Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Following Your Inner Guidance & Becoming Your Higher Self

We all have heard about our intuition or inner guidance. Some call it your soul, or higher being or inner being or higher self or even our sixth sense. All of these terms can be used interchangeably because for me, they all mean the same thing: the divine super intelligence that is the bigger part of us, the non physical part of us that is always connected to divine, supreme, higher, God Source energy. It is who we really are. That inner voice, the intuition; that is the God in YOU. You always have access to that. We can’t ask for better inner guidance than that!

We all have that constant, steady, always ready connection to divine God Source intelligence. You are not the lone human on the planet without this guidance. And people, please, God did not stop talking when the Ten Commandments were handed down to Moses. God still speaks through us, through the voice and guidance of our inner being. How cool is that?

It is important to learn to hear and trust that inner guidance. Your higher self always feels good. Being your higher self and listening to your inner guidance is connecting with who you really are; that thin, healthy, happy person who allows themselves to receive all the good that is theirs by divine birthright. YOU know you are worthy and deserving of all that YOU desire when you are connected with the HIGHER YOU.

Using your inner guidance and intuition is essential for a balanced, joyful life. Most importantly, you use your inner guidance to find your inspiration, what turns you on, what makes you go Oh Yeah, Baby!

Use your inner guidance to find what inspires you, your true journey or what I like to call my Divine Path. I know that when I follow the divine signs and messages that come to me, when I follow my inspiration, things easily flow into place. Connections, people, places things come to me that I never could have imagined. That’s when I know I am aligned with who I really am.

When you feel good, you are seeing things through the perspective of your higher self. When you are connected with your Higher YOU is when inspired ideas and magical messages and divine signs come easily and frequently. To be inspired is to be “in-spirit”. When we feel inspired, we are connected to God Source, and from that place we can create anything, including our desired weight.

It’s time to connect yourself with your body by listening to your inner guidance that knows what your body wants and needs. Your body will talk to you in various ways and direct you.

That’s how I knew I was totally aligned with losing weight this time. The journey was easy for me because I had used my inner guidance to show me the way to the best things to eat, how to exercise, and the best thoughts and feelings for quick and easy weight loss.

For instance, when I began my weight loss journey, I was called to order and drink Japanese Green tea. Not the Lipton variety, mind you, but the real stuff from Japan. And it wasn’t just the constant spam about weight loss with green tea that I kept receiving. I just KNEW it was for me. I felt like my body was calling for it. Every time I saw something about Japanese green tea, I felt something resonate within me. Of course, it turned out to be the closest thing to a magic pill outside myself that I could have found. It worked and still works amazingly for me. And I found it by using my intuition, what felt really good to me, not just by reading studies and believing other people’s stories of success.

Here’s another thing I discovered when I really listened to my body and inner guidance. Six smaller meals, instead of three bigger ones, really worked for me. I was never hungry, it was easier and this kept my metabolism up too. Where did 3 meals per day rule start anyway? Who made that rule anyway? Yes, it is the society norm but does this work for everyone? It doesn’t work for me and I no longer eat that way.

It is good to have your own beliefs; you take in all kinds of information from well meaning friends, the internet and books and gleen what feels good and resonates with you. But also don’t get stuck in your beliefs, keep exploring and expanding for what feels good to you. You are unique and the exact combination of foods, supplements and exercise is also uniquely yours. You are looking for the choices that feel good to you, what resonates with you, what makes you feel good.

Don’t let people convince you that something is good for you and you have to try it because it works for them or they think you should do it. Just because something works for one person, it might not work for another. If you have doubts, there is a reason… don’t let others influence you to do something you don’t feel good about. FEEL your way through, listen to your inner guidance and you will be led down the divine path for you! However, if it feels good, do it because often our guidance comes through others. As you listen to your feelings, your guidance, your heart, you will know when it is meant JUST FOR YOU!

"Following another's path leads to who they are, not to who you are." Harry Palmer

Use your own inner guidance on ideas and concepts presented to you. Your guidance is there to lead you on your Path in a divinely guided way, to make it easy and flowing for you. You will just know what resonates with you and will work best for you. Trust it. Go with it. YOU know what is best for you!

If you don’t already feel you have a strong connection with your inner guidance, well you do! You just don’t realize it yet. We ALL have that connection; it is just different for each person.

The easiest way to follow your inner guidance is to allow your emotions be your guide. If you don’t feel good, you are not feeling or thinking about the situation from the perspective of your higher self. In other words, if we feel bad about how we look and get upset and feel like a failure, we are not looking at the situation through the eyes of Source. That’s why we feel bad! Your higher self sees you as perfect the way you are, and when you don’t see you that way, you feel bad.

Many people meditate to connect more profoundly with their inner being. Some find that guidance can flow out through them by writing or typing in a meditative state, others just ask and hear the answer come into their mind or they are shown in a short time the answer to their question by divine signs and messages. You do not need to sit in the lotus position for hours every day. A short 15 minutes done consistently each day is all you need to start connecting on a deeper level.

Edgar Cayce promoted 'creative writing.' He described this as sitting quietly and in a reflective state, even a spiritually attuned state, and then letting thoughts and ideas flow to you, writing them down as they come. Don’t think of these as being for others or for publication. The guidance is for you; it is communication from your higher self, even from God, to your outer self.

That voice you hear when you ask yourself a question, usually the first answer you get, but not always, is your inner/higher guidance. The voice that doubts and says you can’t do it, or it’s not possible or that you do not deserve it is NOT your inner guidance, but the B.S. (belief systems) you have built up over the years. The idea is to allow the voice of your inner guidance overrule and conquer your negative, limiting belief systems.

I asked my friend David how he would tell the average person how to connect to their inner being. He answered the following:

“I would start by saying hi to my inner being. Hello! Inner Being! In other words, I would acknowledge the presence of my inner being and I would affirm or intend to want to become a part of my inner being more intimately on a daily basis.

So whenever I give thought to the fact that I have a much larger part of me on the inside in the unseen world I become more and more a part of that person and I then open myself up to all the benefits of aligning myself with my inner self or my God self or my Source self.

Now if a person is filled with too many outer thoughts to hear their inner being at first, I would consider some quiet time meditation to still the outer voices filling the brain. When all the mind chatter is quieted, one will really be tapping more into their inner being like never before.”

How you communicate with your inner being and receiving divine guidance is very personal to you. And how your higher self communicates with you is also very unique. Some people feel that their inner being is a female, some a male, some a “group”. Some see visions, some hear their guidance like a voice, and for some it is strong urges… or all of them. There is no “right” way to connect and communicate with your higher being. The important thing is to do it, trust it and listen to it.  The more you connect, the more you will easily flow down the river of life!

(adapted from Becoming Thin & The Law of Attraction e-book, available at