It was one of those Summer nights in Texas where the sky turned pink and orange as the sun was setting. As I sat on my front porch in the quiet, warm air the songs of the locus danced all around me.
My dog Jack, was laying in the grass in front of me and as I inhaled a deep breath of fresh air I felt completely consumed with gratitude and love.
I don’t know if it was my enchanting weekend at the Goddess Retreat that allowed me to release so many heavy fears I had been holding onto. Or if it was just one of those perfect moments when everything had fallen perfectly into place.
But I found myself just being for the first time in a long time. There was acceptance and peace rooted deep within me and somehow, it had managed to make its way to the surface reminding me that it never really left.
It’s clear to me now more than ever that the most valuable skill I can develop and maintain is learning to listen and honor my own inner voice as often as possible.
The voice of God within me.
I can spend all day reading inspirational books and accumulating advice from loved ones around me and though that will always provide comfort and guidance – only I know what’s best for me. Only you know what’s best for you.
That voice within me is my compass.
It is what will continue to guide me to my most happiest of places. Every time I take a moment to tune in I can feel it getting stronger.
And with every ounce the voice gains I begin to trust it just a little bit more. I feel as though I have began a new love affair with myself and I am beyond curious (and grateful) of where it will take me.
And ecstatic to find out.
This is an invitation for you and me. Listen to your voice within. When you get quiet and trust that it is there, you can hear it loudly. Calmly. Steadily. Shhhhhhh…. Do you hear that?
Photo Credit: Syda Howery