Higher wisdom is generally regarded as that part of ourselves which is connected to a power greater than ourselves. Coming from a spiritual perspective, Higher wisdom can be likened to our soul which is integrated into the human body via our bioenergetic field. Higher wisdom helps us to overcome challenges with more ease and grace.
Higher wisdom communicates via gut feelings, flashes of insight, and intuitive hunches. This energy is anchored within our heart center, making it is the overseer of our life. Because this wisdom possesses a heightened awareness that is always present, we can tune into this awareness and pay attention to its guidance.
Canoeing in a River
Picture yourself in a canoe rowing down a winding river. There are so many twists and turns in this river that you cannot see around the bends. As you approach each bend, you keep rowing. Sometimes you are pleasantly surprised when you see calm waters; other times you are taken aback when you find yourself in the middle of a turbulent current that you did not anticipate. The person in this canoe is yourself.
Now imagine that you are flying in a helicopter looking down upon this scene. You can see yourself rowing in the canoe, but now you can see every twist and turn in your journey. You can see how far you have traveled, and how far you have to go before reaching your final destination. You are able to perceive the fullness of time: past, present, and future. The person in the helicopter is your Higher wisdom which is anchored into your heart center.
Then you come upon a split in the river. You have to make a choice. One choice will take you towards the path of more joy, love, and contentment in your life – the other choice leads you towards more disdain, fear, and unhappiness in your life. Which do you choose? When you are at a crossroads in life, it is time to connect with Higher wisdom.
How To Connect With Higher Wisdom
- Gut Feelings: To put it simply, if something doesn’t feel right then it is not. This is illustrated by the phenomenon of situational awareness. We meet someone and instantly sense their energy. There could be a feeling of distaste in the air or immediate comfort. Sometimes we like that person, or we might feel repelled.
- Flashes of Insight: When selling my condominium, I couldn’t decide upon an asking price. While discussing this topic with a friend, the number 245 flashed before my eyes. I asked for $245K which is the exact amount of money received from the sale. Flashes of insight occur without warning.
- Intuitive Hunches: Subtle nudges towards something. We all get these inner cues. We may feel impelled to visit a particular friend, attend a certain event, call a relative, or just stay at home and enjoy the family. Listen to those nudges as this is your Higher wisdom speaking to you.
In A Nutshell
Our Higher wisdom is anchored within our heart center. It is always with us. It communicates via gut feelings, flashes of insight, and intuitive hunches. The key is to pay attention to these signals and act upon their guidance. The following sentence summarizes this concept nicely: Knowledge is wisdom, but wisdom is knowledge applied.
Authored by Susan Kapatoes, founder of Inspire Your Journey