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Answers from God About Being Afraid of Getting it Wrong
By Barbara Rose, PhD
The inspiration for this article came from a dear soul who was so afraid of “getting it wrong” in the process of doing a writing to God/Holy Spirit/Source for any matter that weighs on her heart, that I just had to find a way to help her, and you. This is a common fear because this process is completely out of our comfort zone. It is unfamiliar. We were not raised being taught our birthright of using all six senses, but to operate from just five. Fears of somehow not being able to receive divine answers are common simply due to the personality not yet having several experiences with this pure and free process. However, just as with any new endeavor, once you do it, the fears evaporate.
If you, too, feel fear in this area, take heart. There are other ways which I’ll share with you now to receive divine guidance at any time, all of which is addressed in the book If God Hears Me, I Want an Answer!
Let’s suppose that for whatever reason you cannot hand write or type. Here is something I urge anyone to do for as long as you live if you want your life to soar purely in all areas.
The ‘still small voice’ that guides you from within, the one that may say something like, “Take this road home today instead of the one you usually take” that”inner voice’ is God/Source/Holy Spirit, or whatever name you personally use when referencing the purest divine guidance.
Did you ever, once, receive inner guidance and *not* follow it? Me, too. And did you regret it? So did I. Alternatively, did you ever once receive inner guidance and actually follow it? Me, too. Were you glad you did? So was I along with every single person I have ever spoken with from all walks of life, countries and cultures.
The foundation of Higher Self Communication and receiving divine guidance is listening within to the ‘still small voice.’ For many people, their heads are so busy with endless mind chatter, worries and thoughts of ‘what if’ that it is akin to being in a car and blasting the radio at the highest volume. Then, imagine that a gentle rain begins to fall, and the little raindrops are gently falling on the windshield. Do you think you can hear the raindrops if the music is talking at high volume?
No, you would not be able to hear the sound of the raindrops. But, if you lowered the radio volume because you wanted to hear that soft, peaceful sound, you would hear it! And it would bring a smile to your face.
From this moment forward for eternity, I am guiding you to carefully listen within to the guidance that flows into your mind. That is God guiding you, me and everyone who has ever lived on earth.
There is an example that is strong and needed to drive this point home so you always follow through – which is what you will be glad you did.
Suppose you have a best friend whose birthday is on Friday, and you promised her you would go over her house to celebrate her birthday. Imagine this: Ten minutes before you’re about to leave your house, you are receiving gentle, simple guidance that you hear within your mind. The guidance is saying, “stay home. Don’t go.”
Now, most people would say something along the lines of, “Where is THIS coming from? I can’t stay home. This is my best friend, and it’s her birthday. It’s not even raining out. I’m going to her house to celebrate her birthday.” And again, the guidance gently flows into your mind saying, “Stay home. Don’t go.”
Now at this point, you have tossed the idea of following the still small voice of divine guidance. You have decided with your free will and choice to disregard that guidance in favor of going to your friend’s birthday gathering at her home, and you leave your home to get into your car.
You’ve been driving for about seven minutes when a truck slams into your car. It’s a terrible accident. You can’t feel your legs. You are rushed to the hospital, and spend the next two years of your life learning how to walk again.
During one of your sessions with the physical therapist, you share, “On the night of the accident, something inside was telling me ‘don’t go, stay home’ and I didn’t listen.”
Many of us learn the hard way when we disregard the inner, pure, perfect and all-knowing guidance from God/Source/Holy Spirit – or whatever name you feel most comfortable calling it. And each time we learn the hard way, we dearly regret it.
Now, I am guiding you simply coming from a place of care for humanity, to ALWAYS follow that still small voice. In most cases it will NOT make sense to the ego, most of the time the guidance does not appear to be logical. This is because we can only see so far with our eye sight. But the divine can see everything, and when we are guided, it is OUR choice whether or not we listen, or ignore the guidance and do as we please with our free will and choice.
At some point, which I pray is right now, you learn to follow that inner guidance because it will ALWAYS guide you in the best direction. It will ALWAYS keep you out of harms way. It is God guiding you.
The great news is that once you are in the habit of following that ‘still small voice’ it becomes THE guiding voice of your life, and then after a short time you take stock of your life and notice how much better life has become since you’ve been following the inner guidance you receive.
If you only do this, you will only feel gratitude, and I do assure you, you will never, ever regret following through with the guidance you receive. It simply and gently flows into your mind when you are awake.
It is this guidance that is our saving grace. In one moment we receive clarity, a new perspective, or an answer when we were trying to figure something out.
There is not a single person on earth who cannot benefit from receiving answers from God when they can’t figure out the answers on their own. Many times answers will come during sleep in our dreams when the voice of the ego is subdued and Spirit can get a word in edgewise. During our waking moments, listening to and following through with the gentle guidance will always be something we are so thankful we did.
Do this, even just as an experiment for the next four weeks. See and EXPERIENCE the results. Then, judge for yourself. I know for the next four weeks your life is going to be so much nicer as a result. After four weeks, you will certainly be glad you followed the voice of God who guides you now and forevermore.
Copyright 2010 Barbara Rose, PhD All Rights Reserved.