Intuition and Offering
I operate off intuition and offering. It’s not something that was taught to me. I learned it on my own, after decades of struggling and suffering through society’s collective way of living. I once lived in fear of everything. I was terrified of living. I was terrified of losing my life. It was this collapse of my mental and spiritual world that ultimately carried me into the realization that everything I need is inside of me. Over time, I have begun to trust in this truth. As my trust in my intuition and God increases, my peacefulness and happiness increases.
Using intuition and offering is the opposite of relying on something outside of oneself for answers, or using force and control to fulfill one’s desires. Let’s look at intuition first. I used to rely on doctors to tell me I was healthy. I wouldn’t feel healthy until my doctor examined me and told me I was fine. Now, by following and trusting my intuition, I listen to what my body is telling me. I can recognize when something is wrong, as well as what I need to regain well-being. If there is ever a time when I do need a doctor’s expertise, I will know at a deep level. This process of self awareness has blossomed as I grew to trust in my highest self as my guide.
I also used to live by the rules of religion and my employer. I’ve since abandoned them both. Now I follow my internal wisdom, which guides me in every decision to align with the highest good of all. Intuition (internal wisdom) is God’s guidance, and following it is following God. God is love. Tapping into intuition to make decisions is making decisions from a place of love (love for myself, love for the earth, love for everything), rather than from a place of fear: fearing what will happen to me if I don’t follow the rules of someone else.
Of course, making decisions from this high place of love takes practice, and I’m definitely far from perfect. I still make initial reactions from a place of fear, which creates a certain amount of suffering, but I’m now able to recognize when this is happening, and I am able to shift towards love. My intuition may be initially muffled by my small self (my ego), but after I process my intense emotions, my internal wisdom emerges and clarity is born. That’s the beautiful thing about intuition (God): it’s always there, quietly waiting for you to call upon it. This brings us to the next topic: offering.
Offering is something I do when I need help, when I don’t know what to do, when I’m struggling and things aren’t going well. This happens on a daily basis! At times when I cannot hear my intuition, I offer the situation to the highest good (God). Offering is the opposite of controlling or forcing. By offering, I am giving the situation entirely to God to handle. I’m saying, “God, please take this from me and let me know what action I should take next.” I actually speak to “Mother Nature,” as that is how I see God. But words are not important. And it’s more of a feeling than any special wording. I ask for whatever it is I need to get me through a tough situation. For instance, I’ve been struggling a lot recently with having so much to do on my ranch, and not enough time or energy to get it all done. My daily prayer has been, “Mother Nature, please give me the strength to endure this difficult lifestyle.” And the truth is, I do not want an easy life. I do not want to get everything I desire immediately when I want it. Life isn’t about getting desires fulfilled, and neither is offering. The point of offering is to become filled with peace in the midst of crisis. As I’ve stated many times, our outside world is a reflection of our internal world. Peace comes from within, and this is what I always ask for.
When something is truly offered, you experience an internal calm. You know that the situation is in the best hands it could be in, and there’s no need to worry. I’ve messed up a lot of stuff in my life when I’ve tried to control it and manage it on my own (without God), and I’ve learned that when I offer a problem to Mother Nature (when I unite with God), the outcome is the best outcome I could ever imagine. Everything always works out. Letting go and letting God take control is a choice made internally. Repeatedly. Life is about getting the most out of each experience and becoming your authentically true self in the process. It is through offering that one can get the most out of life–the most peace, the most happiness, the most bliss.