To Thine Own Self Be the Truest

Written by Jess Mangum

Jess Mangum is a seasoned mystic, medium, healer, and mentor. She guides and supports other healers and intuitives in identifying and strengthening their gifts, fulfilling their soul’s purpose, and catapulting their Higher Self in connection with the Divine Source to the next level of awareness. She is a healer’s healer.

October 26, 2017

To Thine Own Self Be the Truest

As many of you know, I was in San Bernardino the end of September where I conducted a workshop on self-empowerment, intuitive development, and a greater understanding of our energy. The vast majority of attendees were moms, single moms, working moms, definitely working women – and one lucky guy!  Due to the nature of the lifestyles of the group (fast-paced, hardworking, heavy responsibilities, multitasking), I was not at all surprised that one of the primary topics that came up during the event – and one that continues to present itself – is the subject of overcoming doubt in our decision-making and spiritual growth.  How do we listen to our inner voice when there is so much other static?  This is something that affects all of us in some way shape or form. We are taught both directly and passively what is right, what is wrong, how to analyze things, and how to judge them.  But as we begin to open our minds, our spirits and our souls, we begin to realize that those things that have been established as categorically right or wrong are not necessarily in line with who we are at our core.

Who we are at our core directly correlates to our intuition.  To me, intuition is a “feeling” or an indicator of something we need to pay attention to.  When we are truly listening to ourselves, we can feel certain energies around us – in houses, people, places, situations.  What many of us do is when we feel that visceral response to the aforementioned, we either shut it off out of fear people will think we are crazy or wrong – or say nothing because we feel our opinion is not important.  It takes practice and great courage to listen to our bodies and follow through.

So how do we listen to our intuition when we are feeling stuck or confused?  

  1. During the decision-making process, stop.  Ask yourself questions or write them down.  How does this option feel?  How does that option feel?
  2. Ask your Higher Self questions.  This means either meditate, breathe – but step away from all the chaos and others’ feedback.
  3. Try to envision the outcome.  What does this scenario look like in the end?  What about that one?
  4. Once you have come to your own conclusion, then ask others what they think – merely out of curiosity, but we are practicing decision-making on our own.
  5. Follow through!  This is all about “To thine own self be true.”

Intuitive lesson case in point: My mother was in the process of purchasing a condo and wanted me to come take a look as it was being inspected.  When I entered the space, I immediately felt constricted, heavy, a little sad.  In the past, I would have noticed, ignored and then moved on, brushing it to the side, worrying that this was a big decision, so I did not want to cause further stress.  But as I continue on this journey of introspection, my perspective has shifted… I am better able to focus on how my decisions feel by listening to my heart, and from there I make the decision.  Well, at the time of the inspection it was inappropriate to mention this to her, but about two weeks later, I was driving from the bank and I understood very clearly that I had to call her and tell her not to go through with the purchasing of the condo.  How did I know?  I felt it.

Here’s what it felt like: It started in my gut (it felt a little heavy and uncomfortable). I felt like I couldn’t smile when I thought of her condo.  Then I asked questions, the most pertinent being: “Is she meant to be there?”  I immediately saw her crying in the condo and heard from my guides, “No. You need to call her.”  I still questioned, heard, “Seriously?” And then I saw a “911” (a strong numerological affirmation of Truth for me) on a fire truck passing by (another sign.  Red = STOP/ground).  So I immediately called and left her a message, delicately stating where I was coming from and why.  Turns out right before she listened to my message, the owners of the current house she was renting called and offered that she pay $300 less monthly until April of next year.  Mom’s lesson and mine? To listen to our gut.  She had been feeling a bit uncomfortable, but did not want to back out for fear it would hurt the owner of the condo.  And, guess what?  The condo was under contract again within two days.

Our intuition never leads us astray; our guides never tell us falsities (they literally can’t). When we begin to tune in and listen to our bodies, our gut instincts, our hearts, we are able to clearly see and understand what our own truth is. And why this is so important is that as we begin to follow our own truths, others will begin to do the same.

Other intuitive signs and their respective web locations:

Angel numbers (when you see repeating numbers)

Spirit animals (when you see certain animals frequently – or rare ones in general) – This one even has a quiz on what animal you are as well as what your totem might be.

Color meanings (when you see the same color repeatedly in your surrounding)

I hope you found this helpful.  See you next blog!

Much love always,

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