Coming March 16th, 2017
Sneak Preview of Spirit Nudges
We’ve all been there.
The world comes down so hard on us, we want to hide in a hole until the pressure eases. We are forced to make rapid-fire decisions, but are only vaguely aware of which direction we should turn. Should I take that job and move across the country? Did I make the right decision in getting married? Should I trust my friend with this secret? What should I do?
Imagine for a minute that you have many of the answers at your fingertips. All you have to do is learn how to access them. It’s not a button that you press or a file that you read; it’s something that is already built into your spiritual makeup, a part of you that you might not be tuned into.
I call them nudges.
I’ve been getting them all my life, but the first one I truly remember occurred when I was ten years old.
I was somewhat of a willful child, one prone to pushing the boundaries. If my mother told me to be inside the house by the time it got dark, I came in mere seconds after the street lights illuminated. When I found a stray collie dog wandering the neighborhood, I hid it in our garage for several weeks until I was discovered. The word no was a starting place for me, not an ending.
One night as my mother was cooking dinner, she emphatically told me that I wasn’t allowed to eat any snacks before dinner. She was making fried chicken and was tired of seeing me pick at my food because I’d filled up on cookies beforehand.
As the chicken sizzled in the skillet, my mother left the kitchen to answer a phone call. Once she was gone from the room, I eyed the cookie jar sitting on the counter.
One cookie wouldn’t hurt anything, right?
I had my hand out, reaching for the cookie jar when I heard a voice inside my head.
“Don’t do that!” it said. The voice sounded vaguely like my grandmother’s voice with a tone that was almost conspiratorial. She wasn’t yelling at me like my mother would have, she simply didn’t want me to get caught. I dropped my arm in an instant and jolted around to look behind me.
My grandmother wasn’t there, which would have been very odd, considering she’d been dead for four years, but I wasn’t alone. My mother had pulled the phone cord to the kitchen doorway and was silently watching me with arched eyebrows.
“You weren’t getting into those cookies, were you?” she asked.
I feigned innocence and reached past the cookie jar to the crock of spoons. I selected the first one my trembling fingers landed on and moved to the stove, where I began stirring the boiling potatoes, my mind racing.
Who had tipped me off?
Was it my grandmother? The thought sent a chill racing down my spine. If it was my grandmother, did that make her a ghost? I wasn’t sure what to make of it. The only thing I knew was that she had helped me when I needed her assistance. As it turns out, it wouldn’t be the first time.
My grandmother, along with an entire army of spiritual allies, have helped me all my life. They’ve steered me away from bad relationships, prevented me from getting into accidents and have helped me find the path I was intended to follow. All I had to do was listen to the nudges.
It all starts with one word: believe.
Spirit Nudges – Allowing Help from the Other Side will be released on March 16th, which also happens to be my birthday. Stay tuned!