Day 14: Yes

An ongoing personal exploration of Divine Guidance and distinguishing between the voice of fear and the voice of love reflecting on the article, How to Distinguish Between Divine Guidance and Fear/Ego/Imagination, on Sir Froggie’s PositiveNews Network .

Today’s pairing is:

Divine Guidance will give you a feeling of “Yes, that’s it. I knew that’s what I should do.”
Ego throws out nondescript suggestions that leave you feeling fearful and/or confused.

The keyword here to me is “feeling”. A feeling of “yes” is so much more reliable than a string of words trying to tell me what to do. Trouble is, at various times in my life, I have not been able to access that feeling, not because “yes” wasn’t the answer, but because the yes was so obscured by fearful and confused thinking or even a byproduct of that thinking. Sometimes, the only thing I could do was suspend belief entirely and wait it out.

I think these times come to us for a reason. They illuminate things we’re ready to see…like the depth at which the ego operates and controls and therefore the extent to which it blocks the Source. But what a challenge it can be to come out the other side!

When we face the layers of the split within, the deeper we go, the more painful (however fascinating) it can be. The more insistent becomes the voice of fear knowing all to well it is on its death bed. It pulls out every stop, kicking and screaming. If we lose our vigilance, if we succumb, we can fall very much asleep again, blanketed in the comfort of the familiar. Here, the “yes” we hear or even feel is simply relief…an “amen” that we still exist, our belief system intact.

The spiritual warrior does not cease. The spiritual warrior uses the sword of doubt to cut through this matrix until the “yes” that resounds is the only pure thing remaining. Sometimes we have to let go of everything in order to hear it…yes, even our most cherished concepts.