Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Trusting in our Instinctual Nature

Have you ever struggled to believe in your personal guidance system?

The instinctual part of you that knows what’s best for you? 

I realise it can be a challenge for many to trust in this innate knowing - from the influence of our education system, and further along from the rational, scientific ‘world’ that did not value this knowing. Our intuition was not considered knowledge.

No matter what anyone might tell you what to do, or how to be, your own intuitive wisdom, or instincts, always knows what is right for you. It’s a matter of learning to trust it, but this can take time. 

And in wanting an immediate answer to a question, we need to just let go, with a little patience, and allow for it to come to conscious mind when the time is right. As poet, Rainer Maria Rilke says in a letter to a young poet,"I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."

Do you know what your channel of communication is, in receiving answers or information?

For instance, some people are clairaudient (hear a message), some are clairsentient (get a felt sense, a gut feeling), others are clairvoyant (see images or visions), and others are claircognizant (they just know something). Personally, I am both clairsentient and claircognizant, and my heart is a trusted place of knowing. Our intuitive network is vast - encompassing our whole body, our brain, and even our dreams. 

Developing confidence in our own way of knowing may prompt us to seek out guidance from psychics or mediums during our early years, but my personal theory is that by the time we arrive at our juicy years, being our own best guide is important - preferably more clairsentient or claircognizant. 

And maybe this is grown over the years by our experiences, affirmations and the many times we think “Yes, I knew that that”!