I’m a big believer in synchronicity and the importance of my being receptive to recognizing when it’s showing up and why. That’s what this blog is all about.

This past weekend, my wife and I both took part in a weekend online class that was all about states of consciousness and expanding one’s awareness of the wholeness of consciousness and how we can connect with souls that have left the physical body but are still accessible to us and we to them. What was seemingly amazing was the number of times that “signs” kept showing up, all related to and serving as confirmations to questions I’ve been dealing with as I sometimes struggle with continuing to listen to that still, small voice within and not be pulled into aligning with the views being promoted in the world around me.

Signs like every night waking up and seeing the time to be 11:11 pm, or 1:11 am, 2:22 am, 3:33 am, or 4:44 am. Or finding others writing or speaking about the very same themes and topics I’ve just been writing about or thinking about myself. Or this, for instance. My wife has a deep interest about Tarot cards and so we pull a card each morning to see what the message may be for that day. I pull the Nine of Swords in the upright position, which means “clarity and overcoming restrictions.” In this particular instance, because I was at the time centered and in the present moment, it also gave me a possible message: to accept that, for right now, I should restrain myself from taking any action until I receive a clear nudge to do otherwise. And here was a telling piece of commentary: “No matter what beliefs we live by, we are in essence bound by them, blinded to whatever possibilities lay outside them.”

Finally, what should show up in my email inbox today but a copy of a YouTube link to a video conversation about the “Dumbing Down of Humanity,” a conversation that speaks to the very question I’ve been pondering these past weeks. And right after that I find an email from the Era of Peace website offering a Vlog titled, “Taking Our Power Back. It too was about finding and being guided by the true Source/Center of our power, the one we can only know when we become still and listen to the power within. So, I ask you, “Who’s running the show” in your life? What is the source of your guidance? Who are you listening to?

Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself and remember, compassionate inquiry is what’s called for here! No judgments. Just pure curiosity.

1. Am I living in alignment with the intuitive wisdom within or am I making choices in alignment with forces existing in the world around me?

2. Am I living my life moments thoughtfully and with intention, slowing down enough that I actually have time to BE in each present moment?

3. If asked, can you say your life, in general, is one that feels peace-filled, that it is evolving in the direction and manner you have envisioned for yourself, that you are manifesting who you’ve come here to be?

If your answer to any of these is “no,” make sure the no and the belief behind the “no” isn’t coming from your shadow mind, from a false, judgmental belief that is being triggered by the very question (that can happen but it doesn’t make it so!). On the other hand, it may simply be an honest answer that comes out of self-awareness. If that’s the case, then give yourself permission to feel good about that. Remember, always, you are a spiritual being having a human experience and sometimes our ‘being human” includes those aspects that may not always fully align with our spiritual essence. Love all of who you are being, warts and all! And meanwhile, do your best to be in the present moment so you don’t miss all those sometimes-subtle answers or guidance you’re looking for as you continue to live a life of purpose, joy, and peace.

Love and Light, Steven