When I look back at the things that have flowed smoothly in my life, the things that have offered me the most growth while also enjoying the process, I find that I was always guided by my heart even when my head
thought it was a crazy idea. Intuitively this make sense to me. There is a part that just seems to see a bigger picture and knows the clearest straightest route to the next steps in the journey. It is an internal connection that some call soul, intuition, guardian angel . . . Yet, there are times when it seems as intermittent as my cellphone
coverage in Canada and times that it seems as clear as the comforting touch of a dear friend. I have often wondered how to find it when it seemed to be missing or gone quiet. In my practice, I find that my intention and meditation are the quickest ways to clear away the outer interference to the inner voice.
On this trip, I’m reminded of the solution to the seemingly unsolvable computer problems that I sometimes have. My computer savvy husband always gives me the same answer . . . turn everything off, unplug the connection, wait for a while and then restart the system. A few weeks ago on retreat, I was given the opportunity to do this in my life—completely unplug from the outer world and check in with myself. Now my life and my cellphone are offering it to me again. This is not a to-do list item you complete one time and then check it off the list. It is a practice just like everything else. How will you unplug from the outer world and take some time to connect with yourself this week? I’m off to the lake and some quiet time reconnecting. See you when I’m back in Redmond.