Besides being a great song, it’s also a great life lesson.
Listen to your heart, but not just for matters concerning love or relationships with others.
Listen for yourself.
Hear me out (pun unintended).
I feel like a lot of us look outside of ourselves for guidance. We want someone else to tell us what to do or how we should do something. That way, if something goes wrong, then it’s not really our fault.
I can admit that I still do this quite a bit. If someone posts in one of the spiritual Facebook groups I’m in about giving out free readings or guidance with a new deck of cards, I’m always tempted to comment to see what comes up. I do this less now than I used to, but I still do it fairly frequently.
I also recently got a few new oracle decks and I like to pull cards from multiple decks in one day sometimes. It’s probably information overload and confusing myself, but I do it anyway because I like to seek outside guidance.
I want someone or something else to tell me what I should do so that if something goes wrong, it’s not my fault.
I know, I know.
But seeking outside guidance can have negative effects as well. Most of the time, I know what I need to do, but I’m afraid to do it for one reason or another. I put myself in a box, and I decide I’ll only do what someone or something else tells me to do.
The same goes with self-help/self-development books. I love reading about what other people have done or how they’ve conquered obstacles in their lives. But just because it worked for them doesn’t mean it’ll work for me. Most of the time it doesn’t.
There’s nothing wrong with reading those types of books or participating in tarot or oracle card readings. Nothing at all! The problem only comes when those replace our thoughts and gut feeling.
If you need a little push, absolutely feel free to read a book or do a tarot reading or ask a friend or however else you need to find guidance.
But at the end of the day, rely on your intuition and gut feeling and heart. Trust yourself. Love yourself.
That’s when miracles and magic can happen.