Are We Conditioned to Trust Outside Guidance?

Have you ever heard the idea that, “True guidance comes from within?” Many spiritual leaders since the dawn of time have formed this conclusion and spoke passionately about the importance of turning inwards to discover your own personal path. It’s not a new idea, and I’ve found that most people consider it to be true. So why are we a society so full of self-doubt and second guessing of ourselves?

From the time we are children, most of us are conditioned to look outside of yourselves for answers. We are taught that we don’t know enough, and we need to turn to our parents for all the answers. We are taught that our feelings are wrong, when they don’t align with the will of others. We are taught in school that if we do what we are told, we are good. If we do what we feel, we are wrong. We are taught at work that if we agree with everything the boss says, then we will be rewarded, and if we don’t, we can’t get fired. So many structures in life are conditioning us to look outside of ourselves for guidance.

It’s no wonder we are left full of doubt, whenever we dare step outside of our conventional norms to create something new. It’s always good to ask for help, and learn from the experiences of those who came before us, so how do we know when it’s time to depart from collective wisdom, and heed the call from our higher self, our intuitive spirit, to bring something into the world that is uniquely you? That is what today’s episode is all about: Knowing from deep within, when it’s time to shut out the mental traffic of the world and trust your own inner wisdom. It’s not for the faint of heart, I’ll tell you that! It takes tremendous courage to follow the divine guidance within ourselves because it’s often a path unforged, but it’s also already divinely mapped out by a power greater than yourself. It takes a lot of trust, and once you make that first bold step, you create new possibilities for others who will follow in your footsteps, which also makes it a great responsibility as well!

Join me, and the Soul Manifesto community for this episode, and let’s explore this concept of true guidance together. Our paths are all individual and thank goodness for the experts and mentors willing to share their experience with us. Learning from the experience of others can help us remember that we are not alone and that mistakes can be made, and victories can be won in the face of great opposition. The experience of others can be inspiring, and create lasting impressions that help us shape our own journey, but no one else can ever tell us exactly what we need. No one person will ever know more about what is right for us, than the divine wisdom that is already within us. Let’s discuss some simple techniques together, for making that inner wisdom ring out loud and clear over the opinions and the insistence of others. Thank you so much, for allowing me to share my experience with you, and please also share with me what you’ve learned about trusting your own divine wisdom. Our paths may be different, but we can still travel together. I’m so glad you are part of the Soul Manifesto community! Namaste

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