I have a confession to make. Even though I’m only thirteen, I sometimes feel like I’m thirty. When you have a parent who suffers from depression, you have to grow up fast. Thankfully, with the help of friends, family, and my spirit guides, I have learned to trust my inner voice. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not always easy to listen to the quiet wisdom of my intuition when my mind is raging with fear. But my inner voice is always there, to tune into when I need it. It’s helped me to survive in this sometimes crazy world. When I allow myself to get real quiet and listen, I can even hear my mom when she’s thousands of miles away.
Sometimes I get caught inside my head, and all sorts of emotions drive my thoughts. These emotions tell me I’m not smart enough or strong enough. Or, sometimes they tell me that I am powerless to help my mom or make the world a better place. I’ve learned to talk back to these voices and tell them “I hear you, but you are just my fear talking.” Then, I take a deep breath, or two, and imagine I am standing on top of a beautiful blue slide.
I close my eyes and feel myself riding down the slide and landing on emerald green moss. Right inside my heart space. Here all is quiet and peaceful. Here I can listen to my own true voice. My heart’s voice. My intuition. This voice is always calm and feels like a soft golden bubble of light inside of me. It speaks with love and support and uses words that always feel like Truth. My inner voice is always there when I need it, to gently guide and support me.
You have the same voice inside of your heart. It may not sound or feel exactly like mine, because it is your voice of wisdom, and only yours. Everyone has an inner voice that some people call their intuition. Whenever you feel fearful, angry, or filled with doubt or anxiety, try going down that blue slide into the green landscape of your heart. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths through your nose into your belly and feel the air expand up through your body and into your throat. When you exhale your breath the third time, slide down into your heart-space and be still. If you have a question for yourself, ask it and allow the answer to come to you. You may hear it as an inner voice inside of your mind, or you may sense an answer that feels like truth. Overtime, the more you trust this inner-knowing, the more it will communicate with you and guide you.
Remember, the busy thoughts of the mind that like to chatter throughout your day are often driven by your fears and not by your heart’s wisdom, or your intuition. They’re okay. They have their purpose, but mostly it’s to remind you of what you are holding onto that you can learn from. Your intuition, though, can become your constant friend who always speaks to you from pure love. She or he will never turn on you or leave you, but will always be there, sitting in your heart, waiting for you to stop and listen.
P.S. If you have any questions for me about intuition, or something else you’d like to tell me or ask me, I love hearing from my friends. You can write to me using the Contact page (please ask your parent or caregiver for their permission first if you are younger than 18).
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