If you’ve stumbled upon this article, it’s not by coincidence. You’re here because you’re at a time in your life where there’s a decision to make. Your mind is telling you to seek stability, and your intuition is telling you to take a leap of faith and have trust that it will all work out.
I’ve tested this theory again and again. I’ve tried following my heart many times. I’ve tried following my mind many times, just to see how things would play out. Every single time, I regretted following my mind.
Years of my life have been flushed down the drain due to the decision to follow my mind. Let’s face it. The mind never wins, for good reason. So if you’re in a situation where you’re at a crossroads in your life, it’s time to take a chance. It’s time to trust that things will work out, and here I’ll tell you why.
Why you always need to follow your heart
Let me tell you a little story.
When I was younger, my life sucked. I was on the brink of suicide as I just couldn’t handle the challenges that life was throwing at me. I was unfulfilled because I wasn’t even close to the life I wanted to live.
Long story short, I went through an awakening process which you can read about here.
I finally understood. I had a decision to make. I could continue living the same unfulfilling life, or I could take action and make a drastic change to my life.
It was scary, but the thought of it also excited me.
So I moved to Brazil with a backpack and spent a year backpacking South America by myself. During this trip, I fulfilled so many desires. The adventure, making great friends that I connected with, finally having a good dating life. I was living the good life, and once never thought it was possible.
Of course, it was scary. I could have stayed in Australia, gotten a solid career, and found comfort and stability, but it didn’t appeal to me. When I decided to travel the world by myself without any idea how, and not knowing if it would work, that’s I really saw how amazing life could be.
My heart told me to follow the path of experience
After returning to Australia, I felt like I had stepped back in life. Everyone was telling me that it was time to use my degree and ‘get a real job’, but that life didn’t appeal to me anymore.
Instead of following the beaten track, I followed my heart. I moved to Vietnam to teach English and pursue a nomadic lifestyle, traveling the world.
From Vietnam, I moved to Mexico and spent 8 months backpacking Central America. I had plans to move to Ecuador to work at a shamanic healing center, however, things got complicated due to the pandemic.
I soon found myself in a predicament where I couldn’t get back to Australia. I couldn’t get into Ecuador, and I was quickly running out of money. To make things more complicated my passports (dual citizenship) were both about to run out in a matter of weeks.
Again, I had a big decision to make. I could move to Mexico and work it out, perhaps teach English. This is something I would have loved to do, but I was concerned that I wouldn’t make much money.
Or, I could move to the US and spend a year there to make a lot of money, even though I really didn’t want to live in the US. But my mind was telling me that this was the logical decision. I was a big believer in following my heart, but I wanted to test the theory. How bad could it be?
Following my mind was the most difficult experience of my life
I moved to the US full of hope. I would make a ton of money, date a ton of women, have the lifestyle of a rockstar, and save enough cash to last me a good while.
From the first minute, everything went to shit. I struggled to get a job and find a place to stay. I was on the brink of homelessness. I couldn’t make solid friendships. Life was a drag without any ID and the struggles just got worse and worse.
The jobs I worked paid me peanuts. I had many problems even getting paid and was constantly taken advantage of while working jobs I didn’t want to work. I was living paycheck to paycheck and cutting costs everywhere I could to get by. This went on for a year, and I was exhausted.
My mental health took a huge hit. I managed to make it through after one too many dark nights of the soul. Looking back, life in the US definitely isn’t what I made it out to be. It has actually been a really lonely journey here.
On the flip side, it has brought out a lot of past trauma and forced me to do a lot of shadow work and healing.
My intuition told me not to follow my mind, and I decided to test that theory. This was my reward.
At the time of writing this, I leave for Ecuador in three days. This journey in the US has been one of the most challenging times of my life, and it gave me some really tough lessons. This is what happens when you follow your mind instead of following your heart.
So here’s some things I learned through my journey.
How to take a leap of faith
If you’re at a stage in your life where you feel a calling to do something but are afraid of it all going wrong, here’s some advice for you. First, read this article to understand that fear is your friend.
Below, we’re going to look at some reasons why you should take that leap of faith, and how you can tune into your higher calling to understand why you should.
Listen to your intuition
Your intuition is like a compass. If you follow it, it will always lead you to your highest calling. As long as you follow your intuition, things will ALWAYS work out in the end.
Your intuition comes from a deeper part of your consciousness. It’s a very powerful aspect of the divine feminine that you can connect with, and its purpose is to guide you. You just need to be calibrated with it, it will not let you down.
So make sure you’re always listening to that inner voice rather than the louder, logical mind – even if they’re pointing in different directions.
Understand that it CAN'T go wrong
As long as you have the growth mentality, realize that everything is an experience. An experience, whether you label it as good or bad, is an experience. It is there to serve your growth.
The painful experiences are bigger growth moments for you. Whenever I go through something really difficult and I’m feeling at my lowest, I think about how much I can learn from that moment.
With this mentality, you can’t lose, even if everything goes wrong. At the end of the day, your story is still going and you will get back on your feet. I’m not saying that you should anticipate things going wrong, but if you’re challenged, look at the opportunity within it.
Have faith in the universe
The universe is a benevolent force that’s trying to lead you to your highest calling. We tend to resist what’s happening when things get difficult. But resistance just creates more suffering.
When you stop holding onto YOUR version of what your life should be and accept the higher calling that the universe has for you, that’s when you’re going to find alignment.
What would your higher self do?
If you’re in a situation where you’re torn between worlds and not sure which path to take, take some time for yourself. Meditate, reflect, and listen to that inner voice. Give yourself an audience and you will be able to tap into your intuition.
Think about what your higher self would do in that situation. To do this, imagine the best possible version of yourself, who is the person you dream about being. What does he/she look like? What experiences have they had? What characteristics and qualities do they have?
Now imagine that your idealized version of yourself is in your position right now. What would they do? Visualize it, feel it, and model after it.
How do you know if you're on the right track?
When you’re on the right track, you find alignment with your soul nature. You know when you find alignment because everything starts working in your favor. Life suddenly gets REALLY good as your energy calibrates with your higher self. Like a puzzle, everything starts fitting together.
You enter flow state and you’ll know when you reach this state as your vibration goes through the roof. This is when you know that you’re on the right path in life.
If you’re afraid to take a leap of faith because you’re not sure if it’s the right decision, tap in. This is why I say that your intuition is the best guide, because you really need to listen to your heart.
If it feels right, just do it. The time is ALWAYS now. If the path feels aligned with your higher self and who you are supposed to become, take the leap of faith and you’ll see for yourself how right you were to do so.