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Inner Voice, ( always listen to it)
"My woman's intuition, something said, something told me, my spirit, just a feeling i had", ect are phrases that we hear a lot of when speaking to people about their life experiences. Many of them will tell stories about how listening to that inner voice saved them from an accident, clues to trouble with their children and other things they would never have been aware of even if they were looking for it.
Yet, many of us don't know what this 'inner' voice is, who it belongs to, or if it is even more than a voice. We assume 9 times out of 10 that it is just a feeling. Science and others tell us it is our mind's experience with subtle signs.
Christians say it is your inner man, your spirit. That your inner voice is developed through experiences and maturity but it is typically women who live by it and claim that it brings them the answers or the peace that they need.
There are others who tell us it has to do with paranormal activity.
I choose to believe it is either the voice of God or my spiritual / inner voice. I typically know what it sounds like, i can differentiate all of the voices i hear on the inside. My mother's voice is different from my voice, and God's voice is different from them both.
We tend to ignore our inner voice, by passing it to do things we know we have no peace with. Making decisions based on what others say rather than listening to what we know is our own advise and what will be best for us.
The problems that arise in our lives are typically not that surprising because we have wrestled with our inner voice, ignored it's counsel and done things that we end up regretting.
Faith looks beyond the evidence.
Recognizing your inner voice.
- it's the quiet voice on the inside, in your head, your heart
- it guides you, giving advice
- it encourages
- it can be positive or negative
- it can be loud or soft
- it sounds like you, at least what you think you sound like
- it reminds you of the things you need to do, or want to accomplish
This is typically not hard because we have heard it all of our lives, but paying attention to it is vital to how you live your life and beyond. It is your conscience that will initiate a conversation depending on where you find yourself in your life's journey.
Steps to listening.
- Trust what you know is best for you
- Trust what you understand
- Believe it is good counsel
- Believe it has your best interest at heart
- Following it's counsel
Trusting your own inner voice comes over a course of time and maturity. It is guided by others first and then you are left to follow it as you continue journeying in this life.
Many people experience negativity towards their own selves because of their inner voice, because it was fed to them by the people that should have loved them. What eventually happens is that, that voice we hear on the inside then conforms to the voices we have heeded all of our lives.
Sad but true!
That is why we as caregivers must always be on our p's and q's when it comes to what we say to young impressionable minds. But beyond that what we allow them to internalize. It can form their inner voice and influence their personality.
- life's experiences
What ever we allow into our minds and hearts have influence over our inner voice. Regardless of what others may say protecting yourself and your children from too many outside influences is healthy for them especially if they are not mature enough to handle the information that is bombarding them.
This is typical of every social network, we witness it on a daily basis, the wrong person at the opportune time can be detrimental to the life of another individual. We see it in young people more often than not but it happens to adults as well.
You may ask why should one develop a trust of their inner voice but we must all understand that it is what keeps us from harm if only we listen to it. Many a female and males will say that it has saved them from trouble, they weren't sure why or how they just knew and listened to what their self talk was saying. Avoiding trouble.
- physical abuse
- non exposure
- no confidence
- mental abuse
There are lots of things that interfere with recognizing and trusting one's inner voice. And with all the noise we hear coming at us from every angle it is even more difficult to know who to listen to and many of us don't exactly know who we can really trust.
Having quiet time in your house, your car and in your life is necessary to developing a listening ear for your inner voice. Believe me it wants to be heard. but if it is being blocked by all of the outside influences we are constantly taking hits from it's development is slow and sluggish.
Anything that causes you to doubt or second guess your self is pretty much a an interference.
Steps to development
- Set time aside and block out all the noise
- Have a 'quiet zone', this is typically a place where you go and think
- Talk to yourself...and answer yourself as well, there is nothing crazy about this because it is typically the scenario we all follow when developing a plan. We ask questions and our mind supplies the answers.
You are your own best teacher when it comes to listening to your inner voice, so go ahead and put it to the test and start recognizing it.