Last night, I was one of many volunteers at a church function at the Encinitas Community Center. Since I don’t have a car and the event was 2.7 miles from where I live, I asked three people if I could catch a ride with them. For various reasons, none of those options worked out.
Here’s where intuitive guidance came into play. I had a strong sense that I wasn’t supposed to put any more work into finding a ride, that if a ride was to be forthcoming it would come to me. I felt completely at peace with that guidance and made plans to walk to the event instead.
After working out the time and details of my walk, I went to my weekly volunteering shift at SRF Books & Gifts. Less than an hour before I was planning to leave to get ready, I ducked into the break room to have a quick snack. Deb, another volunteer was sitting at the break table. She casually asked, “Are you volunteering tonight too?” I looked at her and smiled; I had no idea she was volunteering that night or that she knew that I was. But I instantly knew that I was being presented with my ride. Sure enough, she was planning to leave for the event directly from the bookstore and was more than happy to let me ride along. I only live a block from the store so that would give me a chance to go home, eat dinner and still get to the event on time.
This isn’t the first time that something like this has happened, and I’m quite certain it won’t be the last. What I’ve learned is this: Try my best to make things happen up until the point when I sense that I should let things happen. It’s a fine line, but when I feel attuned with divine will, have pure intentions, and have peacefully accepted the alternative (in this case, walking), events never fail to unfold in the best possible way.
It’s taken quite a few years to get to this point, but I no longer question my intuitive guidance. I follow it immediately and completely, without hesitation. The result has always been the best possible outcome. My advice to you? Do what you must, then listen and trust, and you will end up feeling blessed instead of stressed.
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
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Through God’s Eyes won first place in the “Spirituality and Inspirational” category at the San Diego Book Awards on June 22, 2013.
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
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Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.