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What is Inner Guidance?

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Inner Guidance: A Closer Look

The philosophy or general understanding behind the law of attraction is based upon the idea that our entire physical experience (i.e., everything that we perceive with our senses) comes from a non-physical source (sometimes also referred to as source energy).

Communications that are received from this place can be thought of as inner guidance. In other words, while you are physical there is still a part of you that is connected with your non-physical source.

Therefore, you have access to its wellspring of wisdom and its vast perspective.

Source energy exists outside of the camouflages (what are also referred to as root assumptions) of time and space. You create the reality that you experience physically through your thoughts, emotions and beliefs.

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A thought is, in itself, a certain interpretation of source energy through the medium of the brain and the senses. Thought, in turn, is translated into physical form.

Because the source of life exists outside of your physical structures, therefore, some kind of translation is necessary. The movements of your inner life must be “converted” into the terms of physical experience.

You can think of the subconscious mind, then, as sitting between the timeless realm of source energy and your ego, which is focused outwardly towards the physical world.

This is the place where you are in touch with your own inner guidance system. A daily spiritual practice, such as meditation, can open your receptive channels so that you become more consciously aware of what this voice is saying.

Source energy is always working to contradict your limiting beliefs and to help you perceive the bigger picture of reality. The guidance that it brings will always expand your reality if you listen and follow through with it.

You become bigger than you thought you were; you risk stepping into a larger sphere. You’ll automatically wind up changing your beliefs in positive ways if you listen to the voice of your source. In order for the guidance of our inner being to come through, though, the channels of communication have to be clear and uncluttered.

You are always in intimate contact with your inner being. It is the fount from which your vitality springs; it is the root of your thoughts and emotions.

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On a conscious level, though, you have the complete freedom to turn your attention in any direction you choose.

This means that you can spend your entire life oblivious to the deeper, wiser voice inside of you.

Such communications have to be experienced to be believed. Theorizing will only take you so far. Reaching such a state of receptivity lies within the abilities of every person willing to do the work, however.

Such a process may require a leap of faith, at first, if you’ve never really allowed your inner guidance to come through before.

You may not be convinced that it’s really as wise and perceptive as spiritual teachers claim. In this case, though, feeling is believing.

You trust the ground beneath your feet because you can see it and feel it. When you open up to your inner being, it can become just as tangible.

What is Inner Guidance?

John D. Moore, PhD

Described as folksy and down to earth, Dr. John Moore infuses current events and pop culture into his posts as a way of communicating wider points on issues related to wellness and goal attainment. His work has been featured in nationally syndicated media, including Cosmo, Men's Fitness and CBS Market Watch. He is a consultant to a number of Fortune 500 companies and institutions of Higher Learning. Dr. Moore is author of Confusing Love with Obsessionand Editor in Chief at: Guy Counseling.

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Moore, J. (2019). What is Inner Guidance?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 25, 2020, from


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