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Listening To Your Inner Wisdom

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” ~ Rumi

AlysssaNobriga Portrait 112412We all have an antenna for intuition and wisdom, but when the static of our lives gets too loud, whether that be inside or outside noise, it’s harder to utilize our internal GPS.

Many of us have been conditioned to ask for advice and to look outside ourselves for answers or guidance before checking in with our own inner knowing. We may have gotten into the habit of trusting society’s opinions and influences, forgetting that all the wisdom and guidance we need is available to us if we are open to listening.

When we depend only on our mental capacities to navigate our lives, we are limited and often end up feeling confused, ping ponging between pros and cons.

I am writing this blog for myself really, because this is the teaching I am receiving at the moment in my own life. I share it with you in case you happen to have forgotten as well. I hope that it will be a supportive reminder to return to your own inner compass.

What I have found is that as we attune to our own knowing and trust in it by taking action, we build and strengthen the muscle to navigate our lives with more grace. There is a flow that we tap into where synchronicities tend to unfold more frequently and things fall into place much more smoothly.

I imagine prolific writers like Marianne Williamson or Deepak Chopra have learned how to listen and channel the inspiration that comes through them into action. I don’t believe the wisdom is personal; it is available to everyone, but not everyone is listening.

You have such wisdom within you…

You know what is true in your own heart of hearts… you’ve always known. I support you in following and trusting your own knowing.

You are here to express your very unique note in the symphony of this larger song. You are ultimately the only one that knows what is right for you at any given time. 

This doesn’t mean we close off to other perspectives. Other people may make suggestions and offer advice, but I invite you to check in with how it feels in your body and let that be the barometer that guides you.

Listening in the silence, especially in the morning even if it’s just for 5 minutes or going for a walk in nature are other great ways I have found to hear my own inner voice more clearly or to reconnect with my truth.

Some people tune in through prayer, listening to music, going surfing or what athletes sometimes refer to as the “runner’s zone.”

Staying connected to what inspires you is another way to help connect back into the frequency of a higher vibration where intuition lives. Whether that be reading uplifting material, hearing a lecture on something that lights you up or doing spiritual practices – you more than anyone know what makes you come alive… do that!

Of course I share all of these as suggestions and I am in full support of you following what’s most true in your heart… always.

We are all here to support and learn from each other so if there is an experience you’d like to share about, maybe a time you have listened to and followed your own knowing, especially if it wasn’t the logical choice but you listened anyway, please feel free to share below. We can inspire each other to stay true to ourselves.

In love and gratitude,

Alyssa

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Alyssa Nobriga specializes in working with couples through a mind-body-soul approach.  She also leads yearly Wellness Retreats to Bali, supporting people in living more open, authentic, loving, and fulfilling lives. To watch Alyssa working with clients, check out her website, or to find out about specials, see her Facebook page.

  • Angela

    Right now I’m going through something big and upsetting with my husband. Trust has been broken. My mind wants to be so angry and talk about and think about leaving, but my heart tells me this is an important step for us (and him) and that we needed this to happen to grow. It feels weird because he was lying to me about smoking and gambling, not to mention about where he was a lot of the time and that it’s so messed up! Now we have to use our emergency fund to pay everything off and all sense of security, trust , and control is gone. I’m very sad but something inside says it’s all going to be ok and actually good our future. Sometimes I’m concerned that I’m being overly optimistic not in touch with reality but lately I’ve been really in tune with my intuition and I fully trust it. Time will tell!

    • Teresa

      I have a friend who did the same thing, the EXACT same thing and his wife constantly through it up in his face and spent everyday making him pay for his mistakes even after two years. He couldn’t take it anymore and left. He had gone to GA and quit drinking for those two years as well… He left and took a job in another city, she has taken the kids and moved in with another man after dating him for only 5 months… I share this with you because I want you to know that you aren’t alone and also if you decide to stay and work at your marriage, it is so important to move past and not constantly throw it up in his face. If his is doing the work to earn back your trust and forgiveness then he needs to be treated with respect and be given back trust. It isn’t going to be easy but if you constantly make him pay for his mistakes then what happened with my friend could happen to you. I want to point out that his ex was a very controlling person and he didn’t feel like he was heard. He felt smothered as well. In a relationship it takes two and it is never one person’s fault. When a big mistake is made, it is easy to blame it all onto the person who made the mistake but this is an opportunity to learn about yourself as well. This is an opportunity to really dig deep into communication. I don’t know you and I share just what I observed from my friend’s situation. Maybe it will help in some way. I am not saying at all that you are controlling or anything like my friend’s ex. I want you to know that. I wish you all the best during this transformative time in your life.

      • The Daily Love

        Thank you for sharing, Teresa! It’s responses like yours that help this community grow and truly be a place to be loved! XOXO
        -Team TDL

    • Ezra

      I highly suggest reading
      Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams
      by Mike Dooley

      • The Daily Love

        Thank you for sharing this, Ezra!
        -Team TDL

    • Alyssa Nobriga

      It’s beautiful to see the love and support that’s extended when we share our vulnerabilities. Angela you more than anyone knows what is true for you and I so support you in continuing to listen inside and trust the wisdom of your heart. What a powerful resource within you that you have speaking so clearly “its all going to be ok…” You can rest in that, no matter what. Blessings to you and your husband on your path of love and healing…

    • The Daily Love

      Time WILL tell, Angela!! It is important to trust your intuition!! Wishing you the best!
      -Team TDL

  • http://www.facebook.com/niloocoaching Niloo @ Personal Growth and Re

    I have started meditating for 5 minutes in the morning and I’m VERY excited about it. Nothing matters and nothing can fill us up unless we are already filled up within!

    • Alyssa Nobriga

      Beautifully said :) Enjoy yourSelf!

    • The Daily Love

      Yes, Niloo! We are excited to hear about your new practice!!!
      -Team TDL

  • David Negaard

    I spent most of my life deprecating what might be called “inner wisdom,” looking outside myself for validation and even my own identity because I didn’t love myself or believe that in and of myself I was “good” or “worthy.”

    When (just 5 months ago!) I broke through into self-love, my self-confidence blossomed and my inner wisdom is ascendant. And (of course!) because I love myself and treat myself well and heed my inner truth, I am a much greater friend and partner to those I love, as well.

    <3

    • Alyssa Nobriga

      It’s that the truth David… The way we are to ourselves is the way we are to others. And I love that you are choosing to be loving with yourself. What a gift.

    • The Daily Love

      WOW, David, thank you for sharing your beautiful and inspiring story!! Keep up that self love!!!
      -Team TDL

  • Frances

    I once ignored my inner voice and took a job I shouldn’t have. It cost me time and self-esteem and perhaps my career – will know once potential employers call for a reference. Don’t ignore your intuition and inner voice – EVER.

    • wahoo4uva

      Hello Frances,

      Three years ago, I did the same thing. I knew before the interview even started, as I was sitting in the lobby observing and my inner voice said, “I don’t think I will fit in here” (clue #1). When I got in the car after the interview, it said, “I’m not feeling it” (clue #2) although the interview went well and the people were nice. Five days later, I got the job offer. I did all kinds of research on the company, contacting people in my network who had worked or were working for the company, to hear about their experiences. It took me a week to finally accept the offer because I had lingering discomfort about it (clue #3). I told myself it was nerves and allowed logic to talk me into accepting for some good reasons. There was a pay increase to my previous salary, though not a significant bump after take-home pay. I was somewhat unimpressed with it and because it was not the motivating factor for taking the job, I overlooked it.

      During orientation week, I was neither impressed with what I heard nor did I feel excited about being there (clue #4). Within the first few weeks on the job, this nagging feeling something was “off” (clue #6) confirmed my intuition was on point. Within three months I was already looking for an exit. It ended up being a two year character building experience. Lesson learned: pay attention and do not again ignore my intuition and take a job I do not want.

      The universe really does give second (and several) chances for us to learn lessons and presents opportunities for us to apply what we’ve learned – until we finally get it. Last month, three years later, I received another opportunity to apply the lesson and make a different choice. This time, due to an unexpected change in direction at my current employer. A new role I was granted fell through and there was only one internal option in its place. I immediately knew in my heart it was not a match for my life’s direction, professionally or personally. I did due diligence anyway, had conversations and gathered information which confirmed what I already knew. I am amicably parting ways with the company and do not know what’s next. My last day is in two weeks. I have ideas and some things brewing, three of which the company is helping me with by making the referrals on my behalf.

      This is the biggest risk I’ve taken to date. Who I used to be, would be freaking out right about now. Even having taken this leap of fate and unable to see exactly how it is all working out…I feel safe and trust the universe is providing, as it always has. It always has my back. And so do I.

      Thanks for listening…

      • Frances

        Thank you so much for sharing wahoo. In spite of the fact that I believe the universe has my back as well, I have yet to forgive myself for ignoring/betraying myself…but I’m getting there ! All the best to you. :)

      • The Daily Love

        Wahoo, Thank you for sharing your story! It is so true that we are always given many signs and chances!! Sending LOVE!
        -Team TDL

        • wahoo4uva

          It is my pleasure to share. You have helped me get here. I’m applying so much of what I’ve learned from TDL over the years. Being a part of Maui Retreat #3 helped bring my understanding of how life life works to the next level. It was a breakthrough experience that prepared me even more to take massive action towards transformation. So…thank YOU!

          Love and all my best,
          Tuere

    • Alyssa Nobriga

      Sounds like in the end you received this gift of trsuting your inner knowing… who knows what it has saved you from avoiding moving forward

      • Frances

        Alyssa, yes, you are so right ! If I wasn’t sure about my inner voice being right, I sure am now. Thank you :)

        • Alyssa Nobriga

          I’m so glad… what a pleasure to be a part of your realization. Blessings also on your path of self forgiveness, what a powerful way to free yourself. If you want any suggestions about that, check out:

          http://youtu.be/3u_yi9axVRM

    • The Daily Love

      Frances, thank you for reading and sharing!! Sending LOVE!
      -Team TDL

  • David H. Breaux

    Hi Alyssa,

    Thank you for sharing the wisdom gained from your insight. I greatly appreciate it and I’m sure others do as well.

    With compassion,
    David H. Breaux

    • The Daily Love

      Thank you for reading, David!! So happy to hear that you appreciate it!
      -Team TDL