Recently, while coaching a client, I was reminded of the work of Carol Adrienne, Ph.D. and her book, When Life Changes or You Wish It Would (2002, Harper- Collins). Specifically, in a section on principles for moving forward, she encourages us to get clear on one’s question/dilemma and then to put the universe on assignment to provide a clear answer. Then, once the question has been voiced aloud, to stay alert and pay attention. Listen carefully to what your intuition tells you. What signs and signals do you see/hear that indicate options or directions? The author encourages the reader to look/listen for answers everywhere–to notice what kinds of answers show up through people, chance comments, books, events, dreams or intuition.
About two years ago, I attended an Intuition Workshop; I was deeply contemplating what I should do with Lights On! in the future. Should I discontinue it? Or. should I try to make a stronger business out of it? Or, should I continue as is, to do it part-time, while I worked with my husband in our other 2 ventures? (Centerforselforganizingleadership.com and Soliancegroup.com). I asked the universe to give me guidance. My question was, “Should I be continuing Lights on! Workshop, which included Lights On! Coaching?” We, (per instructions given at this conference) were asked to find a quiet spot and to ask our question…then to spend the next hour just being quiet, and alone, while walking around the hotel and the hotel grounds (where this conference was held). Specifically, we were to pay attention to what insights came. As I walked around I noticed the huge, crystal chandeliers in the hotel lobby and what I noticed next was how many lights were burned out. I was struck by their number. The thought that immediately came to me was that these burned out lights needed to be turned on (too). The answer was very clear to me–my insight was that I needed to continue Lights On! work even if it was one light at a time. And, I also knew that this work was in addition to the work that my husband and I are called to do together–the other businesses–because there were 3 big chandeliers hanging in a row. Interesting– yes? For me it certainly was what I needed at that time to move forward! So, as you ask your open questions, may you look/listen carefully and glean some important insights to move you forward too.
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