Our inner guidance system comes from the deeper parts of us.  These are the parts we don’t often acknowledge and even dismiss. These parts are numerous but can include the subconscious mind. Percolation from these deeper levels of us happen best when we take time to slow down and just be.

If our brains are constantly engaged on the next task at hand the messages from our deeper guidance won’t surface into our present thoughts because there is already too much going on the “desktop” of our mind.  The best and most original choices we can make for our lives comes from these deeper places.  It is through allowing the process of slowing down that our guidance can come to the surface and we are guided to make different and new choices through which our lives are healed.

Let me explain.

On a recent trip to the mountains I was compelled to climb a mountain I had only climbed with friends in the past.  The peak of this mountain, known as Craggy Pinnacle, had become a mecca for me over the past 20 years.  The vistas have always spoken to me in mysterious ways.  When ever I visited this area of mountains I almost always took an afternoon to climb to the top and look around.

This visit was different.  I was different.  I was alone on this trip and I knew I needed to climb this mountain, alone.

But, it wasn’t until two weeks later when I was walking my dog one quiet Sunday morning, when the realization occurred.    I wasn’t worried about the tasks of the day.  I wasn’t in that harried pace that American’s have come to think is normal and healthy. 

 As I drove into the mountainous region to do a little work, I stopped at the Welcome Center and found a brochure for a hot air balloon ride.  I was excited at the prospect. But a few days later when the plans needed to manifest, I felt something tug at me from that deeper place.  Something inside me said, go to my mountain.  My conscious mind fought the idea at first but thankfully my inner guidance won.  

Some of this climb was in my truck with my dog.  Along the way I met people and conversed at the overlooks where I would pause to enjoy the view. These kinds of experiences had not happened all the other times I’d driven this.  There was even a wedding taking place at one overlook.  I was honored to share in the joy of a milestone in their life.

When I stopped at the ranger station prior to making the remaining 1000 foot climb  on foot, the weather was unusually surreal.  The station was on the peak of the adjacent but lower mountain to Craggy.  The wind was blowing hard pushing the clouds rapidly up one side of the mountain over the station and down the other side of the mountain in front of the station.  The cloud’s mist brushed my hair back as I stood, in near zero visibility, feeling a sense of awe and humility.  It felt as if the sky and earth were one.

 My climb to the top of Craggy was enjoyable but uneventful. I saw only few people that Monday morning. For the first time ever, there was no one on the precipice.  I was alone.  I took photos and could take pause, listening only to the wind and other sounds of nature.   I had always wanted to be there alone up there to take it all in.  I could think of nothing. My mind was a blank canvas.  I just stood in the wind and watched the clouds whip by me. 

 The ride back into the valley town was much quicker than the ride up.  It wasn’t as eventful as the ride up.  Back into the mundane of life.

Walking my dog that Sunday morning, in the quiet, a song popped into my mind out of nowhere.  I had not heard the song in years. Climb Every Mountain, a song from the movie musical, The Sound of Music.

A perk of always having a smart phone on our person is that we can instantly look something up on the internet.  I pulled up the lyrics.

As I read through the lyrics I recalled that on the way up the mountain a few weeks prior, when I pulled over onto a grassy knoll to see a hidden vista, I got stuck in the mud.  I had to employ a tool I’d never used before to pull me out—my 4 wheel drive.  I was a little nervous at first but I remembered how put the drive train into the 4-wheel drive mode and soon I was back on the road headed for the peak.

A tear rolled down my cheek as read the lyrics and immediately realized why I had to climb that mountain that day and the new experience of a hot air balloon ride had to wait until the next trip.

I had climbed that mountain aided by others in the past. I needed others, my community to help me get the guidance “going to the mountain” could give so that I could return to my life to have it help me with the next step on my journey.  I had repeated this many times during my illness and recovery process.

This time, I climbed the mountain alone because I was ready to see the whole picture.  I saw the trip up as the process of my life.  I came from the valley, my birth,  on to the path of my life meeting many people and seeing many beautiful things and events along the way.  Then I got stuck in the mud of my life—the illness that nearly ended my life.  It frightened me but I employed new, never used tools and it pulled me out of the mud. Those new tools put me on a new path that brought me to seeing life in a new way, represented by the surreal weather at the ranger station.  The last piece of the journey on my new path put me squarely on the precipice of peace; now able to feel it, see it, BE it with little effort, symbolized by the gift of being alone on “my mountain top”.

The trip up the mountain was a necessary symbolic journey to show me I had attained what I had long ago dreamed of.  Prior to my illness I wanted to live my dream.  But I never knew what that dream was until the recovery from my illness opened up the new, unknown, unused parts of me and redirected my path.

 I am now doing work I love that is fascinating and uses my innate skills and abilities that only opened because I became ill. 

This was the gift the still-small-voice said would open when I realized just how ill I was and was leaving my job on disability. The world was falling in on me and somehow I managed to hear that voice. Why?  Because its ALWAYS there.  Never doubt that.

Even though climbing the mountain of my life, to return myself to health and wellbeing, didn’t look like I was listening to that inner guidance, I was.  I could see that Sunday morning how each piece, each step of the way back to health and therefore stepping into my new self was one guided by my inner guidance.  I struggled at times, like being stuck in the mud again, to hear that guidance but I always heard it somehow.  The combination of all those steps has gotten me to this place now where I’m being challenged by the clients coming in my door to “put it all together”.  All I have learned in 20 years, put it together and help others.

 I put my oxygen mask on first and submitted to the destruction before trying to be anything I thought I wanted to be.  I listened, I got well and now I’m standing on this place of knowing what I am, who I am, why I am here and I’m in the final phases of putting it together like I never could have seen.  As I saw in guidance given to me last Autumn, it’s opening now.  It’s in full bloom.  Standing on that mountain, feeling like a blank canvas, that is what is it like to fully bloom and be ready for the guidance to take me where I am needed next.

Even more,  I’m in my mid 50’s and by American’s standards I’m a throw-away, I “should” be winding it all down, but this too is an illusion.  I’m just getting started and because of all I’ve learned I have the strength, balance and deep guidance lighting the way for me like a beacon for any dark night ahead.  The truth is my illness got me stuck in the mud of my life and it was the best thing that ever happened to me because now I have a new life. 

I realized walking along that morning it’s never too late to listen, be guided and make a new choice.  It might a little more difficult the longer you have lived a lifestyle, a way of eating, of thinking.   But it’s never too late.  As long as you are still breathing and in a body—it’s NEVER too late – to allow the percolation of your true guidance to surface and right your course in this life.  Your true north, true guidance is in there but the key is you have to ALLOW.  You have to get off the treadmill of your life.  Not just once a year but some weekly and some on your own, alone and other times too.  If you don’t even take time for weekends, it won’t happen.  You won’t be guided by your individual truth.  Because all the well meaning elders from our past, the voices in our heads, drown that quiet voice out.  Those old ideas about who we are, whether we are worthy or not of rest and play and pleasure keep us stuck in a rut. These head voices do especially well the more “on task” we have become.

You see, our inner guidance, that peaceful place that you connect with when you rest and let go, connects you instantaneously with your higher self.   This is how we will be guided, even if it doesn’t look like it in the moment to BETTER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE. 

In 20 years of healing my body and my life,  this the most valuable piece of wisdom I can offer anyone right now.

There is no greater joy for you to experience or your children to watch you do.  How else will they learn to be on their unique path and living from their guidance?

I wish you many moments of peace, restful reflection during this time of peaking Light.   I wish that you have find the strength to let the percolated messages of new choices reframe, heal and reset your life’s path. 

Climb Ev’ry Mountain

Climb every mountain
Search high and low
Follow every byway
Every path you know
Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream
A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Every day of your life
For as long as you live
Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream
A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Every day of your life
For as long as you live
Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Oscar II Hammerstein / Richard Rodgers
Climb Ev’ry Mountain lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC

Author: Bethann Vetter

Bethann Vetter is an Energy Therapist, Trance Medium, Spiritual & Wellbeing Coach and Educator of Self-Healing Skills. Her intuitive energy transformation skill set brings you clearing/release of the “block behind the block” you can consciously see/feel in your body or life. Her stress resolution methods and techniques are done by appointment over the phone or in person in Jacksonville Beach, FL. She teaches self healing and spiritual skill development programs. The workshops are experiential and give hands on practice, guidance, support and heal family patterns. Her training came 1st in the trenches of her own healing, then in training with 3in1 Concepts, Inc., in Applied Kinesiology and continued training with world renowned energy teacher, Eamonn Downey to further develop her skills and methods in direct source energy healing.

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