People often ask me how they can tell if the "voice" they hear during meditation is the divine whisper of the universe or simply their ego. So often we drive ourselves crazy over where the voice is coming from, or with such maddening questions as, "Whose voice is it anyway?" "Is it my authentic voice?" and "How can I let my voice be heard through the choir of voices that surround me each day?"
To me, these feel like distractions in the true quest to unveil our voice.
I believe there are many paths to oneness, and certainly many paths to finding your voice in a given moment. So many of us live lives of quiet desperation -- deferring our dreams or using the excuses of time, money or others as why we aren't expressing our unique gifts or our special talents.
To cut through the swirl, so you can most effectively find your voice, here are seven steps to help guide you. Use one, all, or any combination of the seven to spark your voice:
- Accept that you have a unique and special voice that is overflowing with possibilities. As the divine universe sweeps into you with each breath, give permission to the four unique parts of your being -- your mind, body, heart and spirit. Open these magnificent gifts and see how they can be applied to your life right now.
Often we believe that time or money are the impediments for fulfilling our dreams or finding our voice, but in reality we fear we will not live up to our vision or, worse, THAT WE WILL. So take baby steps. Start where you are, and give yourself permission to speak from your heart. Remember, all the answers rest within. Be gentle and the answers will come from a place of stillness and silence. Then let your voice be heard!
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