When you know how to hear your inner guidance, you will tap into your innate inner wisdom.

Have you ever thought about how cool it would be just to know what to
do in a situation?

Perhaps you have a certain thought regularly, or you seem to find yourself constantly facing challenges or obstacles. You simply wish there was a more natural way to make the most favourable decision that would lead to the best outcome.

Today I’m going to show you how to hear your inner guidance. so you can find the path to living an enlightened life, a life in which you are in touch with your surroundings and wiser than ever before.

Then you will be able to develop intuition.

But first,  you may be wondering what the term’ inner guidance’ means,
and why it’s such an incredible power to unlock.

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What Is Inner Guidance?

Essentially, ‘inner guidance’ is something that every person
has. Inner guidance is the idea that there is an innate wisdom in our being that can guide us through important decisions in life and help us stay on the right path.

Being connected to our inner guidance allows us to notice any signs and messages from
the universe or the Divine. There is no one set type of inner guidance, but many people recognise it as gut feelings, intuition, and an overwhelming sense of knowing what to do.

Sounds pretty amazing, right?! Let’s get into my tips and tricks of how to unlock it
and use it to the full potential!

Here is how to hear your inner guidance

1: Become Aware of Your Thoughts

Start practising techniques like vipassana meditation, so you are more aware of your thoughts.

I would say that this is one of the most important steps to unlocking your inner guidance and intuition. It’s easy to look past this, though, as we often don’t realise how powerful our thoughts are.

Our brains process millions of thoughts and pieces of information each day.
And so it can seem like quite a task to decipher our thoughts. But by noticing our most prominent thoughts, we can start to understand our own minds, beliefs and emotions, which will help us greatly when it comes to choosing the right course of action in a given situation.

Start by noticing your emotions.

For example, if you’re feeling happy, remember to take note of this. If you’re feeling frustrated, take a note of it. This is the first part of becoming more aware of our thoughts.

Next, ask yourself WHY.

WHY do you feel the emotions you do? For example, if you’re feeling excited, think about why this is. If you’re feeling calm or peaceful, think about what made you feel that way.

This is a great way to help you become more relaxed and more mindful,
as it can help you let go of any stress or anxiety.

The last stage is to ask yourself what caused that emotion?
Perhaps the people around you made a significant contribution or played an essential role in this. Perhaps it was a specific activity you did which lead to feeling a particular way.

Continually monitor your thoughts. The more you do this, the more natural it will become, and before you know it, you’ll start to connect with your inner guidance.

Another excellent meditation for inner guidance is third eye ajna chakra meditation.

2: Record your dreams

One of the best things about dreaming is that all dreams are created from
our subconscious [read: Accessing your subconscious mind].

When we dream the ego switches off, and because of this, they are a key means through which our inner guidance communicates with us.

Keep track of as many of your dreams.

If you’re someone who doesn’t remember a lot of your dreams, try keeping a dream journal. You could first start by writing down as much as you can remember from your dreams as soon as you wake up. Even if you can only remember a single fragment of your dream, it is still worth writing down!  The more you do this, the more you will start to remember your dreams.

However, if this doesn’t seem to work for you, or you struggle to remember any details of your dreams, you can try setting different alarms for different times of the night.

Whatever time you go to sleep, set the alarm for an hour and a half after this. An hour and a half is roughly the length of one complete sleep cycle, and so setting the alarm for this time will mean that you should still feel energised when you wake up. Setting the alarm for the end of your sleep cycle also increases your chances of remembering your dream

Once you begin to practise recording your dreams, you can start analysing them. This is when you will access inner guidance that is of the most value. However do be aware that dreams have a different understanding to what you might think [for an example, read: What Dreaming Of Someone Dying Means]

Start by reviewing the whole dream, and then break it down, an element at a time. You could begin by looking at the setting of the dream and thinking about what this could symbolise, or what it could relate to in your waking life. For example, if your dream was set in the mountains, then perhaps you could interpret this as a reference to challenges in a particular area of your life which you will later need to overcome.

3: Look Out For Signs

Signs are very easily overlooked, which is an issue because our inner guidance communicates to us via different signs.

We overlooked signs because we consider them mere coincidences. For instance, you’re regularly thinking of a friend, and then you meet someone with the same name. This could be a sign that you should reconnect with your old friend.

One common sign of inner guidance is seeing white feathers, which indicates that you are on the right path. Other signs include butterflies, coins, and angel-numbers.

Angel numbers are repeating numbers such as ‘111’, or ‘555’, which are signs with important messages. You will see these angel-numbers frequently, and when you do you should look up the specific meaning of that angel-number.  Some angel-numbers are indicative of an upcoming event, others are guidance on how to resolve specific problems.

4: Oracle cards

Oracle cards are perhaps my favourite way of accessing inner guidance. They are similar to tarot cards but have no intention of giving you messages that could scare or worry you.

Start by researching some of the different decks, and find what seems fun and appealing to you! There are hundreds of oracle card decks out there, so you’re sure to find one that’s right for you!

The most amazing thing about oracle decks is that all the answers come from within you. This is because your subconscious already knows what’s going on in your life. The cards simply offer guidance. All energy from the cards will be of positivity and Divine love, as they are used to connect with angels, who help to channel the messages from your subconscious.

There are also hundreds of different oracle card spreads, and so you will most likely find one that’s tailored to your situation. You can also make your own card spreads, which is a really fun activity.

5:   Imagination

When you exercise your imagination, you gain access to inner guidance.  This tip is particularly helpful if you spend a lot of your time with your
head in the clouds. The more understanding you become of your intuition and inner guidance, the more you will find meaning within your daydreams. After all, science has proven that there are important messages in our daydreams.

This is also a great alternative if you are still struggling to remember your dreams.

If you would like to, you could ask Divine sources such as angels to send
you powerful images or visualisations which offer you guidance or solutions which you can relate to a certain situation or area of your life.

You might also like to try meditating in Shambhavi mudra position.

And that is how to listen to your inner guidance.

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Written by Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.