Your Inner Wisdom – Program Yourself to Hear It
Your inner wisdom is your intuition. It’s that gut instinct that speaks to you.
When you hear it’s messages and understand it, sacred self-care becomes actionable and simple. You are drawn forward to allowing your best self to shine.
Self-care comes in so many ways. So how do you choose what you need most and when to do it?
Eating healthier. Exercising more. Getting a better night’s sleep. The list goes on. There can be numerous things you aspire to.
The struggle can be not only wanting to do these things, but also finding the time.
The best kind of self-care is understanding your own self and, then honoring that truth by having the courage to take the steps forward that allow you to shine brightly. It is in that connection to your own truth ~ that inner knowing, that leads you to know which self-care activity you need, when you need it, and how to create the time for it.
Your Inner Wisdom
You have intuition. Everyone does. It’s that inner wisdom. It is that built in GPS that gives you an answer quickly. Like a traditional GPS, you only need to know how to program it for it to give you the right direction. Along the journey, you must check in with it to make sure you are still clearly on the right path.
Understanding how to be in tune and clearly hear your intuition is a skill set that is learnable. Creating the space within and around you is the first step to programming your intuition, just like putting the address you want into your GPS.
How to Program Yourself to Hear Your Inner Wisdom for Greater Self Care
Clear your space for Clarity.
In order to hear and understand your intuition, you must have space available.
The space you live and work in is essential to hearing your own inner wisdom clearly and effectively. When your space is cluttered, it is full of distractions. Distractions that take your mind in a million and one different directions. Within this space of clutter and chaos, there is no room for your own mind to settle down.
When you’re distracted, it is difficult to focus on the task at hand ~ accessing your own inner wisdom.
Clearing the space and maintaining a clutter-free environment allows you not only to focus on the task at hand, but gives you the space to truly breathe. To breath deeply. This expansive breath affords the space internally to hear your intuition more clearly.
Energize Your Breathing
The air element is associated with your mental clarity so it is natural that breathing is the key to calming your mind.
Focusing on deep belly breaths allows energy to flow freely through your body. Breathing is vital to releasing any clouds of confusion that are covering up clear and supportive thinking.
Take a deep belly breath now. Focus on it.
When you do this, you can not think about anything else. When you exhale, imagine blowing away clouds of confusion and chaos. This is an easy step to begin to program yourself to hear your inner wisdom.
Program The Beat of Your Own Heart
Once you clear your space and energize your breathing, the next step to programming yourself to hear your inner wisdom is to be able to quickly sit still and listen. To do this, you must manage the beat of your own heart.
When your heartbeat is defined by stress and emotion, it does not serve you. It will beat fast and furiously. When you are anxious or stressed, your heart is used to support that, and will not allow you to hear your inner wisdom.
When your heartbeat is slow and steady, there is space for your GPS to function at full capacity. The good news is that programming your heart beat can be done easily!
Start by tapping the rhythm you feel in your heart. You can use your finger on a desk, on a steering wheel or the space bar of your computer.
Increase the pace of your tapping and see how it affects your energy. Slow it down. See how your energy flows so very differently.
Practice this exercise to program yourself to be in this slow space. This ease allows you to hear your inner wisdom.
When you are perplexed about the next best step to take for your own personal self-care, this is the best approach to get to a quick answer. Clear the clutter, breathe in deeply and program the rhythm of your heartbeat.
Once you learn this skill, it need not take long to sit into this space.
Commanding Your Inner Wisdom for Guidance
Once you are in this space, command your inner wisdom for guidance.
Many would suggest you “ask” for guidance. What I know about asking is that it puts you back into a place of being confused and unclear. Asking allows for your uncertainty to come forward. Asking means you still do not have the answer.
The answer is, always has been and always will be inside of you.
The answer is your inner GPS. It never turns off. It simply gets mis-programmed by our lack of attention and then, we are led in the wrong direction.
Now is the time to command your inner CPS to come forward.
Commanding it is a sign to the Universe that you are now ready and willing to hear and heed it’s messages. So stop asking for it’s guidance. You’ve programmed it. Now command it!
Listen to Your Wisdom & Take Action for Greater Self-Care
Instead of asking “what do I need to know?” or “What am I supposed to do?” rephrase it to say “What my inner wisdom wants me to know is….” or “The deepest truth is that it’s time to ….”
This rephrasing, in the space of clear space, mind and emotion, allows your inner wisdom to bolt forward. This works magically for any situation but is crucial to discovering what is best for our own sacred self-care.
For having your intuition support and guide your sacred self-care, a command like this works well:
“The next thing for me to do for my own personal and sacred self-care is ____”
Allow the answer to flow freely without filtering it with judgment. Do not second guess it.
Your answers may be just what you were ‘thinking’. They may surprise you. Your answers may even perplex you. Your inner wisdom may say “Journal” or “Go for a walk.” or ‘Schedule a retreat’ or, my personal favorite “Eat ice cream.”
Take the necessary step to abide by this inner wisdom. Do that. Don’t second guess it. Don’t make excuses. Take the first step to making it happen.
You will be amazed by the results!
By programming yourself to hear your inner wisdom more often and more clearly, you’ll be amazed at how much support will be given to you by the Universe to make it happen with great ease. Using this wisdom for your own sacred self-care is what allows you to live by your own truth and shine brighter than ever before.
Your Living Your Truth Soul~Play Activity:
Practice listening to your heartbeat. Tune In. Listen to it. Just sit with it. Don’t judge it. Don’t shift it. Just listen. See what it tells you.
Then, practice shifting it. A little at a time. You’ll be surprised how beginning this practice will set you up for great success!
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