The secret wisdom of the inner voice


by Dr. John F. Demartini — 

If your heart is filled with gratitude, it is nearly impossible to stop your inner voice from speaking clearly and profoundly.

If your heart is filled with gratitude, it is nearly impossible to stop your inner voice from speaking clearly and profoundly.

You can access great wisdom and genius by spending time each day in grateful communion with your inner voice. What better way to create a more fulfilling life than by mastering the art of tuning into your most inspired and ingenious self?

This voice is your guide of all guides to a life of greatness. You cannot attune to this inspiring voice without living a more inspiring life. Genius, creativity and a silent power emerge from your heart and mind the moment you tune in. The secret of tuning in to these magnificent messages is having a heart filled with gratitude. When your heart is opened wide in thanksgiving, your inner voice becomes loud and clear, and the most life-expanding messages enter your mind with ease.

If your heart is filled with gratitude, it is nearly impossible to stop your inner voice from speaking clearly and profoundly. Many great spiritual revelations and mental attributes are suddenly birthed from within when your inner voice becomes louder than the many external voices or opinions.

The immortal masters of life were those who were attuned to the magnificence of their inner voices. These great beings left their marks on history. From Christ, who listened to his heavenly Father, to Dante, who listened to Beatrice, to Walt Whitman and many others who listened to their guiding whispers — all have impacted humanity with the resultant immortal expressions of their inner voices.

As your inner voice grows in clarity and strength, so will your inspiration. Begin to attune to that inspiring inner guidance. Listen as it leads you to new levels of creativity and masterful operation. Your inner voice will put few or no limits on your life. Only the many outer voices of others who live lives of mediocrity will do so.

Decide now to expand your wisdom and fulfillment through careful listening. Follow these steps to commune with your wise inner guide to create a larger societal contribution — and possibly even a legacy.

  1. Stand relaxed with your hands loosely at your sides.
  2. Take a few deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly through the nose.
  3. Tilt your head up 30 degrees.
  4. Turn your eyes up another 30 degrees, until you are looking forward and upward.
  5. Close your eyelids and relax them.
  6. Think about something or someone you are truly and deeply grateful for.
  7. Keep thinking and thanking until you feel your heart truly open up — you may even experience a tear of inspiration.
  8. Upon attaining a grateful state, ask your inner voice for any guiding message. Say something like, “Inner voice, do you have a message for me at this moment?”
  9. When you truly are in a state of gratefulness and you ask for a message, a clear one will come.
  10. Write this message down.
  11. If your message is not immediately and clearly revealed, repeat steps six through 10 until it does.

When you are truly grateful, you will receive amazing and inspiring inner messages. These messages will be more powerful than might at first be apparent. The master, the genius, is the one who listens carefully. When you are grateful and your heart opens, the inner message you are meant to fulfill will be revealed. These priceless gems of guiding revelation will assist you in living a life of greatness.

Be sure to act on your inspirations as soon as possible. When you do not follow the inspirations and intuitions of your inner voice promptly, you can begin to sabotage yourself emotionally. This is not terrible, though, for it is simply part of the grand and magnificent design of conscious evolution. Self-limitation is a blessing, as it assures that no matter what happens, you will eventually learn and gradually unfold your inner spiritual mission, talent and destiny.

For decades, many psychologists have considered individuals who have listened to their inner voices as bordering on the edge of sanity. However, if you look carefully at the common ground among the many great spiritual leaders, scientists, artists, musicians and social leaders, all regularly listened to their inner voices. They gratefully awakened this special inner communion regularly. The greatest philosophers stated that they would rather have the whole world against them than their own inner soul.

Life events will, at times, force you to listen to the wise voice within. Inspired beings throughout history learned to follow this voice. Those who have ignored their inner voices have missed many opportunities. Today, you have an opportunity to expand your own greatness. When your wise and masterful inside voice becomes greater than the many little outside voices, a life of great fulfillment, wisdom and genius can become yours.


Dr. John F. Demartini is the author of Count Your Blessings: The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love and The Breakthrough Experience: A Revolutionary New Approach to Personal Transformation. He is the founder of the Concourse of Wisdom School of Self-Mastery and Leadership and the creator of “The Breakthrough Experience.”

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 24, Number 3, June/July 2005.

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