This morning I started to walk out of hearing range of our main entrance, got a thought to stop, pause, and go check to see if the door was locked. My husband was outside tending to our horses and we occasionally forget to unlock the door when stepping outside for a quick chore.
I checked the door and sure enough, it was unlocked, so he could get back inside. Content, I set off to check the woodstove in another part of the house.
Moments later, I heard the dog bark, and hurried back to see what had alarmed her, knowing it was my husband, but wondering what the problem was. He was stuck at the inner door, which was locked, and I had not checked it.
I don't profess to be a psychic, or a telepath, but I do know that what we see in the outside world is a reflection of what we are thinking. I knew, intuitively, that I should check the door to make sure my husband could get back in the house easily. After all, we had both occasionally locked either each other or ourselves out; however, I checked the wrong door! Or maybe I didn't complete the process of "checking." Whichever it was, I know one thing - I knew I needed to look more closely at something, and I stopped the process too soon based on an assumption and a previous experience.
So what did I learn? That I am listening, and hearing, which is the good news. Now I just need to practice a little more to follow through completely to the correct focus, whether that is a more thorough listen, or a focus on the "right door."
Have a great day listening and focusing!