Your soul speaks to you in the language of signs and symbols, metaphors and poetry, dreams and visions, emotions and physical sensations, and all it takes is to listen to its guidance. 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.
How to listen to your soul’s guidance
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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