It’s Already Inside You
You are created with innate inner wisdom which guides your life, serves as your “inner compass”, and helps you to make important decisions at critical turning points in your life. You may call this natural gift intuition, spiritual guidance or “gut feelings”.
Each of us connects to our inner wisdom in our own unique ways. You already have ways that you connect to this powerful gift, even if you haven’t identified them yet.
Ways to Access Your Inner Wisdom
If you have creative gifts you may naturally find yourself calling upon the muse to inspire you with fresh, new ideas.
Your inner wisdom may speak through your creative projects, art work, journal entries, or drumming.
You may connect with your inner wisdom by challenging yourself to break through the barriers that usually stand between you and your inner gifts.
Work with symbols, and patterns like mandalas, sacred geometry or alchemy can help you unravel the path to your inner wisdom.
You may live a very busy life with little time to tune into your inner guidance, but your dreams serve as messengers that share with you the important information you may have tuned out in the midst of a busy day.
Dreams and keeping a dream journal offers a direct link to your inner wisdom.
Inner Wisdom and The Embodied Experience
Your inner wisdom is a profound gift which connects your embodied physical self with your divine spiritual essence.
Your soul can communicate with your embodied self through this line of light, and you can develop this inner connection over time through meditation, prayer, and the desire to know yourself more deeply.
Expressive movement practices like dance, yoga or mindful walking help bring your inner wisdom into a felt experience in your body.
Inner Wisdom as a Compass for Difficult Times
Your inner wisdom can be of great benefit at all times in your life, and especially during times of great stress or difficulty.
In situations where you are facing unanticipated challenges such as the loss of a loved one or an illness, many intense emotions can arise within you. When familiar supports are removed or shaken, you can feel unmoored, adrift, without anything to hold onto.
Your inner wisdom can act as a guiding compass, pointing you instinctively towards the support you need to get through the difficulties you are facing. When your mind fails you because you feel overwhelmed, the voice of your inner wisdom speaks clearly and will repeat itself as often as necessary.
If you are accustomed to being in control of your life, and are suddenly faced with a situation you cannot manage, you may feel frightened and desperate because your usual methods of coping are no longer working.
Inner wisdom however, will always work, even in the direst of circumstances. Your embodied human self in the physical world is always connected with your larger spiritual self.
Inner Wisdom and Spiritual Support
In a time of challenge or crisis, your spiritual support system is activated from the spiritual realms. Your connection with inner wisdom or guidance is strengthened, and those loving beings in the spiritual realms that watch over you and guide your life provide extra assistance.
If you have become accustomed to discounting your inner wisdom, or have simply shut down the intuitive parts of yourself through years of neglect, it may feel as though you cannot find the thread of light that would re-connect you to your source. It is important to understand that no matter how disconnected you become from your divine inner wisdom, it is always present and available to you. Even if you have erected barriers to shut out your inner guidance for a time, these can be removed through diligent prayer, meditation, and intention.
If you have been disconnected from yourself for a very long time, the process of reconnecting will often bring up old emotions, thoughts and memories that you may have hidden from yourself that you are not ready to deal with.
During this re-balancing phase, it is helpful to participate in some kind of regular spiritual or emotional support system that can help stabilize your inner connection with spirit.
Inner Wisdom and Healing
One of the most challenging aspects of the healing process is remembering that emotions and memories from the past are coming up in order to be healed and released. A support system can help you to anchor in the strength of your inner being, to allow the emotions and feelings to pass through you and to release from your body, mind and spirit.
As this cleansing process happens, intuition and inner wisdom are naturally strengthened, for there are fewer barriers between yourself and your spirit. This deeper inner connection can provide a source of wisdom, freedom, empowerment and comfort during difficult times, and will sustain you throughout life with greater love, joy and peace. Inner wisdom is a great gift, and is intended not only to bless your individual lives, but to share with others to bless all of life through your connection with the divine.