To review from the last lesson, inner knowing is the ground of how we know truth. It can also be described as intuition or the Holy Spirit inside of us. It is our spirit, a part of the spirit of God.
How do we discern our inner knowing? It may be different for everyone and evolving ways of knowing, but I’ll give some examples for myself:
- When I’m having a deep conversation or listening to someone and they say something that really resonates within me. I’ll feel it in my body as either a shock of excitement, “wow, so true!” or a solid rock, “I’m absolutely sure this is true. I’ve experienced it in life.” Sometimes it can be an uncomfortable conviction about myself that I know I can’t deny.
- Beauty is another form of inner knowing. When I see it, I know it whether its in nature, architecture, art, music, etc.
- Dreams: When I do remember my dreams if I’m paying attention I can usually derive some sort of meaning that can help me in life. Often this is not right away, but after a day or two the meaning becomes clear.
- Tension/pain/negativity: These things show me where I am not free and what is getting in the way of more clear flow of inner knowing.
Inner knowing is infinite. God is in everything and always speaking to us. Its up to us to be in the moment, be aware, and be receptive to what he is telling us. The more we become familiar with inner knowing, what it feels like, and where our ego tries to act like our inner voice, the more we can trust it and recognize when its speaking.
Intuition will never be negative, angry, or fearful. Not that it won’t convict us, it often will, but its voice will be out of love.