“You are not a human being having a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being having a human experience.” - Teilhard de Chardin
Understanding this quote can radically shift your perception of life and how you manifest things. We came into this world knowing that we were pure, loving and complete children of the Universe. However, somewhere along our growth and development as human beings we forgot this, and began to let fear and our insecurities guide our path.
The result of this is an underlying sadness and disease of the spirit, causing us to lose touch with the internal voice that holds all the answers to our happiness. Now more than ever, I believe it is our job to find that connection again.
Why is it important to have that connection? Have you ever felt overwhelmed when you needed to make a certain decision? Well, that is where being “connected” will make a big difference.
Our inner guide is the part of us that already knows. That part that is centered, secure and unconditionally loving towards us, no matter how frazzled we are feeling. Our inner guide has the best answer for our spiritual growth. So how do we develop it?
The answer is to develop a continuous and evolving relationship with our inner guide. One way to do this is through inner dialogue. The idea is to talk to your inner guide through a script. When we write out the conversation we get to externalize the issue and at the same time evoke our imagination.
I’ve been dialoguing with my own inner guide for years now and one thing’s for sure, my inner guide is most times spot on! When I flip back to the past conversations, I observed that the answers given through the conversations were not perfect, but were the best for me at that time. When I took on what my inner guide suggested, it always led to joy and peace, even if it did not look like the right answer.
How does inner dialoguing work? Just pretend that you are chatting (as in texting) with someone. This is an example of me dialoguing to my inner guide, whom I call Lady G (name your inner guide, it’ll make the whole process more exciting!).
Aida: Hey Lady G..
Lady G: Hi Sweetheart!
Aida: I was not feeling so great earlier. I am stressed about the two-day retreat I am conducting and the upcoming visitor day for the networking group. Do you think I am making the right decision to quit the networking group by the end of this term?
Lady G: Well you know you did your best as President for the chapter. You’re honest enough to say you’re done. Don’t do anything you don’t want to.
Aida: Yeah, even though it makes “sense” to continue another term?
Lady G: Sweetheart, there are so many should’s in your world. Do what feels right. At the end of the day everything happens for a reason.
Aida: But am I acting out of habit or fear, you think?
Lady G: What makes you think you’re acting out of fear?
Aida: Its just that personally I just can’t be bothered with the rules and requirements of the chapter.
Lady G: OK! That’s being honest.
Aida: Is it going to affect my business?
Lady G : Your business is up to you. It is not 100% generated by this chapter. It’s an ongoing commitment. If this group does not feel right and not serving your business and personal growth. Get out or make it work.
Aida: Ok, it’s clear now. I’ll let them know by the next meeting.
The Benefits Of Opening An Inner Dialogue
As you can see from above, inner dialoguing has many benefits as it connects with your creative self and your intuition. It also helps you make efficient and effective decisions because you’ve been able to voice your concerns – rather than letting them overwhelm you as they circle around in your head. And lastly, this exercise also creates a feeling of peace – which ultimately is also what you’re looking for when you’re feeling stressed or unsure of a decision.
Your dialogue does not need not be perfect, or even have to make sense. The whole process will liberate and sharpen your intuition, so don’t be bothered with the content. In this case, I spoke to my inner wisdom. You could also speak to your anger, depression, joy, any feeling that is burdening you – and learn to let go!
Do it daily. Choose to talk about both small and big issues. This whole process will be an extension of your own self-expression and will serve a purpose specifically for you.
The most important thing is you have fun and let go – let your inner dialogue be your guiding light. Try it and share your experiences below!