In a recent post I described the two voices within us – the one coming from our Higher Self and the other coming from our ego, or conditioned, or lower self.
It’s very important that we become conscious of these two voices, with their different motivations, these two sources of direction within us. We have to first make them conscious before we can work with them. Most of the time Ego-mind is what we take to be the voice of truth. We are not conscious of it as a voice within us with a particular agenda. Because it uses fear to control us, we are quick to believe it.
I think we are quick to believe this voice because fear taps into a very primal, primitive, survival instinct that is hard-wired into every one of us. Any hint of fear tends to make us fear for our survival, and that always takes priority!
In order to explore these questions, you need to hear both voices. You need to make room for the message of your Higher Self, with its vision of your highest potential, the purpose your soul took form for in this life. This is what inspires you, and lights you up. And this is where your greatest SUCCESS will come from, as well! . . .
When you receive a splendid vision of your highest potential and let it really soak into you, so that you can feel it in every fiber, so that the vision starts taking form and becoming real – that will be what we call a “compelling vision.” We need a truly compelling and wondrous vision of our possibility to turn to when we get discouraged. That vision will keep us motivated to take the steps that lie outside our comfort zone.
And you also need to clearly identify the voices of your fears, limiting beliefs and self-images that stop you and keep you stuck. These negative voices tend to be louder, more repetitive, and very convincing. We tend to think they are telling us the truth, as I said. But when we can identify them as just a part of us, we can turn toward that part and interact with it, soothe it, even heal its worries.
That’s why we need to put our attention on those messages, to bring them to consciousness. And we need really effective tools and techniques so we can proactively dissolve our limiting beliefs and replace them with beliefs that empower us to be all that we can be. This is not as hard as it sounds if you know how.
What do you see about these two voices within you? What happens if you invite them to have a conversation? Which voice do you find yourself listening to most of the time? Do you feel different when you attune yourself to first one, then the other?
And what do you think it may be costing you to mainly follow the voice of fear?
This is what I base my work on – I call it Receiving and Releasing. Receiving guidance from our soul and Higher Self, and Releasing the blockages of our ego or lower self. First you must uncover the light that shines within you, that wants to come forth and shine in the world. Then, by pinpointing the obstacles that block that light from shining freely, you can release those barriers. When those barriers are released, nothing stands in the way of your soul’s light shining forth and filling the world.
What methods of Receiving and Releasing work for you? I’d love to hear!