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Your Own Inner Helper

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:00 pm
by Loving Silent Voice
Within you, there's somewhere between your heart and gut area (some say it's in heart or gut area, depending upon the person), there is a voice. It's a feeling that comes off as a voice. It's a feeling without an emotion. It's always calm no matter what happens in life. It's inner knowingness. Many refer it as intuition. Some say it's the voice of your higher self. Some say it's the voice of higher power. Whatever you want to name it, what you feel most comfortable with, and I just don't want you feeling stuck here.

I've been completely deaf since when I was one year old. I came from a Christian background and I still live in a state that is known as "Bible Belt State". I have begged God to talk to me, to help me. I waited for a thundering voice from on high and when it didn't come, I felt abandoned. I even took it a step further and decided God wasn't there for me. Sometimes I couldn't make a decision because of the fear that I will make a mistake again and that I am not hearing anything from God on this. I also learned to look up to others such as my family, and didn't trust myself because since my family are strong christians and I thought that they could hear God and have answers for me. So I learned not to trust myself and my own sense of truth, my own inner authority. I desperately want God to shout to me from the Heavens or put the writing on the wall when I am hurting. It's easy to feel abandoned when we are upset, but truthfully, we aren't. Then one day, I was told by a wonderful friend: "God doesn't shout. God whispers. Our job when faced with a crisis is to calm ourselves, go within, and listen for the gentle voice inside". Somehow it doesn't seem fair that when we are all riled up and upset, we have to calm ourselves in order to hear this voice, but the truth is we need to do that.

This shook me to the core when my friend told me that. Why? Because I was never taught how to hear this voice within me. It wasn't clear in the Bible, or the church doesn't teach or talk about it. My family didn't say anything about it, either. Instead of empowering us at an early age to develop our personal relationship with God, we were taught that God is removed from us, distant from us and the image hasn't been very loving for some of us. For the whole time, I was completely clueless.... My entire life, I didn't know about this. Have you been there in that place before? If yes, please know that you are not alone, and you are in a safe place to share your heart with us because I have been there, too..... My heart goes out to you.

I also know that we may have this fear of what our intuition might tell us to do if we asked for guidance and we wanted to live fulfilled, spiritual lives, we worried about what course our lives might take if we really did follow the guidance of our intuition. We may looking at our intuition in a religious way, fearing what God might ask us to do. This common fear about life that would be saying like, "no more fun, just a lot more hard work". What became clear to me was that if someone wanted to live by his or her intuition, and if his/her relationship with God was based on religion, he or she would first need to heal that old image of God because it was getting in the way of trusting his/her inner voice. This old-time notion of God couldn't be further from the truth. Even though, it may be challenging and difficult, each of us needs to set aside the information we've received or learned through our religious training and find out for ourselves the truth about our creator.

Remember your goal in doing this is to have an open line of communication between you and your higher self, and in order to get that communication as clear as possible, you have to clear the doorway of old rubble so the door can open wide. I can assure you that once you can get rid of the garbage, or old rubble and find the voice inside and begin developing a real relationship with it, you will discover how completely loving and supportive it is. It will always bring you ease and lightness but first the old pain has to be healed.

If you are someone who has issues with God, I would like you to take some time to write out everything that comes to your mind when you think of the word God. Right now, if you can, get out a journal or notebook and just write all the thoughts, feelings, memories, resentments and so on that come to mind when you think of God. Now I want you to visualize giving this list to God, and ask for the healing of all this pain. If you would feel better taking the list to a clergy person and sharing it with him or her, do that instead.

Your objective here is to forgive God for all the pain you believe He has caused you and to move forward with your relationship with the divine within you. Continue to pray for healing daily until you feel a shift internally. You will know when you've forgiven God and can open that door. It may not happen over night but, believe me, it will happen. Whenever we pray for healing, our prayers are answered. The guidance available to us through our intuition can help in every area of our lives.


There are so many reasons why it's important to learn to hear your intuition.

1. It helps you live your life so much more easily. It cuts out half the legwork because when you ask daily for guidance, you will be given it.

2. You no longer feel alone or abandoned by higher power. When you hear that voice inside, you feel loved and supported. It loves you unconditionally.

3. Your relationships with other people change, your parenting changes, and even your relationships with animals change, because you feel connections that are impossible to feel when you live only in your head.

and the list goes on!



I will write more on this later. To be continued....

Re: Your Own Inner Helper

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:38 pm
by Forever Cursed
We often times create our own reality and when things don't work out the way we think they should become disheartened. There is the way we think it should be and the way it actually is. And often times we want immediate gratification. But is what we want really what we need? The fact that you went from disenchanted to a higher understanding shows both maturity and growth.

Re: Your Own Inner Helper

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:28 am
by Loving Silent Voice
I just found this song called, "Voice of an Angel", and I found it to be very encouraging for me. I hope it does for you, too!






Lyrics:
When I’m lying in the darkness

And I’m half afraid to sleep

I keep thinking of tomorrow

And the thoughts that lie so deep

Then I pray in talking whispers

Cause I know that somewhere here

Is the presence of an angel

Come to calm me through my fear



And who are you who guides me

My messenger of light

Will you walk beside me now

Beyond the day and night

Oh who, who are you who guides me

With words I cannot write

It’s the voice of an angel,

The voice of an angel,

The voice of an angel

Come to hold me close this night



When I close my eyes

And open the window of my heart

For I know that you will listen

Even though I kiss the dark

And as I’m slowly breathing

O the night just lingers on

I hear the voice of an angel

Come to calm me with the song



And who are you who guides me

My messenger of light

Will you walk beside me now

Beyond the day and night

Oh who, who are you who guides me

With words I cannot write

It’s the voice of an angel,

The voice of an angel,

The voice of an angel

Come to calm me through my fear

It's the voice of an angel,

The voice of an angel,

The voice of an angel come to calm me here tonight

Re: Your Own Inner Helper

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:58 pm
by JustSumGuy
Wow what an interesting read. This made me think of my own life and how i have struggled to find this voice or acknowledgement that God hears me. I have come to understand that for me personally he doesn't speak directly, but it's something 10-20 moves ahead that is working in the backround. It is frustrating i would be lying if i said it's always been easy. I also grew up in a church backround and to be honest i have never felt at home in those type of settings. As i grew older it actually became very uncomfortable to even attend church for various reasons, but mostly it made me feel worse than when i came. I have struggled with lonliness my entire life and some of it is probably my own doing, but ever since i was young i have always been like this. I honestly wouldn't wish it up on anyone as the toll can be heavy. One thing it does do is puts a spotlight on your inner thoughts and gives you time for lots of contemplation which is where i realized that i do have an inner voice and my own thoughts. It's very empowering to realize this. It is a great source of knowledge and information about yourself and the world around you as well.

Re: Your Own Inner Helper

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:22 am
by Loving Silent Voice
JustSumGuy

In my experiences, I have found that I only get to see them and talk with them inside of church, but outside of church? No. So it felt like a job. It is the same thing with co-workers where we can see them at work, not outside of work.

So, I have never felt at "home" in those specific environments. I've always felt that there is something "missing" and things they said didn't make any sense to me. I was totally out of the place, but I had to put up with it for years because I thought that was something I was supposed to do. If I didn't show up, people are going to wonder where I am and some of them will be disappointed if I didn't show up for a long period of time. As I grew older, I have come to understand when I did not show up or chose not to come back, they will try to contact me and be all "friendly", pretending to be this "friend" and want to know my business such as what am I doing now, how is my relationship with the Lord, etc. After once I told them about what I am doing, and etc. They just stopped talking to me for a while... then they will keep doing the same thing. I have seen this pattern several times. Right now, It got to the point where I said to myself, "This is enough!" If they are going to do it again, I am not going to response back. In my eyes, they are not genuine, really. Some people just like to be nosy and tell others my business. They did not know that I have changed. I no longer believe in some of the things I've been taught.

Should I fear or should I love God? If I fear God, I can't love God. What I find to be truly amazing is that everyone agrees in religious groups, churches that God is all loving, all powerful, and all knowing. Then interject God's mean, hateful, nasty, tyrannical, and human eyes. We can't have it both ways. So I chose to believe in all perfect loving God because to love God with all my heart, it really wipes all of other flotsam and jetsam or garbage. So to speak of... We love God and then thereby loving God so much that we are gonna do what is right. And that's the truest course of spirituality.

Anyway, I am glad you realized this. And you are right... it is not easy to hear this "inner voice". The problem is that most of us have so many different voices inside that it is hard to know which one is our inner voice. Over the course of our lives, we internalize the voices of many others - our family, friends, our inner child and we deem them conscience. There are all the voices from society, the church, our teachers, our bosses, our neighbors, and etc. They tell us what to do in any given situation. And then there are all the internalized voices of the various emotions we experience, such as fear, anger, or sadness. Then there's the most dominant voice of all, in most of us which is our mind that is known as the intellect, the voice of reason, logic, common sense, and practicality. All of these voices chatter away inside us throughout the day, and they can cause an awful lot of static and confusion. Like you said, inner voice is like in the background!