― Vernon Howard
Your stomach sinks when you realize that you don’t have enough money to pay this month’s rent. You went ahead and paid for a website that was geared towards doing what you saw others doing. You paid a lot thinking this was going to get you ahead in the game. But what you really needed to do was stop looking at everyone else and listen to your inner guidance.
Have you had moments like these? Moments when you just knew you should have listened to that still, small voice.
I know I have.
Even though something inside told me I’m not a coach, I went ahead and started out to be one. I’ve since turned back and now I’m following my inner guidance to be spiritual guide/healer/teacher and card reader.
The answers you seek always lie within you. You just need to listen.
Now I’m not saying that the answers to how to do the bookkeeping for your business are within you. You need to find a bookkeeper or business consultant for that. But you can turn within and let your inner guide point you to the right person.
Sometimes I let fear rule. My worry voice is so loud. It’s much louder than my guiding voice. That should be a clue right? But we’re so used to being blasted by messages in our noise and message polluted world that when we hear our worry voice shout, we pay attention.
There are times you need to heed the fear voice. Like when it shouts to stop dating that bum or you should run from that job with the toxic boss. But if you relax and let the fear subside, you’ll find the quiet voice is saying the same thing in a calmer way and probably has a next step for you.
The key is discernment.
Here are some ways to tune into that inner guidance.
Have a daily meditation practice.
The only way to hear what’s going on inside is to get quiet. Take a few minutes each day to sit in silence. If it seems like your monkey mind is just too loud to hear that still, small voice, then try using a mantra or say the names of the Divine. Eventually your mind will settle down.
Ask a question just before you go to sleep.
Much of what you need to know is within. Planting a question in your mind gives your subconscious something to do when it gets to dream mode. You’ll either dream an answer or wake with one.
Do morning pages.
Write without thinking. Take a notebook and set a timer and write for 10 minutes non-stop. This is another way to tap into that inner knowing. Julia Cameron calls them morning pages, but it has also been known as automatic writing. Some can channel entities this way, but I say use it to channel your higher self. You can tap into your great grandma if you want, but it may be more helpful to see what your higher self has to say.
It’s the soft, inner guidance when:
it feels right.
there is no fear. Well, sometimes there is some nervousness when your destiny is big.
you get all tingly inside.
It’s the fear voice when:
you feel the fear.
you get a knot in your gut.
It’s not too difficult to stop listening to those outside voices and your worry voice and tune into your higher wisdom. When you start doing this on a regular basis, you’ll find more and more you act and speak from your authentic self. This is when good things start happening in your life. This is the beginning of mastering your mind so you can manifest your destiny.