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Hi again, and welcome back to the weekly Practically Intuitive podcast. This is Lisa and hopefully you know by now that you can always find me at Practically Intuitive.com where I write about how to make your intuition work for you and lots of other things.
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This week’s topic is Self-Authority and why there’s no such thing as a Permission Genie.
As I was mulling over what to talk about I thought back to when I first started doing something called “Coaching with Spirit Guides” where I’d take your weekly concerns to your Guides and bring through some action steps and ideas for you to take. A lovely idea, or so I thought. In practice, well, it turned out to be different.
I began to see a growing dependence by my clients on what the Guides and Teachers had to say. Each week, I’d get emails asking me “What do the Guides think about this thing or that thing” and it was as if they were waiting for some Permission Genie in the sky to take action. That was not the intent of the whole program but that’s how it seemed to evolve. I realized that I was fostering that dependence instead of assisting them in their own self-growth. I stopped offering that service and realized I needed to speak more openly about self-authority.
So, let’s speak about it, k?
You are your own permission genie. You are.
When you work with your Guides and teachers in spirit, YOU always get to decide what action yto take. They are there to offer suggestions, ideas, maybe point out some opportunities that you overlooked but they cannot – and will not – definitely tell you what to do. That gets in the way of your free will and that’s not something they do. Period.
One of most important reasons I wanted to share the information in my “Trust What You Get” class was so that you could learn how to bring down guidance you get and then decide for yourself how or even if you were going to put it into practice. It has to ring true for you. And if you’re not listening to your higher self, you’re not going to be able to tell what is true for you.
In one of the book reviews I wrote for Pathways magazine, I mentioned that when something doesn’t ring true for me – authentically true – I hear a sound sort of like someone’s banging pots and pans together.
I first heard it when I was in a class with my cousin to study Catholic doctrine. The priest teaching the class said that the only way you could speak with God was to come to church and be in the presence of the tabernacle on the altar. That is certainly what the Catholic church teaches but it is not what is authentically true for me. I can speak with God, The Universe, whomever I choose wherever I choose.
I trust what I know to be authentically true for me and I don’t need a priest or a president or a permission genie in the sky to tell me that.
And so it can be for you too. If you choose to work more closely with your Guides and Teachers, don’t put it on them to make decisions for you. They can’t do that. Only you can because you’re down here in the physical and they’re not. The action has to be done by you.
Further, though, learn to trust your Higher Self. It’s the most evolved part of your soul and shares wisdom and guidance from that perspective. Don’t assume that someone out there knows more about you and your path than your own higher self does.
Your Guides and Teachers can give you small clues, something to think about, ponder, or look at through another perspective so you can come to it yourself.
They will also support you in learning to work with your higher self so that your need to look outside that self for validation slowly falls away.
And that’s how learning to work in tandem with your Guides in a balanced way can assist you in your everyday life.
My Ebook, called “Trust What You Get” has lots of ways for you to start learning to trust your own higher self. Check out the free excerpt available on practicallyintuitive.com and you can also purchase the full version there as well.
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That’s all for this week. Please feel free to post your comments about this podcast on the blog or on my Facebook page. And if there’s a particular topic you want me to cover, email me. I’m happy to add it into the list.
Have a wonderful week and remember: you are your own permission genie even if you don’t quite look like Barbara Eden! Bye for now!
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