Every moment in your day, you are constantly “informed”, and guided, by life. Unfortunately most of us not only disregard this guidance but in many cases go in a direction opposite to what we are guided towards. We are informed by life through two different means – Feelings and Instinct. To have clear access to this guidance one must stay in a space of alert awareness in each moment, instead of being lost in the stream of conditioned, repetitive, thinking. This “awareness” becomes more and more natural, and requires no effort, once you become anchored in it.
Learn to trust your feelings
If there is a “bad” feeling within you, it’s an indication that you are thinking or doing something that is not congruent with the movement of life. The bad feeling arises due to a conflict in vibrations – the vibration of the thought does not match the vibration of life, and hence the conflicted feeling within. As soon as a bad feeling arises in the body, become aware of the thoughts that you are thinking and see through the negative patterns in the thought. Avoid taking any action based on a thought that generated the bad feeling.
A thought of jealously, guilt, worry, anxiety, inferiority, unworthiness, impatience or hatred, will always create a bad feeling in your body because all these thoughts are rooted in “fear”, or lack, and hence have a vibration that’s opposite to that of life. If you continue focusing on these thoughts, the bad feeling will keep getting intense, it’s life’s way of telling you to “stop” focusing on these thoughts. When you disregard this guidance, and keep focusing on these negative thoughts, you will eventually end up manifesting a negative reality for yourself.
A good feeling is an indication of alignment. Whenever you think a thought, or take an action, which is in alignment with life’s movement, it always creates a good feeling in the body. Even a place of “no feeling” is an indication of alignment, “no feeling” simply means that you are not conflicted with life at that moment; it’s a place of peace. Thoughts of hope, worthiness, positive anticipation and abundance, always create a good feeling in the body because they match the vibration of life.
As you move through your daily life, keep in touch with your body, to sense the guidance that is coming from life in the form of your feelings. You can blindly trust your feelings in every case, sometimes even if it seems irrational to your mind. Feelings never lie, but sometimes the mind does not want to believe the feelings because it might be ignoring the truth (or it doesn’t want to face the truth).
Getting informed by life
When your mind is uncluttered with repetitive thinking, you gain access to a place of deeper wisdom which constantly informs you through “instinct” or impulse. People who meditate know what this means, because several times when you are in a state of calm awareness, you get some deep insight that sometimes clears away a whole chunk of negative patterns in you.
If an impulse creates a feeling of enthusiasm and joy in you, make sure you follow up of the impulse – it’s a guidance coming from life. You need to be anchored in your being to have access to this form of guidance, in many cases, because it’s usually very subtle. What people call “instinct”, is simply wisdom coming from a deeper place. You become more sensitive to your instincts when you stay in a place of alert awareness.
As you become more and more grounded in your being, you realize the blessing, and grace, of being informed by life every moment. You are no longer confused about how to live your life because you know that each moment you will receive the guidance of what you should be doing. Many times, life would simply want you to be in “inaction”, because that may be the right thing to do at that moment. When action is needed the energy and impulse will be generated within you. Trust life, trust your feelings, and enjoy the ride.