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Harnessing Your Inner Voice
Finding your inner voice
is about tapping into your personal power - finding your ability to
gauge what is the best answer to each question in your life. It is
about deeply having a clear vision of self at a soul level (versus
the conscious mind), and not being afraid to listen to and trust the
truth that voice shares with you.
Sometimes the message we
receive from our inner-voice isn’t the one we hope for. It could be
a call to give up what has become familiar or to take on new
challenges. It takes courage to follow your inner voice - courage to
surrender, to trust, to follow a new calling, and to make the hard
Listening to your inner voice with courage is
leadership in action. It embodies putting yourself and your values
first, creatively expressing your authentic self, and honoring what
you want out of life. When you take the time to learn who you really
are deep inside and honor that part of you, great things happen!
Each of us may ‘hear’ the call of our inner voice differently.
Here are some easy exercises to help you connect with yours. Begin
each exercise with a few deep breaths while in a quiet setting.
1. Use pen and paper. When a
thought or idea comes to you write it down. Don’t think about
grammar or spelling, just let it will flow out.
2. Talk to yourself. It may feel a little odd at first, but talking
to yourself can help you connect with your innermost needs.
Recording the conversationis a great way to revisit the entire
message, without the distraction of taking notes.
3. A picture is worth a thousand words. It you are visual in nature,
use it to your advantage. Sketch, draw, or paint without a conscious
Go with the flow and see where it takes you.
these exercises aren’t working for you, ask yourself simple
• What brings me joy?
• What would I
like to change?
• If I could do anything tomorrow, I would…
Questions such as these are great tools for jump-starting the
connection with your inner voice.
All of these techniques
will help tune you into to your inner voice, but the most important
avenue for accessing and harnessing it is by developing a practice
of connecting with your heart.
Why the heart? It is both a
cellular mass of muscle that keeps blood flowing, and an electrical
transmitter and receiver. Scientific studies have compared the
electrical activity (Cycles Per Second) between the brain and the
heart. The results are that the CPS of the brain averages 0-30 CPS,
and the CPS of the heart is at 250! Therefore, heart is a much more
powerful sender and receiver of energy and information than the
brain. The heart is also the only part of our body to be soul and
If this seems odd to you, take one of your
fingers and point to yourself. Where did you point? I’ve done this
exercise with hundreds of people and 99% of time they point to their
heart or chest area. Even your brain, which controls all of your
bodily functions, knows that self, the embodiment of who you really
are, resides in the heart!
Each of us is a unique creation
with special skills, knowledge, and purpose. Although it can be
helpful to seek answers outside of ourselves - when we rely on
other’s input we are receiving their perspective through their
unique lens. Information and wisdom tailored specially for you can
be sourced from your own heart and soul. I begin every healing
session and guided meditation by connecting clients to the inside of
themselves for that very reason.
Steps to try a heart
Focus on your heart.
Start with closing your eyes and quieting yourself. Breathe deeply
and slowly. Then bring your attention to the center of your heart -
your source of wisdom.
Use intention. Set an
intention for your meditation, as all follows intention. For
example, you could say, “I intend that I will receive information or
understanding that will be useful to me in my life right now.” Your
intention will set the direction of your heart meditation
Be patient. When I started my
practice of connecting with my inner voice through heart
meditations, it took sitting in meditative state many times before I
received any information or guidance. Consider the phrase ‘develop a
spiritual practice’. Like anything that requires practice, it isn’t
always easy or immediately gratifying, but with practice a
rewarding, inspiring, and enlightening experience is just around the
Make a commitment. Commit to the
practice of connecting with your heart and inner voice. Be
disciplined about maintaining it and amazing things will happen.
Soon you will be so hooked on your new heart meditation routine that
you couldn’t imagine ever giving it up.
Once you’ve connected
with your inner voice, and received a pearl of wisdom, you might
wonder what’s next? With continual practice, your inner voice will
become a stronger, guiding force in your life that will lead you to
your heart’s desire.
Contact Alice to learn how
she can help you master this topic - or transform other health,
emotion, and spiritual issues. Free consultations for all new
clients to learn how Alice's work is directly tailored to address
your areas of concern. Don't wait - step onto your Healing Path