Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mixed Signals

I have written often about the connection we all have with one another & with God/universe. With this connection we can discover a pathway to a better life. We can learn to set our intentions & watch them materialize. We can understand that anything is possible & that everything unfolds perfectly before us.

So what happens when you feel you’re connected & things around you begin to change but God/universe sends you “mixed signals”? What do I mean by “mixed signals”? To me, mixed signals are when you receive messages from God/universe that seem to contradict one another, as in: You apply for a new job that seems perfect & out of the blue your old job gives you a raise & a promotion. These two things seem to contradict one another but truthfully it’s all in the way you look at it.

In life, it’s much easier for all of us to stay where we are, even if the place we’re at isn’t the best place. We find a great comfort in knowing what to expect in our life even if we’re not as happy as we’d like to be.

So why does God/universe send us mixed signals? The answer to this can be very difficult but there are two very easy answers that allow us to understand how the process of intentions works. The first answer is that often God/universe gives us choices to see if we’ve learned what we need to know to move to a better place in our life. I believe that if we don’t learn & grow in our life the lessons will continue to repeat themselves until we learn the lessons we need to learn. So, in the case of “mixed signals” God/universe is saying, you have a choice of moving forward to a better place or staying where you are because it’s comfortable. The choice is always ours & it’s always more difficult to take a risk then it is to stay in a safe place.

I personally took along time to learn this message. Early on in my professional career I would always chase the job that paid more money regardless of how happy I was where I was at. I thought that money was the answer to my happiness & I learned the hard way that being happy has nothing to do with money & everything to do with enjoying where you’re at. In this first example God/universe is giving you the choice to learn & grow.

In the second answer, we need to look within. The truth is that since we create everything in our lives consciously or subconsciously we alone may be the cause of the mixed signals in our lives. We may be uncertain of what we want so the intentions we set are unclear to God/universe & thus we receive “mixed signals” in return. The setting of our intentions are in fact one of the hardest things to master & the clearer our intentions the better the result we will see.

I have at times, found it difficult to be certain of how clear the intention is that I’m setting, releasing & allowing God/universe to act on in the perfect way. So I have discovered that the only way, for me, to set an intention is to take time to be quite & focus on what feels right in my heart. Then I release the intention & ask for God/universe to allow my intention to unfold perfectly before me. The hardest part for me in this process is moving beyond my head & into my heart. I’ve written before of the power of the EGO & its need for instant gratification. This hurdle can be a tough one to overcome & until you do you may continue to discover mixed signals in your life.

The bottom line is when “mixed signals” appear in my life I take time to evaluate what God/universe is trying to show me. Self reflection will always bring more clarity to the situation & the “mixed signals” will begin to dissipate as you begin to understand what you truly want in your life.

Till next time,


Quote of the day: “Through self-reflection we can begin to understand the mixed signals that appear in our lives. Through this understanding we can grow to a better life.”


Mattias Kroon said...

We may interpretate this as "mixed signals" but I believe the answer is somewhat bigger.In my world I believe that God knows the best for us so He leads us on ways that may feel uncertain at the first sight but in time we can see the bigger picture of it.He has a bigger understanding of circumstances than we have ourselves.

Aurora Carlson said...

I loved your blog Bill, very insightful. Still, to me it is also true that at some point, it isn't so important anymore if we choose this or that. The outcome is not that important. What matters more is to awaken through the process of choice. All the best to you, I'm looking forward to reading more!

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks as always for the comment Mattias. I believe we always have choices but until we learn what we need to we will always come back to the same place we were. Life is about learning & growing.

Enjoy it.


Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks for the comment Aurora, I don't disagree other then in our lives we can take longer to enlighten ourselves if we continue to make the wrong decisions. Things always work out as they should in time but by learning & growing we can gain the knowledge we need to achieve a better more enlightened life.



Anonymous said...

Thanks Bill. This is exactly what I needed to read today ... 3 years after you wrote it.

It looks like I need to do some self-reflecting in order to sort out those mixed signals I've been getting of late. I want and need clarity as to which way to go.