Saturday, September 29, 2012

Trusting Your Instincts

You have often heard the phrase “Trust your instincts.”  Teachers tell their students this before exams and they also add “Don’t second guess yourself.”

What does this mean and why is it good advice?  Isn’t it better to ponder a question instead of immediately answering it?  No, it isn’t – in most cases.  When we respond to situations from “instinct” we respond from our natural spiritual essence that already has access to universal knowledge and compassionate wisdom.  The response will be well grounded and appropriate for the situation.  It will be for the higher good of all who are involved.

Conversely, when we respond from habit, or based in previous behavioral patterns, we are coming from a place fraught with emotional overlay that blinds us to the reality of the situation and the reality of those involved.

Human behavioral patterns are incorrectly labeled “instinct” because they are often based in the ancient “flight or fight” response.  But this response is a physical response that originated from our early evolutionary period.  When we look at the extreme violence and cruelty in every part of the world today, we see the effect of this reptilian response.

The change in the vibrational rate of the planet, as a result of constant planetary movement in the galaxy, has caused an unsettled feeling in our physical bodies.  The vast majority of people do not understand why they feel unsettled but it triggers a sense of fear, a guardedness to protect who they think they are.  They have joined other equally fearful minds in groups, bands, gangs, political parties, societies, etc. to “defend” their view of life and behavioral patterns.  They have “circled the wagons” around themselves to fight off some yet undefined threat call “change.”  As a human species, we seem to be moving back into the dark ages instead of moving toward a stronger period of enlightenment.

The reality is however, that our physical body is not our essence.  If we are going to go back to our most foundational and original self, then we must connect with the universal energy – that which defines us, that which caused us to be able to breathe, that which lives long after the body has decayed and been replaced.  Every one of us is not just connected to this universal energy that always has been and ever will be, but we are a part of it.

Visualize if you will, the moment of the big bang that started the physical development of the universe.  There was one bundle of energy that exploded and threw its particles into the 10 directions.  The particles were not cleanly separated, they remained connected through a thin line not unlike a complex web we call the internet.  But every “spirit” (for lack of a better word) is connected, (not just those that can financially afford it.)

This vibrational energetic connection is who we are.  We are the essence of the universe.  Every one of us is connected and we are all the same, exploded out of the same source.  Not as siblings but as part of the whole and equal in every way because there is no distinction.

It is only the protective shell that we have adopted in order to function in this vibration plane that sees distinctions – and these are false distinctions – colored by fear, greed, desire, ego, and most critically, lack of true self identity.

If we understand and live our physical lives from our “true self” there would be no wars, no terrorism, no bickering over what is mine and what is yours, no question of how the physical resources of the world should be divided and utilized.  Like water, these resources would flow to the low spots from places of abundance and equalize out.  The difference is a raging sea with high waves and deep valleys that can and does trigger devastation versus a calm flat peaceful sea that invites all to fish and play together in the warmth of the sun.

So the next time you need to make a decision or respond to something – trust your true instinct.  Don’t just repeat dysfunctional human behavioral patterns.  Use the network of compassionate intelligence that is heart based not fear based and ego driven.  Don’t second guess yourself into a lower level solution.

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