Turn her up! If you’ve got your Intuitive Voice on mute, this will help you listen; maybe flirt with the idea of trusting your intuition.
She’s Quiet, Yet Powerful
There is this meditation I love, written by Peter Levine, author of Waking the Tiger, and creator of Somatic Experiencing, that asks us to locate in our body comfort and discomfort. What we come to understand through this practice is that while pain is loud, screaming at us and aggressively drawing our attention toward it, comfort is subtle and quiet, almost unnoticeable until we consciously decide to look for it.
Our minds work much the same way; what is aggressive (and often negative) inside the mind is more obvious. The Inner Critic, which I often call the Shame Voice, is loud. You know when the Inner Critic is around- she will make us aware when she enters and creates a raucous with her self-deprecating comments.
And what about your Intuitive Voice? Sometimes people think they may be lacking an Intuitive, Wise Voice. I offer, that you are not lacking, but rather, that to hear the Intuitive Wise Voice you have to slow down and consciously listen. Her voice is much like comfort in the physical body, quiet, subtle, almost unnoticeable at first glance.
It is easier sometimes to act from the critical voice. I’ve created this Meditation on Evoking the Inner Advisor for you, to help you locate and engage with the Inner Advisor, or Intuitive Wise Self.
The answers are within, do not seek them without.
I hope you enjoy. Please leave a comment below to let me know how it went for you.
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