CAN “LISTENING TO THE HEART” BE A TRAP, BECAUSE IN REALITY YOU ARE JUST LISTENING TO YOUR EGO & ALSO MISSING TO HEAR THE SIGNS OF THE BODY?
We – passionate & heart driven change makers are often driven by our heart to pursuit our dreams, BUT so many of us live in this miss-understanding that we are aligned within because we are following our heart.
That was what I thought about myself, too. What a miss-belief!!!
I was working really passionately for a year, trying to do my best to make a transition from working in a huge medical centre (where I quitted my former work as a doctor and specialist in acupuncture in May 2015) to an online coaching and healing practise. I hired marketing coach, business coach, another marketing campaign runner… I thought that I needed to know and learn everything, so I was listening to all sorts of marketing courses, business strategy workshops, hoping to make a transition to an online business quick and easy. And yes working with people as a healer, doctor and mentor is my life mission, so it is really inspired from my heart, but all of the time I was doing one thing very “wrong”. I was forgetting about myself when trying to control everything, push things.
I was forgetting how important it is:
- to take time off for myself to relax,
- to connect with my intuition,
- to find time for my hobbies and mostly
- to magnetize myself and bring myself into the high vibrational energy (love, trust, light, gratefulness, ease).
I am teaching this stuff to my clients beside all the other things, but when I was facing money issues and lack of clients because of sudden transition in my work, I got totally into my head. ☹
So, I started suffering from insomnia and almost lost energy and passion for what I am most inspired to do. Such a shock and break down!!! After all, I am a doctor and holistic practitioner and have supported so many people to cure from burn out, anxiety, many psychosomatic illnesses in the years of my work.
This was a HUGE lesson for me!!! Now, I know from personal experience that while following our heart, it is important to stay balanced in heart – body – mind when trying to succeed in creating our dreams and career. Too many of my clients and also myself have fallen into the trap, where we thought that we are doing everything right (we thought that our actions were guided by heart and pure soul, but in reality they were driven from the state of lack, feeling not good enough, thinking that in order to succeed we have to work hard, listen to others and become more knowledgeable…) while slowly and surely we were losing our battle and health because we were not listening to the signs by which our body was reminding us.
My advice to you is:
Pursuit your dreams, follow your heart, but NEVER forget to listen to your body (pain, insomnia, unease, anxiety, digestive problems… are just messages from your body that you are not aligned with your deeper truth) and ALWAYS check in what kind of beliefs are guiding your actions (are they coming from the state of lack, fear, not good enough…, or from love, light, trust and faith into unlimited source that you are)!!!!
Trust your heart & body and use your mind to support you! <3