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My Law of Attraction coaching clients sometimes ask me if they’re “making it up” when they begin to receive messages from spirit. “How do I know it’s really spirit and not just my own mind?” they ask.
Here are 2 tests.
Test 1: Spiritual guidance feels good, generally in a calm way. Sure, you may feel inspired or eager or passionate – but take time to feel also for an underlying sense of peaceful knowing or “this is right,” or “this is true for me.”
One of my clients compares it to connecting with Hometree in Avatar. Guidance comforts, enriches and expands you.
Note: if your guidance feels good in an unusually elated way – you feel high or giddy or you have an impulse to take a spontaneous and perhaps thoughtless action – definitely sleep on it and ask again.
Rash action that gives you a kick now often leaves you worse off later – that pattern is more how the ego-mind, with its tendency toward cravings and addictions, might work.
Test 2: true spiritual guidance feels empowering. It feels like a huge YES in your heart.
If you’re hearing messages of self-criticism, you can know they’re not true spiritual guidance, because they leave you feeling drained and powerless.
Law of Attraction explains that drained experience this way:
Whenever we feel good, it’s an indicator we’re in alignment with our Inner Being, the part of ourselves that’s our spiritual essence. Alignment feels empowering and enlivening.
Whenever we feel bad, it’s an indicator we’re thinking something that our Inner Beings do not agree with. Mis-alignment feels dis-empowering and draining.
It bears repeating: messages of self-criticism are not true spiritual guidance.
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