How to Listen to Your Inner Voice to Achieve Your Dreams?
How often do you find a voice inside your head telling you to make a decision? Some people call it the “gut feeling,” others “intuitions,” and rest “the inner voices.” Whatever expression you use for your inner voices can help you in many ways.
According to Galitta Tassa, a professional Voice Sound Healer, your inner voice is like your highest self, the wisest part of your personality. This part of you is more contained and self-aware, much higher above the grasp of the moment, emotions, and others’ perspectives.
However, listening to your inner voice is easier said than done. It’s more of a spiritual undertaking that requires tools like voice meditation.
In this article, we will look at how you can listen to your inner voice to achieve your dreams.
Find Quiet and Listen to Your Inner Voice
With so much noise in our lives, it is impossible to be self-conscious, let alone hear the inner voices. The subtleness of the inner voices requires quiet.
How do you find quiet?
By spending some time in your own company.
Turn off the phone, no TV or internet. Create a distraction-free environment and then meditate. Most people are not aware of the fact that meditation can be performed in several ways. Voice meditation is an excellent medium to enter a state of calm such that your body and mind can sync. Galitta uses voice healing to help people be at peace by identifying and eliminating negative thoughts. Meditation is the fastest and the easiest way to train your mind to listen to your inner voice. Another reason you should find quiet is that it helps you reach “oneness” with everything.
Most of us find it difficult to keep calm and focused because we are running in all directions. It’s like driving on a highway at 50 miles an hour with blasting music. Will you be able to hear your co-passenger?
The same metaphorical loudness we have in our minds makes us clueless about what our inner voices are trying to tell us. You have to pause the music and roll up the windows to hear your inner voices. Your inner voices are always speaking to you; it’s just that you are too busy to listen.
Press’ pause’ to be able to tap into our innate wisdom. You can take the help of the AHA method used in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to identify self-sabotage patterns. You can use the same method to listen to your inner voice by making some slight changes. Here’s how it works:
Follow this protocol next time you have an instinct, hunch, or gut feeling.
Aware: Be mindful of what you are feeling. Pay attention and listen.
Halt: This is the step to press ‘pause.’ Halt and reflect on how you can respond to what your inner voices are telling you. Ask questions to engage the inner voice further. Take steps voluntarily to prevent your cognitive mind from taking over and ignoring the voice.
Act: Now that you have noticed and listened to what your inner voice has said. Take appropriate actions.
Ask Your Body
Have you ever heard of muscle memory? The procedural memory takes charge when we do a repetitive task, freeing the brain. The human body is brilliant. If you listen to the sensations of your body, you will know how you can be more productive.
Again, the answer here is to take refuge in meditation. Guided meditation can help you understand your body better. If you get pain or sores in your body often, it implies that you are not providing it enough rest. But when pressure points develop inside the body, it can be challenging to understand the cause of pain. Voice healing can help relieve the body of existing physical stress. It will free up the aura that can help you make your inner voices stronger. Next time you are in pain or feel overwhelmed, try talking to your body. It might seem a little out there, but it works.
Four Voices Healing Method
This method involves seeking out and listening to four aspects of your existence – body, spirit, heart, and mind. Galitta uses the ancient medicine wheel method to help people listen to their inner voices.
The four voices method is based on the following philosophy:
Your voice can heal your heart,
Your Creativity can heal your spirit,
Your Song can heal your body,
Your Words can heal your mind
Not listening to the inner voices prevents us from reaching our full potential. If you continuously struggle to manifest your dreams and wants, you might not be in sync with your inner voice. Four voices can help you attain that.
Inner voices can undoubtedly guide your direction and help you achieve your dreams. The secret lies in paying attention. Next time you get a hunch or feel bad, notice and try to listen. The above-listed tips will help you tune into your innate wisdom.
Interesting Facts About Your Inner Voice
Does everyone have an inner voice?
It might surprise you but not everyone has an inner voice. Everybody has inner thoughts but they are not always expressed in the form of an inner monologue. However, the lack of an inner monologue has been linked to a condition called aphantasia.
How do you really listen to your inner voice?
- Spend time alone in a quiet environment
- Cultivate awareness by practicing meditation
- Get into a state of flow
- Let your intuition be your guide
- Tune into your bodies language
- Pay attention to your emotions
- Set the right intentions
Is your inner voice always right?
Actually, there is no right or wrong when listening to your inner voice. However, this voice in your head reveals your deepest desires. So, for you, your inner voice will always be right as it will guide you towards achieving what you really want in life. Research also suggested that the inner voice plays an important role in the self-regulation of behavior and cognition, social assessment, and self-reinforcement.
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