Hot and Cold signals

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Hot and cold thermometersThe title of this article refers to a game in which temperatures provide guidance for the searcher to locate a particular item or to guess an answer to a query. This concept can also help us pursue appropriate paths on our life journey.

That concept is spotlighted in Dr. Bernie S. Siegel’s commentary provided below, word for word from his book, 365 Prescriptions for the Soul.

Hot or Cold

I learned that nothing is impossible when we follow our inner guidance, even when the direction may threaten us by reversing our usual logic. – Gerald Jampolsky

When children play a game in which they have to find a hidden item or treasure, they are guided by the words hot and cold. If they are getting closer to the item they say you are getting warmer, and when very near, you are hot. The opposite is true if they head off in the wrong direction; then they are getting colder.

Many people wish life presented us with a guide to call out “hot” or “cold” as we try to find our way through the obstacles life presents us. I think that life does give us this kind of guidance, but most often we refuse to listen to the advice.

You know when things warm your heart and tell you go to in a particular direction. Yes, you can overdo the passion and get over-heated, but that is a signal that you need to step back from the fire.

When you are feeling a chilly response from another person, it is a signal that you should not pursue this direction. If you push it, you will experience and suffer the consequences of the exposure – frostbite.

Soulution of the Day

Pay attention to hot and cold signals and use your temperature to guide you through life.


One thought on “Hot and Cold signals

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    August 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Great advice, Irene! Unfortunately, when you work in an office where temperatures remain sub-zero…it’s difficult to feel those “hot” signals.


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