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What is Alignment? 'The Answer Within' Author Erin Newman Explains

From episode: Author Erin Newman - The Answer Within: How to Access Your Spirit Guides

Welcome back. If you're just joining me, I'm talking with author Erin Newman from a lot of what we're talking about is from her book The Answer Within How to Access Your Spirit Guides for Alignment and Abundance. So before the break, we're talking about your your octopus tapping me, telling me she wants to meet with you, I guess. That's what I got when I was on the break. So she's like, tell her she wants to she wants to meet with you. So I guess you need to reconnect. Yeah. Yeah, I love that. So I want to talk about alignment because you talk about alignment and a lot of people don't know what that means. Like, what does that mean? What do you mean when you you tell us about, you know, discovering, you know, what our soul path is and our sacred path and we have to be in alignment? What do you mean by that? Yeah, I think it could mean many things. The way I speak about it is that.

Our sole purpose here on Earth is to learn and grow. Right. And so I think a lot of times we get tripped up in the idea that we have to have this one defined full purpose and when we know it, then everything is going to sort of, you know, rainbows are going to fly out of your butt and everything is going to make sense. And yeah. And so instead, I like to think of it as this is my soul path. Right. And I'm just I'm just stepping more and more along my own whole path. And the alignment for me, the best way to describe it is when you when you feel like you're out of it, right?

When you feel like you're not you're not walking that soul path, you're not doing the things that are really lighting up your soul. And it could be, you know, it could be small or it could be huge. Right. And and I think when people hear these concepts, they think, OK, that means I need to go quit the day job tomorrow and go find my alignment and go back onto my whole path or maybe find it for the first time ever. But I think there's always a middle ground. I think there's always some smaller baby steps that you can take towards that alignment right now versus, you know, having to quit the day job. Right. But maybe there's things you can do even within that day job that are that are more in alignment for you. You know, I'm not going to do these kind of things anymore because I hate them. And maybe, you know, maybe I find a way to delegate them or maybe I find a way for somebody else on my team to do them, whatever. But here's the other thing I really, really love doing. Can I do more of that? You know, can I bring more value through those things? So, yeah, alignment, again, I feel like it's easiest to define it when you're out of it.

You know, when you're feeling that that nagging sense of like, God, there's more I'm supposed to be doing here. And it does not look like this. Right. It doesn't look like the thing that that that I have been doing, maybe. And I'm not even you know, that's even true for entrepreneurs. Right. We get to these spaces. Yeah, we get to these spaces in our business where we're like, that message no longer feels aligned for me. It doesn't it doesn't light me up to keep talking about this anymore. It doesn't light me up to keep offering, you know, like for you, maybe Melisa, it's like, I don't want to do another workshop. Right. Yeah. You know, yeah. And I feel like, too, for me, like about about, you know, like where my soul path is, like I feel like when I'm in alignment with my soul path, things come flow easy.

It's like, you know, if you've ever tried to make something work and like in your mind, you think, well, it has to work because it's a good thing and it'll look like this and it'll be like this. And no matter what you do, it's like trying to jam, you know, a round peg in a square hole or square peg in a round hole, however you say it. And you're like trying to force it and it's not working. And I'm like, that's a good indicator that this isn't in alignment with what I'm supposed to be doing. Right. But when I am, things just flow so easy. They just come, there's no forcing it, you know, it's just like allowing it, which is a big difference.

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