Today’s Miracle Moment is about Listening to Your Soul…
In Your Year of Miracles program, we teach that there are Five Foundations for Living in the Miracle Zone, and the first foundation is…Listen to Your Soul. What we mean by that is to live aligned with your highest truth, honoring your inner guidance, and looking inside yourself for the answers rather than running to everybody else for the answers. While it’s fine to get people’s input, ultimately, we need to listen to our own soul to guide our life.
The bottom line is—the soul knows.
The soul is made of the entire cosmos packed into the core of our body. We call it the Soulful Self or the Essential Self, and it’s that place of deep, true inner knowing. It’s the part of you that’s always known, even when the mind is questioning and creating stories. What’s happening in the still waters beneath the mind is that the Soulful Self is offering up this knowing. All we have to do is train the mind to listen to this deep core truth.
In all my (Sue’s) travels around the world travel teaching hundreds of thousands of people, I’ve never heard anyone say, “I had this inner knowing and I went with it, and boy, do I regret it.” What I have heard hundreds of times is, “I had a deep inner knowing and I didn’t act on it, and boy, do I regret it!”
Clearly, the smart thing to do with your mind is to teach it to listen to this deep inner knowing. Your mind and soul need to become so bonded that they could complete each other sentences–so bonded that you are operating as the soul. We start by just listening to this deep knowing that we’ve been trained to ignore and override.
Think of the things that have worked out the best for you. Was it because you followed something that you had a knowing about? It may not have even made sense, but you knew that was the path to take.
You want to build that muscle of listening to your soul, and here’s an exercise to help you:
Right now, disempower yourself, by throwing your energy off of you onto a person who pushes your buttons or whatever distracts you. For practice, throw your energy onto the computer screen as if you’re disempowering yourself. Discredit yourself as if your opinion doesn’t matter. Notice how that feels in your body—probably not good. Now just claim your energy back, pulling all of your energy back onto yourself.
We have a tendency to splat and disperse our energy and then live from that place of dispersed energy. Notice how you feel in your body when you call that energy back for yourself. It feels different—it feels robust, it feels abundant.
Here’s what to remember: When you make a decision that you’re unsure about, you get to make another decision. And, if you go down that road and don’t like that decision, you can make another one. You keep doing this until you train your mind to follow your Soulful Self that always steers you in the right direction.
Over the next week, practice this and let us know how it’s going for you. Please share your experiences in the section below—we’d love to hear from you.
We’ll end with a quote from Rumi who said:
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
~Jalal ad-Din Rumi
May you feel that river moving in you—that joy of living from your soul.