Do You Have the Courage? – by Linda Lang

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Do you have the courage to open your heart?  Do you have the courage to listen?

Minds are busy these days, reminiscing about the past, thinking about the future, the to-do lists, the wants and desires, the should’s and should not’s.

There’s barely a moment of silence to simply be.

And quietly listen…  to the still, small voice within.

It takes courage to hear that voice, and even more courage to truly listen.  But its wisdom, though gentle, is hard to ignore once you’ve heard its whispers.

If there are things in your life that are in misalignment, the heart will tell you.  The mind can make up stories of its own – justifications, logistics and hypotheses.

But the heart will tell you when a shift needs to come.  Quietly at first and if not heeded, it has the power to shake up your world like an earthquake. With aftershocks of telling yourself, “If I only listened…”

It takes courage to listen because that inner voice might prompt major change.

Change of direction, of priorities, of career or relationships.  Nothing is off limits to the guidance of the heart.  It can push you relentlessly, until it’s too hard to ignore.

But it can also guide you and light the way before things go way off stray, it can take you in the direction of joy and fulfillment.

They say the heart speaks the wisdom of the soul.


I think that is possible.

But the heart can also hold wounds and pain, unresolved emotions, memories and hurts. These wounds are different than the promptings of the soul. Sometimes it takes a level of clarity and discernment to tell the difference.

There is an inherent peacefulness, a knowingness, that comes with the wisdom of the heart. It is a quality that feeds the soul and nurtures the spirit.  And then, once you’ve heard it, the choice is yours.

Will you continue to listen?  Will you muster the courage to act on its guidance? To trust?

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About author

This article was written by Linda Lang

Hi. My name is Linda. I'm an energy healer, a teacher and a writer. I have been consciously on my spiritual path for over 30 years, catapulted by a health crisis that demanded I look outside the box to find my healing. On my journey I have been blessed with many spiritual experiences. I feel very supported by the universe as life weaves to create growth and fulfill my quest to more fully know myself. I am drawn to the spiritual aspects of life, to live with joy and connection, while helping others to live more of their authentic selves. I especially love to help people expand their perception of what is possible so we can all realize more wellness, transformation, freedom and peace. I offer healing work, intuitive energy work, shamanic journeys and workshops. I have studied hypnotherapy, Huna shamanism, NLP, Reiki, and a wide assortment of energy psychology techniques. I love love love shamanic journeys, guidance & channelled wisdom and meditation. I have great respect for crystals, vibrational essences, essential oils, and natural remedies. I am a Writer and an Artist, and I am happy to share my experiences and support with you each month through The Magic Happens. Visit me at, on Facebook at, or send me an email at


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