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Trusting Your Inner Voice & Using It!
‘Harnessing Your Inner Voice’, I
shared how to go to your heart for wisdom and guidance. I hope those
ideas and exercises help you cultivate your inner voice – your
unique brand of wisdom. Now that you are receiving personal guidance
from your inner voice, what do you do with it? This follow-up
article will help you recognize the importance of trusting and
listening to the inner wisdom you glean.
It can be
difficult to act on the information from your inner voice. Why is it
hard to follow the voice of your heart - your authentic perspective?
One reason: The whole world lives primarily from their mind -
focusing on constant over analysis to assess which choice is good or
bad. When we courageously step out to follow our inner voice against
‘rational reasoning,’ opposition from friends and family is common,
because they view our choices from a place of logical assessment.
The decisions that our inner voice may guide us to are not always
the most logical.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in
2007, I received guidance from my inner voice to step outside of a
traditional medical path and to use my own practice of cellular
level healing to heal myself. Following this guidance, I
successfully overcame my challenging diagnosis. During my
self-healing many of my friends and family felt it was necessary to
continually tell me how I was wrong, going as far as planning an
intervention. Although well intentioned, they were pumping fear into
me on a regular basis.
It is hard to move ahead with inspired
plans when such strong opposition comes from loved ones. Just as it
takes practice to listen to your inner voice, it also takes practice
to trust that your received inner wisdom is the best choice at any
given moment. It is amazing how choices made using your innermost
guidance always seem to work out, even when they seem unlikely or
unconventional. My self-healing path with breast cancer was no
exception. My healing was successful and remains solid since 2007.
If you decide to follow your inner voice’s guidance, be prepared for
When stepping to the beat of your
inner drummer, opposition will also present itself from your own
habit way of being. This inner opposition originates from your ego
by manifesting as a fear, worry, or doubt. It is best to
courageously acknowledge that those fears exist and then move
forward in spite of them. With practice, this becomes easier to
accomplish, especially as you start to experience the positive
results from trusting and following your inner guidance. Not only
will it always work out, but the results are usually better than
what you have envisioned!
Try this process first with
non-critical decisions to experience the ease and perfection of
trusting your inner guidance. As you become accustomed to the
process and the gifts it yields, it is easier to apply to big life
decisions without fear. Each time it gets easier to accomplish and
not having fear around feels great!
Why is it
challenging to follow your inner voice, even when you have used this
process? What could be hindering the process?
answer is essentially 'a fear of the unknown’ - something that has
been hard wired into most of us. Let's face it, when you make a
decision based on inner wisdom, it feels like the unknown. It isn’t
the way you traditionally operate and it requires trust. It is
paramount to trust the process as it unfolds - being okay with not
knowing what is next. Once you become comfortable allowing the
process to unfold, comfortable with the unknown, the process has
room to rapidly manifest without fear intervening.
is present, it is impossible to fully trust and surrender to the
unknown. Although it might seem odd, it is common to be comfortable
operating from a place of fear. Whether it is the fear of not being
good enough, the fear of looking foolish, the fear of not being
successful, the fear of making the wrong choice, the fear of trying
something new, or the fear that I am making up what I receive – all
fears should be challenged, so authentic trust can exist within you.
We each have personal triggers to recognize and overcome as
we challenge the fear in our lives. Even for those well on their
spiritual journey, it can still creep in. My best advice is to get
out of your own way and not let fears, doubts, or worries interfere
with the course set by your innermost spiritual guidance.
your life appears unhappy or unfulfilled, and you find that it feels
safer to stay with how it is, there is likely a fear or worry behind
it. Experience the freedom and joy that comes with trusting the
guidance from your inner voice. Following that guidance will lead
you to the best choice possible for you, at this time in your life!
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
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