FENSKE: Learn to be aware of your ‘inner guidance’
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“Inner guidance is constantly available. There’s never a time — never has been, never will be — when you can’t get inner assistance. For anything.”
— Pam Grout
How many times do you go to your inner guidance when you need an answer to something? If you are like most people, not very often if at all. We have been taught to rely on outside sources for our answers whether it is the internet, a book, a teacher, a guru or a friend. A lot of times we rely on our own rational, conscious mind for the answers, which is not, such a reliable source of information at times.
Why is the rational, conscious mind not so reliable? Because it is full of all sorts of information that can cause confusion and muddy up the process of discernment when trying to find an answer. It acts on the beliefs that we have carried around for most of our lives. Some of those beliefs serve us well and some do not. The rational, conscious mind relies on past information and interprets everything from that place.
On the other hand, when our conscious attention is placed on our inner guidance for answers, information is processed from the ever-present now. You can invoke your inner guidance at any time, 24/7 and it is available to help you with anything you present to it. It is that Divine energy that we all are and it loves to be of service to us. Our inner guidance is tapped into the field of potentiality where all things exist and where all questions are answered. This is the field of infinite possibilities.
Because we are not used to using this beautiful gift of inner guidance, we don’t pay attention to it. It is always guiding us whether we ask it to or not. Unfortunately, because we don’t pay attention, most of the guidance goes by the wayside — just another roadside attraction we are never aware of.
When we do become aware of our inner guidance and start paying attention to it, we can begin experimenting with the truth of it. We can ask it questions and sit back and wait for the answers to be revealed. It can be an immediate answer or it can take an hour, a day, a week. One thing for sure is the answer will come as long as we keep paying attention. The ways in which the answers can come vary, so we really have to be aware. They can come in a song, on a commercial, something a friend or stranger says, on a certain page in a book or in many other ways. Be on the lookout for your answer and you will receive it.
In her wonderful book, “E2,” Pam Grout lays out nine simple experiments that “prove reality is malleable, consciousness trumps matter, and you shape your life with your mind.” In the 5th experiment, “The Dear Abby Principle: Your Connection to the Field Provides Accurate and Unlimited Guidance” she talks about how powerful you inner guidance is and how easily accessible it is. The premise of this principle and experiment is stated in the quote at the beginning of this article.
My challenge to you this week is to conduct your own experiment about the power of your inner guidance. Set a timeframe of 48 hours for the process, knowing that it may not take that long. Think of a question that you have that has a yes or no answer.
An example might be: “Should I put an offer on that house that I have been looking at?” Another one might be: “Is it possible to really get immediate guidance if I ask a question?” Ask for a clear answer to your question within the 48-hour timeframe and then stay alert. I guarantee you will receive your answer if you pay attention.
Catherine Fenske is the owner of Live With Intention Coaching. She is spiritual counselor/teacher, certified life coach, Reiki master/teacher. Catherine can be reached at 970-640-6987 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.livewithintentioncoaching.com or her blog at http://fromblocked2bliss.wordpress.com.
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