The idea of an inner guide might seem a bit strange to some of us but whatever circumstances you're in or however you're feeling we all have a part of ourselves that knows what to do - what is difficult is how to access it so take a moment to have a go. Perhaps start with a small dilemma for practice, though begin by imagining this wisest part of yourself being you, imagine all the qualities of this aspect of yourself that allow this person to be in a position to guide. Give them space and energy in your nod. Bear in mind that sometimes what to do is simply just to be or to watch and to wait, and sometimes it's to take action.
In this exercise and any point in the day you can ask your inner guide what they might do when you're feeling unsure. By doing this you're at consulting your best self. Mother Teresa said she looked for the 'Christ' in everyone. We have to look at the best of ourselves and others for it to strengthen and grow, and reduce old habits of thought and being.
By personifying it, it is part of yourself instead of projecting out wisdom onto a guru or religious leader. You own it as part of yourself.
If this is difficult, you can project! Think of somebody really admire, either in you're life or in the world.
Notice what qualities they have and note down a few before continuing. Embody this person, imagining you are them. You have all these qualities yourself otherwise you wouldn't be able to see them in the other person - you just need to strengthen them by giving them your attention and you're energy.
stay at with the experience of being your inner guide, or the person you admire, for a few minutes. Leave a comment to let me know what happens!
A counsellor (Prof. Dip) and psychotherapist (MSc) sharing inspiration and tips for better wellbeing. My knowledge is freely given, please feel free to share after asking! Let's help each other lead satisfying meaningful lives.