Your inner voice is your spiritual guide reminding you, constantly, to stay the course. It speaks the truth. Are you listening? Tara Correll
What is our Inner Voice?
In the stillness of things, you may have felt it. That nagging feeling in the back of your sub-conscious or in that tight feeling in your chest when something just doesn't feel right. How many times have you "known" something about someone or a situation, but chose to ignore it only to have your suspicions confirmed? You may look outside yourself for an explanation, thinking that accessing your inner wisdom causes mistrust, fear, and doubt. Especially when there is no concrete evidence to back it up.
All your life you've had an inner voice offering direction, gently and sometimes urgently. Sometimes you listened and other times you brushed it aside and thought nothing of it. It’s not necessarily a literal voice you hear but a sense or a feeling. It can be a hunch or fleeting feeling, even an image, or impression.
You don’t have to be an intuitive person to encounter this—you are constantly taking in impressions throughout the day with your finely tuned senses and processing them. The shift starts when you actually begin to pay attention to the impressions and your responses to them.
None the less, you were gifted with this inner sense of “keen awareness” and by building a relationship of trust with your voice, it can actually lead to an empowered life filled with an aspiring outcome.
When first starting to be more attentive to your inner voice, more than likely it won’t even come through quite as clear at first. If you compare it to an old penny that has dulled over time but with some elbow grease the dullness can be repolished, revealing the brightness of the copper beneath that has always been there.
Just because you don’t feel those “aha moments” doesn’t mean they are not present. With some work, your preception can be tuned in, making it easier to hear and feel when your inner voice is communicating.
Once you start paying attention, you will slowly begin to hear the different voices or “hounds” within you, and the choice will become yours as to which one you respond to. How is it that we know in our bones the best course of action for ourselves, yet we take another path? And how often does it come back to bite us? We even have a phrase for it – against our better judgment.
As you all know, the pull of the “noise” can be very strong. So strong that we don’t give it any consideration to stop, pause and think about what is the better choice or the right choice. You blindly make the choice, over-riding that inner voice, your conscience, and have that serving of high fat, a high caloric favourite food. It's full steam ahead. And before you know it, it's become a second serving and then a third.
Then the guilt sets in and you start coming up with what you consider logical reasoning (let's call it what is; excuses for your actions. You were swayed by intense emotions ignoring the gentle tap on the shoulder that was showing the way. If only you'd listened to that still small voice.
How difficult can it be when your job is simply to listen, and in the listening, you will be given all the guidance you need to do exactly the right thing. We need to get out of our own way and allow the still, small voice to be heard.
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