3 Ways Your Soul Is Trying to Help You (and How to Tune into Its Guidance)

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Your soul speaks to you in the language of signs and symbols, metaphors and poetry, dreams and visions, emotions and physical sensations.

Shamans, mystics, and sages have always known that our souls speak to us. However, we have lost touch with its language.

Instead, due to our education and social conditioning, we only listen to the thoughts of our mind. We mistrust anything that cannot be explained rationally. As a result, we don’t always understand what the soul is trying to tell us. Your soul tries to communicate with you in any way it can, but the most common ways are through intuition, synchronicity, and our physical bodies.

Your soul communicates through Intuition

If you wake up feeling heavy at the prospect of the day, it is a sure sign that your soul is guiding you to change your life.

Okay, so we can’t wake every morning brimming with excitement at the day ahead. There will be dentist’s appointments and grocery shopping and difficult emails to send. But if every day feels like it must simply be got through – then your soul is hinting that there might be a better path for you.

Your soul tells you when something is right for you by the feelings it evokes. When you feeling excited, happy or peaceful about a decision, it is probably right for you.

However, if something you’ve agreed to do fills you with dread, then you might want to think again. If you keep ignoring your soul’s guidance, you may end up sad, lethargic and depressed.

When we ignore how we feel about something, it is usually because of the socialization we have received. We have been taught to be tidy, diligent and selfless. We are also told we should take care of other people even if they put us down.

The soul understands none of this. The soul knows what is right for you even if your conscious self is denying it. It will keep whispering to you its guidance.

Your soul communicates through Synchronicity

Synchronicities are moments of meaningful coincidence. The soul will often use such coincidences to guide us. We all have moments of synchronicity in our lives. Like when someone phones us at the exact moment we were thinking of them. We can use these signs to help us make decisions about the way we should go in life.

Synchronicity is a good way to tell that you are on the right soul path because everything feels as though it is unfolding in the right way. You meet the people you need to meet or find the right book or course to guide you. When something or someone keeps popping into your experience it is a certain sign that your soul is attempting to guide you.

Your soul communicates through physical symptoms.

Sometimes, when our soul has tried to guide us but we have refused to listen, it will resort to creating health problems. It does this to warn us that things are not right with the way we are living our lives.

If you are not listening to your soul, you may experience frequent headaches or other aches and pains. Feeling constantly drained and exhausted is another clear sign that you need to make changes.

If you have reached this stage, then you should definitely try to tune into the whisperings of your soul for guidance on how to get back on your soul path.

How to hear your soul

Often, we can’t hear the soul through the constant chatter of the ego. In order to hear the soul, we need to quieten the mind. You can do this any way you choose.

Some good ways to begin are meditation, visualization or shamanic journeying. You can also try journaling, keeping a gratitude journal or writing with the opposite hand to the one you usually use. You can use any creative art such as painting, drawing, collage or photography.

Anything that immerses you and gets you into a state of flow where the mind naturally quietens can help you listen to your soul.

We’d love to know how your soul speaks to you, so please share your insights with us!


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About the Author:

Kirstie works as a writer, blogger and storyteller and lives in London with her family of people, dogs and cats. She is a lover of reading, writing, being in nature, fairy lights, candles, firesides and afternoon tea. Kirstie has trouble sitting still which is why she created www.notmeditating.com to share techniques and practices for tuning out the busy mind. She is also the author of Not Meditating: Finding Peace, Love and Happiness Without Sitting Still.


  1. William Sanford December 12, 2016 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Love the title of this article!!

  2. B.D. Jha December 13, 2016 at 7:02 am - Reply

    I fully agree with your view that unless you quieten your mind you can not listen to the voice of soul.
    B.D. jha

  3. Sonja December 25, 2016 at 5:03 am - Reply

    very good piece, thanks

  4. Agung Wisnie Broto December 26, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

    In understanding this great and helpful article. In several years a go, i had experienced when suddenly i heard a voice that aksed me to use ” salt ” to cure my mother skin itcbing and i didi right a way, the result was so amazing which the itching on my mom”s skin disapeared right a way.

    That was my experience with soul guidance

    See You all,

    Agung Wisnoe Broto

  5. Gary April 9, 2018 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Want to know who and what you are. Read some of the books written by a former U.C. Berkeley Prof., Eknath Easwaran. Then we’ll speak of many things.

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