I awoke this morning from a very heavy sleep, one in which dreaming was done and the kind you know was purposeful. I did a quick scan to recall all my dreams, but none that came up seemed of dire importance. I reached for my iPhone to check the time and it was 11:11 AM – this sat with me. I had been sent a message and somehow it was tied to this 11:11 AM message. This moment was intense and I really felt a sense of purpose and calling. Then I lay may head back down and slept for another half hour, unable to recall my dreams upon waking (which is unusual for me). I am the kind of person that remembers their dreams every day. Not always in great detail, but every day I remember my dreams and have been able to recall as many as five per night.
Once fully awake for the day, I hopped on my iPhone, head on pillow, and began my search for the meaning of waking upon 11:11. I was slightly saddened that I was unable to naturally receive what this message was, so I thought “I’ll just use my typical internet tools and savvy to unlock this mystery”. What happened next was nothing new – a series of articles and blog posts came to the forefront. Many resonating. Many not. But I have found that each time I stop and listen to these small little ques, I do find something that awakens my memory and tugs at my heart strings. Then I stumbled upon an article that felt as if it were written for me. As if the author was part of me and writing specifically with the intent I should find it. Tears began to stream from my eyes in a beautiful flow of recognition, forgiveness, understanding and release. To further indulge the contents of the article is neither here nor there. What is important is to listen to that calling. To give in to the moment that causes you to pause. To listen to what is being asked of you. To heed the call. To follow your light and passion and all that comes with it. To embrace life in all its various forms, both know and unknown.
Upon reading the article and shedding some tears of release, it was as if a weight was lifted from my back that I never knew was there. The past few days have been a roller coaster of emotions and I had needed that moment. That message. That time to allow life to happen and to flow in the current with it.
My message is this: Listen to the cues. Heed the call. Follow the signs. Be present.
The more I learn this, follow this, and believe this to be true, life happens to unfold in the most surprising and truly beautiful of ways.
Please, take a moment to listen today. What is the universe telling you?