Be True to Your Heart
Plain and simple, Listen to your Heart. It truly is what you need to follow. Your Heart will not lead you astray like your mind and ego do. And that is the tricky part, how to follow your heart, know you are in tune with your heart and not be distracted by the rest. This article is a follow-up from January so go back and read that one if necessary. In January’s Elements I talked about figuring out what you want, but this month we go deeper and talk about determining whether that goal is true for you and is your heart’s desire.
Part of finding your soul purpose is understanding your heart’s desire. What is it you truly want? What is right for you? What will make you thrive, be excited and full of joy? What will help you evolve into who you were meant to be? Yes, this is all part of the journey, but sometimes you need to figure out what direction to start in. When you are on the right track, things fall into place and it all feels so easy, even if there is work involved, because you don’t mind spending the time doing it.
So where you do start?
First, take some time to get to know yourself. What are your values? Really think about what is important to you. Next, think about what you want to accomplish in this life? How do you want to evolve? These can be small or big goals, depending on where you are at this time. What is it that you would want to be remembered for, whether this is for your next birthday or at your funeral?
To figure out if this idea works for you, you need to stop and feel it. Take some time to breathe into your heart. Be still, perhaps meditate and breathe. Now think about your goal or idea. How does it feel? Does it feel light or heavy? Light is true for you. Don’t let your mind start analyzing. Don’t let your ego start saying you are not good enough. Don’t let other thoughts about what other people would say about it interfere. No judgement. No shoulds. Be with your heart soul and ask. Be aware of where else in your body you “feel” this decision. If something is sitting in the bottom of your gut this may not be right for you. Be in tune with your higher self and the best way to do that is through your heart. This is where you find your deeper purpose. There may be some fear involved, but that is just your mind worried about change. Your mind likes to take the easy route and stay the same.
Now start thinking about that goal as if you have already done it. How does that feel? Do you feel excited and powerful with the thought of it? Do you feel confident that this is great for you and brings you joy? Do you get that sense of fulfillment? Do you feel valued?
To start acting on your true desire is following your heart. It is also being true to you. This is part of self-love. Realize your power and make it happen. Of course, a bit of coaching along the way will help you define that purpose and then plan the action steps.
Be True to You
Continue to be mindful and as you go the path that is true to you be aware of the feelings. Stay heart-centred, practice self-care, forgive and love yourself, be responsible for yourself and live with intention and purpose. Be authentic to yourself. And be grateful for all that you learn along the way. This is the way to attract more to be grateful for. Be true to your heart and yourself.