For the past couple of months I have found my instinct, intuition, feeling, spirit giving me information, but I have not wanted to accept it. My heart and head teamed up and out voted instinct and spirit. In my heart, I knew that things did not add up and I knew that what my instinct/spirit was telling me was right and so I asked questions, got the answers that my heart and head wanted and refused to listen to my instinct/spirit. But my instinct /spirit is a pesky little thing, so it would not let it go and just kept on and on. And so the war raged on and I walked through life living in a continual argument with myself. (This is an impossible argument to win!)
Over the past couple of days, my instinct/spirit has been proven correct and my heart and head has taken a pounding because of it. Life teaches us to think things through and the problem with this is that often our over thinking actually clouds the reality of our vision. An instinct and the voice of the spirit is much more than a thought and one of the problems that I have discovered in my life is this: When I treat my instincts/spirit as a thought, I actually limit them, their power and their effectiveness at helping me to get to the right place in my life.
There is a big difference between thinking and feeling. Thinking is something we do with our head and heart, while feeling is something we do with our instinct and spirit. The problem comes for us, when we blur the lines and allow it all to get mixed together. Do you know the difference between a thought and a feeling? I mean really think about it – what is the difference? Most people really cannot began to explain it, because they have never really taken the time or pursued the discipline of thinking through their feelings and feeling through their thinking.
If you can’t describe it as a sensation, whatever’s going through your mind is not thought, but feeling. Learning to tell the difference between thought and feeling is very tricky, especially when, we override our feeling/instincts/spirit with mind/heart/thoughts. Add to this the power of our often very active emotional reactions to those thoughts and “WHAM!” – . We often feel something, ignore the feeling, decide something else is true, then have all kinds of emotions about what we just made up and give the thought power over our feelings and then it’s on and we are headed on an emotional roller coaster ride.
If we are going to trust our feeling/instincts/spirit, then we must learn to quiet all of the other noise of life. We must step out of the messed up social training that we get from media, internet and even messed up family and step into the quiet place of who we really are. This is where we begin to hear what we really need to hear, so that we can see life as it really is. This does not always feel good, because there are going to be some residual thoughts that linger hoping to have a say in the direction you are going, but push the thoughts aside and give your feeling the full attention it deserves and you will notice that your emotions become positive, even though the situation might be negative.
When we give our feeling the attention it deserves, then our instincts kick into gear to take us places where the spirit is able to help us live the life of blessing that we were created for. Stop empowering the war within and decide to just pay attention and do the right thing. You will be glad you did, because you will not be able to help living blessed!