"I couldn't stop thinking about going. Finally last night I asked myself, "Can you not go?" I realized I couldn't not go. So, there must be a reason. I heard at the end of your life, it's not what you did you regret--it's what you didn't do. I know I would regret not taking this course, so I called this morning and registered."
Noel took her course and received her license. She also met a man, got married, and now has a beautiful family. She is glad she followed her instincts!
Soon after I self-published The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore, I wondered how to disseminate my book. But I wasn't interested in the business aspects of publishing.
Then I came across the catalog of a distributor that specialized in books related to A Course in Miracles. I was a student of the Course, and a significant portion of the material in Dragon was inspired by the Course. This company might be a good venue, I thought. But since I was shy about self-promotion, I tossed the catalog and put off my marketing plans.
A week later I received a letter in the mail. Inside I found a copy of the exact catalog. "I think you should send your book to these people," my friend wrote.
Okay, okay, I can take a hint.
I contacted the company and showed the owner my book. He enthusiastically put Dragon into his catalog. The book became popular and I received invitations to speak all over the world, meeting wonderful people, selling lots of books, and feeling more fulfilled in my career than ever before. In a short time my life changed in a huge way.
As we enter this bright new year, many opportunities lie before us. You may be wondering which one(s) to follow up on. When something is right and important for you, the universe will stay after you, prodding you to do it. If an event, relationship, activity, or career is in line with your chosen destiny, it will find ways to get your attention and keep you in the game.
If you are not sure whether or not to do something, try not doing it and see what happens. If the impulse fades, you have your answer. If, however, the voice becomes more insistent; or you can't stop thinking about it; or the universe keeps putting the idea "in your face," you may do well to heed its call.
Rather than judging or belittling your intuitive promptings, imagine they proceed from a source of wisdom. Your intuition is like a muscle; the more you use it, the stronger it grows. Often you will receive confirmation by some kind of outer sign.
I believe we attract situations we have chosen from a deep level to advance us along our life path. Very often these situations keep presenting themselves until we acknowledge, receive, and act on them. If something keeps showing up and you keep wanting to do it, give it your serious consideration. If you can't not do it, then you may do well to allow life to have its wonderful way.
Excerpt from Alan's new prosperity book, Relax into Wealth: How to Get More by Doing Less. To receive Alan's free daily inspirational quote and monthly newsletter, visit www.alancohen.com -- email firstname.lastname@example.org -- 1-800-568-3079.