Continuing the discussion about self-esteem and its relationship to intuition, in today’s podcast, I go into the concept of what it means to earn respect from your spirit and how do you do that, anyway?
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Today’s topic is “Earning the respect of your Spirit” and it’s a bit of an exposition on my last post on the blog about how crucial self esteem is to your ability to bring through and trust your intuition. I mentioned on that post that I’ve been listening to Caroline Myss’s lectures on self esteem and this piece kept jumping out at me. You can read the posts here and here.
I hadn’t really ever given much thought to the concept of self esteem being a precursor to getting good intuitive guidance but as I wrote about it, it began to make sense to me. If you don’t feel good about who you are, how can you possibly trust the guidance that you get?
In my case, the part of me that was intuitive had fabulous self-esteem but the other part of me (the one walking around in the real world) didn’t always match it. As I’ve grown into myself a bit more, I see how the intuitive part of me led the way for the other part to feel good about things too.
When Myss talks about “earning the respect of your spirit”, I think she’s talking about the ego (down here in the physical) working in tandem with your higher self. It’s a partnership, each with its own work to do. But if you are continually dreaming up ideas, asking your higher self for guidance and help, but then you bail midway through or don’t even start, then the connection between you and your higher self begins to get fuzzy. And you can’t trust the fuzz, can ya?
It’s not that your spirit or higher self has left you, it’s that you’ve left you! You aren’t following through and so your ability to hear the guidance that comes through isn’t as clear as it could be.
And this goes back to the self esteem piece – how empowered do you think you’ll feel if you start plans to change something in your life and quit every time it gets a bit hard?
So, How can you earn your own respect and make that channel to your higher self clearer?
Here’s the part where I share something personal, okay?
Since I’ve been doing this work professionally, I’ve gained about 35 pounds. I’d love to blame it on needing to be grounded to hold higher vibrations, wonky menopausal hormones, or age but the fact is, I have been eating a lot. And exercising not a lot. And poof! Instant chubs, right?
I am unhappy in my body and have to do something very different. Now, I know myself. I have lots of ideas on what I’d like to do but my follow thru has been less than stellar, y’all.
My goal now is to revamp my eating choices and eliminate some items. I don’t look at it as a diet with a finite start and finish date. I am looking at it as a new way of eating for life.
And this time I decided to ask my higher self for some serious support and help. But I know that my part is to make a commitment and stay the course. When I get mopey and decide a cookie is the cure, I will ask my higher self to help keep me on track.
I am earning my own respect by setting a goal that is difficult for me and working toward it one meal at a time. When my higher self gets the message that this time I’m serious and the guidance gets even more clear, then I’ve earned the respect of my spirit because we are aligned toward a goal.
Here’s your challenge: what one area of your life is ripe for a change? Pick something that is a wee bit out of your comfort zone so it calls you to stretch just a little.
can you make a commitment to your higher self that you’ll do the work and follow through down here so that you can hear their guidance even more clearly?
Imagine what you could accomplish if your ego and your higher self were completely and fully aligned. I think you’d be amazed!
That’s all for this week – I hope you found this information helpful. You can always write and tell me what you’d be interested in hearing about on these podcasts – all topics are open so don’t be shy.
Thanks for listening and I’ll talk to you again next week. This is Lisa from Practically Intuitive – bye for now!
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