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Go where your spirit calls you

When you want to do or create something, how does it go for you? Sometimes great, sometimes not? Can you tell what is driving your desire to do and create? At any given moment, do you know what you want, why you want it, and where it's coming from? 

This is a path of discernment I've been on for a very long time. I'm constantly asking myself if what I'm doing is to satisfy my ego desire and a drive for success as our culture defines it, or if it is for the highest good and comes from my inner divine spark. 


Does my ego want this, or does my spirit call me to it?


Since being on my "maternity leave," I've continued simply teaching my classes and seeing individual clients in Yoga Therapy and Whole Life Alignment. Without putting time into future plans, blogs, and podcast episodes, I have had the luxury of waiting. I'm waiting to see what's next. The spirit speaks in a whisper and comes in its own sweet time. The ego, on the other hand, is always at the ready, and includes a decent amount of "shoulding" as well.  Detoxing from the over-busy and under-rested season of programs, social media, and retreats has been interesting. I’m getting clear on what lights me up, and what doesn’t need to continue into this next phase. 


This month in Online Yoga Membership we have been using the poetry of Rumi as our inspiration and theme. I’ve never spent much time with this Sufi mystic, and I have to say it’s been pure delight. His words and images beautifully support our yoga class as we tune into our soul and embody the essence of Nature that is all around us. 

Here’s the one that really captured my mind as I consider ego-driven plans versus endeavors that are a response to the call of the spirit:


Who Makes These Changes?

Who makes these changes?

I shoot an arrow right.

It lands left.

I ride after a deer and find myself 

chased by a hog.

I plot to get what I want 

and end up in prison.

I dig pits to trap others 

and fall in.


I should be suspicious 

of what I want.

~ Rumi


To be “suspicious” of what we want is wise discernment. It’s asking the hard questions of why we want what we want and do what we do. It’s pulling the wool from our eyes and seeing with clarity why the plans we make don’t go as planned. 


If your plans get derailed, do you see that as a failure, or simply the Universe trying to get you back on track to where you are in Right Action for your growth and true soul goal? 


When I work with clients in Whole Life Alignment, we get to ask these questions, discern together where they want to go, and create the path to get there. We discover so much! And get so much done. (It’s kinda my favorite thing right now.) 

If you are navigating a transition, if you are discerning your next step, or if you know where you want to go but not entirely sure how to get there, let’s talk!

I have space for three more summer clients. 


Could THIS be the season you tune in, listen, and truly follow, or prepare to follow, your spirit-called dream? 


I’d love to walk alongside you as you do. You can read about the program HERE. It’s 12 weeks of focused and intentional work to go from point A to point B, whatever that is for you. You can schedule a free call to chat about what you might like to do with our time together, or fill out the Whole Life Alignment Questionnaire


May this be the time that you stop being “suspicious,” and simply KNOW that your wants are taking you on the right path for yourself at this moment. It’s really the only moment we get.


Much love

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