Acting On Inner Guidance

My guidance system has been on lately, but it’s been communicating with me in strange ways. Well, that’s not completely accurate. My guidance system has been communicating very clearly, I just haven’t always been acting on the information.

Take this morning, for example.

I got up at 5:00am – I’m back on the 30-day 5:00 am trial – meditated, stretched and exercised, took a shower and shaved. My plan, at that point was to zip over to the office for about 90-minutes before I had to take Ella to pre-school at nine. On Wednesdays my wife gets up with Ella and gets her ready.

They were both still asleep when I decided to go to the office. I didn’t want to go upstairs because of the chance that Ella would hear me and wake up. Fortunately there were some clean clothes in a hamper waiting to go upstairs. I didn’t have any shoes downstairs, but I figured I could wear my slippers just to head into the office for a bit. My feet would be nice and comfy as I wrote.

As I got dressed I began feeling odd. Something wasn’t right about this plan, but I couldn’t figure out what. Instead of stopping and checking in I pushed against the feeling. The thoughts I kept having were along the lines of “I’ve got to get out of the house before they wake up, otherwise I’ll get roped into getting Ella ready for school.”

Not a great thought or a great feeling. And that probably would have been a really good time to stop and breathe and see what was really going on. But I didn’t. I grabbed my stuff and headed towards the door. When I got to the kitchen, two of our cats, Rasta and Sasha, were meowing insistently and staring at their empty bowls.

“Great,” I thought. “More needy little creatures.”

Another interesting thought and another clear sign that something was amiss in my emotional/vibrational offering. But instead of stopping and checking in, I grabbed a can of food, plopped a spoonful down into each of their bowls, and headed out the door.

“Ahh. Freedom.” I had made it. I was on my way to the office where I would have about an hour to write and get a head start on the day’s work.

Alas, it was not meant to be. When I arrived at the office I saw that in my haste to get out of the house I had grabbed my wife’s key ring, which, unfortunately, does not have the keys to my office on it.

At that point I got it. I realized that I had been pushing the river: Against what I was still not sure. But clearly the Universe had different plans for me than I did. And with that awareness I settled into a more relaxed space.

Arriving home at 7:45 I found Melissa and Ella still asleep. It was definitely time to get up if they wanted to be ready to leave by 8:50. I went upstairs and let Melissa know the time. She said, “I don’t care.”

“But it’s your morning to get up with Ella.” I replied.

“No it’s not.”

“It’s Wednesday.” I reminded her.

“Oh sh…” She said, and went on to explain that she had been up from 1:00am until 4:00am and could I get Ella ready this morning.

Of course I could. And I did. And as I was getting Ella ready I felt a wave of amazement wash over me. How incredibly intelligent this Universe is, I thought. From the moment I decided to go into the office, this morning, I knew I was not meant to do so. The reasoning behind that knowledge was not clear to me until after the fact. But the knowing had been there all along.

What if I had successfully made it to the office? Would I have arrived home at 8:45 to a still sleeping Melissa and Ella? Possibly. I certainly would have arrived home to a very stressed out and exhausted Melissa.

Once again, I’ve been given another opportunity to see just how powerful my guidance system really is. Now if I can just started trusting and acting on that guidance a bit more, I’ll be in great shape. I could have saved myself a bunch of stress and time if I had just trusted my guidance and let go of the need to be at the office.

Soon come!

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      4 Responses to “Acting On Inner Guidance”

      1. Shekeyna on October 18th, 2006 11:25 pm

        Dear Edward,

        I am learning a great deal about Internet Marketing from you.

        I recommend people check out your web site, blogs & online articles.

        You truly “walk your talk” and the world is blessed because you express your authentic self.

        Shekeyna Black

      2. Edward Mills on October 19th, 2006 7:46 am

        Hi Shekeyna

        Thank you for the kind words. But I do think that a bit less formality would be appropriate. 😉

        I see that you are walking your talk and following through on your Internet Marketing assignments.

        Great job. Keep it up.


      3. Molly on October 26th, 2006 10:14 am

        This happens to me a lot. For example, a couple of months ago I started trying to apply for some freelance work. The first ad I answered had been un-posted from craigslist at some point between the time I read it and the time I finished my cover letter (a few hours later), and the email bounced back to me. Then I found another ad linked to on a freelance writing site, and tried to visit it, but the link was broken. I decided that the universe was trying to tell me something, and didn’t pursue either of those jobs any further.

        Then about a week later I got an email out of the blue from someone I used to work with, wanting to know if I was available to do some freelance work. It’s just the right amount of time, the pay is good, and I’m working with people I already know. They also benefit, because they don’t have to advertise the job and hire an unknown quantity, then find office space for a part-timer. If I had gotten work through either of those other sources, I wouldn’t have had time to do this! Too cool. 🙂

      4. Edward Mills on October 26th, 2006 10:35 am

        Hi Molly
        Thanks for the great example of this phenomenon in your life. The trick is to start tuning in to the guidance BEFORE we spend all that time focused on stuff that isn’t right.
        Take care.


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