Yesterday I was watching my favorite football team, the Denver Broncos, get their butts handed to them by the Detroit Lions. And as I was watching, I was yelling at the television screaming at the quarterback to throw the damn football! Yes, I was being an armchair quarterback but I couldn’t resist the temptation to input my coaching advice even though I knew Mr. Tebow would never hear me. If you’re like me you have probably caught yourself hurling insults or giving “expert” advice to your favorite sports team or athlete via your TV set. Or maybe you’re one of those people who yells at the actress or actor in one of those cheesy horror movies because they are getting ready to do something really stupid. We get so frustrated because the person we are watching in the movie just isn’t seeing the whole picture and acts clueless as to what is going on around them. Sometimes in life we too act as though we are that bewildered athlete or foolish horror film character. And the ironic part is that our higher selves are the ones watching our lives play out on the screen screaming at us, “don’t eat that” or “go right, go right” or “he’s lying, don’t trust him!” Yet, we don’t listen to our inner voices or the signs that are being given to us.
Has there ever been a time in your life when you made a bad decision and afterward you realized your intuition was speaking to you telling you not to do it? I know that there have been many times in my life where I did something that I regretted and yet failed to listen to that inner guidance system that was steering me clear of certain grief. For instance, a few weeks ago I arrived at work and noticed some pizza that was sitting out in the area near my cubicle. I knew from past events that this must have been leftovers from the shift before mine but really didn’t know how long it had been sitting there. The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the pizza was “don’t eat that.” Do you think I listened to my intuition and avoided the old, cold Italian pie? Of course I didn’t, I’m a man and thought well if I just heat it up all will be good. Well I am here to tell you that it was one miserable evening for me and a fellow co-worker/friend who made the ill-fated choice to consume bacteria-laden, hours old pizza. After a few hours of being in what can only be described as “colon torment” my friend jokingly said, “You even said we shouldn’t eat it.” Do you think my higher self was trying to warn me before I made that bad decision? It most certainly was; and like the moronic horror movie bimbo I walked right through the door.
In our lives we are always getting help and guidance via our spiritual teams (higher selves, angels, spirit guides) but often we fail to listen or notice the messages they are sending us. We get caught up in the daily routines and chaos of life and forget to pay attention to those subtle messages coming from our spiritual teams. It’s like when I was screaming at Tim Tebow to just get rid of the freaking football, yet he held on to it and paid the price. In hindsight, I’m certain he saw the errors he made but when he was caught up in the moment it probably didn’t seem so obvious. That is how life can be for us at times, we let all the drama in our lives drown out the guidance we are getting from our spiritual teams. It’s like we are marching through life with blinders on and can’t see the forest through the trees.
The other day I was doing my daily oracle card reading when I got a message from my spiritual team that could only be interpreted as meaning one thing, “Listen to your intuition and the messages you are seeing.” Before I began my session I asked a question to my guides about things that have been happening in my life that I wanted guidance on. After I took out the cards and starting shuffling I dropped two cards on the floor, the “Indigo” card and the “Listen to Your Intuitive Feelings” card. Being the skeptic that I am I didn’t want to take these cards as the messages so I put them back in the deck and shuffled for a few more minutes. As I was shuffling my mind was void of any thoughts and I just sort of stared at some show on TV. When I got the urge to stop I placed the first three cards face down on the table. Can you guess which cards I turned up, well at least the first two? If you answered the Indigo and Intuitive card you are correct. The third card I drew was the “Third-Eye Chakra” card. According to the guidebook, here is a short summary of the cards I drew:
Indigo – Highly sensitive spiritual born leader.
Intuitive – Your body is receiving accurate messages, trust your feelings.
Third Eye Chakra – You are having accurate insights, the angels encourage your visual spiritual gifts.
It is pretty clear from the cards that came to me that I am to trust the messages I’ve been getting, especially the numerical messages and to pay more attention in the future to what I see and feel. Basically, from the question that I asked I was told to trust what I know and feel is going to happen.
If you are anything like me sometimes getting those intuitive messages isn’t as easy as it would seem. One thing that certainly helps is quieting the mind of all that useless chatter and listening to your intuitive voice. I’ve found that daily meditation helps me to tune out the endless conscious chatter and become more aligned with that inner guidance system. Also, pay attention to repeating number patterns and sequences that occur in your life. Once you notice a certain numerical pattern use Doreen Virtue’s site or the Angels Scribes site to interpret the meanings. If you want to go to the next level try your hand at pendulum dowsing and/or Oracle and Tarot cards. There are many ways which you can receive messages from your spiritual team it just takes the initiative on your part to stop, look and listen (it also doesn’t hurt to do this at all railroad crossings either.) Please don’t expect your spiritual team to do all the work, it takes two in any successful relationship; pay attention to your intuition.