EXPLORATION: Tap into Your Inner Guidance

Did you know that you have an internal Guidance System that is like a GPS for your life?   It’s there and it’s always available, but you must learn to crank up the volume and trust the guidance you receive.

Unlike the navigation system [or SatNav, as our friends in other countries call it] in your car, your internal GPS really DOES know the best route for you to take through your life.  This is the guidance that keeps you on track for living your Soul Purpose.  It’s important to learn how to turn this guidance system on.

The first step to tapping into your inner guidance is to take a deep breath and bring your attention to your inside being, your inner self.  When you focus on deep breathing you energize your inner being and begin to disconnect from the outer turbulence we call ‘life.’

After a few deep breaths, bring your awareness to your heart area so that you are connecting at a deeper level than at your conscious mind, which will only distract you with ‘what ifs’ and ‘how abouts.’   Your goal here is to get to the guidance that is connected to your higher self so that you can ‘see’ the road ahead of you without worrying about the distractions around you.

Now ask your question.  If you feel the answer in a feeling or a sound or a vision, then just stay with that until you understand the message.  Sometimes the answer comes as a soft voice speaking in a way that you can understand.  Sometimes it is a symbol that you can interpret by examining it further.  Sometimes the message is very clear and sometimes it is subtler.  But there is always a message, for even if you don’t experience a message, the answer might be ‘Pause’ or ‘Wait.’

You’ll know you’ve reached guidance that comes from a higher vibration than your ego if the message is neutral, that is, devoid of emotion or judgment or ‘should.’  Guidance that starts with ‘You shouldn’t have…’ or ‘What were you thinking of…’ is from the ego and not your highest self, so keep seeking a deeper connection if you start to feel yourself judged in any way.

It usually takes some practice to be clear about the inner guidance you are receiving.  I’ve worked with some clients who, over time, learn to catch themselves in that self-judgment so that they can avoid the trap of beating themselves up for mistakes.  There are no mistakes, only LESSONS.  If you keep repeating an action and getting the same results, then you are stuck in the same lesson.  Look around for what you are to learn.  When the time is right, you will get it!

We once drove a rental car in California from the Napa Valley to Big Sur and decided that we wanted to take the Golden Gate Bridge instead of the freeway on the other side of the water, which is the route our GPS [affectionately called ‘Nuvi’ after the model name] preferred that we take.  Can you hear that voice saying ‘Recalculating’ every time we ignored Nuvi’s advice?  After about 5 ‘Recalculatings,’ and I’m certain I heard her voice getting more and more disgusted, Nuvi finally said, ‘There IS a better route available!’ [Emphasis Nuvi’s!]

Our inner guidance never gets that judgmental!  We just keep plodding along and our inner guidance system quietly ‘Recalculates’ to keep bringing our lessons to us.

Take some time this week to practice tapping into your own inner guidance system.  There is a lot of good information available there about the road ahead.  And there are lots of tools that you can learn for additional ways to tap in.  Stay tuned for that information!

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