Your own inner voice is powerful, when you allow it to be heard. When you silence yourself and be open to receiving the message.
It can however become silenced by the opinions of others. We begin to second guess ourself or our purpose or our intention and become stagnant.
Set the ego aside, as A Course In Miracles states “recognition and meaningless arouse intense anxiety in all separated ones.”
“It is essential, therefore, that you learn to recognize the meaningless, and accept it without fear.”
Many times in our life it is our ego which is creating our fear. When we drown our own own inner voice we become unclear, confused and lost from our true self.
I began reading A Course In Miracles on January 1, 2019. I’ve been on a personal development journey the past few years and after my personal coach told me about this book, and it sat on my shelf for months, it was time to get started.
For those of you wondering what A Course In Miracles is…
A Course in Miracles (also referred to as ACIMor the Course) is a 1976 book containing a curriculum which claims to assist its readers in achieving spiritual transformation. The underlying premise of the work is the teaching that the greatest “miracle” that one may achieve in one’s life is the act of simply gaining a full “awareness of love’s presence” in one’s own life. Course in Miracles (also referred to as ACIMor the Course) is a 1976 book containing a curriculum which claims to assist its readers in achieving spiritual transformation. The underlying premise of the work is the teaching that the greatest “miracle” that one may achieve in one’s life is the act of simply gaining a full “awareness of love’s presence” in one’s own life. (Source https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Course_in_Miracles)
My own summary of the book in a few words… it resets your brain! No matter your age, we begin to take on the opinions of others as truths, even when they are not. We can begin to think that material items are more important than relationships with people and animals and this can actually spiral into a cycle of unhappiness, poor health, debt, unhealthy eating, numbing pain, unhealthy relationships etc.
ACIM helps us to be more consciously aware of ourself, our surroundings and what truly really matters. To reset the brain and learn to love and trust your own inner voice vs what others may have or be telling you.
We all have a different and unique path in life, no one person can say what is right for me, you or them. Unless you go within. You, deep down in your heart and soul know what is right for you and once you acknowledge that you will be on your true path for happiness and success.
Happiness is something we are all born with. For many its lost along the way and we think that a person or thing will help us to rediscover what “being happy” really is.
Its true inner peace and gratitude. Choosing to BE happy. Choosing to feel and allow your emotions to pass through you. To let them flow so you are always growing, vs feeling stagnant which can be so easy to do.
Think of when someone says something to you, that you know is not true to your heart and soul, yet you play it over in your mind again and again, giving the other persons words… power. Your power you’ve now just given away to someone who doesn’t know or chooses to not know or understand YOUR path in life.
Set the fear aside. Allow your children to know that their voice matters, their opinion matters, their feelings matter – within their own words. Allowing them to Express themselves with no fear, judgement or influence of how they “should” feel or act. Teaching them to honor their own inner voice and to be strong in who they are.
As Dr Shefali says, “we cannot control anyone, least of all our children”.
To support our children in furthering developing their own inner voice, we encourage our children to seek answers. Not just because we “say so”. Instilling them with their own personal power and knowing we will always be here to guide them with love.
A favourite quote of my own that sits on my computer as a daily reminder…
“Don’t let the noise of others opinions, drown out your own inner voice”
A great example is when we began using essential oils. I kept things on the down low for a bit because it was “out of the norm” however I never allowed anyone to negatively impact MY choice of how I was going to better my health and my family’s health. Now 4.5 years later I am the healthiest I have ever been, we are simplifying our life daily, growing together as well as within ourselves and truly loving our space we call home. As someone who has struggled with what other people think, I am finally taking back my own personal happiness and am on the road to personal discovery… one of THE best path’s in life!
If you feel you do not have time for listening to your inner voice… I would be happy to chat with you – because this used to be me and I was the one who needed it most.
Love and light, Pam