What? You mean there’s no such thing as a genie in the sky who tells you what to do? Heck. Now I’m left with making my own decisions. Good thing I can rely on my inner knowing, right?
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Hi again, and welcome back to the Practically Intuitive podcast. I’m Lisa from Practically Intuitive and I’m happy to join you again to talk about matters intuitive, spiritual, woo-woo and how to integrate all that stuff into your daily life.
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Okay, enough with the shameless plugs! Onto today’s topic. I decided to revisit one I talked about early on – Podcast #6 to be exact – self authority.
What is self-authority and why is it important?
Self-authority (as I understand it) means having the ability to discern what is for your highest good and acting on it. For example, society’s mores say that you won’t get a good job without a college degree. Your parents think it, your friends think it but what if you don’t? What if you feel like it’s not something you want to pursue and decide to go your own way? To stand up to those who believe otherwise is using your own self-authority.
Self authority means making decisions and accepting the consequences of those decisions without blaming it on another. It means knowing that everything that comes your way, good, bad or neutral, is a result of decisions you’ve made. It means stepping out of the victim shoes and into your own powerful ones.
Andrea Hess has said, “Ownership before change” – you cannot change what you refuse to own. I’ll use my own weight gain issue as an example here: There are a few outside reasons that have contributed to my weight gain over the past few years, thyroid and menopause among them. But really, the main reason is me. My food choices, my decision to not exercise, my denial about clothes that wouldn’t fit – all of it I chose to ignore until one day, I couldn’t anymore. One day I woke up and said “you have got to do something now. Not tomorrow, not later. Now.” I took ownership of the issue and only then could I effect real change.
As you step more into trusting your inner knowing, it’s easier to put on your self-authority cloak. I’ve said before and I will say it again (and again and probably again because I like the analogy): There is no permission genie in the sky. You are the only one who really can give yourself permission to do something, make some choice (even if it’s hard) or speak up for yourself. There’s no reason you can’t look for perspective and input from your friends, your mentors and of course, your Guides and Teachers in Spirit but don’t give them the ability to make the decisions for you. You make the decision, you accept the consequences, you learn the lesson and then you make a better, perhaps different decision in the future.
That’s where learning to “trust what you get” becomes so important. If you’re going to lean into it and really put it to work in your life, then you’ve got to be able to access it when you need it. And you’ve got to trust it. I will stake my life on my intuition – yes, I really would. I trust it that much. I am my own permission genie and you are your own. Accept the responsibility of knowing best what you need and want even if it takes some work getting there. It will be so worth it.
I welcome your thoughts and questions on this topic – please comment on the post for this podcast or contact me if you like.
That does it for this week – thanks for sharing your time with me. This is Lisa from Practically Intuitive. Have a wonderful week! Bye for now.
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