I love this question! Especially when faced with making a difficult decision. It can help in your career direction and life direction. It can help when you find yourself procrastinating over the best choice to make.
Its also helpful when you have committed to doing something … and then it doesn’t feel quite right.
In my experience, when we feel an internal struggle, there are one of two things going on. Either its fear coming up … or its our inner wisdom trying to get our attention.
The first step is to consider what I might be afraid of…. What are the facts of the situation? Are their any old beliefs coming up that I might not be good enough, or that I might fail? As I think about this, is there a feeling of contraction or withdrawal… or not? Could there be an unpleasant experience from my past associated with this? Examining for previous wounds isn’t easy, but its helpful in getting clear.
Fear comes from our mind and our thoughts. It comes from our ego and its job is to keep us safe. Its very human! And boy does it get in the way when we want to bring about change.
The next step is to explore our inner wisdom. What’s going on in our heart and soul.
Imagine you are going through life with your true authentic self on a horse. It takes you to where your heart and soul want to be.
When you come across a difficult decision, or are procrastinating about making the right choice, ask yourself these questions – Which way is my horse heading? Am I trying to turn my horse around? What would happen if I follow my horse?
Then sit quietly. The answer comes from your inner being, rather than your mind. Listen for the answer to reveal itself. It may show itself as a feeling in your body or an image, rather than a thought.
I’ve asked this question at important times in my life. My horse wanted to be free to run in a controlling relationship. It wanted to graze at the side of a luscious path and nourish itself when I was in coach training. A few days ago I realized that my horse doesn’t want to turn back onto a well used path. It likes where its heading …. and I’m along for the ride!
Follow your horse and you follow your inner wisdom.
I’d love to hear what comes up for you. Val x