Listening to our Inner Voices

Diagram of the inner voices in the cave of our iintuitionNancy Smeltzer, MFA

Each of us has a different way of getting intuitive information. Some people “see” things, while others are “told” things. Others talk about following their “gut instincts”, or something just doesn’t “feel right”. There are other phrases such as “female intuition” , or “That leaves a bad taste in my mouth!” that are used through out the English language and that of others. Often these various phrases speak of body sensations, and those are connected with the more primitive part of our brain, the reptilian brain or unconscious mind. It’s as if in the photo, inner voices are speaking to us from the cave of our intuition.

These knowings,coupled with our body sensations and emotions,have a bountiful supply of information to convey. Unfortunately,in most western societies,we’re not taught how to interpret these body bulletins,and focus entirely on the Newtonian principles of scientific ways to know. While these methods have a wealth of data that, depending on what’s being sought, communicate volumes, a soul dependence on validating what can be measured and duplicated leaves our spiritual souls bereft.

I’m talking about what starts off as those subtle nigglings that something isn’t right….”I don’t like that” or “That doesn’t feel OK.” Unfortunately for me, I very early on, learned to squelch my inner voices, so that my body could only get my attention by screaming at me with painful body sensations. As a result, and after numerous surgeries and medications, I began to pay attention to those more subtle voices instead of waiting for the “clue by four” between the eyeballs…”So you gonna pay attention NOW?”

An acquaintance once asked me why people couldn’t just part ways as friends, instead of going through the painful, spiteful brawls of separation and divorce. My take is that people of good intentions, instead of listening to those inner voices early on that were telling them that the relationship wasn’t right, pile on often years of connections and then get hurt and angry when they’re not honored. My invitation to you is to cultivate an active connection with your inner voice, listen to it as your own best mentor, and quit over-riding your early warning detection system. Those clue-by-fours can be really painful!

When have you listened to your inner voices, and how did they help you? When have you not listened to your inner voices, and upon looking back, realized that you should have?

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About Nancy Smeltzer

I'm passionate about long distance spiritual and alternative healing, having had a successful practice now for over ten years. My clients work with me over the phone and on Skype from all over the USA and Canada, as well as Switzerland, Russia, and Australia. I specialize in helping people heal their negative repeating patterns of behavior and remove the stuck energy in their unconscious minds. By doing that, they can quit going round and round in circles,. repeating the same mistakes, and move forward to having the life of their dreams. Besides my holistic healing practice, I've also been professionally creating art quilts and other fiber arts for over 30 years. My specialty is contemporary beaded art quilts. On my web site, I bill myself as the "Self Proclaimed Button and Bead Queen of Maryland (USA)." My recent works have images that are based on what I see when I tap into a person's energy field and are called Meditation Gardens. These visionary art pieces are the perfect place for that person to play and meditate. In my spare time, I'm a rabid, avid "dirty nails" gardener, composing scenes with plants. Sometimes, I come inside so dirty that my clothes have to go straight into the washing machine; they're too dirty for the dirty clothes hamper! -The Official Google + site for Nancy Smeltzer
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