I read this post today by Kelly Rae Roberts that I love. The post was written to congratulate Do What You Love's Beth Nicholls on her one year business anniversary. In the post Kelly talks about that moment in time when you sense that change is coming.
Excerpt from Kelly's post:
"I often think about a journal entry I wrote in 2005, just before discovering my passion for art:
ever have that feeling that you are just going to bust at the seems with happiness, anticipation, and inspiration? like you are on the edge of something great? like you are about to make a grand discovery. and it just might be inside of you, in your heart, in your hands, in your vision? i am feeling like that right now and i am going to pay attention to it this time."
Has this ever happened to you? It presents itself in different ways, sometimes it's just a sense that something is about to give birth or it can also be a feeling of angst or unrest. It is the energy changing and making room for what's next. When you start to get these feelings it means that things are about to manifest. I have had this happen to me several times over the years. I remember when I worked full-time at Lenox as their Senior Concept Designer. It was a great job, and amazing opportunity. It was a job that people would love to have! But, I got the sense that it was just a stepping stone, I wasn't meant to stay there. I remember talking to my husband about the fact that I needed to start searching for new opportunities, that I needed to take the next step and he thought I was crazy for wanting to leave such a great job. I had the feeling that I needed to start looking for something else and not long after making that decision the next opportunity presented itself and I was ready for it because I paid attention to that gentle nudging, the feelings of unrest in my chest… I am so glad I listened. This same feeling came knocking two years after that and again I listened, this time it led me to where I am now, working from home, blissfully happy because I was given the gift of freedom with my life. Something I will forever be grateful for. I am starting to get that feeling again, something is coming, I need to prepare, be open, stay quiet and listen. I wonder what it is? It's a little different this time, it's more about me physically, I think. I keep getting visions of me taking better care of myself, that I need to prepare for what's next. The flashes are quick but they are getting stronger, I feel like they are nudging me to become more empowered and take charge of my life. I think that is the only way I will be able to succeed with my new business and the life I want.
Do you have any similar stories? Have you experienced the nudging? How did it present itself to you?