GPS devices can give good directions. We frequently use them in cars today to provide a map which directs us on exactly how to get to our desired destination.
As human-beings we are well-equipped with an Internal Guidance System that functions in a manner similar to this ever-popular GPS device. Our Inner Guidance System can help us navigate through life’s storms and winding roads.
Intuition vs. Internal Navigation System
We all have gut instincts, hunches and internal nudges which we pick up on from time to time. Yet “intuition” is a kind of knowing something, without knowing how you know.
Being led by your Internal Human Guidance System is different, and goes beyond this kind of intelligence. Working with this form of guidance requires attuning to mind-body signals with acute sensitivity and discernment.
The internal GPS lets you know at the energy and body level, of the slightest misalignment when you are off-track. Likewise, it can also signal to you when you are precisely on point.
Similar to when you are playing a game that involves looking for something that has been hidden, and the person who hid it from you tells you that either you are getting warmer as you near the object or colder as you move away from it—your Inner Guidance tells you when you are in alignment with highest good, and when you are off-track.
Detecting the Signals: Contraction & Expansion
Whether we realize it or not, we are always getting these indicators as we journey on our life path. And yet, when we find ourselves at forks in the road and things get confusing and intense, we begin seeking guidance from outside of ourselves.
Learning to tune into the Inner Navigation System allows us to tap into divine guidance as it flows within ourselves (often as a response to prayer or summoning).
Just as the GPS sits on the dash of your car, the Human Navigation System runs in the physical area of the body between the throat and abdomen (this is where the internal guidance signals are able to be received, felt, and detected). Here, we have both the energy centers (chakras) and physical centers (anatomy) which will pick up the divine intelligence instantaneously as it flows outward in response to that which is being thought, spoken, or experienced.
The two primary signals/sensations received and felt here are:
-Contraction: feels dense, heavy, tight, paralyzed / indicates stop, stuck, frozen / red light / go no further along this path
-Expansion: feels light, spacious, inspired / indicates movement, flowing / green light / continue on this path for it is taking you toward your desires and your highest good
There are many sensations that come about from the contraction of energy. Most of us know the clamping down feeling that comes over us which is usually accompanied by some sort of fear, worry, anxiety or rushing; this is a form of contraction.
When we feel contraction as we are considering a big move, thinking about a relationship, contemplating our current job, or trying to make any significant decision, this is guidance telling us that something about what we are processing is not in alignment and is not leading to our highest good. Adjustments may need to be made.
Further, there are countless sensations that come out of the expansion of energy. We know the feeling of flow, relief, and peace that moves through us which is accompanied by certainty, well-being, bliss or inspiration.
When we feel expansion as we are weighing our options about a health concern, strategizing on the best approach for meeting our business goals, or pondering whether we should invest our time getting to know someone we just met better—this is our Internal Guidance System indicating that this certain-something is in alignment and leading us closer to, or more toward, the expression of our divine blueprint, personal desires, and highest good.
Tapping Into the Divine Guidance Within
Legitimate messages from our Inner Guidance System are flowing through us all-day, every-day. Of course it is natural and healthy to connect with others, ask for guidance and seek counsel when we are confused or need to gain some perspective. However, the time has come to balance that tendency with the heeding of our own inner guidance above that of experts, gurus, horoscopes, teachers, parents, and friends.
As highly sensitive-beings we are currently flooded with these signals from our Human GPS, making us fully equipped to remain connected to our highest path even in the harshest of circumstances if we are willing to take the time and develop the skills to discern the information that is ever flowing through us. These signals are indicators of our alignment or misalignment with the divine in our own lives.
By no means is using our Internal Navigation System easy and effortless, but it is always available to us. As we run about in the dark trying to find our way without an instruction manual, we can always tune into whether we are experiencing contraction (stuck-ness) or expansion (flow) regarding any matter, and adjust accordingly.