We all have an “inner-advisor”. Some people call it intuition, spirit, God, or even creation whispering helpful words of guidance and inner wisdom to our souls. Listening to our inner-advisor usually only comes when we are quiet, when we de-clutter our mind. But to de-clutter we must realize, like in everyday life, that what doesn't work is just clutter. And the funny thing is, when we go with what works, by default we de-clutter our lives—we shed the stuff that doesn’t matter. The key is however, taking the time to quiet the mind. In that relaxed state one can feel and understand more clearly what needs to get done with a sense of honesty and truth. When in that silent state of awareness and peace we can see that there are more options for us to experience, more choices to keep us on our path; within a vast space of opportunity and possibility to choose from, that aligns more with our own unique sense of purpose and flow.
Our inner advisor is an entity we choose to look up to; a power we can personally identify with. The inner-advisor can be very wise, however we must listen closely to align with what lives within. And it's through this process of this experience with the inner-advisor that awakens a strength within —a sense of union with power, and maybe a purposeful feeling of inner-friendship one can trust. And it is through this guidance, this real entity of all life that one can see how to become successful in their own way—a birthright to live fully. Listening to the inner-advisor can unleash the creative potential of limitless energy of the universe within us.
Staying true to ourselves can aid our understanding to see clearly what works uniquely for each of us, to own our life and feel a certain sense of personal integrity, responsibility, and accountability for who we are, what we do in life, and what comes of our existence while here.
Knowing that our inner-advisor is here to guide us can also help us to appreciate that our struggles have a purpose in keeping on the path of doing what is right and good. When we try out different ways that seem to fit our lives, which have worked, and some ways that didn't work as well, it did not stop us from moving forward in our own life with what aligns with who we are to ourselves.
When we listen deeply to this inner-friend we can see we have never compared ourselves to anyone else or let anybody slow us down, stop us or affect us in a negative way. We have always just kept on moving forward in our one-of-a-kind way with strength, persistence and tenacity.
When we trust our inner-advisor we can be responsible for all our actions not only externally but internally. This allows us to understand what the self really wants to say. Maturity doesn't necessarily lie in our age but is in understanding how we can handle life's challenges. Listening to our inner-advisor allows one to see the true-self more clearly, and also understand the importance and impact of our thoughts on our personal empowerment.
About the Author
For over 20 years, John Cane has helped over 100,000 individuals in areas of Self Improvement. John is a Certified Life Coach, motivational speaker and writer who develops and implements confidence and self-esteem workshops in North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York. With a background in Psychology, he has six certifications in Personal Growth and Development. His Journal Books, ‘Important Things I Remember from My Parents’ are used in schools and as an aid for adults in gaining strength in self identity in the United States and Europe.
John is currently pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Psychology & Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybrook University, Oakland, California. His specialization, Psychology of Creativity Studies focuses on a growth-oriented perspective emphasizing human potential, intended to broaden an in-depth understanding of the natural creativity in all of us.