|CONNECTING WHAT I SEE, HEAR, THINK AND FEEL|
by Jahnel Bailey, Contributing Writer
God is always working things for my highest and greatest good. Being omniscient, God knows all. Being omnipresent, God is everywhere and in everything. I believe God is always communicating and providing guidance to me through the things I see, hear, think and feel!
Here's an example of what I mean. The other night I was playing a friendly but competitive game of Scrabble. Most people have a general idea of the game, but to be sure here's a quick overview. Scrabble is a board game where you place letter tiles to build words using a personal pool of 7 letters and whatever letters may be available on the board. The goal is to maximize the points you get from each word. My husband is a master at finding places to play 2 letters and get 30+ points. We have a lot of fun. So I'm playing Scrabble the other night. I look at the letters I've just drawn to strategize my next move and I hear the word "tourmaline" in my mind. I look at the letters to see if it's something I can play. But as I've said there are only 7 letters in your personal pool during a Scrabble game and I quickly see I don't have all the letters to play the word, so I go to rearrange the letters to see what words I may be able to make. But again I hear the word "tourmaline" in my mind clear and with authority. So I look at the board to see if I can play tourmaline based on the letters in my hand and the letters on the board. I found that I could not make the word and continued with my game. I didn't hear it or think about it anymore that evening.
The next morning, I'm looking at the new daily features on Dr.Standley.com and I click on the link for "Today's Crystal / Gemstone Therapy" before I even think about it. The stone for the day is "Pink Tourmaline". My thoughts immediately go back to the previous night. After reading the description of the properties and uses of the stone, I knew I had to get the stone. I placed an order online that same day.
"Intuition is when God is speaking in-tu-it and the "it" happens to be you!"
~Dr. Loretta Standley
In this instance I heard the guidance. Sometimes it's what I see: an animal that catches my attention, a number on the clock. Sometimes I'm prompted to pay attention through my sense of smell. Whenever I smell my grandmother's house, I know there's a Divine message. Regardless of how it shows up, I know it is God keeping me aligned with His Will and plan for my life.
Yours may be the same or different. The most important thing is to tune in and pay attention because the flashes of intuition and synchronicities we humanly dismiss as happy little coincidences throughout the day are really messages of guidance. Challenge yourself to become more aware of your experiences so you can live aligned and on purpose.
"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." Rom 8:28
DrStandley.com Contributing Writer
Jahnel encourages and inspires people to live their best lives. She is a reiki master and natural born cheerleader. Her blog www.alignedandonpurpose.com is dedicated to motivating and elevating people in mind, body and spirit.
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