My right ear was plugged up for four days. You know that water in your ear feeling? That plus a good dose of ringing in the ear too. So, plugged ear and all I went to yoga class. We had a substitute teacher. She did a lot of hip opening poses. For those of you who don’t know, yogis believe we hold all of our emotions in our hips. Working on the hips will release any or all emotions we might be storing.
The next morning I practiced at home and did another hip opening sequence. Coincidence. Or was it? Hmmm. That same day I was to find out if I moved to the second round of the Amazon Breakout Novel Contest. I did not, unfortunately. And I was pretty upset about it. More than I thought I’d be. Had myself a good old fashion cry and a full dose of “I’m quitting!” I was even go to put that in writing!
In the mean time, my ear popped! Thank God for miracles!! I could hear clearly again, but not just with my ears. In the middle of my pity party I heard a clearer voice. One that said, “stop your whining.” And just like that a calmness washed over me. I felt open and freer than I had in months! That rejection and the yoga poses were just what I needed to clear my inner channels and show me the path I always seem to be trying to walk in the dark.
My freer self found two more agents to query. I had a goal of 100 queries and those two put me at 98. I had been struggling to find more places to send my novel. Well, guess what? One of those agents asked to see the first half of the book! Of course, I sent it.
Who knows what the future holds, but because I am hearing more clearly than before I trust the journey.
Do you have an inner voice you listen to? Who do you trust most? How do you pursue your dreams?