Higher Guidance doesn't always require a meditative space to show up in. It can show up without our direct request for answers. Or we may get our "guidance on the go" if we pay attention, stay present, and steer the pace of our hectic lives, as I addressed in a recent post, Moving at the Pace of Guidance.
For example, about three weeks ago I experienced a swift download of guidance "on the go." The story begins when I receive a phone call from a real estate agent who wants to show a house we just rehabbed and put up for sale four days prior. I give her the lock-box code and return to my meeting.
The agent calls me back later that evening to tell me her client is making an offer and she will fax it to me. There is something about her tone of voice and sense of urgency that makes me immediately resistant. For some inexplicable reason, I don't have a good feeling about this. (One of the primary ways guidance comes through for me is an energy I feel in my body).
The offer arrives and proves to be a low-ball offer. I craft a counter-offer designed to make them go away. Or so I think. They respond to my counter-offer with our asking price. I sigh and say to my business partner, "Well, I guess we have to accept it." Now that is definitely an irrational response to have when someone offers to buy your house for your asking price! But not so in the context of what was coming through for me at an intuitive level.
We decide to sign the offer and set things in motion. I continue to feel very resistant and restless for a few days, but I decide to let it go. I know that this will play out and we will know if it is going to work within a couple of weeks.
Nine days after we accept the offer, I receive an email from the agent asking us to sign a release of the contract - the buyer no longer wants it, based upon inspection. Why am I not surprised? We sign the release and put it back on the market, with the realization that we have lost some precious marketing time.
In this particular situation, Guidance came through in a strong and sudden way. I acknowledged it, and, at the time of accepting the offer, created a plan in my mind of how to salvage the sale of our house if things didn't play out as we hoped.
The more readily we recognize Higher Guidance, the more quickly we can benefit from it. This may be a good time to refer you back to some older posts I wrote which spell out how to distinguish "True Guidance" from "False Guidance:"
Post #1 discusses the following characteristics of Higher Guidance - the supportive quality; the consistency; the focus on life purpose; the focus on joy in the present.
Post #2discusses how Higher Guidance is strong and powerful; sounds familiar; speaks in second person; and feels like a warm hug.
Post #3 focuses on how Higher Guidance empowers you; is direct and to the point; comes suddenly and completely; and does not put you above or below others.
What examples of "guidance on the go" have you received? Did you recognize it as such? How did you respond?