Someone disagrees with my conviction that under the skin we are all much alike: we have the same fears, the same shame, the same anger, the same existential angst.
Further, I am certain that each of us has an Inner Wisdom, a force for good that wills us wholeness and can give us blessings we cannot give ourselves. This Inner Wisdom is available to all of us in dialogue.
I challenge you readers to prove me right or wrong. First, let me say that the folks I know who have engaged their Inner Wisdom are glad they did. Two I know who had cancer found the cancer no longer remained the hated enemy but actually disappeared. My own debilitating illness was also healed.
The dialogue with your Inner Wisdom is not a courageous act, not a leap of faith, not surrender. Your free will is never compromised. It is an interview—questions and answers. Your rational conscious self is in charge at all times and you can end the conversation whenever you wish.
Begin the written conversation with a question, keeping in mind that your Inner wisdom is concerned with your spiritual and physical well-being, not with tangible things you might want.
The first response from your Inner Wisdom might be, “What do you think?” and that simple question may very well cause your mind to begin thinking in a whole new way about something you thought you had exhausted.
As the dialogue continues, you may find there is something your Inner Wisdom can do for you that you cannot consciously do for yourself. And all it needs is your permission—your unconditional permission to do its work in its own way in its own time. You decide whether to give that needed permission.
If you do, save your written interview as proof positive later on when you want to demonstrate to others that you initiated something that changed your life.
If you give permission for your Inner Wisdom to act on your behalf, eventually I predict a catharsis will occur in your life, washing away whatever has kept you from experienced your real Self. And I hope you will report to me so I will be proved right.
Ann Glover O’Dell
7 July 2018