Nudges and Wallops

Dear Gaye,

Ah yes, the challenge of trusting in the way of things: it is perhaps the hardest challenge of all.  We all have to deal with it, each and every day (or at least, we do if we were brought up in the west), but there are laws that underpin all existence I know you have a resistance to that word “law”, but I cannot think of a better word for the principles that lie behind and within all of creation: principles of light, frequency and resonance: the simple yet exquisite maths that forms the weft of the web around and within us. One of these laws is that when we hand over trust entirely to those governing principles, we empower ourselves in a new and significant way.  We stop resisting and start “going with the flow”.  That flow leads us, just as inexorably as a stream will lead us to the sea, to our natural wealth (something we all inherit).

It’s only when we don’t trust (when we resist the flow) that we become frustrated, angry, or sick; causing the dis-ease within us that shows up either as sickness, poverty or unhappiness.

The great thing is: we are given lessons all the time, each and every moment of the day.  These lessons point us back to the flow.  “There is the stream!” we are told.  “Go with it!  No matter how crazy it seems.  No matter how much your head says it doesn’t like the idea.  Go with flow.  Re-join the stream.  It’s part of you!”

Those lessons come as what I call Divine Nudges, as you say.  At first, the nudges will be gentle, for we rarely stray far from the path to natural wealth when we are young.  We know better than that.  So, we may pick up a slight illness or feel a headache come on.  That’s when to stop and say to yourself: “Am I acting from fear or faith?”  Faith (trust) will always lead you back to the refreshing waters of the stream, the flow that leads to your Natural Wealth.

As we get older, we get more and more used to ignoring those warning signs.  The checks get bigger, just like the mortgage and now there are credit card bills to pay and gas to put in the tank and groceries to buy…not just for us but for our families too.  So we rationalise ourselves further and further from the stream.  We learn not to go with the flow.  And the lessons become more extreme.

Instead of Divine Nudges, we run the risk of getting full-blown Divine Wallops-In-The-Face!  Serious illness (such as cancer) can be created, rather than a mild stomach pain or headache.  Our bank balance can go from apparent comfort to zero almost overnight.  Our loved ones may leave us.

This is something that happens to many, many people (I believe it’s happened to both you and me over the years) yet we so often still don’t heed the lessons.  This is most likely because trusting in the weft of the web, the laws that underpin all existence is not something we are used to doing.  The Conformity Funnel has seen to that.

The best compass I can offer for you to point the way back to the stream is to keep asking yourself that single question, again and again: “Am I acting from fear or faith?”  It’s a simple, quick way to take back control, whilst simultaneously “handing over to trust”.

If the answer is “fear”, change direction.  Right then and there.  Don’t hesitate.  Don’t wait for the Divine Nudge to become a Wallop!  (I’ve had a few of these and they aren’t pleasant!).  Just go for it.  It may not be easy at first, but as with everything, the more you practice, the better you get at it.  And you find yourself going with the flow more and more often.  The furrowed brow more often becomes a smile: the smile that is a crucial aspect of your Natural Wealth (bearing in mind the Chinese Proverb that says: “A man who cannot smile must not open a shop”!

Often the systems by which we gauge wealth (such as the dial in your car) show us our subconscious fears: in this case, your fear of “running on empty” or running out altogether.  You manifested the empty-sign as an outward gauge of your inner beliefs.  That was your Divine Nudge.

The great thing is, you felt it and acted on it, which led to the second realisation, the clarification that your old habit was to check, check and check again (just to make sure the last mile had not somehow used up all your fuel!)  Now that you’ve noticed that old habit, you can toss it in the recycle bin.  One more thing off the list!  That’s how the flow works.  One thing leads to another, small stream becomes broad river, until one day we reach the sea.

Bearing in mind that our journey to the sea is not one that ends there…

Until next time, my best wishes, as ever,

About Gaye Abbott

NATURAL PASSAGES CONSULTING Inspiring New Possibilities, Living From the Heart of Life While Co-creating Well Being of Body, Being, Heart and Planet….One Breath At A Time. Gaye Abbott, is a wild and free soul who just so happens to LOVE writing, playing with energy, ecstatic dance and free form movement, living and breathing in nature, her 3 sons and 3 grandchildren, communing with friends and global community, organic food and cooking, small and simple spaces to live within, a lack of material possessions....and laughter every single day! As a wise elder of 69 years she feels decades younger....and acts it too! Devoted to being of service to the Earth and all living beings Gaye seeks the peace of mind and openness of heart that provides the foundation for effective action in the world and her community. OTHER BLOGS BY GAYE ABBOTT: Give Us This Day Our Daily Breath Preview, Reviews and purchase links can be found here:

Posted on May 8, 2011, in Divine Design, Flow of Faith, Natural Wealth and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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