I’m All Ears
As I go through my days, I make every attempt to stay alert to the signs and symbols that my soul sends me to let me know I’m on the right track when I’m attempting to do something. I’m aware also that my soul is speaking to me when things come into my life easily and effortlessly when I express a heartfelt desire.
When I pay attention, I realize my soul is always speaking to me.
This train of thought led me to begin paying even more attention to all of the signs big and small showing us humans that our soul is speaking to us. I also remember what happens when we don’t listen to our souls. Life can get pretty bumpy. I think we’ve all experienced that ride!
A Funny Reminder
As I reminisced, I thought about an old story I heard quite some time ago that always serves to remind me about the signs we so often fail to see. The story is about a hiker who fell over the side of a very steep cliff. You may have heard it too.
It goes like this:
The hiker who fell over the cliff was able to grab and hang on to something and as he dangled between the earth and sky he cried out to God saying, “God, please save me! I don’t want to die! Please, God, save me!” Within a few moments a hiker, hearing the man’s pleas for help came to him and said, “give me your hand.” The man refused saying that he was waiting for God to save him. So, after a few more attempts at saving the man and being refused, the hiker moved on.
Even though he was getting tired, the man continued to hang on and continued to ask God to save him. Soon a helicopter with tourists in it came by and saw the man hanging precariously to the precipice. The pilot on his loudspeaker said, “Hang on! We’ll throw you a rope!” Once again, the man rejected the help saying that he was waiting for “God” to save him. So, the helicopter flew away.
Then a man came along on a donkey and hurried to the side of the cliff and offered to let down a rope so that the donkey could pull him to safety. Again, the man refused and as the old man and his donkey disappeared down the road, the man lost his grip and fell to his death.
Upon seeing God on the ‘other side’, the man angrily said to God, “Why didn’t you save me?” God answered, “Who do you think I sent the hikers, the helicopter and the donkey?”
Learning To Listen
I’ve always loved this funny story because it points out so clearly that God – our soul, the Universe, whatever you choose to call it – always comes to our aid in a multitude of ways. The signs and symbols, the help, the gifts are endless if only we recognize them and accept them. If, on the other hand we can’t recognize the signs and think we know how they should appear and what they should look like, well, we just might end up angrily shaking our fists at someone else, blaming everyone but ourselves for our failure.
I love helping others remember to look for the signs that their soul is speaking. If you are ready to remember and learn to recognize and listen to your soul, you might want to explore one of my retreats.