aligned, right? You can FEEL it. In every bone of your body and in the ENERGY within your body.
I like to call it the ‘zhooozsh’ feeling that runs up my spine.
Grounded. Certain. Electric. On fire.
THAT is the feeling of alignment for me.
Seek more of THAT.
The next part for me is to listen for what comes up through meditation. When we are still, when we are energetically serene, when we are at peace, we allow the voice of love to move through us. When I listen to my intuition and inner guidance, I make a conscious effort to get out of my own way. A simple example in my life right now, is of slowing down when I’ve been going a million miles per hour. My mind is saying, “You’re on a roll Ari, don’t stop now! You’re going to miss out – FOMO!!’ ARRRGH!
What my intuition and inner Guidance is telling me, is to ‘slow down babe, chill and relax a bit. Give yourself space to recoup and recharge.’ I am sure you can relate to this right? I can’t possibly be the only one who experiences this? I realise that the time I am given to be on my own to consider my own wants and desires, really leads me to a state of peace. I create space for myself to journal for ideas and to be in the stillness to witness and hear what comes up for me.
I dare you to try this! Experience being ‘the Witness’ in your own life – Allow the unfolding of a conversation and let it become a dialogue in your daily life. ALLOW, WITNESS, WONDER.
Trust that what is coming for you is in the Divine Order of what you’re asking for and what you are grateful for.
Clear the voice of fear and judgement and come to the voice of life.
The outcome? A Magnificent world which you could never imagine exists becomes reality. A world of support and freedom is available to you. Be in conversation with the universe. Deepen your conversation with your inner self and move beyond the judgement of whatever it is that is clocking (cock-blocking) your way.
Trust in the practice and enjoy it. I use Essential Oils DAILY to help and assist me to ‘tune in’. I find that the smell of certain oils and blends, take me straight to a state of being, and I can’t imagine my life without my little Roll-on or Spritzer; or my Diffuser next to My Meditation Pillow.
I use these Essential Oils to nurture the trust I have with the Universe, with my inner Guidance.
- Myrrh – When the soul has lost the ability to trust, feelings of trust are replaced by feelings of fear and a belief that the world is unsafe. Myrrh assists in letting go of fear and rekindles trust within the soul. As you learn to live in trust, confidence in the goodness of life returns and the soul feels more safe and at home.
- Reassuring Blend – Lavender; Ylang Ylang; Frankincense; Clary Sage – Amongst other things, this blend invites us to trust in Divine goodness and grace. It affirms that no amount of control or effort can fill the empty soul. It reminds us that only through connecting to the Divine, will we cultivate lasting peace.
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The Blog Post Picture was taken on our wedding day. It is my Engagement Ring / Bracelet, which was given to me by the Love of My life, when he asked me to marry him. Having had the courage to follow my gut, and trust my intuition, I now live a life abundant with love, and everything a gal could ask for.
I would absolutely LOVE to hear from you if you’ve had any experiences in your life, whereby you just ‘trusted the process’ and it’s lead you to an Incredible Outcome.
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The information provided above is not intended to diagnose, prescribe for, treat, cure or prevent any disease or ailment. I am not a health professional. Essential oils are essentially classed as a food/cosmetic and not a drug. Essential oils can help support a healthy immune system and calm us and lift us up.