When Ellen* came to me wanting help to decipher her hearts guidance she was surprised at the outcome.
For months she’d been sensing two very different impulses. One – that it was time for her to move to new home in the country. The other – to landscape her back yard, a narrow strip of garden under her kitchen window.
Moving house was a big deal. She’d lived happily in the city for 14 years and yet every time she imagined living closer to nature she felt her energy expand, a signal from her field that this was a change in the direction of new possibilities.
Landscaping her backyard also felt good. To Ellen’s mind however, the two options were contradictory. If she was to move, what was the point of investing in her yard? The idea prompted a cascade of reasons why not… it was expensive, a hassle, time consuming and her realtor said it wasn’t necessary.
Love’s Intelligence Is Never Either, Or
Sometimes, when you’re attuned to higher guidance it’s as though a red carpet rolls out. The way is obvious and smooth. At other times guidance presents more of an obstacle course. In these instances it’s important not to mistake the obstacle course for a reason not to follow it.
When Ellen allowed both impulses to feel as good and as true as they did, when she stopped trying to make sense of seeming opposites, she began to feel more centered and grounded. It became clear that she needed to trust and follow both courses of action.
The landscaping job was messy, and disruptive. But, in the process, Ellen rediscovered a joy in creative design and witnessed a narrow and cramped space transform, into a spacious and beautiful outdoor room. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the project, she began to feel even lighter and more optimistic about her move.
Life Flows as One
On the day the realtor put up the for sale board a woman cycling past stopped and asked if she could see the apartment. Apparently over the past 3 years she’d tried to buy two similar properties on the street but strange events had prevented the sales. She’d almost given up hope.
Ellen gladly showed her around and ended by opening the door to the garden. Stepping outside the woman gasped “This is exactly how I’d pictured my backyard!”.
For Ellen, landscaping her yard was neither a ploy to entice a buyer, nor a rash act. It pointed to the promise contained in her guidance; to move out of what had become a cramped existence into a more open relationship with herself and life.
Needless to say, the sale went smoothly. No lengthy negotiations, no worry, no stress. Ellen learned that when she is willing to trust the intelligence of her Heart and take action in alignment with inner guidance, Life takes care of the rest.
*not her real name.
What a beautiful story, thank you for sharing 🙂 xx
You’re welcome Shaunagh! Our lives are stories telling about Beauty and Truth. Fiona
Something like this happened to me. We had moved into the last rented house in which I lived with my ex-husband and son, and I was profoundly depressed. Menopause was upon me, as well as empty nest, My health rapidly deteriorated, with migraines setting in back to back. The new rental had a large backyard, but it hadn’t been developed, and there were no flowers. Like Ellen, I longed to move out to the country, and felt completely uprooted. I don’t know how I came to the idea or realization, but when my mother sent me money for my birthday, I decided to use it all to buy flowers to plant in a little garden area which was ringed by a circle of stones . I bought them, planted them, and in my bathrobe went out to sit by them in a plastic chair. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was a beginning. Within a year I had separated from my husband and moved into a house in the mountains. Today, 17 years later, I own a property which includes a large, magnificent flower garden. And I share it with a wonderful, new husband.
Beautiful Leslie. Yes, when we know it’s time to move, whether it’s a geographical move or letting go an old way of being, or both. We will feel energetically up-rooted. This is because energy starts flowing differently at the base center. And to help re-root, to re-ground into the up-graded version of our being it can help to be with nature, and to literally plant new roots. Love Fiona
Love this! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story! It’s quite magical how these things happen if we open up!
Hi Anuradha. The neat thing is, it’s not even that magical flow events happen only when we open up to them. They are occurring all the time. When we open up to what’s occurring all the time we get to enjoy more of what’s True, more of the Love that is expressing in every nano second. To your spacious open Love. Fiona
I love love love your newsletters. Thank you for them. I wanted to share that I am doing much better and am very thankful for your help with everything. I also wanted to respond to this particular post. I am a psychologist in private practice but am feeling called to do this exercise class instructor program. Have NO idea how I will incorporate the two but know that both are heart callings, a Both, and kind of thing. So I am saying yes, and it feels good., interesting… I wrote that too fast and it said, “it fells god.” Interesting….
I’m so glad you like Heart Notes, Roxanne, and that things are going well for you. Yep, the language of your Heart and soul is rarely a language of logic. Keep sensing if the whisperings feel simultaneously opening, AND grounding in a good kind of way. We draw God to us every time we listen deeply – maybe the typo of ‘fells God’ is not so odd after all 😉 Keep me posted! Love Fiona