The last blog I posted was about taking the time to look at the world around us. Looking is vital to our practice of Be-ing. What about listening?
Last week I got a kink in my neck. I breathed through the pain, did positive affirmations, refused to give it power and it went away. Two days later it came back.
Because I believe in and practice metaphysics, I adhere to the idea that there is something deeper going on with this pain in my neck. What is "a pain in the neck" in my life right now? That's the obvious question. No real obvious answer, though. Other than taxes.
Okay, take a break from doing the taxes. Thanks for the permission. Is there something more? I went to Louise Hay's book You Can Heal Your Life to find out her thoughts on the deeper meaning behind neck pain.
Please keep an open mind about this. I have to. I take some things Louise says with a grain of salt. For example she corresponds an ingrown toenail with "worry and guilt about your right to move forward." Yah.
Anyway, according to Louise's "List", the neck represents flexibility and neck pain correlates to inflexibility. So where am I being inflexible? I went through all the things in my life and couldn't really find a solid answer.
Perhaps I'm not seeing it, perhaps it's not there. Either way, I am not hearing a clear, definite response.
I once heard someone say that prayer is asking for Higher Guidance and meditation is listening for It. This morning, in prayer, I realized that is precisely what I need to do today.
So I've committed to doing a couple of things that cannot be put off until tomorrow but the rest of the to-do list is going to have to wait. I'm going to take the day to listen.
Inspiring Message of the Day: What am I not hearing? Today I will take the time to get quiet and listen. I trust that in the Silence I will be given what it is I need to hear.