Today I have had a couple of meaningful conversations about life and its’ meaning, and it’s only Tuesday!! So, I thought I’d share how to reconnect with your inner wisdom in 4 simple steps.
Do you ever ponder why we’re here? I have found myself having discussions on this topic today and it’s probably because I am learning so much at the moment about myself and where I am going, where I want to head and how I want to spend my time.
It seems as though whenever I am going through a change in my life, I start to question things like: ‘What am I meant to be doing?’; ‘Why am I here?’; ‘What is my purpose?’; and ‘ How will I know if this is right for me?’
The answers to those questions are often difficult to find if I am outside my body.
When I am caught up in the details of everyday life, I often forget to feel and be aware of what feels good. Instead I get swept along the ‘I should’ path and tend to tick off my ‘to-do’ list as I go, and by doing so I disconnect from my body and don’t feel. When this happens I find that making decisions becomes increasingly harder and I feel confused about what it is I’m ‘supposed’ to be doing. I tend to rush around and make more mistakes than usual and I find myself feeling unfulfilled and dissatisfied with my purpose in life. I start to question myself and my abilities. My confidence drops and I tend to use up lots of energy in trying to boost myself up.
All these things above happen whenever I am not connected to my ‘within’ or my inner wisdom. Do you find yourself doing these things too?
When I catch myself and notice that I am disconnected, I have a number of practices that bring me back to where I need to be, that is connected to within. When I am connected I can feel what I need, I just know. I am centred, grounded and have an inner peace that feels good and guides me towards where I need & want to be.
4 Steps to reconnect to YOU
When you are crowded and your mind is crowded with a hundred and one things to do, you haven’t got a lot of room to move or breathe. By consciously creating space, you can allow yourself room to feel. When you are full of thoughts clarity is hard to attain. But, if you create space for yourself, you can find a little oasis inside you, which can then open up the chance for you to feel. I find by writing down what is in my head that I can instantly create space for clarity.
By removing moving parts you can create stillness. By this I mean simplifying your day (notice I said ‘day’ and not life? ~ I think we all find it easier to take little steps which are more achievable instead of trying to climb mountains straight away).
Look at what you choose to do in your day (and notice I said ‘choose to do’ and not have to do ~ remember we all have a choice as to what we do or not do in our lives). Is there something you can remove from your ‘to-do’ list? Is there something that is not necessary? Is there something that does not make you feel good? If there is anything you can remove from your day/list then do it right away and notice that this will give you a feeling of stillness, which then allows for you to begin to feel what your body needs and feel what feels good & right for you (it’s all about the ‘feels’ J)
After you have created space and stillness you will notice that you will have some extra time that would have been filled up with ‘things to do’ and this is the time that you can keep for you and you only. This can become sacred time that you can use to re-connect to within. If you follow the first two steps you will notice that you now have the time and when you get a taste of what this time can do for you, you will never want to give it up.
This time for yourself is a doorway to connect to your inner wisdom and once you start noticing and listening to your inner wisdom, you will never turn back. You will recognise that you have a deep well of love and understanding within you and that you are exactly where you need to be right now.
It’s just a matter of being still and feeling into your body, you will soon get a sense of what you need.
By this I mean cultivate a beautiful loving relationship with you. Loving you is your number one priority and when you realise the benefits of this you will wish you’d started earlier!
When you make loving yourself the number one thing to do on your list, you will find that all other things on that list will flow easily. You will feel satisfied and fulfilled which will lead you towards being more open, more creative, feeling more purposeful and having a much deeper connection to the beautiful wisdom within you that knows you more than anyone.
How do you do this? Start by asking yourself ‘Is this what I want?’ & ‘Will this make me feel good?’ These two questions will help you to weed out the things that you are constantly doing for others that really don’t feed you, don’t make you feel good, and are getting in the way of you feeling joy.
So, if you are going through a change at the moment (or as I like to call it ‘a period of growth’) you might like to try the 4 steps above and reconnect back into your beautiful inner wisdom. Be guided by what you know feels good for you, tune into your inner guide and listen and feel for what it is that you need.
I would love to know your thoughts on this. Do you have a process or a set of steps for connecting back into your inner wisdom when you are caught up in your head? I’d love to know. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below. By sharing what we know, we can always help someone else.