This step is all about relying on your subtle feelings as opposed to using logic, and thought processes. It’s snowboarding down the mountain effortlessly, instead of struggling up the mountain with your snowboard on.
I’ve been working on this for a while now, and sometimes I’m pretty good at it. Other times, not as much. Sometimes the feeling, or message comes in loud and clear. Other times, I’m not sure if it’s a thought, or a choice, or it’s my inner guide. This morning when I went to work, I pulled into the shopping center parking lot that I always park in. It’s a very busy parking area. I looked to where I usually park, and it didn’t feel right. So, I thought…hmm, a little further down. Then I looked to the right, and thought, maybe I’ll park to the right. I decided to continue on down and park on the left side. But there had been a subtle feeling to park to the right. The feeling was extremely subtle. I went into work and had a good day.
After working, when I came to my car, I immediately noticed the chipped paint, and scratches on my rear bumper. Damn! Another driver, backing out, had hit me. Not enough to dent my car, but enough to notice. The thing is, I finally got my bumper replaced two weeks ago, after a year of driving around, looking terrible. Two weeks ago! Seriously! No note or anything left on my windshield. On my way home, I remembered that I had a feeling that morning to park on the right. I told my inner guidance that they need to be louder next time. I mean really, there have been times where I literally hear a voice telling me to do something, or the idea that pops into my head is so strong and sure, that there is no question about whether I should follow through or not. But this time, the thought wasn’t much stronger, than just a passing thought.
Stuart says honing this skill takes practice, and what’s important is that we just begin. I suppose, like anything, it’s a process, and if it can work with small things, like where to park my car, it will work with bigger things, that matter even more.