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Hearing your Inner Voice

on May 20, 2011

This voice has been called many things over the years – The voice of God, Voice of Love, Inner Voice, Inner Consciousness, Angels, Spirits, God, The voice within and many more.  What it is not is ego, the devil, or evil.  The trick is being able to discern between the two voices, since we all have both.

The first and most obvious is the loud, eager, sometimes obnoxious voice of ego.  It is the one that is easiest to hear and it is the one that gets us into trouble.  The voice of God or your Inner Voice is soft and deliberate; it often comes first, but is quickly quelled by the ego voice.  I need to clarify here that neither is good or bad, however the Inner Voice has your best interest at heart, while the ego is often out for itself and cares not what happens.

The inner voice is consistent and caring.  It never suggests something that is harmful, although risk is a part of life.  You will often feel pain and this is a guide also.  It helps you find your way.  Learning when to press onward and when to take a break only comes from experience, so be aware and get out there!

The inner voice is also best heard in silence so if you are blaring loud music or always talking then hearing is difficult.  Take time every day to be quiet, meditate, and be alone.  It does not have to be a long time, even a few seconds can be enough.  A ten second break during a heated discussion, argument or crisis is invaluable.  Simply stop talking, relax, take a deep breath, notice how you feel and remind yourself that all is well.

Meditation is a daily exercise that may be more important to your health than physical exercise, although both are recommended.  The body was meant to move so get out and be active, but if you are unable to, then find other ways to be active such as isometrics.  Here again be inquisitive and listen carefully to your Inner Voice.

A quiet mind is one that has been disciplined and cultivated like a garden.   With practice and intentional thought learned through meditation or other activity hearing the Inner Voice becomes automatic.  Other activities that cultivate a disciplined mind are sports, martial arts, and creative arts.

Remember that doubt is a natural human condition and if you have no fears then you should pause and question reality.  Learning to hear your Inner Voice is a matter of practice and trial and error.  When you are conscious of your thoughts and the experiences they bring then discernment becomes easy.  What is working for you?  Even if it has worked in the past does not mean it will continue to work, constantly question reality, while listening to your Inner Voice.

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity

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