Has it ever happened to you, perhaps when you were a child, that you were in a crowd of people, maybe a fair, and you were separated from your mother or father? And, even through the sound of the crowds and loud music and rides…out of the din…you heard the faint yet distinct voice of your parent calling you? Or perhaps the other way around and YOU are the parent looking for your child? Even through the sounds of many children, the sound of your own child is distinct and clear, even though faint.
THIS is the “feel” of the “small voice” that some call “Inner Guidance” or “Intuition.” Maybe you’ve heard this “small voice” in the past where you averted a dangerous situation or were brought into an advantageous situation by listening to it. It is a hidden part of ourselves that we can become much more aware of and stay more in tune with.
When we do internal processes to gain insight into ourselves, the problem is that the roar of the “crowd” and the insistence of the intellect who always “Knows Better” is constantly in furious competition with the “small voice” to be in charge of our lives.
The way to become more sensitive and aware of the “small voice” is to see that it has distinct characteristics that we can consciously be on the look out for.
Many times it is the very first voice we hear after we ask our inner self a question to learn more about an issue that we are working on. Then, BOOM!…the roar of the “crowd” and the pompous intellect storms in and what at first was a simple question suddenly turns into a three ring circus with more “acts” waiting in the wings.
The trick is to Stop…rewind…and go back to that very first voice we heard.
In my own experience, this has been the right decision 95% of the time. When I’ve processed a deep personal issue and have felt lost, what’s saved me countless times is saying, “Hey! Wait a minute…Stop! What was my very first thought?” Even though some time may have past and even more noise and chatter has vied for center stage…the “small voice” almost always has had enough distinction and clarity to bring my attention and focus back to it.
This is a skill that I believe anyone and everyone can develop. I have found that the more I “practice” at listening for the “small voice” the better I get at hearing it.
Some say that this is a throwback to when people were more connected to their primal instinctual aspects. Others say it is our connection to our spiritual aspects.
In any case, when put to use, our “small voice” can be an indispensable tool in our quest for self growth and development.
And, I believe, we may find it to be our Greatest Ally!
Ruben James has invested the last 27 years of his life in study, contemplation, meditation and practice. He has taken the best of what he has learned and launched the Living Quantum Community. To Learn more, to read about a special introductory offer for Evolution Ezine readers, and to access a Free Gift, just go to The Quantum Experience