I've been studying this path - practicing it, really - for many years now. And I love it. I love every single moment of it (well, I do *now*;). And now I don't even really think of it as a path. It's a way of being. It's like breathing. It's who I am. Which makes it effortless, for the most part.
One of the most valuable things I learned about fairly early on is what I call the "Little Golden Thread."
Let me tell you how I discovered it.
For a long long time in my life, I was a PUSHER. Oh, lawdy, me, boy was I good at pushing. I always felt like I had to make things happen. That I had to really work to achieve and to become who I wanted to be. Yet I always knew and hoped that there was an easier, more elegant, flowing way of being. A different answer.
As I began spending more time meditating, more time letting go of old paradigms and creating my own life, more time playing and looking for the ways in which everything is being taken care of for us...and mainly, as I got quieter...I started to notice something.
It wasn't there all the time. But when I was...
resonating with something or someone...
I found there was a gentle tugging. So gentle, so quiet, I may have missed it if I hadn't been quiet myself. Before in my life I would have disregarded it or not been able to hear or feel it. I realized it was a call. And it was beautiful. Shimmery, golden...my Little Golden Thread.
So I started to follow that gentle tugging. And what I found was that it lead me to the most wonderful experiences, people and things! Oftentimes in roundabout ways that now make me laugh.
There have been times in my life where I have experienced blow-your-socks-off miracles and creations I can directly relate to my intentions, almost to the letter and within a matter of hours or even minutes (I'll tell you about those sometime too!). But what I've found is that this Little Golden Thread leads me in a way that is gentle and loving and I anticipate the path with easy joy. It really feels like I'm being led by the hand by the most loving force in the world. Towards delight.
These days, it's so integrated for me that it's just what I do most of the time. The direction I go in. I don't even have to feel the tug. It's my built-in default compass and inspirer (yes, I make up words) to often-effortless action and joyful expansion in my material and spiritual life.
You can connect with your Little Golden Thread, dear one. It doesn't have to take hours of meditation or study. Start simply, by appreciating the things in your life and focusing on what you love. Feel the feeling of love. Open your heart. Take in all the colors and sounds and feelings and movements and people and tastes and smells as if they are your lover. Commune with the Divine on a moment-by-moment basis. Which simply means talking to your Great Love. Simply. Conversationally. And if you find yourself out of sorts or grumpy or sad, be okay with that too. Love those feelings as if they are small children - embrace them and be with them. Let go of any stories or thoughts around those feelings. Listen to or watch some of our free audios and videos to line up with your Connected Self. Sign up for an Online Retreat or Sessions with Lorrie, those are very powerful ways to open up and get quiet and connected.
When you do these things, you will begin to feel the gentle, playful, loving tug of the Little Golden Thread.