Following Your Intuition in the Moment Makes Overwhelming Projects Managable_Featured_, Awake and Aware Friday, October 5th, 2012
This article shows how following my intuition in the moment made a project that seemed overwhelming very manageable, and even satisfying. The information provided here will be helpful to many who are feeling overwhelmed at the moment, regardless of the type of project they’re working on.
My big project last month was moving out of my house. I had given my 30-day notice and committed to being completely moved out by the 30th of September. There was a lot of stuff I needed to sort through–nine years worth of accumulations. I had planned on selling or giving away many of my things because my new place was already furnished.
I was also attending a 3-day seminar in Chicago around the 20th and needed to prepare for that trip. Furthermore, around mid-month my landlady sprung a request on me: she wanted to partially remodel the kitchen and the bathroom and have the old rental painted and ready for the new tenants by the 30th. I told her I would try to accomodate her.
If I were not well-versed with “going with the flow,” I would have felt overwhelmed with the changes and I probably would have resisted. Instead, I followed my intuition for how to handle the moving project and in what order to do it. I also asked the “Universe” to let me know what to do in the moment – which kept me in action, prevented me from going into overwhelm, and allowed me to tap into the magic of Interconnectedness and Flow.
For example, I found out a day ahead of time that the contractor wanted to begin by tearing out the part of the bathroom that was going to be remodeled. So the day before, I got everything that was mine out of the bathroom and into the new place. Then I began on the kitchen, including the food in the refrigerator.
During the moving process I received many “flashes of awareness” that I followed in the moment. For example, the next morning I was driving to my new place with a carload of personal items when a block away from my old house, I had remembered the contractor would need a key to get in and I had forgotten to place one under the doormat. It was not the kind of guidance I had received years earlier, almost audible, as if I had “heard” my inner guidance tell me something such as, “Turn on the computer and check Craigslist.” Rather, this guidance was more subtle, like a flash of awareness.
I turned the car around and returned just in time to see the contractor’s truck pulling up in front of the house. If I had ignored that subtle hunch, the project would have been delayed and I would have had to deal with an annoyed contractor (and an unhappy landlady).
Two days before I was supposed to be moved out I still had my bedroom set “hanging over my head.” I asked the Universe earlier to help me sell it or give it to the right person, and nothing came up. I had even mentioned to another friend, “Who is supposed to have my bedroom set?” However, I kept the faith that the Universe would continue to let me know what to do, when. Anyway, two days before my moving deadline, I got a hunch to take photos of it and put it up for sale on Craigslist.
I uploaded the photos to Craigslist around 9:30 pm that night. About a half hour later, I received an email from a lady in San Francisco, letting me know that she was adopting a young adult and can I please hold the bedroom set for her because it was perfect for what she needed.
The next day she emailed again, asking if I needed a deposit because she was picking it up the next day, the morning of the 30th. She was proposing to drive down one hour with the deposit. I took her word for it.
On the morning of the last day, she showed up with a rental truck and everything went smoothly. On the way out, she asked about an onyx mood lamp I still, “for some reason,” had sitting around on living room furniture that would sell later that day.
“If you like it, it’s yours, ” I said. I guess that was the reason.
I had left a ziplock bag lying around “for some reason,” which turned out to be perfect for holding the screws for the bedroom set.
If I were to write about all the synchronicities that happened during my move, this article would become way too long. But I’m amazed at how perfectly everything went because I stayed out of overwhelm … by having faith in the Universe, in people, and by following through consistently with those very subtle flashes of awareness in the moment.
I am pleased to say that I was moved out by the early evening of the 30th, the place was remodeled, painted and cleaned, and the new tenants were able to begin moving in that evening.
I believe this is how we can operate right now. I believe this “energy” of synchronicity and cooperation is available to humanity right now – if we have faith enough to follow through with our inner guidance in the moment.
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