There are times where it is easy to get swept up in the daily hustle and bustle. So many things tugging at our attention. It can be a lot to keep up with. During these times of our energy being drawn thin in so many directions, we can feel out of control, ungrounded, and even lost.
If you are feeling any of that, I recommend doing what I call getting lost on purpose. This is an exercise in faith, trust, and in building a stronger relationship with your intuition as well as with your Angels and Guides.
It is a very easy exercise. Choose a time when you don’t have a huge to do list. The idea here is to not rush yourself, to not wedge this exercise in with everything else to do that day. Ideally, try to give yourself a few hours if possible.
You can do this exercise by either driving or walking.
Take a moment to ground and center yourself. Call upon your guidance to be with you for this experience.
Set an intention. I will usually say something like “Please guide me to a place that is magical.” Or “Please take me to a place that will feed my soul.” Be clear on what it is you want to experience in wherever you are lead to.
Then start driving or walking. I’ve only done this as a driving exercise. Whenever you come to a choice (an intersection, stop sign, traffic light, etc.) ask your Guidance which way to go. See what you are drawn to. You may just continue in a certain direction without thinking about it. You may feel a tug to turn left or right.
I also ask my Guidance to help me consciously recognize the destination when I see it. Something will just feel right about it. It might be a subtle feeling. It might be really strong and profound. Don’t worry if it’s not a huge A Ha! moment. Some part of you will recognize it.
When you feel you’ve arrived at the place your Guidance directed you to, take some time to explore it. I’ve had times where it was immediately understood why I was led to a particular place. There were other times I would say “Really?! Why here? It doesn’t seem to make sense.” But upon further exploration, I would discover the reason. Some part of me would just get it.
Don’t force or rush anything. You might feel frustrated along the way. That can be a sign of overthinking things or of trying to anticipate where you are going. Don’t try to figure it out in advance. The goal here is to allow yourself to be led without knowing in advance where you are going. Trust the feelings you get.
You may find that even after spending time exploring the destination, it still may not be clear why that was the place. Remember, it’s not always about the destination, it’s about the journey.
My wish for you is that you allow yourself some free time, time that is not cluttered with a huge to-do list. That you allow yourself to fully connect with the moment. That you allow yourself to be guided in a way that may or not may make sense. And that you allow yourself to enjoy what could be a magical experience.