Part 1: The Squeeze

When I first experienced the sensation of resonance in my body I felt it as a tingling sensation on my upper arms. It felt like “a gentle squeeze,” as if someone was standing behind me placing their hands gently on my upper arms applying slight pressure. Soon thereafter, I came to realise that I felt the gentle squeeze as a confirmation to a statement. Puzzling, and quite remarkable!

To test this theory, I asked many, many questions to see when “the Squeeze” would show up. To verify, I reversed the questions so as to see if I was making the Squeeze up as a result of wishful thinking, but I was incapable of making the squeeze happen at will. I still am.

I practiced and tested this new discovery with a close friend. She helped me to distill my experience into learning that I could integrate into my daily life, and I began to think of the Squeeze as a nifty gift. As I got more experienced, learning about the felt physical sensation for Yes, I also started to understand the feeling for No.

The Squeeze proved to be a helpful way to gauge what direction to take in everyday situations, and in 2009 I made a commitment to follow my inner guidance system for all decision-making in my life. It was both exhilarating and a bit daunting, as sometimes the Squeeze suggested decisions and actions that took me beyond my comfort zone.

I remember back in 2011, I was nudged to strike out on my own to become a consultant. I was terrified as it seemed that this action would take me further away from my goal instead of the other way around. After careful consideration I went ahead with making the changes that supported this nudge as I felt a deep alignment in my gut, and 9-12 months after the fact I saw the beauty of how pieces of the puzzle had fallen into place in a way that I could not have foreseen nor planned.

There have been many such situations since then and they continue to happen. I have learned to trust that as long as I follow my inner guidance, hindsight will show me a path that I could not have designed, nor think into being, using my thinking mind.

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