Make Your Intentions Known
Use Your Blinker
Recently I attended a youth standards night where the dynamic speaker said, “When we teach our kids how to drive, we have one rule: ALWAYS USE YOUR BLINKER.”
When she said this, I chuckled to myself, remembering a joke I heard once.
If you ever think your job is useless, think of the turn signal installer in the BMW factory.
Before you begin to think I have something against BMW drivers or believe in stigmas, just know that I’m a BMW girl, and I testify that the electronic turn signal is super fun to use.
When you’re driving, why would it be important to use your turn signal? Driver’s Ed taught us that using your blinker is one of the primary ways to communicate your intentions to the drivers around you.
You Cannot Not Communicate
As human beings, you cannot not communicate. Your tone of voice, your attire, your posture, and your body language give cues to others of who you are. But there’s more: there is an energy radiating from your core that communicates right to others’ spirits who you are and what you desire.
Some people call it your aura, your energy, or your atmosphere.
If that statement makes you think I’m a crazy voodoo spiritualist, think of these circumstances:
- Can you tell when your spouse, roommate or your teen is in a bad mood when he or she walks in the door – even before they say a single word?
- Are there some people you’re inexplicably drawn to and admire without rhyme or reason?
- Have you ever had an uneasy feeling when you met someone who appeared to be completely friendly, but internal warning signs begin to flash when he approaches you?
How The Soul-To-Soul Communication Works
Each human born to the planet has a sense of right and wrong and the ability to know truth. This comes from the Light of Christ, which is given to all. (See also Moroni 7:18.) It’s also called intuition, a sixth sense, a gut feeling, discernment, a hunch, or an innate knowledge.
This ability to sense soul-to-soul things can be developed if you exercise it, or diminished to non-existence if you repeatedly ignore it.
What Are You Indicating to the World?
You decide what your aura or atmosphere is communicating to the world. You choose it, whether consciously or subconsciously.
The BMW driver who zips in and out of traffic is communicating something to the drivers all around. So much so, that there’s a stigma with BMW drivers! How much, then, would the world benefit from a driver, regardless of the car shape, size, or horsepower, who contientiously uses a turn signal to make her intentions known to the world?
Because sometimes when intentions are not communicated, or are misunderstood, it can result in catastrophe.
Perhaps you’re the kind of person who needs to make a conscientious effort to use a turn signal, like the BMW driver who brazenly changes lanes repeatedly at breakneck speed. Or maybe you’re a driver who leaves her blinker on absentmindedly, annoying and confusing other drivers. Maybe, though, you’re good with your own turn signal, but could pay attention to others’ signals better.
Make A Conscious Decision
Regardless of your current turn signal habits, each one of us has room to communicate and receive better. Can you carry more of a cheerful countenance? Do you need to become more shrewd in receiving others’ true intentions? Make a conscious decision to ask yourself today, “What am I communicating?” And “How can I alter what my soul speaks to communicate what I actually WANT to communicate?”
One way or another, friends, always use your blinker and make your intentions known.