Listening to the Call

Well first off, Happy New Year! I hope you are all enjoying this fresh start! It’s one of my personal favorite times of year as I really find it a great opportunity to make some shifts. Of course the truth is we can shift anytime we want to, but the New Year is always a great starting point too!

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I wanted to share with you all a great experience that I recently had because I think so often we get those little “gut” feelings and often ignore them. I chose not to ignore my gut and I’m so glad I didn’t!

For the past month or so, I’ve been feeling this insane pull to Miami. I haven’t been there in quite a few years and it was always a very special place to hubby and I because it’s where we first met 12 years ago! I knew we were already planning a trip to LA this month so going to Miami probably wasn’t feasible so I kept trying to tuck the feeling away. But there was no doubt, I couldn’t let it go. So while Jay was in Australia, I called him and told him the simple truth. For whatever reason, this is really coming up strong in my heart and if we could make it happen it would mean a lot to me. I wanted to start the year in Miami on the water. I wanted some time to get clear on my goals for the year and I wanted some time for us as a new family of four. Luckily he agreed knowing that I’ve been in full time mommy mode for the past four months and we made the trip happen!

Well let me tell you, the trip was meant to be. The morning we were leaving, I woke up to get ready and decided to check some emails. I went back to an unopened email from someone who had been on my mind for weeks. It was one of those emails that I didn’t want to respond back to quicly because it required a thoughtful reply. Well weeks had gone by with no reply until that morning. I opened the email to be reminded that this person was going to be in Miami at this same exact time! I quickly responded and let her know that I would be in town and would love to see her. Perfect timing!

We arrive into Miami that morning and are reminded of all the reasons we love it there and now the beautiful part is that we get to share it with our two little loves. My how times have changed as the waiter delivered us seltzer waters with our meals rather than our usual drinks of choice! But we wouldn’t have it any other way!

The next morning I rise to see the sunset and do my morning yoga and meditation practice. I post the videos to my insta story and my reikhi friend messages me to see if she’s right and that I’m in Miami. She had been travelling for 18 days and had just returned to Miami. We quickly set up a session for Sunday morning. Again…. Perfect timing.

When I booked this trip to Miami, I couldn’t tell you exactly why. But I was insistent that we go to Miami. Not LA, not Aruba, not Mexico. I specifically needed to go to Miami.

You see, I don’t believe it was coincidence. I was meant to see these two women. Both encounters were important and helped me to get clear on my plans for 2019. No question about it!

So next time you get that gut feeling, don’t ignore it. Tune in and turn up the volume! The messages are there for us if we are willing to listen. I’m so grateful I did.

Wishing you all the most abundant 2019! Share below a time you did or didn’t listen to your gut and how it turned out. I’d love to hear!

XoXo,

Thara Natalie

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