That's how you feel. You've been wanting an answer to a question that has been weighing on your mind. You've turned to friends, family, your therapist, self-help articles, and books. But the advice that people have given you (if they make time for you) have felt generic, useless, recycled, or just don't resonate with you. There's no one else to turn to. Or is there?
Actually, there is one source that is available to you right now and always ... within you.
People have referred to this source in different ways: "Higher Self," "connection to spirit guides or the divine," "inner wisdom," "inner knowing," etc. I've found that you can access this source through a variety of means. Today I'm going to share with you how you can access your higher wisdom through a combination of meditation and automatic writing.
The process is simple: First, sit comfortably and practice your favorite meditation for at least ten minutes to quiet your mind. While meditating, you can repeat a mantra, count numbers, or observe your breathing. Once you conclude your meditation, ask your question and then listen for the answer. As words start to manifest in your mind, type or write them down as quickly as you can, without worrying about whether they make sense to you.
For my own "meditation + automatic writing" session, I asked the following question in silence:
"Dear Spirit Guides,
What messages do you have for the world? What does the world need to hear?"
I waited for the answer, which soon came pouring out. I wrote as fast as I could without censoring myself. Below is what I captured - my gift to you for today:
"A lot of what we do and what we are concerned about do not matter. These are superficial concerns about appearances. In vain we pursue these things and never find lasting satisfaction. Go within and listen for your heart’s true desires – you may be surprised by what you hear. The heart knows no limits, only what makes it sing! The heart is your guide to your soul. The soul needs expression; you are its instrument. Have faith that you will find your voice – your soulful voice, which may be quieter than you anticipate, shyer as compared to worldly concerns and noises, which, rolling like the ocean waves, repeatedly crashing over anything on their path, drowning out true human voices. Fear not: the purity of your voice is more resilient than anything you ever know, more focused than a laser. It touches the souls of those who hear it, touching and breaking down resistances, resistant walls, psychic barriers to human connection.
Friend: Do you fear your own voice? Ride it as it travels over tumultuous lands, touching and making peace with those it meets, embracing and enveloping one another as all form an ecstatic dance, so multidimensional and ever changing, combining, mixing – what an art form!
Friend: It’s not too late to listen intently to your heart and let out or allow your true expression of your soul. What is it? What is it like? You ask. The answer is in you and in the discovery of your true voice. No one can tell you, sell you a remedy to recover it, dress it up for truth defies dress-ups. Take away, peel away any garnishes and sit with what’s naked. Form a relationship with it. What shape will it be? Ah, you ask too much. Be silent and experience this divine relationship, channeling divine inspiration, and being transformed by the mutual feeding between you and your soul.
Be Joy. Don’t try to find it. It is already within you."
(end of automatic writing)
Now it's your turn: What is one question that you've been yearning for an answer to? I invite you to turn on the faucet and let out what's been waiting to pour forth from within.
Boldly in support of you,
Joanne Chen, M.A.
Certified Professional Coach
Certified Professional Intuitive Coach
True Purpose® Trained Coach
Joanne Chen, MA, CPC
Leadership & Life Coach