This blog post shows how following my intuition in the moment made a project that was overwhelming to me into something very manageable, even satisfying. I feel that the information in this article will be helpful to many who are feeling overwhelmed at the moment, regardless of the type of project they’re involved in (including projects related to shifting the world’s consciousness).
Some of you know that I have been moving out of my house this last month. I had given my 30-day notice and committed to being completely moved out by the 30th of September. Since I was moving into a place that was completely furnished about a mile away, I had planned on selling or giving away many of my things. There was a lot of stuff I needed to go through – nine years worth of accumulations.
Furthermore, I was attending a 3-day seminar in Chicago around the 20th and needed to prepare for that trip. There were also additional challenges placed upon me mid-month: my landlady wanted to partially remodel the kitchen and the bathroom and have the rental painted by the 30th. She asked me to accommodate her and in exchange, she would return some rent money to me. I told her that I would do my best.
If I were not well-versed with “going with the flow,” I would have been completely overwhelmed with the changes and I probably would have resisted. Instead, I followed my intuition for how to handle the moving project and in what order to do it. I also asked the “Universe” to let me know what to do in the moment – which kept me in action, prevented me from going into overwhelm, and allowed me to tap into the magic of Interconnectedness and Flow.
For example, I found out a day ahead of time that the contractor wanted to begin by tearing out the part of the bathroom that was going to be remodeled. So the day before, rather than procrastinating or being inefficient, I got everything that was mine out of the bathroom and into the new place. Then I began on the kitchen, including the food in the refrigerator.
During the process I received many “flashes of awareness” that I followed in the moment. For example, the next morning I was driving to my new place with a carload of personal items when a block away from my rental, I had remembered the contractor would need a key to get in and I had forgotten to put one under the doormat. It was not the kind of guidance I had received years earlier, almost audible, as if I had “heard” the inner guidance telling me what to do in my mind. Rather, this guidance was very subtle, almost like a flash of awareness.
I turned the car around immediately and returned just in time to see the contractor’s truck pulling up in front of the house. If I had not followed my intuition in the moment, the project would have been delayed and I would have had to deal with an annoyed contractor (and an unhappy landlady).
The following day, I had posted photos of living room furniture I wanted to sell on Craigslist. Then I went to see my friend Lisa at the end of the long exhausting day. While I was visiting my friend, I had a flash of awareness to check my email. I asked Lisa to use her laptop and sure enough, someone had just emailed, asking about the furniture.
Two days before I was supposed to be moved out, I still didn’t know what to do with my bedroom set–which was hanging over my head. (I had asked the Universe earlier to help me sell it or give it to the right person, and nothing came up. I even said to another friend, “Who is supposed to have my bedroom set?”) However, since things have been happening smoothly thus far, I had faith the Universe would continue to let me know what to do when. Anyway, two days before my moving deadline, I had an intuition (of the flash of awareness kind) to take photos of it and put it up for sale on Craigslist.
I uploaded the photos to Craigslist around 9:30 pm that night. About a half hour later, I received an email from a lady in San Francisco, letting me know that she was adopting a young adult and can I please hold the bedroom set for her because it was perfect for her new girl.
The next day she emailed again, confirming her interest, asking if I needed a deposit because she could only pick it up the next day, the morning of the 30th. She was ready to drive down one hour with the money, just to show she was serious. I took her word for it.
On the morning of the last day, she showed up with a rental truck and a friend and everything went smoothly. On the way out, she asked about an onyx mood lamp I still, “for some reason,” had sitting around.
“If you like it, it’s yours, ” I said. I guess that was the reason.
I had even left a ziplock bag lying around “for some reason,” which turned out to be perfect for holding the screws for the bedroom set.
If I were to write about all the synchronicities that happened during my move, this article would become way too long. But I’m amazed at how perfectly everything went because I stayed out of overwhelm … by having faith in the Universe, in people, and by following through consistently with those very subtle flashes of insight in the moment. I am pleased to say that I was moved out by the early evening of the 30th, the place was remodeled, painted and cleaned, and the new tenants were even able to begin moving in that evening.
I believe this is how we can operate right now. I believe this “energy” of synchronicity and cooperation is available to humanity right now – if we have faith enough to follow through with our inner guidance in the moment.
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