Do You Hear Voices?

This thought popped into my head this morning as I was walking to work and inspired this article. As I toyed with this idea, I began to wonder how differently would my life, and your life, be if we listened to the voice in our head.

Not the voice that says you can’t be, do or accomplish anything. Not the voice that berates you for mistakes made, past or present. Not the voice of negativity–we’ve all heard enough from that voice.

No, I’m talking about the voice of possibility. The voice that says, hey, call that person. Or, hey, apply for that job. Or, hey, how about stopping into this store for yogurt. We pooh-pooh and ignore that voice. I don’t have time to talk to that person. I’ll never get that job. I don’t want any yogurt right now, thank you. And then, that evening, you feel like having yogurt. But you have none because you didn’t listen to the voice. Or, you hear from someone else that the person you were meant to call offered them an opportunity that you would have loved to have. And that job you didn’t apply for because you didn’t think you would get it? Well, it went to a colleague who you know is not as qualified as you are.

All of these scenarios are familiar to us because in some form or another, it has happened to us. We can all recall a time when we thought, “I knew I should have done x, y or z!” But we didn’t. We allowed “logic” to tell us why we shouldn’t listen to that voice. 

The Universe doesn’t work “logically.” Sometimes, nothing, or seemingly nothing comes of an action we take that was prompted by our Soul. Because taking that action doesn’t immediately result in having x or the opportunity arising immediately, we learn to ignore that voice or discount it.

Let’s stop doing that, shall we?

The Universe, if we allow it, will orchestrate our lives in a delightful, magical manner. But we have to trust. And that trust begins by listening to the voice in your head.

(Again, I’m not saying listen to the voice of negativity. Or, if you happen to be psychotic, please get medical help. Quickly.)

There is nothing to lose by following the leads we get. Sometimes, yes, it’s not convenient. Who am I kidding? Many times, it’s not convenient. But I have found whenever I do what is not convenient, that’s when the magic happens. That’s when the miraculous appears and circumstances unfold that I could never have arranged even if I could conceive of all the moving parts necessary to bring it to pass.

We live in a benevolent Universe. A loving Universe that wants the best for us in every moment. (But, Tracy, you say, many of my experiences have not been beneveolent or loving. I get it, but that’s another article.) And that best comes from listening and taking action on what you’re given. If you were to consistently follow your inner guidance and take action immediately, I know for certain you would not recognize your life in a year. It would be beyond your wildest imaginings. In a good way.

So the next time that voice whispers, listen. Listen to it. And take action. Again. And again. And again. And watch what unfolds.

Here is a mantra that I say to myself every day, many times a day:

“The Universe conspires on my behalf in every moment.”

I encourage you to adopt it and see if your perspective doesn’t change for the better.

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth

All Roads Lead To God

In my quest to find answers, answers to the questions, “why am I here?” and “this can’t be all there is, can it?”,  I went down many paths:

  • Churches of varying denominations
  • Healers
  • Psychics
  • Spiritualists
  • Metaphysical books
  • Seminars
  • Programs

But, I wasn’t finding the answers I sought.  It was frustrating because I spent 10 years relentlessly seeking yet my outer circumstances barely changed. I was still, essentially, the same person.  Sure, I was more thoughtful but I wasn’t much happier.  Not as much as I thought I would be after 10 years of absorbing spiritual material and working with healers.

Then one day I had a realization.  I had been traveling down this path, this road, seeking God/Universe/Source/call it what you will.  But, it was always outside of me.  I thought the answers were out there.  In reality, the answers were inside of me all along.

Once I began to be still, journal and hear what my heart was saying, I realized I always knew the answers–I just hadn’t been listening.

Do I still read books, see healers, listen to seminars?  Yes.  Yes, I do.  But, the difference now is that I seek the answer within, first.

  • Will this enlighten me?
  • Will this move me forward?
  • Is this the next, best, step for me?

And, depending on the answer I receive, I join that program.  Or not.  I work with that healer.  Or not.  I listen to that seminar.  Or not.

For me, and I daresay for many of you, all roads do lead to God/Universe/Source.  After exhausting ourselves looking out there, walking down various paths for answers, we realize that all of the paths we’ve taken have led us back inwardly to our truth and to ourselves.

So, set up a daily practice to get into the habit of looking within.  For me, it is prayer, journaling and automatic writing.  For others, it could be meditation, sitting in nature or any of a dozen other methods.  Whatever speaks to you, try it.  And then get into the habit of daily practice, first thing in the morning.  I have found that doing so helps me to stay centered throughout the day and also allows me to pay attention to the little nudges and guidance that I would otherwise miss.

Thank you so much for reading.

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth

What Is God Here To Experience Through You?

Hello everyone.  I wrestled for a month about what I am about to share with you.  Several questions flitted through my mind:

Will anyone resonate with what I’m saying?
Are people going to think I’m a nut case?
Will people unsubscribe in droves?

What I write is divinely guided.  In this case, it wrote itself.  Literally, I felt the urge to write and the words flowed as I struggled to scribble fast enough to keep up.

I really didn’t want to send this out or publish it on my blog.  So, a few weeks went by and then I had lunch with one of my loyal readers, and good friend, Dee.  (Hi Dee!)  And she asked me why I hadn’t sent out my newsletter and reminded me of a previous conversation we had had about the direction my newsletter was taking.

I gave it a great deal of thought.  Truly, I didn’t want to send this out.  But I realized that God/Source/Universe/All There Is wanted this article written and published.  And, it will reach those it is meant to and those who are not meant to identify with it will move on.

I can honestly say that I have reached a place where I am at peace  with that and let the chips fall where they may.

Today’s article may hit some of you in a raw spot, and others may feel a resounding Yes! in their being.  Whichever it is for you, I invite you to keep an open mind, breathe, and really feel and expand into the words that follow.  From that place, you can decide what is Truth for You.

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What Is God Here To Experience Through You?

That’s a pretty controversial title, isn’t it?  And yet, it is what my higher self is calling me to write.

So, what do I mean?

Well, you are here for a reason.

And I don’t mean “your purpose.”  I used to think I had to find “my purpose.”  I thought it was set in stone and I believed that when I finally discovered what that was, the world would spin counterclockwise on its axis, the heavens would part and angels would sing,”AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.”

But I now know that is not true.

After becoming in touch, truly in touch, with my higher-self, soul-self, God-self, or whatever you may choose to call it, I realized I was following the crowd rather than listening to that truth within that we ALL have access to.

Please don’t take what I write at face value.  Take some time to really give it some thought, spend time in contemplation and really feel what is true for you.

So, the reason you, I and everyone else is here, or even the reason why we EXIST is not to perform some preordained task that we must do in order to find true happiness.

Certainly, what we love most, what we lose track of time doing, what we would do every day of our lives if we could, will certainly lead us down the path of personal fulfillment.

But, it is not the destination that is our reason for being.

It is the Journey.  The Journey is the reason we exist.  The Journey is the reason we were created.

The day in and day out, the mundane, the miraculous, it is all our purpose because only we can experience it in this way.  Our way.

We are individuated expressions of God, All There Is, Source, Universe, call it what you will, we are IT.

And IT desires to experience life in its many forms and shapes.  As people.  Insects.  Dogs.  Cats.  Birds.  Trees.  Earthworms.  Everything and anything you can think of is God, for there is no other consciousness in the Universe.

Instead of getting caught up in “what am I here to do?”, think instead, “what am I here to experience?” and “who am I here to be to have that experience?”

All of life’s wonders and trials are treasured experiences to the Divine.

Why?

Because there is nothing else.

(I’ll have to write a future article about Origins so you can see the broader perspective of where I am coming from.)

I got caught in this trap of thinking what am I here to do, spinning my wheels, looking for the magic purpose and when I thought I had found it, it wasn’t what I expected.  Now that I thought I knew what my purpose was, I didn’t understand why I hadn’t suddenly become happy overnight and why my life hadn’t turned into a fairytale.  Then I thought, oh, this isn’t my true purpose and the (fruitless) search began anew.

When I stopped my frenetic searching and became still, I could finally hear the truth that was within me all along.  The truth that said, “You will search until you die and you will never find it.  Your purpose is not the end, it is the beginning.”

The beginning of a life lived well.  A life of experience.  A life of emotion.  A life of feeling every bit of what life has to offer.

Be a singer.  A rocket scientist.  A dog walker.  A fisherman.  A candlestick maker.  Be whatever you want.  All There Is does not care what profession you pick.  Choose what feels right and good and brings you joy.

But remember that what you DO is NOT why you are here.

You are here to experience.  You are an individual expression of God here to experience life in all its forms, in the daily, mundane tasks, the painful ones and the magnificent ones.  Treasure the moments, all of them.  Experience them fully and then move on to the next moment.

THAT is why you are here.

Don’t waste your life searching for the magic “purpose” that will change everything.  It won’t happen.  It’s like a magician’s smoke and mirrors:  you’ll wake up one morning in 10, 20 or even 30 years and wonder what happened, how did life pass you by and why are you no closer to true happiness and personal fulfillment.

Stop distracting yourself and LIVE your life.

Today, I have consciously chosen to step off the hamster wheel of the never ending search for my purpose and, instead, choose to become the person I am here to BE to experience what God can only experience through me.  Whatever that is, wherever it takes me, I choose to live it fully, in each and every joyous, and sometimes heartbreaking, moment.

Won’t you join me?

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth

Scarcity vs Abundance

My newsletter subscribers received this article and I wanted to share it with you, my blog followers, because of the insight I received.  I hope you it assists you in your journey.  (If you would like to receive my newsletter, which will be turning into a video ezine soon, please send an email to me at: info@tracyelizabeth.co and let me know that you want to subscribe and I can add you to my list.)   –tracy

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Today’s article is about scarcity versus abundance. This is a topic that I think most entrepreneurs are aware of. We’re always reading books, joining/buying programs, listening to teleseminars, and all for the sake of raising our wealth consciousness and vibration/frequency.

Why?

To attract clients, opportunities and money into our lives.

I get it. I really do. I’ve been on that treadmill for quite some time, and I’ve made some progress, but not what I would like. And it’s likely that that is the experience a lot of you may have had. Not all of you, but probably a good portion.

But, something happened the other day that, frankly, happens on a daily basis in my home, that I have been blind to. As my awareness increases, things that I never noticed before suddenly begin to stand out and I take notice. Yes, LOL, it’s another lesson from my little babies, Lola and Sophie.

Here’s the scenario: Each day I give Lola and Sophie snacks, divided into their own individual portions of about 2-3 different snacks at one time to choose from.

(Yes, they are spoiled. Sophie’s favorite song is, “I’m a Princess…..and you’re NOT”. Don’t go looking for this song on-line though, as I wrote it myself. Hmmm…maybe I should record it. You never know, it could be a hit!)

LolaBack to our story.

However, in this instance, I realized something. As usual, Lola gobbled hers down pretty quickly and wanted more, which I gave her. Sophie, on the other hand, took her time, chewed thoroughly and then swallowed each bite before proceeding to the next. After eating what she wanted, which was about half of the portion I gave her, she walked away. I offered her more but she wasn’t interested. She was done.

Lola, on the other hand, ran over to the snacks Sophie hadn’t eaten and began to take pieces of snacks and hide them. She hid them in the sofa crevices, under the chair, in their cozy blanky, in their cushy house and wherever she could find a hidey hole.  She was frantic trying to hide all the leftover snacks.

And that’s when it hit me.

Lola was operating from a scarcity mindset. She was anxiously trying to hoard food as if she was never going to eat again, even though that has never been the case.

Sophie was operating from an abundance mindset. She took what she wanted and left the rest. She didn’t try to hoard food because she knew there was more where that came from. All she has to do is make her little groan/wuffle noise and tap my leg (yes, she taps my leg) and food appears. How could she be sure? Because that’s the way it’s always been.

Neither of them has ever starved. They are BOTH given the same food at the same time, but one believes there is not enough and the other believes there’s more than enough.

When I saw this played out in front of me, I realized that all the programs and teleseminars and books I’ve consumed in my quest to change my mindset from one of scarcity to abundance may have been hindering my progress.

Perhaps, instead of taking in more and more information, I should emulate my puppy by taking action and living from a place of abundance rather than reading about it. How can we be abundant without the experience of it? And how can we experience without action? We cannot.

Now, I want you to hear me. I’m not saying run out and rack up credit card debt and say the Universe is abundant and then expect money to fall out of the sky. It doesn’t work that way, sadly.

What I am saying is follow your inner promptings which will lead you to experience abundance in its many forms. (I know you know what that means.)  This will, in turn, raise your abundance threshold so that more and more abundance can show up for you.

So, what I decided to do was to STOP hoarding things (like my sweet Lola) and create space, an opening where abundance can come in (like my sweet Sophie) because I had no room for it to come in. You see, I believe by collecting (hoarding) I was telling the Universe I had enough, there’s no room here, just walk on by.

To show my unmistakable intentions, I have been clearing out my stuff, and boy, do I have a lot of it, beginning with my shoes. With over 300 pairs of (mostly Italian) shoes, some I have never even worn, it’s time to show the Universe that I mean business. I’ve started by putting my shoes on auction on eBay. I’ll be sad to see them go, truly sad, but it’s time to clear out the stuff so that I can make way for new to come in. After all, clutter doesn’t just take up physical space in our homes, it also takes up mental space in our brains, preventing us from seeing what’s right in front of our eyes.

(I will be posting the auctions on my Facebook page, so if you’re interested in scoring some shoes and other goodies at a great price, like my page so that you can be notified when I post new auctions.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Soul-Seer/144639802275968)

Next, I am putting away my books and recordings and programs and I’m going to go out and start creating more abundance by following my guidance and experiencing it, first hand, in whatever form it takes. I am stepping out in faith and taking action. And, if your guidance directs you to, I invite you to do the same.

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth