While listening to a podcast episode today, a quote struck me. It made sense to me today, with the challenges I am facing, and the problems I am seeking to solve. (In this quote, where I use ”the divine”, you might swap for a higher power that you feel connected to, may it be called the universe, God, Being, angels, etc.)
The divine speaks to us in the way in which we listen.
When I heard this, my mind began to wrap around it like a worm sliding itself on a pencil. I was sticking one idea to another, coming around again and again with my connections. I must have looked crazy, with all those sparks flying out of my head.
Don’t you love when that happens?
In the last year, I’ve had some minor health concerns pop up that I haven’t been able to explain. At least, not with clear Western medicine ways. In order to heal myself, I’ve started looking into what underlying causes might exist. For example: What emotional wounds might I need to heal?
This is not the first time health concerns have been an arrow pointing to the inner work I needed to do. In fact, physical health was the first thing to push me into the practice of self love and taking care of my emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
Hearing this quote shed light as to why I might be experiencing health issues right now.
Apparently, it’s what I listen to.
Okay, I admit it. I do pay close attention to my physical health. As soon as a minor symptom appears, I’m googling what it could be and what home remedies exist. What begins in the morning as a minor cough can quickly turn into a dose of Zinc with lunch and hot lemon water with turmeric.
Without judging myself for this habit, I can now recognize that messages are coming to me in the way that I listen and pay attention. If they were sent through another means of communication, I might not hear it.
Now I get to do the work of asking: Why is this happening FOR me?