Not so many years back I was one of those regular sort of people who thought life was all about working hard, earning rewards by struggling and striving and that it was my mind that would carry me over that far-distant finish line of success.
So much has changed.
Here’s a quick summary spanning twelve years:
- Career confusion
- Emotional overwhelm
- Loss of self
- Marriage strain
- The discoveries of art, meditation, kinesiology, yoga, my heart and my intuitive gifts…..
I now live my life from my inner guidance. My mind plays a pretty important role too but it comes a very comfortable second place to my heart.
You see, the mind actually doesn’t want to be in control, it’s quite happy to play second fiddle.
It’s just that we’re raised in these western cultures of ours to identify with what we know; our academic and work achievements and book learning rather than what we feel.
You know, in your gut, your instincts, your heart.
So what I understand now is that although when my mind was playing at being in the driver’s seat, I made some decisions that weren’t so great, it wasn’t all bad, because there were still moments when gut feeling took over and I listened to that quiet inner voice. It’s just that I mostly didn’t know that’s what I’d done and I gave my mind the power of thinking it was all knowing and all clever.
Definitely not so.
Since learning to follow my inner guidance and live more from my heart than my mind, my whole life has changed. I won’t go into it all here, you can read more here. I’ll just say I feel happy being me and I’m surrounded by more people than ever before who ‘get’ me, love me and who I love back. Yay!
So here’s how you make a start with this inner guidance caper:
Three Tips for Tuning Into Your Inner Guidance
- Make space for your inner voice to speak to you – Your inner guidance comes mostly via life happening quite organically around you everyday. And when you make time each day to sit in meditation, you increase your chances of being available to receive the messages from within your heart, both in that moment of stillness and in the wonderful synchronicities and coincidences life presents.
- Ask for help – Play with the idea that you can ask for guidance on just about anything. From everyday things like what to eat for breakfast, what colour shirt to buy and whether to make a phone call to someone in particular, to the big ticket items like your life purpose, career direction and relationship quandaries. So in those still moments, ask within and then listen and feel into your heart to start receiving the guidance you seek.
- Pay attention to what you see, hear and sense in every moment – Much of what we experience in daily life is there for us to absorb as guidance, feedback and learning. I’m not saying every situation you find yourself in is all about you and nobody else, I’m just suggesting to not discount that overheard conversation that draws your attention or that chance meeting with a friend from years back as happenings of no significance. When we allow our heart to guide us into the feelings and deeper messages in each moment, we attract our desires much faster and gentler.