I used to 'keep on keeping on', despite what my guides were trying to tell me. I'd made plans, nothing and nobody was going to stop me from doing what I'd decided to do today. So, a lot of the time I would be grumbling later about how I should have known it would turn out exaclty the way it did - hindsight is always great when you reflect back on your day! It took me a long time to realise those messages and hiccups in my day were actually designed to make my life easier.
I can remember going to a book talk once and the author told us how she'd typed up the last page of her book, stacked all the loose pages on her desk and from out of nowhere a gust of wind blew them all over the floor. At first she was really cranky about putting those 300 pages back in order...and then she stopped and thought about it...Perhaps there was a reason the pages had not only slipped to the floor, but also spread themselves far and wide. As she scanned the first page she picked up, she found a huge mistake, one that would have left her open to ridicule. (it was a reference book for a mueseum) Sitting back on her haunches, she thanked her guides for assisting her.
I had a nasty experience the other month. I had an appointment with a new client. I misplaced some of the items I usually take and finding them meant I was running late. I took the wrong turning and then, my GPS stoped working! Did I listen? Of course not. I was more worried about letting someone down, so I pulled over and rang him for directions. It didn't stop there...I took another wrong turning, my car started wobbling side to side for no apparent reason and I almost got sideswiped by a passing truck. I won't tell you what happened at the appointment, but it was an experience I'd rather not repeat. As I was leaving, I thanked my guides, not just for the guidance I hadn't taken, but also forkeeping me safe.
I have a deal with spirit these days. I told them I have trouble believing things won't go my way when I set out to do something...but if something goes wrong three times, or even when it goes right the same amount of times, I will stop and listen. Sometimes I give thanks, sometimes I ask 'Really?! .....No,really?!' and sometimes, just sometimes, I plow ahead anyway. Although they are messages and helpful at that, I'm free to choose whether to take any notice...even if it means slapping my forehead later, saying 'I should have listened...I should have listened..!!'
So next time nothing is going your way and you feel like the world is aginst you, ask yourself if you are getting 'guide guidance'. It will only take a minute or two, and who knows you might save yourself a lot of heartache...or you can just acknowledge your guides but carry on regardless, forewarned and forearmed.
with respect, love & integrity