Wait … For … It …

Wait … For … It …

My daughter is with her Dad for all of her fall break this year, leaving me with twelve whole days to move about the country (or world) as I please. To be honest, I had it in my head that I would go somewhere far, far afield of Phoenix, Arizona. I was thinking New Zealand, or Europe … Morocco was also spooking around in my head.

Whenever I looked at possible destinations, though, that small, inner knowingness that helps me make my choices remained completely absent.

Of course, I asked my Spirit Guides and Higher Self for guidance. I knew that I wanted to be somewhere beautiful, that I wanted time to write … but I also didn’t want to go somewhere I’d be all by myself.

Guidance did not show up.

It was really, really annoying. I was very close not once, but twice, to finalizing a retreat to Kripalu … mainly because I wanted the decision made and my plans firmly in place.

Luckily, I held off. I didn’t know why nothing was really “clicking.” And as much as my ego wanted to know where I was going … I decided to wait.

Everything changed when a friend of mine called with a business idea – one that I might be somewhat involved with.

And wouldn’t you know it … what arose out of that conversation is a trip to beautiful Sonoma, where he lives. I finally go the intuitive “click” I was waiting for. I’m renting a car and staying at a hotel so that I can write and drive to the coast as I please. And not only do I get to spend time with one friend … as it turns out, another good friend of mine is going to be in the area that same week. And to top it all off, I’ll be completing my trip by attending the Spiritual Marketing Quest in San Francisco, to which my friend Suzanne Falter-Barns was kind enough to invite me.

So … I get to go somewhere beautiful, I’ll have lots of time to write, AND I’ll be surrounded by good friends a large part of the time.

Does it get more perfect than that? I don’t think so.

Would I have thought of this myself? Definitely not.

Sometimes waiting for guidance really, really pays off. And if we remain detached from what that guidance may be … we’re far more likely to recognize it when it shows up. If I’d been inwardly insistent on an overseas trip, I would have missed a beautiful experience that is right under my nose.

So ask for guidance … and wait. Act as soon as it shows up … but not sooner!