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Rev. Angela Peregoff

April 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Nuggets

Who knows your body better, you or your doctor? Interesting question. How do you have faith in yourself, especially in the face of “experts”? When I have faith and true trust in myself it looks like this:

· I know all my actions are in divine order

· I trust that what I feel to be true is actually true

· I don’t question my judgment

· I know if it feels like a “failure” there is a lesson to be learned

· I don’t automatically put the advice of others above my own

That means not even doctors. That means not even the auto mechanic and the business consultant. You know, it’s those folks who you think have more expertise then you. “They went to school for that.” How do you trust yourself over them? It starts with turning up the volume on your inner voice, which takes practice. Start with small things like where to park. Enter a lot and ask which direction to turn. Go with the first thing that comes to you. Even if another car just went in that same aisle – you’ll find the perfect spot. Typically someone will pull out right after the car in front of you passes the spot. It’s AMAZING!

Another way to practice is to ask about the best way to spend your time. You know, when you have X amount of time and 10 things to do. How do you decide which to do first? How about checking in with your intuition and see what it says. Then go with it. If you trust the timing works perfectly, you miss the lines at the post office, catch all the green lights and then bump into an old friend who has the perfect referral for the accountant you need.

Being in business is the same way. We often put an expert in front of our own intuition; or worse, we just fall back on logic. Logic is our ego’s way of making us think instead of feel what to do. For example, when an opportunity comes our way it’s common to feel we should take it (especially if our bank account appears to be demonstrating lack).  We think, “I can’t afford to not take it.” But, we don’t know what’s around the corner. We don’t know what miracle will find us. Last year I turned down teaching a six-week workshop because the fee wasn’t in alignment with what I’ve come to learn I’m worth. It didn’t feel good. The next day I was offered a one-day workshop paying the same amount!

Here’s another example… Right now my ego doesn’t want me to write this article. It’s saying, “You need to write something more relevant to your clientele. You have to be more spiritual.”  Now, I can choose to listen because that sounds very logical, but my true inner voice, the one that is really me, says this is what I am meant to share. Luckily, I have trained my inner voice to be louder then my fear-based voice. And the more I learned to listen, the louder it got and continues to get!

Yes, this takes risk. Yes, you need to pay your bills. Yes, you feel like you need to be “smart” about your business. All of these are wonderful reasons to ignore your intuition and go with logic. But, what if you didn’t? What if you trusted, asked for what you wanted, saw it in visualization, and then allowed it to come forward? You can back it up with a business plan and expert advice, but start with yourself first.

The bottom line is about taking risks and trusting yourself. Trusting that you have those inquiring intuitive thoughts for a reason, trusting that you have those uneasy feelings for a reason, trusting that you always know what to do. You cannot afford to not take the time to listen. You have got to turn up the volume on your inner voice. No more trusting other more “qualified” people above ourselves because their voice is louder than our own inner voice.  It’s time for your idea, your business, your service, and your passion to be a gift to the world.

We are waiting to receive it!


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