It is perpetual, ongoing, loud and constant.
It’s the voice in your head.
It is the one making comment, judgement, assessment, analysing, interpreting, everything going on around you and sometimes this voice takes on a life of its own.
Mine has been loud overnight and this morning. I’m not receiving the enlightened messages normally as I would or am I?
This is because when you fill your mind with more of what your inner voice is already saying there is no room left for enlightenment.
What do I mean by this? When you speak the things your inner voice is saying already, you are perpetualising the content of information that doesn’t work for you.
If the inner voice says I’m stupid, and you say that out loud, you believe it more and more.
You’ll know if it doesn’t work for you because you will feel a certain way. You may feel stopped, powerless, with no freedom and you’re not a full expression of yourself around this matter. It doesn’t work for you when you feel resigned and cynical about this matter.
It doesn’t work for you because no matter what you say about it you still feel stopped. It’s not moving you forward and it’s not growing you.
We have become so attuned to believing the inner voice and the things that don’t work for us that it will take some work to lose this habit. You may even feel comfortable and safe with this inner voice but trust me it’s tricky and while, it was there initially to protect you, now, it’s time to unleash it and have you realise you can have power about anything that you feel stopped by.
Some of the words it uses is I can’t, I don’t, I’m this or that. It’s a perceived failure of you or a command you’ve made of yourself, to prevent a perceived failure of you in the future based on the perceived failure of you in the past. The failure is only in the perception you have of the situation or circumstance.
You can drown the inner voice or you can fuel the fire. It’s actually a choice you have within you. It can initially take effort and time. First, you have to acknowledge it’s there and that sometimes that inner voice doesn’t work for you. When it’s loud you can have a conversation with it, just as you would have a conversation with a child. It’s weird but don’t knock it til you try it. Keep a journal at first maybe as it might be easier to catch the things your inner voice says on paper and read back and reflect on it.
Hey what’s going on here. What’s happening for you? There is some unresolved stuff I get that but we’re working through it. You don’t have to fix this or change this or do anything really. You don’t need to protect me. In fact the people around me care about me and we are all in the same boat paddling the same direction. Im doing the work I’m unravelling all of the stories, all of the fast decisions you made in that flash moment. I’m not honouring the things that don’t work for me anymore. And I’m ok with being a sound board for the things you say but I will take only what works for me, inner voice.
Affirmations can do wonders but you have to be able to see them, in reality, in front of you, in paper, to interrupt your thought patterning. I receive affirmations daily and I’ve been flooding my brain with them for the past two years at least. I’ll be sharing some of my favourites with you soon - watch this space.
Do this little exercise. Just listen to the sounds around you. In the morning is best. What can you hear. Listen to your breathing in and out and just be present to the sound and the miracle of breathing. When your inner voice goes haywire this is when this kind of exercise will really help you. Slow down and breath. Quieten the chatter. Be present to the moment right in front of you and take it exactly as it is with no extra meaning or filter attached to it. Being present is often the way babies are when you see them. They know no other way to be. This is where we need to learn from them put language aside and be like a baby again.
Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.