Love Thyself: 30 Ways, 30 Days — Day 23

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So, a funny thing happened. Here’s the story, and why it matters.

If you prefer reading to watching, here’s the transcript:

Well, hey there. It’s Kristen. Welcome to Day 23 of Love Thyself: 30 Ways, 30 Days.

Today I have a funny story for you, and it relates to the braids that I’m sporting today. Now, for all of you who like braids — whether you admire them and you don’t have them yourself, or you like to wear them as a hairstyle — I want to let you know up front, I think they’re great. I think they’re very cute. I think it’s a great hairstyle. I, for one, have just not worn it a lot, especially outside the house. I might do it when I’m at home, but I don’t really wear them outside the house.

Last week, however, I was about to meet with a friend and I was either gonna put my hair up in a ponytail or do … I was thinking, What else could I do with it? And I thought, braids. And then I thought, Well, I really don’t wear braids outside the house. And I … then I kind of had this internal argument a little bit, this little mental argument, like, Isn’t that gonna look silly for me? It’s not really a style for me, and all that kind of thing. And then — but it was like, this niggle that just wouldn’t go away, like Put the braids in.

So, I said, OK, fine! I put the braids in and I went to meet my friend. I pulled up … pulled up into the parking space, and my friend met me at my car because, it turns out, the place where we were gonna go was closed for lunch. But anyway, when she walked up, the said the thing that was hysterical was, guess what? She had her braids in her hair, too, and we both just started cracking up. It was hysterical, because we didn’t plan it, we didn’t talk about it, and she said exactly the thing that I did a little bit ago — she said, “I don’t usually wear braids, and if I do, I don’t usually wear them outside the house.”

So, the point of this is not really about braids. The braids are just used as an illustration. But the point, really, to me is, listen to those niggles. You know, you … and I call them niggles, other people call them nudges or feelings or senses or whatever — but listen to them. Heed them. You know, so many times we overrule those niggles with our brain, and that’s, like, our intuition. Or, if you’re a guy and you don’t like the word intuition, you know, that’s your gut telling you just to do it. And what that then leads to is synchronicity. And synchronicity in ways … with things that you could not have predicted. Connections that get made — you know, experiences that you have that you could not have logically and reasonably predicted with the rational part of your mind.

So, the more we can learn to listen to those niggles, the more those synchronicities happen. And the more we may see the reason for the niggle, you know, later on, and appreciate that. That’s something that we can do on a daily basis to connect more with what we’re looking for, to connect more with what we want. These are the ways that our Self, with a capital “S,” kind of helps bring these things into our experience. And it’s by listening to that intuition that, you know, we get there, right — that those things come, that those connections get made, those synchronicities happen.

So, it’s not necessarily magic, but it can feel like magic because it’s so beautiful when it happens and you think, Wow! You know, your rational mind is blown away and you think, How did this happen? Well, it happened because you started listening — because you started heeding those those niggles, those intuitive pieces that are unerringly leading you to what your heart desires.

So, it was a good reminder for me. It was a fun thing, and I am so happy that it happened. It really was a reminder for me to start tuning in more and to listen within, which I know to do but sometimes we get so busy with life and taking care of things that we can forget.

So, that’s my thought for you for today. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope you found it a little bit humorous. And, before I close, I do want to offer you a free gift, and that is a complimentary coaching session designed to help you gain clarity around where you are at in your life and determine where you would like to go.

So, that’s all I have for today. Thanks so much for joining. I will see you next time. And, by the way, if you do want to take me up on that offer for the free coaching session, please go ahead and message me here on Facebook.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks so much, and take care.

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Kristen Quirk

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