The power of action is an amazing thing, but we often see action solely as a consequence of our decisions. As beings birthed of the Age of Reason, we emphasize the decision and how we come to it, separating it from the action that follows. We set a course and then ride it out. We tip the first domino and wait for the rest of the line to fall.

I am coming to understand that in this mindset we lose so much. We zero in on how to get in touch with our intuition so we can choose the “right” answer that we hope will keep us safe, healthy, and loved. We make up our minds and then cross our fingers that our intuition was right and that our logic was sound.

What if we allowed our intuition, our soul’s guidance, to direct us through the entire course of the action? What if we noticed that the decision to start on a path was simply that and that every decision there after was just as critical to the realization of the outcome? How about turning your awareness to what happens after the decision and engaging with that? Here is what this looks like… It is simply a coming to every morning, every moment, every time you engage with the path – a coming to the conviction of your inner purpose. It is choosing to smile at a loved one when we would rather shut down. It is forging ahead through all of the doubt without being stubborn. It is being with raw humiliation or resentment and maintaining an open heart. 

In this is a willingness to let go of the original decision as well as an allowing of the decision to be your only guiding light. We may not always understand “why” we chose to go this direction and other times we may know why we are here beyond all doubt.

Why do we single out some decisions as more important than others? Why do we ride out some actions and deliberate others? Shouldn’t we be showing up for it all? Shouldn’t the line of communication to our soul always be open? Is this not the goal?

Action fueled by the soul’s guidance is incredibly healing, comforting, and enlightening. Action combined with a constant return to the moment is a sacred thing. We can be in the moment ready to receive what is offered, but without action we lose connection to our deepest, most divine selves. May you love on, move on, and stay connected.

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