In carpentry, if the measurement is incorrect, you risk wasting a piece of wood that has been cut too short or at the wrong angle. Sometimes a bad cut can be fixed, but many times it cannot. Even the corrected cuts cause extra work. So the rule of thumb is to measure twice, cut once.
Yesterday I talked about identifying which opportunities are actually doorways for you, and I mentioned that sometimes a door opens that leads to a major life change. What I didn’t talk about was how to deal with an emotionally charged doorway.
When considering a change to your life that’s driven by emotion, it’s especially important to measure twice, cut once. Perhaps you are already contemplating a major life change, or the door that has opened causes you to consider making a major life change. Whether it’s moving across the country, leaving a relationship, changing jobs, enrolling in or dropping out of school – all these changes deserve a little extra contemplation.
When presented with a potential for major change, it’s imperative that you pull together all your skills to connect with your higher realms and see what clarity they can give you. When presented with a door to a whole new life, check your guidance, sit with what you hear, go on with your day, then circle back around and check your guidance again.
When you feel like you have clarity, consider what your guidance has shared with you and pay attention to how you feel in your gut. If your gut feels peaceful, or even a bit excited, then it agrees with how you’ve interpreted your guidance. Follow the guidance and enjoy your new life. If your gut is tight and you have a sense of impending doom, then you may have mistaken your mind chatter for guidance. Check again until your guidance and your gut are in agreement.
What if you can’t get your guidance and your gut to agree? Here’s a tool I’ve used when my emotions are running high and the mind chatter just won’t quiet down. Whenever I feel that I’m unable to connect clearly with my higher guidance, I say something like the following:
“Father, Mother, God, I command the voice of my ego-mind to be silenced while I commune with my higher realms.”
I only command the voice to be silenced during conversations with my higher realms (God, Angels, Spirit Guides, Higher Guidance). Requiring this part of my mind to sit inactive for more than a few minutes doesn’t actually work well for me. So I word my command as either “for the duration of my conversation with my higher realms,” or “for five minutes,” or “while I commune with my higher realms.” Use whatever wording feels right to you.
The first time I tried this, I was amazed! It actually worked. So I tried it again, and again, until I realized that my ego-mind chatter was perfectly happy to take a break whenever I commanded it to do so.
Please note that I don’t ask – I command. I’m usually quite stern when voicing this command, and I make sure to say thank you after I’ve had the successful connection to my guidance.
I don’t have to invoke this command very often. It only comes up when my emotions are running high and I keep getting conflicting messages.
The concept of measure twice, cut once is not a way to question my higher guidance. It’s a way to confirm that what I’m hearing is truly guidance and not emotion or wishful thinking. You cannot offend God by ensuring that what you are hearing is truly coming from God.
Love & Light,