By Barbara Berger
You have an Inner Compass. You have an amazingly accurate and reliable Inner Compass that is working all the time. An Inner Compass that is constantly giving you guidance and information as to what is best for you and whether or not you are in alignment with who you really are.
And how does the Inner Compass do this? It does this by means of your emotions. Your emotions are the way in which the Inner Compass lets you know how you are doing. When you feel good, when you feel a sense of ease and flow, enthusiasm and joy in your life, these good-feeling emotions are an indication that you are in alignment with who you really are. When you feel less than good, when you feel a sense of discomfort, frustration, overwhelmed, anxious or distressed in any way, these negative emotions are an indication that you are out of alignment and not doing what’s best for you.
So the Inner Compass is a very simple mechanism. It is an internal yes/no mechanism that is your direct connection to the Great Universal Intelligence – that Greater Intelligence that created this amazing Universe and all Life in it, including you. In order to provide you with a clear indication of whether or not you are in alignment with what the Greater Intelligence knows to be the truth about you, the Inner Compass works like the North/South guidance of an ordinary directional compass. When you are in alignment – when you are living in harmony with who you really are and what is best for you – this Inner Compass points directly North and you feel a sense of comfort, ease and flow in your life. In other words, you feel good. And when you’re not in alignment with who you really are (with the North/South position), it means you are off the beam, and as a result, you feel a sense of discomfort or unease. In other words, you don’t feel so good.
It’s as simple as that.
But unfortunately, most people have lost touch with their Inner Compass, which is their very own, natural internal guidance system. As a result, most of us don’t realise that this is what our emotions are all about. We don’t understand or realise that our emotions are actually indicators, which are all the time telling us whether or not we are in alignment with who we really are and with what is best for us, in any and every given moment in time or situation.
So the heart of the matter is that your emotions matter! How you feel matters!
Everyone knows when something feels good or bad, everyone knows the difference between feeling angry and feeling love, between feeling depressed and feeling joyful… but what most of us don’t understand or realise is that these emotions are important indicators because they are giving us vital information about what is going on in our lives. So when you stop and notice what’s going on inside you, you will see you are probably experiencing a wide range of emotions, emotions which vary, depending on the situation you are in. Whether it’s what’s going on in your family or what’s happening as you interact with your partner or your colleagues at work.
But whether we are aware of this mechanism or not, our emotions are there! All the time. And this means that, whether we know it or not, each one of us has an Inner Compass that is providing us with this information by means of our emotions. So when you start to notice, you will see that this Inner Compass is always telling you in each and every moment in time – how you feel about what is going on in your life. Your emotions are giving you this valuable information all of the time. And this internal guidance system is always on, always available, always giving you second by second, minute by minute information and guidance, which you can use to make wise choices for yourself in every situation.
So we are all connected by the Great Universal Intelligence. I mean that Greater Intelligence or organizing power that has created and manifested all of creation including you and me!
And now we come to what I call the Inner Compass. Since this Great Universal Intelligence created you and is animating you, it must be in you. And this is what I mean by the Inner Compass. The Inner Compass is your connection to and awareness of the Great Universal Intelligence.
The Inner Compass is the Great Universal Intelligence manifesting itself in you! And this is why it’s so important to understand and use your Inner Compass – because it’s your direct link, your direct connection, to the Great Universal Intelligence, which is that All-Powerful Infinite Energy that has created and is animating all of Life – all of this entire, amazing, wondrous Infinite Universe – including you. And this Life Force, which is All-Powerful, All-Knowing Infinite Energy and Infinite Intelligence, is also Infinite Aliveness. And when we experience this Infinite Aliveness, it feels like joy and it feels like love and it feels like passion and enthusiasm and appreciation.
So when you feel like this – when you feel good, when you feel a sense of well-being – you know that you are in harmony with the great flow of Life that is manifesting through you. In other words, you are in harmony with the Great Universal Intelligence that is flowing through you. When this happens, you feel so amazing, you feel so good, you feel so happy! And this is why your emotions matter! This is why your emotions are significant. Because they are telling you where you are in relation to the real you – in relation to the real you that is living in harmony with the great flow of Life. So the better you feel, the better something feels, the more in harmony with Life and the Great Universal Intelligence you are! In fact, the good-feeling emotions are the way in which the Great Universal Intelligence is saying to you – loud and clear – You’re on the right track… you are on the right track… so go for it! GO FOR IT!
About the author: American-born Barbara Berger is the bestselling author of The Road to Power, The Awakening Human Being: A Guide to the Power of Mind and Are You Happy Now? 10 Ways to Live a Happy Life. Her latest book Find and Follow You Inner Compass, is published by O Books, £8.99.
In her books, Barbara Berger explores the incredible power of mind and how to use this power wisely. Her message is relevant in these turbulent times, because an understanding of how the mind works is the key to living a happy life.
Today, Barbara lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to her books, Barbara also gives workshops and offers private coaching sessions to individuals who wish to work intensely with her.
For more about Barbara Berger, see her website.