â€œInspire me with right action at the right time.â€ This is what Iâ€™ve been requesting from my Spirit Guides and Higher Self lately. It has become a mantra of sorts. At first glance, it seems like such a simple request. Nothing could be further from the truth.
What is â€œrightâ€ action, anyway?
Right action can never be defined from outside of our own unique perspective. It is action that supports not only our intention, but also serves our authentic self-expression and our spiritual growth. Thatâ€™s a pretty tall order! Our â€œrightâ€ action will never be the same from one day to another, and it will never be the same as anyone elseâ€™s â€œrightâ€ action.
We have hopefully set intentions in our lives â€“ for our spiritual growth, for our career, our finances, our family life. Our intentions direct our actions. They provide our Spirit Guides with a road map of sorts. The job of intention-setting is squarely ours, here in this physical dimension. If our intentions are fuzzy, right action will be hit or miss.
Authentic self-expression means that our actions let the qualities inherent to our Higher Self shine through. Our Soul has a purpose, which is not about what we do, but which energetic qualities we express through our actions and choices. It is about who we are being while we are doing.
Finally, actions that support our spiritual growth will teach us through their consequences. That means that right action can sometimes look like making a mistake, if we need to learn a lesson from that mistake. Right action can even look like making the same mistake a few times in a row, if necessary! Right action can create new learning, new ideas, new impulses, new expansion. Eventually, right action leads us into a new state of being.
What is the â€œrightâ€ time?
This definition is much easier. The right time is always now. If not, then it simply isnâ€™t the right time! We may be inspired with a right action â€“ to write a specific blog post, for example. But just because we feel that this a â€œright actionâ€ doesnâ€™t necessarily mean that now is the â€œright time.â€ Perhaps we need to sit with the idea for a little longer. Perhaps the words have to percolate for a few more days.
But when the time is â€œrightâ€ for us, based on our request, we will know it. We will not be able to make excuses that allow us keep lounging in front of the television. There will be no room for procrastination. When â€œnowâ€ is here, we take action.
This simple request requires us to be powerfully anchored in the present moment. We may receive inspiration for an action. Rather than allow our minds to run off with the inspiration, spinning into dozens of different directions and maybe even jumping into execution â€¦. we must stop. We must take a deep breath and tune in to the here and now. Is now the â€œrightâ€ time?
Similarly, we may find ourselves with ten minutes to spare in our day. (Hey, it happens occasionally!) We can ask for right action, right now. We could let routine take over, and make the customary run from our desk to the refrigerator to the couch â€¦ or we could be still for a second and see what inspiration comes.
Tomorrow morning, set one or two clear intentions for the day. Ask your Spirit Guides and Higher Self to inspire you with right action at the right time. Pay close attention, and see what may unfold. Leave your comment and share your experience!
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