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The Delicate Art Of Trusting Our Internal Cues

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“There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.” ~ Shakti Gawain

“Please Universe, give me a sign!”… I have heard myself say these words throughout the years.

In moments of uncertainty and confusion, it is easy to look outside ourselves and desperately attempt to catch the ear of divine intervention and beg its guidance.

I have realized, however, that the times I have taken leaps and bounds in my own life are when I have completely trusted myself and gone with my own intuition. When I held my breath and just went for it because it felt inexplicably right. I have known, forgotten, and come to know again, that trusting myself will always lead me to what I need to experience and learn in order to move forward.

What fascinates me is that we are quick to respond to the external signs pointing towards our desires, but when those signs are in opposition of what we desire, we often experience anxiety and worry over things not turning out as we’d envisioned them.

What is important to remember, however, is that the signs that make us feel a bit of fear or discomfort are usually the ones that will bring us to the real place — often unbeknownst to us — that we wanted to get to all along.

We quantify good signs and bad, but do not consider that maybe sometimes, to get to where we want to be, we might have to go backwards or sideways before we can progress forward. Isn’t that what trusting the process is all about? Trusting that each step will bring us exactly where we need to be, and to learn exactly what we need to learn?

I have come to experience that the signs appearing externally from us, originate from within ourselves to begin with. What I mean is that, when we trust our internal cues, even when they are not fully known to us, the external signs are only mirroring what we already know on the inside.

All the knowledge of time and space are found within our cells, everything that we need, we already have. So why is it sometimes so very difficult to trust ourselves, to take that step forward without some external validation? If we trust our inner knowing, this will always have a powerful effect on our external environment. We shape our reality first, by listening to ourselves.

And herein lies the challenge, to become quiet enough to hear that voice within — to trust it and surrender to our own deep knowing. When we allow space and time to reflect inwards, we begin hearing what our intuition is trying to tell us.

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ~ Ram Dass

So quiet your mind, quiet your heart and listen… Tune into yourself. In this silence, we can hear. Follow that inner voice, gut feeling, intuition… Follow your inner compass.

Originally published on Rebelle Society.

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A Light Beacon for the Dark Days

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Some days we wake up forgetting all about our magnificence.

Some days, it’s like we’re enveloped in a cloud of shit and every step forward gets us further down that slippery slope of self-loathing and destructive thoughts. Those days are hard. It seems like the more you think about it the more you feed into those doubts and the more you bring yourself down. Slip.

This happens. It happens to everyone. I really don’t think anyone can say that they’ve never had a day like this, and well if you can, tell me your secret. Seriously.

These kinds of days can absolutely paralyze me. Everything seems to be happening on the other side of this grey fog and I feel like I’m miles away from everyone else. I’m stuck in darkness while the rest of the world is dancing in light. Slip.

I have discovered however a beacon of light that was in my back pocket all along. A tonic of sorts for the mind, heart and soul, that even in the darkest of days can comfort and sooth me. Bringing my bruised sorry ass self back into the light and beginning to brush away the grey fog that was limiting my view, polluting my perspective.

My beacon of light is this… the fact that we aren’t small, that we aren’t ever alone. That we are made of the same stuff as the moon and stars in the sky, as the incomprehensible entirety of the universe, that’s all us.

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” ~ Black Elk

Everything is already inside us, everything that we seek. Even the whole universe is within each of us. To me, there’s no more comforting and grounding knowledge than this.

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“Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe; we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

I mean how astonishingly amazing is this! When I contemplate the vastness of the universe, yet how we are all still connected to all of it, this greatly humbles me. How can I be so hard on myself with this knowledge? I can’t.

I hope that in your dark days you can reach into your back pocket and hold this knowledge in your heart, in your mind and soul, and be comforted as well. It won’t eliminate these days completely, it hasn’t for me.

However when I remind myself of these simple yet huge facts, I can’t help but be in awe. I can only do my very best to put aside my personal beefs with myself and the trivial day to day ego bull-shit and surrender, at the amplitude of it all, at our shared magnificence.

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Originally posted on Rebelle Society.

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