There are things that haven’t yet happened that you want to happen.
This is true in good times and in ‘bad’, in times of want and times of plenty.
Things aren’t happening fast enough, you come up against obstacles, or maybe detours shift your attention and focus.
You focus on new actions you can take, things you can do differently, what others are doing (or not doing), or what’s pleasurable or not in a situation.
So often we look outside ourselves when we’re trying to make a change.
Yet the easiest and most important place for us to start is by looking within ourselves to make a change.
But in truth, the problem isn’t you. It has never been you.
The problem is that when you’ve chosen to follow the voice of your ego mind, you become misaligned with who it is you are meant to be or what you can accomplish when you step into your full potential.
It’s the voice in your head that you’ve been listening to that’s the problem.
There are two distinct voices that are guiding you, although you may not have realized it.
One you can count on to lead you to your best life possible; the other is questionable at best.
The voice we often hear the most is that of our loud, demanding, negative voice. It’s designed to keep you safe and protected from harm, and is directly related to your survival in the world. When left to its own devices, it will supply ample explanation for why you shouldn’t rock the boat, must settle for less, or need to wait until something better comes along (a better time, relationship, opportunity, etc.).
It will tell you all the reasons why you can’t do something, why it’s too risky or you shouldn’t commit, or how you’ll fail or aren’t good enough. This voice of judgment and justification doesn’t feel good, and it’s main function is to identify danger and the unknown and help you avoid it.
Yet you cannot grow and expand without stretching yourself beyond what you are right now.
When you listen more deeply and begin investigating the cause of what might be getting in the way and preventing your success, you are often left with a profound awareness of what was in front of you the whole time.
It has nothing to do with blaming or shaming yourself, but rather identifying how you can better align with everything you want (so you can achieve everything you want).
One of the best ways to do that is to focus inward and listen more deeply.
At your core, there is a soft, consistent, uplifting voice that is always present. It speaks to you from a place of confidence, quietness, and security. It is the voice of your deepest Self, your Higher Self, and the Divine moving through you.
This is the voice that believes in your perfection, your purpose, and your capacity to make your desires a reality. It’s the warm voice that encourages you to take leaps of faith in yourself and your visions, to trust yourself, and to know that all shall be well.
When it comes to making decisions, this inner authentic voice is the voice you need to listen to. But unless you train your mind, you will end up following the guidance of the voice of your limited (human) mind.
When it comes to believing in yourself and your abilities, this is the voice that will serve you best. Your authentic self understands your unique brilliance and importance in the world far better than your limited mind is able to comprehend. This part of you knows your capacity for greatness and your potential for impact in the world, and is deeply attuned to the best way to bring that forth.
So rather than a new strategy, tactic, or another round of self-attack, try listening more deeply. It is within the soft whispers of that Divine voice within that you will be led to greater success, abundance, and the personal freedoms you long for.
When you listen to that deeper voice, your inner self will guide you to make the choices that’ll move you closer to your desires (which could very well be a new strategy or tactic), but that voice will only ever be filled with encouragement and self-love.
You’ll feel inspired, excited, and certain that it is the right choice (even if you’re a little nervous about it).
That’s how you know your next step is the best step.
So here’s to listening more deeply and trusting yourself in a completely new way. Everything you want is possible when you do.
I’m cheering you on.
Lots of love,
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