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? Maybe you’re facing a difficult choice and you don’t know what decision to make. You wish someone could guide you to make it easier. But you don’t know who to turn to.
Turn to your innermost self. That part of yourself that comes from intuition [READ: developing intuition.]
Today I’m going to show you how to hear your inner guidance. This is going to help you make any difficult decisions. And it will also make you wiser.
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.
Our brains process millions of thoughts and pieces of information each day. Being aware of everything that is occurring in your mind is impossible. However, you can learn to notice your most prominent thoughts. And you can start to understand your own mind, beliefs and emotions. In turn, this will help you make decisions.
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 that led 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 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, dreams allow us to hear our inner guidance more clearly.
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.
You can also 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.
Start by reviewing the whole dream, and then break it down, one element at a time. You could begin by looking at the setting of the dream and thinking about what this could symbolise, or how 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 easily overlooked. And this is an issue because our inner guidance communicates to us via different signs.
We overlook 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.
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.