I think of the inner voice as a compass or as a wayshower to guide our path.— Echo Bodine
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What we have to realize is that when the inner voice gives us guidance, it's always going to be for our highest good - and it's always going to bring us more joy than we think.
Our souls are getting older and we're tired of doing things the same old way.
We want to find some real solutions.
The thing about the intuition is that there's always a calmness to it, if it says yes to us or even if it says no. It's always very calm and a feeling of wisdom comes with it.
I think it's very important for someone going to buy a book, taking a class or listening to a lecturer to ask, "Is this the right thing for me to do now? If it isn't, guide me to what I need."
What I have found is that when we get to that still, small voice inside and begin to live by it, we see that that still, small voice doesn't judge us the way we are being judged by others all the time.
When I go to buy a book, I always ask if it is right for me at this time, something I need right now. I think a lot of people go out and buy books because they love to read. They read it really fast and then move on to the next book. I don't do that.
I think too much importance is placed on spirit guides.
They involve looking outside of ourselves to do it, to fix it, to tell us what to do.
There are a lot of voices inside of us.
We have the voices of our parents, our grandparents, our society, our bosses, our own should's and shouldn'ts, and our self-worth is in us, controlling us a lot. When we can get past all of those, and get to the deep, core part of us, there's a voice within our soul that I believe is connected to our Divine or Higher Self. That voice within is there to guide us through all aspects of our lives.
Knowing is the same thing as the inner voice.
Most souls attend their funerals and have some feelings about them, but it's such an individual event. Some souls don't care what happens to their physical bodies. They see the funeral as a ritual for the living so they don't always attend.
I want to help put some of the pieces together for people.
I want to empower people so they don't have to keep going to others outside of themselves for guidance.
It always comes back to the fact that it is best to listen to that inner voice, whether you're in a relationship or not.
Part of the journey here on Earth is learning how to discipline ourselves to set aside all of the voices and get to that deep voice within.
There're a lot of old religious beliefs that keep us stuck.
Because we're afraid of the answers, a lot of us just don't ask the questions of God.
The real freedom comes to us when we can learn to go inside and connect with that voice. Then, we're not relying on outsiders.
God doesn't want all of us to relinquish all of our material possessions.
We think we have to prove our allegiance to God by being poor.
Many years ago, my own psychic development teacher taught me that to be on a spiritual path meant that you needed to be poor, because that was proving your allegiance to God. So growing up with that kind of teaching from her was a real struggle for me, also.
A lot of times, our guides are at the same level that we are at spiritually.
We are their jobs, and they are growing through our life experiences. People have this illusion that their guides are all-knowing and all-wise, and why would we need God if we have our guides?
One thing my teacher taught me about getting psychic information with my intuition was to say, "Just show me the truth of this situation, God." That helps us to be able to read it more clearly.
We have a lot of controlling people who are trying to tell us how to live our lives, and a lot of co-dependent people around us. We bump up against these people, too, when we're trying to get on the spiritual path.
Some people pray to their guides and feel let down by their guides when they go through a challenge in life.
If we are guided to give up our possessions, it will be a positive thing for us.
If I am intuitively led to buy and read a book, what that means is that there is something there that will help me grow spiritually.
Sometimes people run out and read a lot of books, but they don't absorb anything from them. They want to read the next popular book.
Using your intuition is such a wonderful way to live. It's very exciting.
A lot of us have been raised with the Bible and with movies from Hollywood to believe that God shouts down from the heavens or appears in a burning bush. It's always so dramatic and kind of scary. So that's what we all expect when we're asking God for some answers.
I've come to believe, on the journey of mine, that we have a still, small voice - and that voice does come from God. It's there to bring us comfort and to bring us guidance with everything.
One of the voices that we struggle with inside is the voice of religion.
Religion teaches us some very strict things about God and our relationship with God. Some religions teach us that we aren't worthy of having a personal relationship with God.
If you're sitting around worrying about bills all day, it's hard to hear the guidance that's coming from the inside.
I want to help people understand themselves a little bit better, to stop being so critical and judgmental of themselves, and to help them understand why they are going through some of the difficult things in their lives.
Men have never really been encouraged to listen to their intuition, or told that they have an intuition. It's been more of a female thing, at least according to our society, but that's not true at all.
I thought my inner voice was telling me it was time to sell my house and get rid of everything that I had. But what I was told was to just make my load lighter.
People are worried that their inner voice will tell them to leave their husbands or wives - or their jobs. Well, if that's really what your inner guidance is saying, then that is for your highest good and for your spouse's or partner's. There is a plan for everyone.
You need to get really clear about whether this is your inner voice or just a desire that you have.
We need to be able to set all of the voices aside, and then go to the still, small voice and say, "Show me the truth of this situation."
I always turn to my intuition for personal guidance.
Intuition is something all of us have been given.
I don't focus outside of myself to my guides. I always focus inside.
I only read a book if I feel intuitively led to read it.
It's not harder to hear the inner voice when you're in a relationship, but it's more of a challenge to follow it.
People do not always take responsibility for their own spirituality and their own spiritual relationship with God.
It isn't that easy to live according to intuition, yet, it's so totally cool once we can get beyond the other voices and hear our intuition.