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Whole Self Wisdom: How to Tune In & Trust

If you haven’t made decisions from your whole self wisdom before, you may find it challenging to tune in and trust. In this article, I teach you exactly how to do that.

The first thing to do with the idea of making a decision from your whole self wisdom – consulting your mind, body, and heart – is to take some time to think about how you normally make decisions. If it helps, open your journal and ask yourself “how do I normally make decisions?” and then see what naturally comes up for you. You should think of your heart, mind, and body as your decision-making committee. If one of them is not being heard, chances are you are not getting the best results that you could be.

Ask yourself – do you have a tendency to overly rely on your mind, or heart to make a decision? If so, bring awareness to it. Try and make an extra effort to pay attention to the quieter centers over the next few weeks to see what they have to say about things.

Next time that you have an opportunity to make a decision, take a few moments to get grounded and then scan yourself from top to toe. Ask yourself each of the following questions and place your hand on each center as you work through them. For your mind, this will be the forehead, the heart will be your chest and body will be your tummy, or gut.

Here are the questions: 

  1. THINK – what does my mind have to say about each option? (Hand on forehead)
  2. FEEL – what truth does my heart know about this situation? (Hand on chest)
  3. SENSE – when I consider the options, what sensations can I feel in my body? Do my shoulders tense up with one of them? Do I get butterflies? Take time to feel into this and notices whether your body tightens or relaxes. (Hand on gut). 

You may not get the same answer from all three centers, and you don’t need to in order to move forward. But an understanding of the resistance and a curiosity as to why that might be there will help you to take steps to limit any adverse impacts of the chosen path. 

For example, your mind may be resistant to a job change, because it will cause a temporary dip in the finances, but your body and heart tell you that it is the right move. The knowledge of why your mind is resisting it will allow you to take practical steps, like saving money in advance, to help you navigate the path more smoothly. 

The main thing is to check in with all three centers, as this will empower you and help you to embody more levels of your intelligence. Your decisions will become more authentic and true to yourself, and you will be influenced less by habits and your conditioning. 

I would love to know – how do you normally make your decisions? From your heart, your head or your body?

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