Are You Listening To You Inner Compass Or Not?
Even the most intuitive person can miss the obvious signs their inner compass is trying to tell them.
In a time, when we pay more attention to our monkey mind that feeds of distorted perceptions and information overload. We can easily believe were making intuitive decisions when we aren’t. But our inner compass is like a core feeling that keeps niggling or keeps coming up. But we are so busy, distracted we don’t take enough quiet time to listen.
Lucky for me, from a young age, my father encouraged us to go with our gut instinct. And as someone who was highly sensitive, I found that relationship with my intuition, my inner compass easier than most. I would just naturally know things about others and would feel what they were feeling.
But I struggled with my empathic softness and the belief that people deserved a chance, and another chance… soft but I wasn’t stupid.
As an empath, I would constantly over-identify with other’s emotions and other people’s life challenges. In-fact I thought everyone experienced this and it wasn’t until my late twenties that I started to realise that this was the traits of a sensitive, an empath and not something most people experienced on a daily basis.
Many times my inner guidance saved me from the most potentially awful situations and other times I didn’t follow my inner guidance and wished I had.
In a society where we generally place more importance on our mind, our thoughts it is so easy to get emerged in our beliefs our limitations of the logic mind or in an other’s interpretation of what is going on. But I believe our inner compass is our soul guiding us, but when we are caught up in our head, our beliefs and interpretations of things, we disengage from our inner compass, failing to recognise the signs. Often interpreting fear as our intuition when it is just a story we have told our mind. That is why I believe meditation is a powerful tool to help you connect with your inner compass.
When I was only 18, my bosses would send me around to a friend who they did some work with. This man made very uncomfortable and I would dread going around on errands, a later situation arose when my work colleagues insisted this person take me back home after a late event, I quickly found myself in a frightening situation and managed to talk my way out of it, but years later I was informed by someone who knew this man that he was highly dangerous and had gone missing and was wanted by the police for suspected murder. I remember how many people around me insisted that I was being silly but something was guiding me to avoid this person at all cost.
We can find our self in many situations in our life where we feel our inner compass is moving us away from situations or moving us forward towards something and it isn’t always easy to trust as our logic mind comes into play.
It can be even more challenging when others are not privy to you inner compass or other information that you have But what I do know is the situations where I didn’t go with my gut I was proved time and time again that my gut was right, and sometimes there were more obvious signs than gut, but we all know things are not always as they seem.
There is always a bigger picture and what may appear to be very negative situations can actually be the most enlightening or from where we gain our greatest gifts. Sometimes the learning is a reminder to follow your inner compass, to hold you to your inner values.
Living with chronic and serious health challenges for most of my life has taught me that I didn’t always listen to what my heart, my soul, and my body was telling me. I listened too much to other’s opinions of what was wrong or right for me.
Our inner compass is our greatest gift, make sure you own it, take the time to out to truly listen to it, slow down, switch off and connect in with your inner compass each and every day and every time you have to make an important decision.
Start to access your inner compass today with my FREE Meditation