Following Inner Guidance to Realization

Inner guidance is a spiritual sense that takes you in the direction of realization of your true nature.  Those . . . .’ah ha!’ moments that bring a spontaneous break-through beyond ordinary limitations.

When we unify with our spiritual Self, and awareness expands—we emerge into feeling peace, happiness, infinite possibility, creativity  mystical states of ‘oneness’ and freedom– all independent of one’s external circumstances or external conditions. Realization is a glimpse into ‘enlightenment’.   India describes it as a state of spiritual Self-realization, ‘nirvana’, stillness. Japan calls it ‘Satori’ or ‘beginner mind’; and in the West it has been called self-actualization.

Realization implies making it real through embodiment of the experience.  Intuition is integrated through action. Intuition (and all the subtle senses) clarifies a pattern.  Spiritual discernment helps us see the many paths and options ahead of us – to continue the pattern, to walk a new direction, and how to choose which direction to go. Realization organically follows.

The choice is to continue down the path of Self-realization…to continue to check in for guidance, to be guided by an emerging inner sense of freedom, well-being, health and wholeness–free from conditioning, re-activity, prejudice or expectations–and to act from that.

[Radical Self Care, Chapter 5 “The 12 Senses of Embodied Awareness”. Dr. Beth Hedva].

In one of our Embodied Awareness seminars we used a sentence completion exercise to expand intuitive perception and cultivate the inner Observer and therefore inner guidance, by answering a series of questions. We sat in a circle, and each person explored the experience of realization by answering the question:

“What is it like when you courageously follow your guidance…” .     Here are some of the responses:

When I courageously follow my guidance…everything is radiant.

When I courageously follow my guidance…there is Feminine receptivity.

When I courageously follow my guidance…there is light.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I must  dance with my resistance.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I sometimes get in trouble!

When I courageously follow my guidance…I get pretty excited.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I am open to making mistakes.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I am able to embrace the light and the shadow with love & joy.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I move mountains.

When I courageously follow my guidance…there is a tidal wave of joy.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I become acceptable.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I burst at the seams with ideas.

When I courageously follow my guidance…It feels right & good.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I feel unburdened.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I end up where I need to be.

When I courageously follow my guidance…there is wisdom.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I am open and curious and full of joy.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I step around the source of my resistance rather than reacting to it.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I learn to understand my body and deal with my fears.

When I courageously follow my guidance…there is rebirth.

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When I courageously follow my guidance…I surprise myself and enjoy myself.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I am peaceful.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I jump rather than thinking about everything way too much.

When I courageously follow my guidance…I honor the information from all my senses as opposed to doubting it.

It would be great to hear from you.

                                                    What is it like when you courageously follow your guidance?                                                                                                               

Come To Your Senses

As we  give birth to a new era for humanity and build our global community, it is important to use all your intuitive processing skills. This is especially important during cycles of high stress, accelerated change and rapid transformation.

Come to your senses. Learn to follow the signals and make sense of them. They will guide you to act. We are all being guided by the same, ultimate and universal intelligence that extends through all existence, including human consciousness. This intelligence that resides within you is guiding your (and our) evolution-beyond the stress that comes with fear of death (whether ego death or otherwise), toward both a personal rebirth and collective renewal.

Begin your journey to consciously evolve your brain. Reflect on your experiences. Make sense of your experience by using all your senses. Explore each subtle signal as distinct. Intuitive processing synthesizes the various signals received from your thoughts, feelings, sensations and perceptions (neocortex, limbic brain and the sensory-motor brain). Self reflection, and making new connections i.e. ‘making sense’ of your experiences (and all the input you receive from various physical and subtle signals) actually builds new integrative neural fibers in your prefrontal lobes. [ Radical Self Care, Chapter 5 “The 12 Senses of Embodied Awareness”. Dr. Beth Hedva.]

Intuition comes from the Latin root word tueri, which translates as “to observe, to guard, to protect.’ By developing our inner Observer or “Witness” we naturally awaken our intuitive capacities. During one of our Embodied Awareness seminars we used a  sentence completion exercise to expand intuitive perception and cultivate the inner Observer, by answering the question “What I am aware of in this moment is. . . ”

We passed a piece of flourite around the circle (along with a hand held recorder). They became our symbolic ‘talking stalk’ Who ever held the object would speak, and when complete, would pass the objects to the next person in the circle. Round and round the circle we went, each person adding one awareness, and through the process awareness expanded and deepened. Here are some examples:

What I am aware of in this moment is…possibilities.

What I am aware of in this moment is…integration.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the power of intuitive connection.

What I am aware of in this moment is…questions.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the power of other’s ability to see the places I don’t want them to.

What I am aware of in this moment is…guidance and unity.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the power of vulnerability.

What I am aware of in this moment is…strength.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the contrast between the medicine and agitation of relentlessness.

What I am aware of in this moment is…potential.

What I am aware of in this moment is…binding of energy.

What I am aware of in this moment is…truth and sincerity.

What I am aware of in this moment is this (microphone) is not nearly as satisfying as the rock (flourite we were using as a talking piece).

What I am aware of in this moment is…unfurling.

What I am aware of in this moment is…gratitude for circle process.

What I am aware of in this moment is…opening to new perspectives.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the power of creativity and how surrender can be side tracked by taking detours.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the aliveness of intuition.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the edges of breakthrough.

What I am aware of in this moment is…acceptance.

What I am aware of in this moment is…emotions.

What I am aware of in this moment is…is this moment.

What I am aware of in this moment is…opportunity for integration.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the energy of creativity.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the intuitive importance of resistance and how it can act as a blind spot.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the power of insight,  peacefulness and creativity.

What I am aware of in this moment is…physical sensations coming up in my body as my intuitive resistance voice is rising.

What I am aware of in this moment is…how sleepy I became in the last minute.

What I am aware of in this moment is…the both the desire to escape and to hold a flash light to discover where all the shadows are.

What I am aware of in this moment is…an art piece being created.

What I am aware of in this moment is…sense of stillness.

Your invitation:

What are you aware of in this moment?