So often we search for answers to challenges from others. We ask for signs. We pay a host of individuals for their expertise: psychics, psychologists, social workers, counselors, spiritual minds and more. We look at movies, magazines and read self help books. As someone that is a trained Social Worker, I would say those experts are valid, and its' nice to have someone to speak to, or get extra insight, but from my experience, we use others to confirm and affirm what we often already believe, know or fear. We don't always realize the root or why, but when it comes to decisions of the now, we know. To know the answers of some of our deepest or even very basic questions we ask ourselves, require us to know and trust ourselves. It doesn't have to be so complex but most times it starts with mindfulness.
When speaking to yourself, do you know when your untrustworthy side is speaking? You know, that side often labeled as the "bad conscious". If you do, then it sounds like you're aligned with your intuition. Your intuition or primal self comes thru by means of "my mind is saying this but my heart is saying this. " As a truly cognitive BEing, an often someone who just over-thinks too much, I do trust my mind but have learned in on a journey of self love that true inner power knows how to satisfy both mind and heart (with the mind in the lead).
For some its' challenging tapping into and channeling that inner power but that's because there's soooooo much noise inside. Finding environments or activities that stimulate the trust process definitely help. For the creative BEings, it might be entering that flow, creating your art be it visual, physical or even culinary. Others may want to exercise, BE in nature or just BE silent. Whatever it is, use that as an incubator to nurture that inner space of silence.
The reality is, if you have to make a sudden decision, retreating won't be an option, and you'll really just have to breathe. Walk thru pros and cons and maybe ask yourself some guiding questions.
The Point: One of the greatest realizations is to know YOU HAVE POWER. To know you have power shifts the possibilities of your world. Once you know, then the challenge become tapping in and using it. What's the best way for you to tap into your power?
Written By: Tiffany Wright