- The takeaway from this episode is … living a guided life is living in the present moment – your natural state.
- Here’s what this will do for you … you don’t have to make time to be in your natural state, only increase your awareness so you can report back to yourself.
- Here’s what I want you to do with it … once your awareness identifies what it noticed write it down in your journal. Do this once a day and see what happens.
How Meditation is Different from Living a Guided Life. Here’s what “The Specialists Guides,” said about this:
First of all, meditation is something you must make time for. It’s a choice whether you meditate or not. Living a guided life is constant without time constraints. Once you are on the path and connected with us, guidance is always going on.
In order to meditate people must set aside time from their busy day. Most don’t have that extra time to fit this into their busy life. They’re constantly running to their job, back home, to the store, picking up the kids, and fixing food for the family. There’s hardly any time left to do all the other things necessary in a day like; do the laundry, cleaning, and paying those bills. This non-stop treadmill of a busy life makes it all the more necessary to slow down and meditate but where do you find the time?
It’s not about finding time, it’s about returning to your natural state. Returning to this is simple, start by breathing. Do this for just 15 minutes a day. Turn off your cell phone, the computer, and any other distractions. Go to a quiet space in your home, in the woods, or just go sit in your car if you have to. It’s important that you are alone.
How meditation is different from living a guided life is like comparing sleeping to being awake while achieving similar results. One requires you to stop (meditation) your life while the other does not (living a guided life).
People say that clearing their minds of the noise or clutter is very difficult when meditating. In fact, when some people slow down, their mind actually speeds up with worry about what happened that day or the day before, what they didn’t get done today, and how will they ever get all that stuff done tomorrow? This is why meditating is so difficult for most people. In fact, most people need to take classes to learn to meditate properly.
There aren’t any classes on how to live a guided life for two reasons; (1) it’s a natural ability, and (2) you are unique. If you had to rely on others to find out who you are or why you’re here that would defeat the purpose. People mistake living a guided life by following some type of curriculum from a guru, or a religious leader, or joining a movement that’s popular at the time. That is not a guided life, that is time misguided.
In order to realize you are being guided you must:
- Get quiet, just like meditation, but once you are quiet start listening.
- Do not put thoughts out of your head on purpose, write those thoughts down.
- Write it all down … are you getting ideas, messages, signals, suggestions, or new ways of looking at your life? How do you feel when these messages come through? These are the messages that we are sending to you as guidance. This is also the time to ask us questions about what’s bothering you, and what you find challenging in your life. Instead of ridding your mind of all thoughts, we encourage you to think and then ask. Always write these “thoughts” in your journal or you won’t be able to match up the guidance with your thoughts. In the beginning, think of this as a Q and A session you are having with us, then a conversation.
The ability to multi-task would best describe how living a guided life is different from meditation.
CALL TO ACTION:
- Meditation is a structured practice that you must learn to do from teachers in this world.
- Living a guided life is your natural state, therefore, it can’t be taught, only remembered.
- Keep your journal with you at all times. No matter what time of day or night write down the ideas that pop into your head, how it felt, what you realized, and the action you feel inclined to take.
HOW IT WORKS: Living a guided life is living in 2 worlds simultaneously, the opposite of meditating, with very similar results. One thing that’s alike is alone time. Quiet time is good, but not necessary to live a guided life. Like when you’re driving your car, taking a shower, or in a dream, guidance is always “on.” They’re like the best friends you ever imagine. Living a guided life fits right into the multitasking lifestyle most people live. Living a guided life – is your life – because it’s happening all the time, only now you are aware of it! ~ Linda Deir