Sometimes we hear or feel guidance that we ignore or aren't sure about. I know I don't always follow my guidance straight away. I question it, try and work out why and what will happen. I take the difficult way around sometimes, learning or making choices the hard way reather than fearlessly following my guidance in the first place. So I asked my soul the questions:
How can we tell the difference between our soul guidance and our ego’s resistance or our fear leading us down a path? These voices or nudges all feel the same sometimes. How can we separate them and follow our soul guidance.
It comes down to trust. The ego does not trust the soul. The soul may lead you into situations that the ego doesn’t want, or lead you into situations that require change. The ego hates change. It would rather you stay small and safe then become big and vulnerable.
These intuitive nudges that you talk about all come from you, but from different parts of you. Understanding the different parts of you can be an important first step. Once you understand that you do have these different ‘bodies’ with different functions all helping you live a human life, then you can start to understand more fully what these bodies sound like and what they are all trying to do for you. (the bodies mentioned here are the Emotional, Mental, Ego, Higher Self bodies and Soul)
Sometimes it does seem like they are working against each other. But the more attention and awareness you give to your soul the easier it will be to hear the soul voice. If you are living purely from a human body existence (3D) then the ego and mind are what you will hear and follow the most. The intuition will come through from you soul (from your guides and angels) but you probably won’t consciously be tapping into it and realising you are following it.
Is there a way to feel or notice the difference between soul guidance and ego/fear guidance?
Yes, you can feel the peace of the soul guidance. When you consider the guidance and what it is suggesting to you, be still and notice how you feel. Does the prospect of doing what you are being guided to do feel scary but peaceful? Does it feel difficult but peaceful? There will be an underlying feeling of “it is all going to be OK’. When you tap into the ego/fear guidance you will probably feel peace at the idea of not going through with something. That is the ego feeling relief at not having to go through a change.
If you don’t feel ready for the change being suggested by the idea you have (guidance), then there may be some resistance in you - the ego which doesn’t want to or can’t be bothered with what has to change. The resistance to change can stop you. That is OK.
You can push through it if you want to, but also waiting until you feel more ready can be OK. Just ask for help and more guidance on how to get to that next step. What needs to be shifted or changed before you can fully be ready to take on that guidance and move in that direction. Usually there are baby steps involved. You just need to take one step at a time, so if the big picture feels too overwhelming and scary then don’t worry, just concentrate on the next step. Ask for guidance on that next step only.
I believe that knowing who we are at our unique soul level holds the key to living an authentic and joyful life. Once we know who we are, we can begin to BE who we are, and then BECOME who we were always destined to be.
Copyright 2023 Paula Vanderzon