It has happened to every one of us somewhere along the way. That moment when you feel a total lack of direction, that moment when you feel completely lost and unable to figure out what you want to do or where you want to go, that moment when you truly wish someone could just take over and tell you what it is you need to know or do, or better yet just do it on your behalf. These are the moments when we are living life without a compass. And these are moments that truly suck when you are in the middle of it all.
But the thing is that we actually do always have a compass available to us. It is just that we have been brainwashed by society and religion to think that we totally lack a compass. That way we can be controlled and manipulated into doing things and thinking things that society and religion tell us we must do or think. They create “sheeple” out of us. And THAT is what we must do our best to work through and away from.
Each and every one of us has an “Inner Wisdom Voice.” It is just that we have taken great pains, for the purpose of fitting into society or religion, to silence that Inner Wisdom Voice. After all, if we can’t hear it, then we are not responsible to it. But responsibility is simply the ability to respond. That does not mean “react.” It means RESPOND. When a baby is crying, do we cover its mouth and nose, cutting off its air supply, to make it stop crying? In case you don’t know the answer to that question, it is NO. So why would we do that if it is ourselves crying? Just as we respond to a baby’s needs, we absolutely MUST respond to our own needs as well. Now, some readers may be wondering what exactly this “Inner Wisdom Voice” may be? Let’s start from the beginning.
We were born (some would say “created”) with two sides of our brains. One side is predominantly the logical side. The other side is predominantly the intuitive side. We all have both sides. Barring any severe head injury or birth defect, we should all be able to access the information from each side of our brains. Now there is a lot of dogma out there regarding things like intuition. I have heard some extremely ridiculous stuff like “Only women have access to that part of their psyche.” This is a form of toxic femininity. Whenever one gender is seen as superior to another, that is a toxic thought form. Women often complain about toxic masculinity, but don’t realize that when they encourage their daughters to be intuitive but tell their sons that they are incapable of intuition, they are actually contributing to the very toxic masculinity that they complain so hard about. When we encourage boys to be intuitive we are helping them to become whole and to pay attention to signs and signals that their Inner Wisdom Voice is telling them. Just as when we encourage girls to do math and play with trucks we are encouraging them to access their logical selves, which will serve them equally as well through life.
So when we are feeling like we are moving through life without a compass, what we are actually doing is not listening to our Inner Wisdom Voice. That Inner Wisdom Voice will never guide us in a direction that is not good for us. Our fears will take care of that for us. Our insecurities will lead us astray. Our hunger for power and control will definitely shut down our ability to discern what is for the highest good of all. But our Inner Wisdom Voice will never do that to us.
Our Inner Wisdom Voice is there to assist us on our earth walk now. It is there to help us and to guide us to our full potential. It is there to balance out all the corruption in our lives and in our world. We cannot control what goes on in the world, but we can control what goes on within ourselves and how we respond to things in our world. As we live our full potential, we become more joyous in life. We find solutions for our soul. We find ways of dealing with disruptions that really don’t need to be there. We don’t become pacifists as much as we become detached observers of the chaos. As we become detached observers we are able to see what is actually at play with the events that we are witnessing. Then we are able to go to the core of what is motivating the chaos and help bring harmony back.
So how do we access this “Inner Wisdom Voice?” Through silence. We have to get comfortable with silence. We have to turn off all the stuff that interrupts that silence so that we can actually hear that Inner Wisdom Voice within. That means turning off our technology for a moment (DON’T PANIC…IT IS ONLY FOR A FREAKEN MOMENT!!!). We have to isolate ourselves and let others be responsible for whatever arises in our absence. For some this means having someone else look after the kids for 20 minutes. For some it means not answering that business phone for the next 20 minutes when it rings, and in fact turning off the ringer for that 20 minutes and allowing folks to leave a message. For some who are even far more sensitive to sound, and for whom the sound of a refrigerator or even the light of a lamp running will be distracting there are sound cancelling headphones that can be used. Whatever it takes, get that SILENCE happening.
Now, please don’t think that the first time you do this you will access your Inner Wisdom Voice. This takes practice. And, being human, you will likely have all sorts of mental distractions that take place the first few times you do this. but if you keep up this 20 minute routine every day, then what happens is that at some point you suddenly encounter that Inner Wisdom Voice. Sometimes the first time that happens people will FREAK OUT because that voice, when it finally comes through, can be LOUD. Sometimes it sounds like an external voice. It is not. It is, indeed, internal. Sometimes it starts in a whisper, and that catches your attention. RESPOND. Allow your attention to go there. Ask what it needs. Create a relationship with it just as you would with a lost child, or a lost puppy, or lost kitten or whatever analogy you want to insert there. Create a relationship. Earn its trust again. After all, YOU were the one who closed it off way back when. It is up to YOU to open up and earn its trust in you. But once you do, then you will have an ally the likes of which cannot be described in words alone.
Are you willing to take this opportunity to do this? Are you willing to commit to doing this work? Are you willing to rediscover that incredible intuitive part of your psyche that was once shut down? If so, then dive in. There is nothing to fear. And if you do feel fear, allow yourself to remember that F.E.A.R can also be an acronym for Feel Everything And Rise!