For the past few months, I have been on a kick to live a more guided, inspired life. Not to say that life before that wasn’t guided or inspired, but I’ve really intended to be more mindful, joyful, and in the flow of life. I truly believe that we are co-creators of our lives, our paths, and our destinies. I know that there are forces that cannot be seen that push us in the direction of our purposes and dreams, but I also believe in free will. Every single day we make thousands of choices that affect our life path and ultimately our destiny. I have incorporated some fun practices and tools that help get me in the flow of life. So, if you’re looking to tap in and allow yourself to be guided and inspired, follow these simple tips below:
1. Start your day in stillness. Before I do anything else in the morning, I take time for meditation and stillness. I find it’s the best way to connect with yourself, see what’s going on with you on that given day, and cultivate a relationship with your highest Self. In my meditation sessions, I often gain inspired ideas, actions, or even just feelings of forgiveness and relief. Meditation is the crucial gateway to living life in the flow of the Universe.
2. Be in conversation with the Universe. After meditation, I spend a few moments in prayer, which I like to think of as my personal conversation with the Universe. It is here where I set my intentions for the day and ask for guidance. Every morning I repeat a prayer from the metaphysical text A Course in Miracles, “Where would you have me go, what would you have me do, what would you have me say, and to whom?” This prayer immediately takes me out of my ego mind and taps me into spirit. It is my practice of surrender.
3. Be present always. Living in the flow means being present to the signs, synchronicities, and opportunities that life puts in your path. A difficult but fruitful practice is to try and do one task at a time. Be present in every moment, and you will begin to notice how the Universe communicates and guides you.
4. Surrender and trust. Another one of my favorite lessons from A Course in Miracles is “I do not perceive my own best interest,” meaning that we do not always know what’s best for us, but spirit does. Many times we control and hold on tightly to how we think our lives should look and feel, but when we surrender and trust, we open ourselves up to the infinite possibilities that could be better than our wildest dreams. Surrender and trust that the Universe is working in your favor.
I hope these tips help you! How do you live a guided and inspire life? Let me know!
Michelle is Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life's Creative Director and resident writer. She has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher with trainings with Anuttara Yoga Shala and Strala Yoga. Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness in all areas of their lives, and truly believes the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life movement will bring lasting change to the world. Michelle splits her time between Florida and New York City and loves connecting with people from all over the world. If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org