Your Inner Wisdom -- Crouching Ego, Hidden Guru
Wouldn't it be nice if you had a spiritual counselor that traveled everywhere with you, answering all your questions and guiding you down the perfect path? Well, you do! Take a look in the mirror--it's you!
Within each of us is our wise higher self, the part of us that connects our human self to our God self. God is everywhere, even in you, but sometimes the connection is forgotten. Our ego tells us that we are only human and that we are all alone. Our ego is loud and overbearing and tells us that we possess no wisdom of our own. Our ego often makes us feel bad or weak. We forget our divinity, our innate strength, power and knowledge. Our connection to a higher power becomes buried and hidden.
To find the guru hidden within, you must learn to listen to your quiet voices and subtle feelings. Many of us have heard or felt this softer part of ourselves. Perhaps you heard this voice when you were driving and you decided to take a different route, and ended up avoiding a collision. Or maybe you had a felling about someone that turned out to be justified. In this busy world, we must learn to become still again and follow our guidance.
One of the ways the higher self can be distinguished from the ego is that the higher self will never make you feel unworthy or weak. The message it brings will resonate with truth and love. Begin to be aware of all of your thoughts and feelings throughout the day. It takes perseverance to be attuned to everything that moves through you, but with practice you will gain control over your thoughts and emotions, and this is a splendid gift indeed. Post reminders to yourself to stop and become aware of your thoughts and feelings. Soon you will be able to do this without really stopping what you are doing. You will begin to hear the soft, peaceful whisper of your divine self.
I also use a meditation to connect with the higher self. Plan some time to sit down in a quiet place and try the following. Take a breath into your chest, noticing the taste, smell and feel of the air. Take another breath like this, savoring the air as it brings life into your physical body. Next, take a deeper breath, this time inviting the air down into your belly, letting your belly swell outwards as far as it will go. Imagine now that the air is alive and sparkling and colorful. Notice what color it is, and see in your mind's eye the sparkling air come down your windpipe and into your belly, swirling and caressing you with unconditional love. Allow the breath to be released slowly.
Take another deep belly breath, and this time imagine the sparkling light permeating every cell of your body. See it travel from your head to your toes, softly dancing. Notice any feelings you have in a particular part of your body. As you continue your conscious breathing, allow yourself to visualize the light spreading outwards beyond your body like a bubble. Continue this expanding until you feel it has expanded enough, then stop and simply allow yourself to feel the energy you have created. Now, in your head, say the following: Higher Self, please connect with my physical body so that I may hear your wisdom. I am ready to remember my divine power and purpose. Notice any reply you may receive or feelings you have. Spend another few moments feeling the energy you have created. If you desire, play with the energy, rolling it around different parts of your body, focusing it in certain places. Feel your power and feel love for all parts of yourself. Now, slowly come back into the room, taking all the time you need, with the knowledge that your Higher Self is now consciously present.
If you are determined to become aware of your deeper thoughts, feelings and intuitions and consciously play with developing better listening skills, you will soon find that you feel more centered and connected to the powers that be. You will discover the wise and ever knowing guru within you, and remember that you are never ever alone! Look within yourself for answers and you will be surprised how talkative your higher self can be.
Copyright 2004, Alexia Alderson Chamberlynn
Alexia Alderson Chamberlynn is the Co-Owner of Prosperity Power Training, LLC, a national training company specializing in e-learning, life coaching and live group training. To contact Alexia or sign up for free services such as a Free 7-Day Training Program, free monthly newsletter and free quote-of-the-day club, visit the website at www.prosperitypowertraining.com">http://www.prosperitypowertraining.com Alexia expects to release her first novel in 2005. Alexia lives in Florida with her son Gareth.
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