Are you the person who gets a good idea and then fails to follow through or act upon it? Your heart is in charge. Do you tend to force your great idea into manifestation without listening to your inner guidance? Your head is taking a lead role in the show. Let’s talk about harmonizing our intuition (heart) with our intellect (head).
Getting Warm but Not Boiling
I walked into the kitchen recently and felt heat coming from the electric stove top. My husband had set a pot of water on the rear burner and turned the front burner on high temp.
Seeing my chance to tease him, I said, “Honey, I like your idea of warming the kitchen, but if you want the water in this pot to boil you will have to put it on the burner that is turned on, or turn on the burner that the pot is sitting on. At least that’s been my experience.”
“Your experience, eh?” he quips. “So you know this how?”
After a few chuckles and getting the pan switched to the front burner I realized the water in the rear pot was pretty warm just from being near the source of heat. There was a lesson presenting itself here.
Many times we use only our heart (intuition/allowing/receiving) to make decisions, ignoring the wisdom of our head (intellect/reason/logic. Other times we use only our head and not our heart.
The problem with this imbalance is that we either have a good idea and fail to follow through or act upon it; or, we become bossy as we push our great idea on others without listening to their input which could prove to be valuable.
I have a friend who has some great ideas. She is a visionary who sees the big picture and has wonderful dreams of the final outcome. But many times it stops there. I like the ways she follows her intuition and guidance, but unfortunately she takes little initiative to put a plan into action. Her thinking on this is that the universe will bring to her whatever is needed for the project to come to fruition. Sometimes things do fall into place for her, but I have seen her miss opportunities that could have put her way ahead of where she is now. Warm, but not boiling.
This friend feels that marketing, promotion, and having a “business” approach to life is too “old paradigm” or masculine for her goddess (heart) ways. Don’t get me wrong–I love her goddess ways. But an overly laid back approach can cause us to sit on an idea until it is no longer viable. We may or may not get back to the task. You see, this article did not write itself. When the lesson appeared in an ordinary life experience in which I noticed a chance to share insight with my readers, I went to the computer and started composing this post. I could have sat on this for days but I would probably have forgotten about it and you would not be reading this now.
A good practice includes both: following your inner guidance, and taking corresponding action. Marketing for the purpose of disseminating information (not an in-your-face approach, which is head-strong or aggressive) is necessary if you want people to know about a creation you have to offer.
When we take the first step toward manifesting an idea, the next step will automatically come. We will be intuitively guided to know how to bring our ideas into form.