Learning to trust your true nature can be the most enlightening and empowering act you take in your entire life. It will help you tap into the wellspring of 'knowing' or intelligence beyond the normal thinking and rationalizing functions of the conscious mind.
You have resources available to you that you may not be aware of, that are intangible, subtle, yet very powerful. Once you understand how to tap into these resources ~ your decision making abilities will greatly improve.
As you learn to trust your true nature, and act on the inner guidance, your entire life can take on new dimensions. You will become more self-reliant, self-confident, and more capable of envisioning and realizing your greater desires.
My husband and I met in 2010, right before my 47th birthday. I had just relocated to Arizona from the Midwest. Our story of how we met is pretty remarkable, which I'll share in an upcoming article. The point here is how that experience taught me how well things go when we trust our true nature.
Prior to that, and for much of my life, I made choices based on what I thought I was supposed to do, or what I believed was expected of me.
I also ~ wittingly and unwittingly ~ accepted many beliefs about the world that I learned from school, media, and popular opinion. I had not always investigated the validity of these various beliefs.
In fact, I didn't realize until much later how much these beliefs had woven a web through my life that I would later have to unravel.
The consequences of making choices from faulty data and contrary to my own true instincts and desires ~ born out over time ~ were mixed.
While I don't want to label any of it 'bad' there is definitely a difference in the level of ease and flow ~ or lack thereof ~ when we are operating with our greater resources versus when we are not.
The life experience of not trusting our true nature will look a lot more like the perpetually unsatisfied Eyeore character from Winnie the Pooh stories ~ living as if always under a dark cloud, despite being surrounded by much beauty, if only he could get outside his own suffering to notice.
Despite what I believe I knew deep within me all along, I learned from a young age how to not trust my true nature. I felt like I had an inner guidance system, only I created a belief that it was flawed, so I essentially felt as if I were lost in the wilderness without a map and compass to guide me home.
My inner subtle feelings were messages trying to guide me towards my best path, but they were over powered by the the ruminating of my mind. The conscious mind can be a source of great intelligence and analytical skills, but our problems arise when we conflate the fear-based thoughts of our negative ego with 'truth' or evidence of what is real. As I like to say, we can't always believe everything we think!
After years of soul searching, struggle, and an inability to really get a flow going in my life, I decided it was time to try something radically different ~ that is, I began to actually trust my true nature to guide me.
Learning to trust your true nature means understanding more clearly who you really are ~ including your connection to Nature, your ancestry and familial lineage, and your divinity and spiritual roots.
All of us are creatures of Nature ~ plants, animals, and humans. All of our resources are supplied ~ in one form or another ~ by Nature. Spending time in the forest, or with our bare feet on the grass has been found to have many health benefits. We certainly feel more 'grounded' and peaceful after spending time outdoors in a beautiful setting, connecting to nature.
Nature has her own set of rules. We don't necessarily learn these rules growing up. But whether we are aware of them or not, and whether we believe in them or not, they exist. These rules are called Natural Law(s).
Harmonizing our life with Nature and honoring who we are, including our ancestral heritage, is like finally uploading the right operating system for creating a more healthy and magical life.
When you trust your true nature, and begin to prioritize activities that you are passionate about, you will experience much greater flow, grace and ease in your life.
You have a master blueprint hard wired within you to create a truly meaningful and magical life, if you will just get out of your own way.
The Strong Spirit Self-Empowerment Plan is a simple ten-step guide to help you get from Point A, where you are, to Point B, where you desire to be ~ whether 20 pounds less, self-employed, debt-free, or any other goal.
The exercises and tools you will learn in this book can help you overcome challenges, and more consciously create your most 'illuminated' life.