Heart of the Soul

Heart of the Soul

How to Hear Your Soul

posted by Jodi Chapman

Soul Whisper - Jodi ChapmanI haven’t always listened to my soul. In fact, I never spent much time thinking about my soul at all. It’s true that, like all of us, I would hear inner whispers – asking me to embrace something or leap toward something – but I would ignore them. I would shush this voice and let it know that I didn’t have time for such frivolous notions and urges. And I would get back to living my structured, safe, passionless life.

As the years went on, the whispers became louder and the urgency became clearer. It was becoming next to impossible not to pay attention to this inner voice – it was becoming next to impossible not to listen.

I wonder if you can relate. I know that we all hear these voices, and I know that many of us ignore them. And I have a feeling that when we do that, the voices just get louder and louder until eventually we have to stop what we’re doing and pay attention to them.

We can be pretty stubborn, can’t we? But so can our soul.

Because that’s what these whispers are: our soul speaking to us. Our wise soul helping us see where we’ve gotten off course. Our loving soul asking us to honor what it is we came here on Earth to do.

Our soul knows how important we are and how important our calling is. And our soul wants to make sure that we follow through with our mission: to spread love in whatever way we are best able to. Because that’s why I believe we are all here – to light the world in our own unique way.

Some of us will be in the spotlight and others will be behind the scenes. Each are equally important and each has a direct impact on every life they touch.

When my soul’s whisper became a full-on shout, I started to listen and take action on what it was saying to me. I began to change how I lived my life – saying yes and moving forward and sharing love and helping others. I started letting my soul drive the car of my life, and in doing so, my entire life opened up both dramatically and positively.

If you’ve also been pushing aside your soul’s whispers, please know that this voice is there to help guide you toward your best life. And life flows much more easily when we step aside and let this higher part of ourselves drive.

Here are 5 ways to help you hear your soul: 

  1. Slow down. Our soul usually speaks to us softly – in whispers and intuitive nudges. In order to hear and sense our soul, we must be still.
  2. Be present. Our soul communicates with us in the present moment. The more we can bring ourselves to this moment through deep breathing, consciousness, and meditation, the easier it will be to hear our soul speak.
  3. Journal. Get to know your soul through writing. Start a journal that is solely to communicate with this wise inner voice and see what comes out. Ask it questions and write the answers without censoring or changing them. Stay open to the possibility.
  4. Love. Our soul’s language is love. So when we open our hearts to love, we also open our hearts to our soul.
  5. Raise your vibration. When we’re in line with the universe, our higher power, our angels, and love, we can’t help but connect with our soul. A daily gratitude practice is a wonderful way to raise your vibration and be able to hear your soul’s messages.

 

Our soul is that part of us who is so wise and so connected to everything in our universe. When we pay attention to its wisdom, we allow our lives to expand in such beautiful ways. 

If you are already listening to your soul, I would love to hear in the comments about how your life has opened up because of it. If you would like to begin to better hear your soul, the suggestions above are a wonderful way to start. Please come back and share your experiences with it!

Happy soul connecting!

Hugs,

Jodi

 

about jodi
Jodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and a soulful community builder. She lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes. She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives. She would love to connect with you!

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The Common Thread that Ties Us Together

posted by Jodi Chapman

Love - Jodi ChapmanOver the past couple of years, through my own inner growth and through connecting with many others, I’ve come to realize that there’s one common thread that ties us together:

Love.

That’s it. Everything comes back to this. It seems so simple, doesn’t it?

And it is. If we choose for it to be.

Because here’s the thing: in order to bring love into our life, we have to (absolutely have to) choose to open our hearts. We have to consciously decide to let our past hurts remain in the past and not move into our present and future. We have to let go of any blocks and barriers that may be keeping us from fully experiencing love here in this moment. We have to begin to look at life through a lens of love and kindness rather than a lens of fear and anger.

We have to.

Love is always all around us. Love is always available to all of us. 

But only if we let it in. If we choose to open up to it. If we choose to embrace it rather than push it away. 

I spent many years closing my heart to love. Even while I was in relationships, I wouldn’t allow myself to fully trust or fully love. I was afraid that I would get hurt. I was afraid that my heart would break and would never be able to be put together again. So I continued to love a little but not fully. I mastered putting one foot in but not two. I learned how to crack open the door to my heart but not open it all the way.

Rather than keeping me from getting hurt, living in this closed-off way caused me to feel so alone. I was trying to protect myself and ended up hurting deeply by creating a barrier between myself and everyone else. No one could penetrate this wall that I had put up. I had created a life that made me feel absolutely miserable – no love could get in.

When I met my husband, I immediately felt my walls begin to crumble. I knew that I had met my match in every way, and I could feel the goodness pouring out of his soul. I loved how I felt when I was with him. I loved feeling loved by him, and I loved loving him. For the first time in my life, I chose to open my heart completely to someone else. I chose to embrace this love rather than hide from it. And it was the best choice that I have ever made. That was almost 12 years ago, and almost every minute of every day since we met has been spent together – loving each other.

Our love is a miracle in my life – it has helped heal every part of my soul. And it didn’t just stop with us. Our love helped me expand who I was able to love and how much I would be able to give to them. It opened my heart so much that I now feel an infinite supply of love coming into me and moving through me at all times. I am able to offer this love to thousands of amazing souls on a daily basis, which I never could have done when I had kept my heart closed off to love.

Love is so powerful. Love not only changes lives – love is life. 

And wouldn’t we all choose to feel alive if given the choice?

I definitely would. And I have a feeling that you would, too.

If you’re ready to embrace your life and let love in, I invite you to make a decision to open up to love. Declare it for yourself right here in this moment. Allow it to come into your heart. Allow it to flow out. Allow yourself to see it as the miracle that it is – to let it wash over you and heal your soul. Allow it to soak up all of the hurt and the anger and the pain and the sadness inside of you.

I would love for each of us to walk through life knowing just how loved we are – by our friends and our family and our higher power and our angels and our loved ones who have passed before us and our pets and each and every single person on the planet. And I would love for us to allow ourselves to love others fully and completely. To trust that there is an infinite supply of love. To trust that the more love we give and the more we receive, the more love there is to give and receive. To remember that at our core, we are each connected by this same thread of love.

When Lenny Kravitz said that we’ve got to let love rule, he definitely was onto something. I’m taking his advice and would love for you to join me.

Hugs,

Jodi

 

about jodi
Jodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and a soulful community builder. She lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes. She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives. She would love to connect with you!

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A Heartfelt Invitation

posted by Jodi Chapman

Beautiful Soul - Jodi ChapmanWelcome to my new blog, Heart of the Soul! I’m Jodi Chapman, and I’m so excited to join the Beliefnet family.

I wanted to start by sharing my intention for this blog and then extend an invitation to you.

I believe that we all are made from love and that we all have a beautiful soul at our core – a part of us that is heart-centered and wise and connected to everything in the universe.

And oftentimes, that all-knowing and all-loving part of us gets covered up by all of the urgencies of life – all of the have tos and should dos. This beautiful part of us gets forgotten due to all of the pain that we have suffered and all of the disappointment that we have experienced throughout our life. Sometimes we have gotten so far away from our essence that we can feel completely disconnected from ourselves and also from our life.

This is definitely how I felt not that long ago. I felt like I was walking through my life on autopilot. I didn’t feel connected to anything, especially not my soul or the universe. I was just trying to get through each day – and sometimes even that was a struggle.

Three years ago, I received a helping hand. Someone reached out and helped me see that everything was going to be okay. He helped me realize that I was a beautiful part of a much bigger, absolutely loving whole. He helped me realize that it was safe to open my heart and let love in. He helped me see that I could trust myself, others, and the universe. He helped pull me out of the disconnect and into the light.

And that’s what I want to offer to you through this column: a helping hand.

I would love to offer inspiration and guidance and support and love. I would love to offer you an invitation to join me in the light. To know that you are so worthy of living a life that you are excited about, that feeds you, that you feel is a directly reflection of who you are – at the soul level.

I would love to walk this journey together. I would be honored.

We’re so powerful on our own, but we’re even more powerful when we come together. 

I hope this blog becomes a space of healing and love for you. I hope it helps you reconnect with your beautiful soul. I hope that it helps you see just how amazing you truly are.

I look forward to sharing and growing together.

Hugs,

Jodi

 

about jodi
Jodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and a soulful community builder. She lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes. She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives. She would love to connect with you!

Website   ♥   Facebook   ♥   Free Ebook

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