Am I Really Receiving Spiritual Guidance, Or is it All in My Head?

Sometimes, spiritual guidance appears in someone’s life like a bolt of lightning. That person feels, with no hint of doubt or uncertainty, that spirit has spoken to him or her. These can be pivotal moments in a person’s life, bringing them peace, joy and transformation.

More often, though, we don’t recognize spiritual guidance that easily. We ask ourselves questions like:

  • Is Spirit really listening to me, much less answering me?
  • Is this really just my imagination playing tricks on me?
  • Am I just faking myself out, wanting this so badly that I’m making it up somehow?
  • Is this supposed guidance all in my head?

If these or similar questions seem all too familiar to you, here are some tips that may support you as you seek to glean the spiritual guidance in your own life.

  • The God(s) of our understanding are always speaking to us — we just don’t always know how to hear / understand the spiritual guidance we’re receiving. Every day we’re receiving messages from Spirit, ranging from the seemingly mundane to the monumental. Some are subtle, some are like the lightning bolt moments mentioned above. They’re always there for us, we just need to become aware of them. That isn’t always easy, especially when we’re expecting and hoping for the lightning bolts. That stranger who smiled at you in the grocery store? She was a spiritual messenger for you who uplifted your own spirit, if only for that briefest of moments. That kid down the street who offered to mow your lawn? Perhaps he was brought to you as a reminder that a little self-care and prioritizing are more than okay in your life. That book that fell off the shelf as you passed in the library? It may hold the answer to your prayer about the career transition you’re longing for. Spirit speaks to us in many big and small, but always extraordinary ways. You are not being ignored, and you are not alone.
  • It is my firm belief that Spirit resides within you. Yes, that means you, dear reader. How do we recognize the voice of God, Goddess, spirit, our Higher Power, when we experience it? I believe we know it because there is a part of that spiritual essence infused within each and every one of us. Some people refer to it as our “higher self”… that aspect of us that is most deeply in tune with Spirit. Spirit is within us, surrounding us and guiding us each and every moment of our lives. We are not only never alone, we can’t be alone because Spirit lives within us. Opening our hearts to spiritual awareness can take much practice, but the results can be glorious indeed. So spiritual guidance is always available to you; it is inside of you, just awaiting discovery.
  • Spiritual guidance brings peace, love and tranquility to our hearts. Did that little voice in your head nag you, condemn you or ridicule you for your stupidity or worthlessness? Did it scare you? If so, that wasn’t spiritual guidance. That was you being fearful, ridiculing yourself or putting yourself down. Spiritual guidance, while it can be firm or even feel like an ass kicking at times, is always loving and peaceful. Even the toughest guidance, or the strangest, comes with a deep-seated sense of well-being. Have you ever had a moment when you’ve felt consumed by fear, doubt or guilt, and then out of the clear blue you just have a deep, resonant knowing that everything will be okay, no matter what? That’s Spirit speaking to you.

I hope these tips prove helpful on your spiritual journey. If you would like to learn more about finding personal strategies to discern spiritual guidance for your own life, email me for a complementary Spiritual Serenity Taster coaching session. I’d be delighted to support you on your spiritual path. Wishing you much love!

About Kim Loftis

Kim Loftis is the Spiritual Serenity Coach, joyfully assisting her clients in forging deep and lasting connections with the God / Goddess / Gods of their understanding, while utilizing transformational, highly-personalized spiritual practices to enhance and empower all areas of their lives. Kim's passion is to assist you in teaching your spirit to shine at it's brightest, while using Divine guidance to light every step of your path.

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