Discover your inner wisdom

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discover your inner wisdomHave you ever been able to help a friend who is going through a difficult time by offering them your guidance? Has it felt natural to you? Have you noticed how clear you are in identifying the problem and presenting them with the right solution? How about when you face a dilemma yourself? Do you have the same clarity as when helping your friend?

It is easier to see the clear picture when we help other people, but when it comes to facing our own challenges, we sometimes feel helpless even though we all have the ability to overcome our problems.

Have you wondered why? I quoted Einstein in another post and I find it so powerful that I’m including it here again. He says, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”.  I like this quote because it contains the truth behind why we don’t always find answers to our own problems: in order for us to solve our issues, we need to rise above the thinking that created them in the first place. Rising above the level of consciousness that caused the problem requires that we connect to our higher Self, keep a distance or in other words be detached and look at it in relation to the rest of our lives, the bigger picture.

Treasury of inner wisdom

We have an internal antenna that is constantly giving us feedback and points us towards the right answer; however our mind’s restlessness is keeping us from hearing and responding. Once our emotions are engaged, it becomes even more difficult to be detached and look at the issue objectively. The more we feed our emotions, the harder it gets to be clear on the steps we need to take in order to bring ourselves out of this supposedly helpless situation. In my previous posts, I wrote about ways we can be happy again and how we can reach our goals. They are helpful allies that can support us in difficult times.

The key is to be able to go within and create an inner sanctuary where we can retire to and replenish ourselves. Our daily rituals are very important in creating a vibration that allows us to tap into our inner wisdom: meditation, nurturing acts, expressions of compassion and love, etc. all lift our vibration and help us connect with our higher Self. This is a co-creative process meaning that once we do our best and surrender to our Divine Source, the higher intelligence that is within and without everything in the Universe, will assist us in manifesting our intentions. So, it is important to know what it is that we want to manifest. The next important point about this process is whether we pronounce it as a lack or as a possibility. In other words are we promoting negative vibrations around our problem or treating it as the means to grow?

When I feel helpless and down, I remind myself of how I would be if I tried helping others. Being detached from their problems, I have a clearer picture of what the solution is. This process helps me with finding an answer to my own issues  because I am able to tune into my higher consciousness when I look at my problem from a detached place.

Common Sense

Try this simple exercise for help with this process:

Turn on a candle. You might want to play a soothing music to help with creating the right ambiance for relaxing and going within.

Close your eyes. Take several deep breaths to a comfortable count, hold your breath and breathe out for the same count. Repeat this 3 to 6 times.

Bring your focus to your heart and repeat the following affirmation first out loud, then whisper and eventually repeat it in your mind. Make sure you feel it as you repeat the affirmation:

“I have the power within me to overcome my problems. I am safe. All is well.”

Try this for at least 5 minutes several times a day. This helps you become more receptive to the positive signs around you and to connect to your own inner wisdom.

We all have the ability and power to rise above any difficulties we encounter. It is up to us to take ownership of our problems and do our best to overcome them. Finding the right language to express ourselves and sending the right vibration out regarding any difficulties we face will open up the doors to the solution. Help comes to us when we do our best. We are never alone. 

 

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10 Responses

  1. Helen

    You hit the nail on the head. This post is very insightful and shows how people can become more positive. It is hard sometimes when people around you are very negative but then you go to that private spot. Usually this isolates me very well and I don’t hear others. It is also beneficial as they now leave me alone because they think I am going deaf.

    • Marjon

      Thanks for your feedback Helen. Positive thinking is the key. Making self-honoring choices is important; it gives us a chance to nurture ourselves without the need to pass any judgments. 🙂

  2. Jazmin

    Love the post. I’ve noticed that when it comes to helping others, I usually can find a quick solution but when it comes to helping myself, I can never find or it takes longer to find the solution. I really like your breathing exercise and will be starting it tomorrow. I also bookmarked your site, very interesting information, Thank you.

    • Marjon

      Hi Jazmin-I’m glad this is helping you. Yes the breathing and affirmation exercise is simple but very powerful. Hopefully it’ll help you with seeing the answers more clearly. 🙂

  3. Regina

    Marjon – I am glad you have reminded me of the ability for myself to solve my own problems. Sometimes I forget the power of positive thinking. Great article. Thanks for posting it.

    • Marjon

      Thanks Regina. We all need to be reminded of our own abilities every now and then. I’m glad the post was helpful for you.

      Marjon

  4. Lobi

    Marjon, thank you for word of wisdom, right on point. As you said it’s much easier to have solutions for others. I can look deeper into problems of other people and have some solutions for I’m detached, but when it gets to my own problems it’s not as easy; I try to practice detachment and acceptance. I love the quote from Eistein; thank you for sharing.

    • Marjon

      Hi Lobi,
      Thanks for your comment. I also love that quote from Einstein. It puts things in perspective for me. 🙂

      Marjon

  5. Lito Arcangel

    This wonderful post and the lesson of a story regarding looking within were especially relevant to a personal recent life events. The story is about how once the demons (asuras) drove the gods (devas) from heaven. They became so powerful that they even planned to take over the realms of Vishnu and Shiva. Vishnu at this time decided he should lay low for a while until the gods get back what belonged to them. That way his realm (Vaikunta) need not be plundered. And also the demons will think he had to flee, raising their ego. This will bring about their own destruction. Vishnu searched hither and thither for a place to hide. The demons were everywhere in the three worlds. But they always restlessly look outwards, their senses gobbling all that the world has to offer. So Vishnu hid himself in the heart of the asura king! There he was never found until the gods got back their power.
    This is like the battles in my mind, sometimes the demons, undesirable thoughts, triumph. The devas, noble thoughts seem to vanish, seemingly nowhere to be found. Something gets unhinged, the mind, the personality becomes too proud or too selfish. Ugh!?! But just as Vishnu hides, the answer lies within. The inner wisdom clears the cloud, discrimination shines forth. J
    Jai Ma!

    • Marjon

      Wow! Lito, I really enjoyed reading your comment. So much wisdom in that, and yes the battle still goes on in my mind. It’s perhaps a dance rather than a war (or perhaps that’s what my ego wants to think LOL…), but nevertheless there it is. Thank you so much for sharing this.

      Marjon